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CMTBC announces new board execs

The College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia (CMTBC) has elected veteran massage therapists Cathy Ryan and Brent Rowland as the new chair and vice-chair, respectively, of the college’s board of directors. The appointment was announced at the June 6th board meeting.

June 10, 2014  By Massage Therapy Canada staff

CMTBC’s board focuses on policy and governance for the college. The board is composed of six elected members and no less than three public
representatives. Board members elect the chair and vice-chair, and the
remaining board members are members at large.

Cathy Ryan is an
active registered massage therapist clinician, educator, and writer with
a strong interest in research translation, evidence informed practices,
and life-long learning. Following graduation in 1990, Ryan practiced in
Ontario in interprofessional and private practice clinical settings.
She served as a subject matter expert for the College of Massage
Therapists of Ontario (1997-2007) and as a member of multiple committees
with CMTBC since 2012. Her lengthy and diverse career has included the
opportunity to serve as a Medical Team Leader/MT Clinical Coordinator
for special populations; provide independent medical evaluations;
participate in international MT focus groups; and foster
interprofessional and public MT education. As a writer, she may be best
recognized for her work on fascia, however she is keenly interested in
all things related to the profession and is currently co-authoring a
book on scar tissue management. Ryan has taught both entry to practice
and continuing education courses.

Brent Rowland has been a RMT
since 2003 and runs Equilibrium Massage Therapy in the South Okanagan.
Over his career Rowland has developed a diverse client base and uses a
variety of therapies including alignment techniques, muscle energy,
craniosacral, neuromuscular, and pre- and post-natal work. Since 2010 he
has worked with CMTBC in various roles such as board member, inquiry
committee member, and subject matter expert for massage therapy
educational program recognition. Rowland also has bachelors degree in
engineering science and previously worked at the U.S. National
Aeronautics and Space Administration.


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