Burr Ridge, IL (January 27, 2021)—The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) announced today Christopher Deery, LMT, BCTMB was positively voted through by Certificants to join the NCBTMB Certification Board, as a Practitioner Member, effective March 1, 2021. Current Certification Board Member, Dolly Wallace, LMT, BCTMB was named President-Elect and will assume the President position also on March 1st.  

“On behalf of NCBTMB, I would like to thank the Board Certificants for doing their due diligence in electing Christopher Deery to the NCBTMB Board of Directors,” expressed Portia B. Resnick, PhD, ATC, BCTMB, Board President. “Christopher brings a wealth of leadership experience that will complement the current Board. I look forward to seeing next year’s Board, under the leadership of Dolly Wallace, continue to promote Board Certification to all of our stakeholders.”

Dolly Wallace’s presidential term is for one year. Christopher Deery will serve a three-year term through February 29, 2024.

The NCBTMB Certification Board is responsible for all aspects of Board Certification, including developing certification criteria and examinations, evaluating candidates for certification, and maintaining the integrity of the certification process. The Certification Board ensures that NCBTMB maintains its status as an accredited certifying body within the massage therapy profession.


NCBTMB is a non-profit organization with the mission to define and advance the highest standards within the massage therapy and bodywork profession. In addition to the BCTMB®, NCBTMB offers the Approved Provider Program, the country’s most-respected source for continuing education approval by state boards, government and regulatory agencies, and massage therapists. NCBTMB also offers the Massage Therapy Assessment for Certification (MTAC), Specialty Certificates, and Assigned Schools.