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FACULTY 2017-08-24T21:51:18+00:00
DOREL LACATUS
DOREL LACATUSPresident/CEO, Director, Instructor, Curriculum Developer,Financial Department, Career Counseling, Advertising/Marketing, and Personnel Services, LMT PA & CA, NCBTMB Provider # 800
He brought his experience and knowledge of medical massage techniques and business expertise into the school as an instructor and created the curriculum to pass his knowledge and techniques on to his medical massage students.
Mr. Lacatus opened the Main location in Sinking Spring and a year later a branch location of the school located within the Reading Muhlenberg Career & Technology Center 2615 Warren Road Reading, PA 19604. He successfully applied for accreditation through COMTA, Commission On Massage Therapy Accreditation. Accreditation and was approved April 15, 2016. As a new school, the initial application was granted accreditation with a clean application with no conditions. He is the Director of the Financial Aid and Business Office overseeing all Financial Aid administrative capability. He was instrumental in applying to petition to have massage therapy approved on the high priority occupation list September 1, 2016, to become an eligible training provider for Berks County through the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. As well as obtaining federal approval for the school as a training provider for the Trade Adjustment Program (TAA) that provides a path for employment growth and opportunity through aid to US workers who have lost their jobs as a result of foreign trade.
LEEANNE SPOHN
LEEANNE SPOHNVice President, School Administrator, Financial Aid Administrator, Career Counseling, Advertising/Marketing, and Personnel Services
LeeAnne Spohn, Vice President, School Administrator, Financial Aid Administrator, Veterans Aid Administrator, Career Counseling, Advertising/Marketing, and Personnel Services
Ms. Spohn experience consists of many aspects of opening and operating a private licensed school. As the Financial Aid Administrator and Veterans Aid Administrator she also assists the Director/President of the school with hiring and training of staff and hiring of teachers, record keeping, developing policies and procedures for financial aid compliance, staff, and students, revising the school catalog, student services, personnel services and any other administrative work. She has also assisted the Director / President in opening a branch location of the school located within the Reading Muhlenberg Career & Technology Center 2615 Warren Road Reading, PA 19604. Her most recent accomplishment was aiding the Director / President in applying for accreditation through COMTA, Commission On Massage Therapy Accreditation. Accreditation was approved April 15, 2016. As a new school, the initial application was granted accreditation with a clean application with no conditions. Assisted the Director / Owner to have massage therapy approved on the high priority occupation list September 1, 2016 to become an eligible training provider for Berks County through the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry and assisted in federal approval as a training provider for the Trade Adjustment Program (TAA) that provides a path for employment growth and opportunity through aid to US workers who have lost their jobs as a result of foreign trade.
 KIMBERLY ROMANO
KIMBERLY ROMANOAssistant Director, Admissions, Instructor, Curriculum Adviser, LMT-PA
She Graduated from Berks Technical Institute in December of 2011. She took
the NCTMB and was nationally certified before receiving her Pennsylvania
Massage License in 2012. When she graduated, she began her medical massage
career with a chiropractor’s office and stayed with them for three and a
half years and that is where her knowledge of medical massage began. She
started her full-time teaching career with European Medical School of
Massage in 2015. She has a strong passion for teaching by sharing her
experience and knowledge for medical massage
Kimberly has extensive training in medical massage, lymphatic massage,
acupressure massage, orthopedic and deep muscle massage. She has completed
a certification in A&P as well.
BRITTANY POOL
BRITTANY POOL Instructor, LMT-PA
She graduated from Berks Technical Institute for Massage Therapy, receiving her Pennsylvania license in 2010. Before she graduated, she took her externship at a chiropractors office where hey later hired her. Brittany worked for the chiropractors’ office for 4 years before finding other experience at a massage spa. After 3 years of being at the spa, Brittany decided to go back to the chiropractic office realizing medical massage was more for her. Brittany specializes in customized medical massage sessions, deep tissue massage, prenatal and infant massage, reflexology and trigger point therapy. After spending years learning different modalities, Brittany’s passion is to help other students learn and practice medical massage therapy.
Continuing education classes I took recently are oncology massage, hospice massage, orthopedic and sports. Types of medical massage modalities are reducing headaches, piriformis syndrome, sciatic pain and frozen shoulder/ neck and shoulder issues. I have one child, Her name is Kaylei and she’s 4. My hobbies include concerts and hiking/ being outdoors.
ELENA BENFER
ELENA BENFER Adjunct Instructor, LMT-PA
I’m originally from Russia, after working as an accountant for over 20 years, I decided to change my career which focuses on improving the well being of people in need. I decided to begin my educational path in the field of medical massage therapy in 2016. I graduated from European Medical School of Massage in 2017 with a Diploma in medical massage therapy. After passing the MBLEX, I became a Licensed Medical Massage Therapist and started working at two different places: a Chiropractor’s office and Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa in Wyomissing, PA. The European Medical School of Massage taught me valuable skills in British sport, deep tissue, Swedish, geriatric, pediatric, lymphatic drainage, and pregnancy massage techniques, as well as trigger point therapy. My specialties are deep tissue massage and trigger point therapy. After learning all these experiences, it is my passion to share the skills with students who are eager to learn the variations and practices of medical massage therapy.