|About - Association Contacts||The RMTAO is a not-for-profit organization that is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors who are members of the profession of massage therapy. The day-to-day operations of the Association are managed by a staff of three full time employee and one part-time employee.|
Current RMTAO Staff:
Bryn Sumpton, RN, BSc
ED & CEO
Bryn Sumpton holds a Bachelorís degree in Nursing Science from British Columbia Institute of Technology with a final preceptorship specialty in pediatrics at BC Childrenís Hospital. His student nursing experience included preceptorships at many Vancouver area hospitals; including surgical nursing at Vancouver General Hospital and pediatric nursing at Royal Columbian Hospital. Previous to nursing, Bryn studied social anthropology, genetics, and biochemistry at York University and Trent University.
After graduating with honours, Bryn recently assisted in research relating to massage therapy, nursing, post-secondary education, and emergency preparedness for local colleges and other organizations.
Bryn recently returned to Toronto after living in Vancouver for the last 5 years. During his time in Vancouver, he worked as an English as a second language instructor and manager for a private English language college. There, he ran their school age program for foreign exchange students. Directly before returning to school for nursing, he worked as a management contractor to software developer Electronic Arts. At Electronic Arts, he specialized in hardware manufacturer policy compliance, software certification, and quality assurance.
Bryn is currently pursuing his certified association executive designation from the Canadian Society of Association Executives.
Bryn has always been passionate about issues relating to healthcare, the social determinants of health, health promotion, womenís rights, social justice, holistic care, and technology. He has been active in health committee work and recently helped to start a health education program for grade 4-6 students for the Langley School District in BC (in partnership with Langley Public Health).
Brynís relationship with massage therapy started at a young age when he was taken to massage school as in infant for baby massage classes. He has been a regular patient of massage therapy and friends with many massage therapists active in the profession here in Ontario and across Canada.
Brynís vision for the RMTAO includes prompt, responsive communication, the use of social media, strong advocacy for the profession, further development of continuing educational opportunities, support for massage therapy research, and increased interprofessional development with other healthcare providers.
Jill Haig, BSc (Hons)
Education & Administration Planner
Jill joined us in 2011 as the Education and Administration Planner. Originally from St. Catharines, Ontario, she graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biology with a specialization in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology.
Her previous work experience includes contract work with the Ontario Chiropractic Association where she oversaw the introduction of a new member database and electronic member interface. She also worked with a number of departments to analyze and revise their workflows.
Jill's passion for excellence has led her to pursue educational opportunities in e-Learning Program Development and Implementation at the University of Toronto, and Association Essentials through the Canadian Society of Association Executives.
Rachel Chuffart, BA
Communication & Member Services Planner
Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Rachel joined the association in 2012, as the Communications and Member Services Planner. With a passion for advocacy and strategic activism, she graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2008 with a BA in Political Science, and a specialization in Conflict Resolution. Rachel has since continued her educational development with further studies at the graduate level in Public Relations at Ryerson University.
With a strong foundation in health and wellness, Rachel comes to us with a background of patient advocacy in pharmaceutical reimbursements, marketing for health management and benefits consulting, as well as corporate health and well-being promotion. As a bilingual, Rachel has experience in recognizing and serving the needs of members and providing assistance and marketing support in both official languages.
With a focus of community outreach and proactive communication, Rachel is excited to faithfully serve the profession in fostering and helping to drive support for RMTs seeking to provide quality service for health and well being of those in our care.
The RMTAO exists in order to advance the massage therapy profession in Ontario. Improvements in the ability of Registered Massage Therapists to provide quality care will improve the health of the people of Ontario whom the profession serves.
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