Advisory Committee Convenes to provide input to CCRI Therapeutic Massage Program

November 6th, 2017

The Program Advisory Committee for the CCRI Therapeutic Massage program convened this week. Their function is to provide outside, objective opinion from a diverse selection of members, such as: non-alumni, business owners, employers of graduates and member of the community who may provide valuable perspective on the school’s curriculum, outcomes or operations.

During the two hour meeting, the committee took a tour of the facility and discussed the services that CCRI offers students like tutoring, advising & counseling, financial aid, a library, a computer center. They also toured the typical smart academic classroom and the specialized teaching area for massage treatment.

Members include:

  • Karlo Berger, Karlo Berger Shiatsu Therapy, CCRI instructor
  • Lou Ann Botsford, Finish Line Massage, CCRI instructor
  • Regina Cobb, Program Director
  • Dr. C. Kevin Donovan, Aquidneck Chiropractic
  • Donna Grassi, CCRI Alumni
  • Dr. Thomas Guttmacher, East Bay Family Health Care
  • Dr. Jennifer Jackson, Ocean Ki Acupuncture
  • Laura LaVine, CODAC Behavioral Healthcare
  • Victoria Moutahir, Body Kneads, Inc. CCRI instructor
  • Patrick O’ Sullivan, Bryant University
  • Sheldon Townsend, current CCRI student
  • Stephanie White, Optimal Wellness
  • Susan Vandal, recent CCRI Alumni
  • Deb Luhrs, Massage Therapy Center, Inc. CCRI Clinic Supervisor
  • Liz Wiedenhofer, LIFE, Inc.

Action Items from the meeting:

  • Create a marketing plan to let the community know about news from the Program
  • Create a flyer that promotes the 2018 Sports Massage calendar
  • Internships possible with CODAC to work on pain management with reintegrated former inmates
  • Internships possible with LIFE to work on pain management with developmentally disabled
  • Internships possible with VA to work on pain management with veterans
  • Promote an insurance billing class by Victoria

Caption to photos:


L to R: C. Kevin Donovan, Jen Jackson, Regina Cobb, Program Director, Liz Wiedenhofer


L to R: Jen Jackson, C. Kevin Donovan and Deb Luhrs


L to R: Victoria Moutahir, Laura LaVine, Liz Wiedenhofer, Susan Vandal, Sheldon Townsend

Contact Information

Regina Cobb, MSW, LMT, CMLD
Director, Therapeutic Massage Program
Website Content Manager
[email protected]
Tel: 401-851-1672

For more information about the program contact:
Deborah Watson, M.Ed.
Associate Director- Enrollment Services
[email protected]
Tel: 401-851-1637

Billie Jane Valente
Advising & Counseling
[email protected]
Tel: 401-851-1641

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Last Updated: 5/21/19