MTAM Instructors and Facilitators

JUMP TO: Melanie Brohm | Glen Bergeron | Christy CookPaul Kohlmeier | Susan Kos-Whicher | Sheila MolloyEvan Morgan | Deborah RomeynNancy Thomson | Tori Webber | Tricia Weidenbacher 


Nancy Thomson

Nancy Thomson is a Senior Business Development Coordinator with FBC, Canada’s Farm and Small Business Tax Specialists. 
Nancy brings over a decade of entrepreneurial  experience to her role. Her passion is in sharing educational and business enhancing information and tips with business owners and entrepreneurs.  Since joining FBC almost 2 years ago, Nancy has met with and presented to hundreds of small business owners in Manitoba and North Western Ontario.  She takes great pride in her role and in being able to contribute to the success and longevity of small business. 
 


Evan Morgan

Since 2014, Evan Morgan has been an Advisor with Sun Life Financial. In 2016, Evan was named by Sun Life as a Top 50 up-and-coming Advisor in Manitoba / Western Ontario. Evan helps a variety of clients, including Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs), in creating their financial roadmap. Evan takes pride in simplifying the sometimes complicated details of finance. He uses easy-to-understand language to help individuals make informed decisions. His easy-going manner is complemented by his passion for financial planning. Evan graduated in the top 10% of his class from the Asper School of Business with his Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) Degree with a focus in Finance. 


Tori Webber started 1st Choice First Aid and CPR in 2004 after working as a paramedic and seeing the need for the public to be able to respond to emergency situations before professional help arrived.  "There were many calls that I went to that bystanders, if they had been trained and felt comfortable would have helped the person in need especially when it was a family member or a friend and they felt helpless not knowing what to do."   

My goal for my company is to provide the best training experience possible!  

 

Glen is Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Applied Health at The University of Winnipeg.  He has a BPE from University of Manitoba in 1973, an MSc from the University of Alberta in 1978 and a PhD from the University of Manitoba in 1993.  He certified with the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association (CATA) in 1975.  He has been a member of the Canadian Medical Team for five Olympic Games and many other international games and world championships.  
Glen was a founding member of the Manitoba Athletic Therapists Association, the Sport Medicine Council of Manitoba the Manitoba Brain. Injury Association and former President of the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association.  He is currently the President of  the World Federation of Athletic Training and Therapy.  He is a frequent presenter at conferences and workshops.
 

Sheila Molloy BComm (Honours) with distinction, Diploma in Communication
For over 20 years, she has been the owner and principal consultant of Molloy & Associates, a strategy, marketing, and business development firm that works with clients in Canada and the USA. She contracted with the Massage Therapy Association of Manitoba as their Executive Director for almost 5 years. Sheila has also worked as an interim executive at the University of Manitoba’s Executive Education Centre, and projects with the University of Calgary, Red River College, as well as the Hill and Levene Schools of Business at the University of Regina. Years of experience creating business education courses, workshops and seminars, in combination with her entrepreneurial experience building and selling several companies over her career, gives Sheila a unique ability to create relevant and high-quality courses for Registered Massage Therapists. Sheila has a comprehensive understanding of post-secondary education, manufacturing, technology, marketing, not-for-profit, insurance and, of course, the massage therapy industry.
 

Deborah is an instructor and practitioner of massage therapy, with a special interest and expertise in Wellness Education and Training and has recently completed the Mental Health First Aid Basic instructor training. With over thirty years of experience as a teacher and facilitator, her workshops offer a mix of information and practical activities that promote wellness with a fair dose of humour and fun.

Susan Kos-Whicher B.A., RMT
Susan believes that honest attention to professional boundaries will result in a win-win for health care provider’s and their clients. She candidly inspires massage therapists and allied health care professionals to think about common sense ideas. Susan comes with 30 years of experience in the field of massage therapy. She has a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Psychology form York University in Toronto (1986), is a graduate of Sutherland Chan Massage Therapy School and Teaching Clinic (1988), a member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO), and an active member of the Massage Therapy Association of Manitoba. She has taught at the Professional Institute of Massage Therapy 1993 – 2001. Susan has a private practice and is an independent contractor working with the MTAM assisting with practice management, creating and teaching boundary courses and investigating complaints.

Melanie Brohm B.Sc., RMT
Melanie is a lifelong learner.  Before starting her career in Massage Therapy, Melanie tutored pre-medical sciences while studying at the University of Manitoba.  After graduation, Melanie successfully challenged the Ontario board exam and is a member of the CMTO.  She held multiple positions for 9 years at the Professional Institute of Massage Therapy including Instructor, Clinic Supervisor and Clinic Co-ordinator.  Melanie also served on the MTAM Board of Directors for 4 years as a Director at Large, 1st Vice President and Head of Complaints and Discipline.  Currently, Melanie is a Practice Advisor, guest lecturer on craniomandibular conditions and has a full time practice.  Melanie has travelled across Canada and the US to further her education.

Paul Kohlmeier BPE, RMT, R.Ac. 
Paul has 20 years of health care experience, as a massage therapist, an acupuncturist and a teacher, as well as 20 years as a business owner and 9 years on the Board of the MTAM. Watching students make mistakes, taking complaints from patients as a business owner, and hearing Complaints & Discipline reports at Board meetings, he keeps refining work processes, seeking to make them better, safer and more ethically sound.

Tricia Weidenbacher is a Registered Massage Therapist and entrepreneur who has run a successful health care practice for over 20 years. Tricia cultivated her leadership and professional skills in food service beginning as a baker and moving quickly to Assistant General Manager before making the jump to massage therapy in 1996.  In 2013, Tricia decided to enhance her business health care career accepting the position of Education Coordinator for the Massage Therapy Association of Manitoba. She elevated and expanded this role to Education & Event Manager, managing the professional development program for over 1100 massage therapists across Manitoba and developing education courses that are relevant for health care practitioners. In 2018, Tricia completed the Advanced Program in Management, Leadership and Strategy through the University of Manitoba Asper School of Business Executive Program. Most recently, she has earned the position of Managing Director of the MTAM and is currently responsible for the daily operations of the organization. Tricia is known to her friends and colleagues as a focused, positive, fair and compassionate  person — which all enhance her ability to make wildly interesting Tiki drinks.