BURR RIDGE, IL — Fifteen massage therapists earned their Board Certification in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (BCTMB®) this September from the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), joining a community of more than 14,000 massage therapists worldwide.

“Congratulations to the new class of Certificants! Your commitment to increasing your knowledge of massage therapy practices combined with your ongoing commitment to the community, will help you, your clients and our profession,” said Portia B Resnick, BCTMB, PhD, ATC, NCBTMB President and Assistant Professor at California State University, Long Beach.

The new Board Certificants are:

Amy Allmon, BCTMB

McPherson, KS

Elaine Fleming, BCTMB

San Jose, CA

Kathleen Murray, BCTMB

Mount Laurel, NJ

Cynthia Hartin, BCTMB

Tucson, AZ

Leslie Hajiyev, BCTMB

Barboursville, WV

Heather Fisher, BCTMB

Tiffin, OH

Karen Elorduy Gomez, BCTMB

Northfield, MN

Sarah Babcock, BCTMB

Moore, ID

Teresa Kinerk, BCTMB

Kansas City, MO

Sara Little, BCTMB

Indianapolis, IN

Amber Phillips, BCTMB

Las Vegas, NV

Claire Pothier, BCTMB

Woodbine, MD

Jennifer Haviland, BCTMB

Criders, VA

Hannah Buada, BCTMB

North Las Vegas, NV

Cristal Pagliaro Sabatini, BCTMB

East Rochester, NY

Board Certification in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (BCTMB®) is the highest credential within the massage and bodywork profession. Choosing to become Board Certified demonstrates advanced

assessment and critical thinking abilities, as well as provides instant credibility to current and

prospective clients and employers.  The program is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).

MEDIA CONTACT: Shelly Johnson, sjohnson@ncbtmb.org


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.