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
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.
Isabella Holanda – Admissions Coordinator
Isabella has completed a Bachelors in Business Communication, a Diploma in Marketing, as well as a Post Degree in Transformative Leadership. Isabella is originally from Brazil where her family own a High School and University, so she has grown up with a deep understanding of the importance of education and human development. She is passionate about people and enjoys connecting and helping them discover their talents, which makes her the ideal candidate to assist students through the admissions process on their chosen pathway to becoming an RMT.
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 – 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.
WCCMT New Westminster Instructional Faculty
|Alimohammadi, Majid||Ph.D.||Academic Department|
|Amiri, Vista||R.M.T.||Clinic Department|
|Anderson, Jacob||R.M.T.||Clinic Department|
|Bootsma, Keith||R.M.T.||Practical Department|
|Borlase, Joshua||R.M.T.||Academic and Practical Departments|
|Boult, Tycson||R.M.T.||Clinic Department|
|Brise, James||B.A., R.M.T.||Academic and Practical Departments|
|Caouette, Dennis||R.M.T.||Clinic Department|
|Carrier, Nari||R.M.T.||Clinic Department|
|Chen, Charlene||R.M.T.||Clinic Department|
|Cowan, Adam||R.M.T.||Practical Department|
|Delleman, Peter (Jake)||R.M.T.||Clinic Department|
|Dina, Jack||R.M.T.||Clinic and Practical Departments|
|Duff, Emma||R.M.T.||Clinic Department|
|Fairbairn, Lee-Erin||R.M.T.||Clinic Department|
|Ghodousi, Fariba||M.Sc.||Academic Department|
|Granbois, Nicola||R.M.T.||Clinic Department|
|Gulbransen, Melanie||R.M.T.||Clinic and Practical Departments|
|Hemsworth, Robert||R.M.T.||Practical Department|
|Horng, Anne||R.M.T.||Practical Department|
|Jackson, Sharon||R.M.T.||Clinic Department|
|Johnston, Paula||R.M.T.||Practical Department|
|Joseph, Nancy||Ph.D.||Academic Department|
Clinic and Practical Department
|Kuehn, Lalita||R.M.T.||Clinic Department|
|Kubas, Christian||M.PT||Academic Department|
|Kromhoff, Jon||R.M.T.||Clinic Department|
|Clinic and Practical Departments|
|Lee, Jennifer||R.M.T.||Clinic Department|
|Miki, Elisse||R.M.T.||Practical Department|
|Milne, Sara Jayne||R.M.T.||Clinic Department|
|Niedjalski, Bethany||R.M.T.||Clinic Department|
|Academic and Practical Departments|
Clinic and Practical Departments
|Sandher, Jason||R.M.T.||Clinic Department|
|Seow, Solomon||R.M.T.||Clinic Department|
|Slauenwhite, Jennifer||R.M.T.||Academic Department|
|Tam, Dave||R.M.T.||Clinic Department|
|Thorneloe, Kevin||R.M.T.||Clinic and Practical Departments|
|Turic, Branko||M.D.||Academic Department|
|Van Sickle, Amy||R.M.T.||Practical Department|
|Wong, Richard||B.Sc., R.M.T.||Clinic and Academic Departments|
|Zandbergen, Hannah||R.M.T.||Clinic and Practical Departments|