Our Team

Our Team

Most Highly Credentialed and Experienced Instructors in the Profession Today

Delivering great massage therapy classes requires great instructors. At WCCMT our exceptional teaching staff is the key reason why our graduates are consistently the most successful candidates writing CMTBC provincial board exams.

WCCMT’s instructional faculty are the most highly credentialed instructors in massage therapy schools in BC and Canada. Our instructors are Ph.D.s, MDs, Chiropractors and Naturopathic Physicians in Health Sciences, and hold at least a Masters degree for instruction in Human Sciences and of course are Registered Massage Therapists with several years of clinical and teaching experience in Clinical Sciences.

In addition, all of our instructors are experienced instructors who have completed an instructor development program and are familiar with and able to utilize the most effective modern educational tools and resources that an instructor will need to ensure that his or her students receive the best education possible.

Finally, it’s also all about attitude and our instructors are committed, caring and passionate teachers and lifelong learners eager to share their knowledge and skills with our students.

WCCMT New Westminster Administration

Keith Bootsma, RMT – Practical Education Advisor

Keith Bootsma, RMT is a graduate from the seven-term program at WCCMT in 2006. He came back as an instructor in 2009 and has since worked in numerous practical courses and in the public clinic. In January of 2016 Keith was promoted to the position of Practical Education Advisor for WCCMT, New Westminster. As a Registered Massage Therapist, Keith’s interests in human anatomy and injury management have led him to take numerous continuing education courses on these topics. He enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience in the various courses he teaches at the college. Growing up in the Fraser Valley Keith has always had an appreciation for the outdoors and spends the majority of his free time enjoying what British Columbia has to offer.

Maria Clemente – Accounting Coordinator 

After her thirteen-year career as a chemical engineer in the Philippines, Maria decided it was time for a change of scenery (and weather) and moved to the best place on earth, British Columbia. She has boosted her skills with the completion of certificates in Professional Bookkeeping and Income Taxation and has  experience working with small businesses that demands accounting work as well as HRBlock.

Mike McNulty – Manager of Operations

Mike McNulty, MA, MLIS. Mike has a broad background in academics, facilities and IT. Mike is originally from Toronto and has many years of experience as a university instructor, teaching applied ethics and communication studies (UW, WLU), and he is also a qualified academic librarian. He recently left the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine where he spent five years as an academic IT specialist and systems librarian and gained formidable experience in delivering online education. Mike is handy with all things mechanical. On weekends, Mike spends time with his young daughter birdwatching or at the spray park.

Pauline Edwards, BSc, Linguistics – Director Compliance & Student Services

Pauline has been with the College since 2018 and brings over 10 years’ experience in education administration, including both public and private institutions, as well as in program development and grant writing in the not-for-profit sector. She is a natural born rule-follower, which makes her an excellent fit as the College’s leader in all regulatory and accreditation matters. When she is not busy writing policies or supporting students on their journey through the program, Pauline works as a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor and Reiki Teacher at her private practice in Vancouver, BC.

Navdipak Kaur – Student Services Coordinator

Navdipak holds a Masters of Arts in English Language from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She is a supporter of life-long learning and is keen to provide direct support to students, and endeavors to make genuine connections with students. Navdipak’s favourite part of her position is to see students raise confidence in themselves and flourish in their career.

Isabella Holanda – Admissions Coordinator

Michelle Falgate – Marketing and Admissions Operations Officer

Michelle’s South African heritage gives her a unique knack for inter-cultural communication and a passion for creative problem-solving. Her broad experience includes many years in a marketing agency aswell as marketing for nonprofits.  Outside of the office she is involved in animal welfare and enjoys camping, downhill skiing and engaging in multiple outdoor activities.

Debbie Lizée  – Clinic Administrator – Scheduling and Logistics

Deb Lizée has been with WCCMT for over seventeen years in various capacities including: Reception, Lead Receptionist, Assistant to the Clinic Manager and presently Clinic Administrator – Scheduling and Logistics. Deb brings excellence in multi-tasking, problem solving and as a favourite among students, faculty and staff alike, has a proven ability to build strong rapport through positive relationships that facilitate the College’s efforts to continuously foster a warm, caring and professional learning environment.

Tara Lowry – Clinic Administrator Marketing and Operations

Tara Lowry brings nearly 20 years of experience in the health and wellness industry as a fitness and wellness coach and mentor. Her most recent experience has been in a senior management role where she was responsible for the management and operations of several corporate fitness sites. Tara assists in the operations of our public intern clinic, curriculum delivery, and faculty recruitment and development.

