NC Massage and Bodywork Therapy Board

Board Information

Hours of Operation:
The Board Office is open from 9:00am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday, with the exception of usual holidays.

 Please direct all inquiries, requests, comments to the Board office, not to the individual Board members.

Location of the Board:  

Mailing Address:
    Post Office Box 2539
    Raleigh, NC 27602

Location Address:
    Wells Fargo Building
    150 Fayetteville Street, Suite 1910
    Raleigh, NC 27601

Telephone:  919-546-0050

 

E-mail:  admin@bmbt.org         Elizabeth Kirk, Administrative Director                                                                  E-mail:  jlancaster@bmbt.org           Julia Lancaster, Assistant Administrative Director

 

 Click here for a Map and directions to the Board Office

Composition of the Board:
The Board is comprised of seven members: five members are massage and bodywork therapists; one is a medical doctor, one is a member of the general public. Members serve a three-year term, and may not serve more than two consecutive terms. Board members volunteer their time and expertise; they do not receive a salary for their service.

Board Appointments:
The Governor appoints one therapist member, the physician, and the public member. The Speaker of the House of Representatives appoints two therapist members. The President Pro Tempore of the Senate appoints two therapist members. In making these appointments, consideration is given to geographic distribution, practice setting, clinical specialty, and other factors that will promote diversity of the profession on the Board.

Responsibilities:
Each member of the Board is bound to uphold the Board Member Code of Conduct. This is a comprehensive set of behavioral expectations which are intended to assure the Public that the Board and its individual members uphold the highest level of integrity and ethical standards. The Board is given specific powers and duties as listed in Section 90-626 of the Practice Act.

Financial Resources:
As set forth in Sections 90-627 and 90-628 of the Practice Act, this is a "self-funded" regulatory program. All costs involved with operating the Board Office, paying professional staff, and carrying out the licensure program must come from fees collected for this purpose. No State, County or Municipal money may be provided to support this program. 

Members of the Board:  
Holly A. Foster, LMBT, Chair
Therapist Member, Boonville, NC
Appointed by the Governor; Term expires June 30, 2019

Dr. Timothy Taft, Physician Member
Physician Member; Chapel Hill, NC
Appointed by the Governor; Term expires June 30, 2019

Nancy Harrell, LMBT, Vice Chair
Therapist Member, Cary, NC
Appointed by the Pro Tem; Term expires June 30, 2020
Rachael Goolsby, LMBT
Therapist Member; Wilmington, NC
Appointed by the Speaker of the House; Term expires June 30, 2018
Dianne M. Layden, Treasurer
Public Member; Belvidere, NC
Appointed by the Governor; Term expires June 30, 2019
Kim Turk, LMBT
Therapist Member, Durham, NC
Appointed by the Pro Tem; Term expires June 30, 2020
Renee' Hays, LMBT
Therapist Member, Fuquay Varina, NC
Appointed by the Speaker of the House, Term expires June 30, 2018
 

 

Board Professional Staff:

Charles P. Wilkins, Legal Counsel to the Board
Senior partner of the law firm
Broughton, Wilkins, Sugg & Thompson, PLLC, Raleigh, NC

Benjamin E. Thompson, III, Legal Counsel to the Board
Partner of the law firm
Broughton, Wilkins, Sugg & Thompson, PLLC, Raleigh, NC

 

Elizabeth Kirk, Administrative Director

Julia Lancaster, Assistant Administrative Director