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News from our Board of Directors

Following CMTCA’s recent Annual General Meeting, the CMTCA Board warmly welcomes Andrew Lewarne, RMT to the role of Chair of the Board of Directors. Our sincere thanks to Gabriel Flamminio for his excellent leadership over the last two years. Gabriel will be moving into the role of Vice-Chair.

Welcome to our newest Board member

We are pleased to announce that the process of identifying a new member for  the CMTCA Board of Directors is now complete. We received many applications for the available position that were carefully reviewed and ranked against the published criteria. We were very impressed by the demonstrated knowledge, experience, commitment, and leadership of each individual and thank all the applicants for participating in this important process.

Bryn Sumpton, CMTCA Board Member

The CMTCA Board of Directors proudly welcomes Bryn Sumpton, the newest member of our Board. Bryn Sumpton, BScN, is an executive, health care researcher, educator, and consultant who has been actively involved in the massage therapy profession for the last twelve years. Bryn brings extensive knowledge of massage therapy regulation and education to his role on the Board.


Bryn was the Executive Director of the Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of Ontario (RMTAO), taught in the massage therapy program at Humber College, and was Vice-President of Sutherland-Chan Clinic Incorporated.


Bryn is now working at the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) as the Director of Professional Practice. Bryn was one of the facilitators of the 2012 Massage Therapy Research Summit and has coauthored other published works on massage therapy education and treatment. In his role at the CMTO, Bryn leads STRiVE – The Quality Assurance Program, practice advice, and educator engagement.

Farewell and Thank You

The CMTCA Board bids a fond farewell to Valerie Browne, who has served on the Board of Directors since 2016. Valerie’s knowledge of the organization’s beginnings, deep understanding of the massage therapy regulation in Canada, and commitment to the profession, has been invaluable to CMTCA’s growth. Our sincere thanks to Valerie for all she has contributed to CMTCA.

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