Amy Van Sickle, R.M.T. – Curriculum Coordinator

Amy Van Sickle is a graduate of WCCMT and has been practicing as an RMT for the last 13 years. She began her instructing career at WCCMT in 2012, teaching classes that range across the spectrum of the entire RMT program. She recently completed her certificate in Training and Facilitation at the Justice Institute of B.C. and is looking forward to putting her skills into practice as the Curriculum Coordinator, supporting fellow instructors and RMT students through their academic journeys at WCCMT. In her spare time, Amy volunteers with the New West Police Victim Service Unit, and enjoys dabbling in amateur photography.

Part-time Receptionist – Dawn Sawyer

After earning her Diploma for Baking and Pastry Arts Mgmt. at George Brown College in Toronto and working 6 years in the industry, Dawn decided to switch things up and try an administrative position. With years of customer service under her belt, working as the Clinical Receptionist at WCCMT has been an easy transition for her. Dawn assists the administrative team in maintaining records and ensuring clients and students feel comfortable, relaxed, and respected.

Part-time Receptionist – Maliha Jannat

Part-time Receptionist – Melanie Reyes

Melanie is a Medical Office Assistant who graduated from the program at Vancouver Community College in 2014 and has been in the health-care field since. She enjoys spontaneous weekend-trips and socializing with friends and family.

Part-time Receptionist – Yasmeen Ali 

WCCMT New Westminster Instructional Faculty

Alimohammadi, MajidPh.D.Academic Department
Amiri, VistaR.M.T.Clinic Department
Anderson, JacobR.M.T.Clinic Department
Bootsma, KeithR.M.T.Practical Department
Borlase, JoshuaR.M.T.Academic and Practical Departments
Boult, TycsonR.M.T.Clinic Department
Brise, JamesB.A., R.M.T.Academic and Practical Departments
Caouette, DennisR.M.T.Clinic Department
Carrier, NariR.M.T.Clinic Department
Chen, CharleneR.M.T.Clinic Department
Cowan, AdamR.M.T.Practical Department
Delleman, Peter (Jake)R.M.T.Clinic Department
Dina, JackR.M.T.Clinic and Practical Departments
Duff, EmmaR.M.T.Clinic Department
Fairbairn, Lee-ErinR.M.T.Clinic Department
Ghodousi, FaribaM.Sc.Academic Department
Granbois, NicolaR.M.T.Clinic Department
Gulbransen, MelanieR.M.T.Clinic and Practical Departments
Halliday, Emily

Hart, Jenni

R.M.T.

B.A. (Kin)

Clinic Department

Practical Department

Hemsworth, RobertR.M.T.Practical Department
Horng, AnneR.M.T.Practical Department
Jackson, SharonR.M.T.Clinic Department
Johnston, PaulaR.M.T.Practical Department
Joseph, NancyPh.D.Academic Department
Karacay, Omer

Kim, James

R.M.T.

R.M.T.

Practical Department

Clinic and Practical Department

Kuehn, LalitaR.M.T.Clinic Department
Kubas, ChristianM.PTAcademic Department
Kromhoff, JonR.M.T.Clinic Department
Lagace, Marina

Langis, Courtney

R.M.T.

R.M.T.

Clinic and Practical Departments

Practical Department

Lee, JenniferR.M.T.Clinic Department
Mah, Wilson

Makenny, Kelsey

McCann, Lindsay

R.M.T.

R.M.T.

R.M.T.

Practical Department

Practical Department

Practical Department

Miki, ElisseR.M.T.Practical Department
Milne, Sara JayneR.M.T.Clinic Department
Niedjalski, BethanyR.M.T.Clinic Department
Oomen, Taylor

Ospina, Annie

Palmer-LeBlanc, Liana

Poirier, Mckenzie

R.M.T.

R.M.T.

R.M.T.

R.M.T.

Academic and Practical Departments

Clinic and Practical Departments

Clinic Department

Practical Department

Sandher, JasonR.M.T.Clinic Department
Seow, SolomonR.M.T.Clinic Department
Slauenwhite, JenniferR.M.T.Academic Department
Tam, DaveR.M.T.Clinic Department
Thorneloe, KevinR.M.T.Clinic and Practical Departments
Turic, BrankoM.D.Academic Department
Van Sickle, AmyR.M.T.Practical Department
Wong, RichardB.Sc., R.M.T.Clinic and Academic Departments
Zandbergen, HannahR.M.T.Clinic and Practical Departments