The Membership team is the first point of contact for most NHPC members. The team is responsible for approving new memberships; processing renewals; organizing school visits; reviewing programs, schools, and modalities; and administering the Continued Competency Program (CCP) and Competency Equivalency Exam (CEE).
Bo graduated from the University of Alberta with an Master of Arts in Cultural Anthropology. Bo enjoys working in the non-profit sector and believes in empowering people through comprehensive research and in-depth conversation.
Since she joined the NHPC in 2016, Bo has seen her passion for cultural diversity manifest in the health care choices promoted by the NHPC.
In her role of Membership and Credentials Manager, Bo brings two years of experience in the department and a well-rounded understanding of the membership base. With the rest of the team, she supports member services, the credentialing process, and the growth of the department.
Bo also enjoys long-distance swimming, good coffee, and statistics.
Debi spent a significant portion of her career at Scotiabank before retiring in 2013. After deciding to re-enter the workforce and looking for new challenges, Debi began work with the NHPC in early 2014.
In her role as Member Relations Coordinator, Debi works with the Membership department to assist members in queries about their membership status, processes member renewals, maintains membership records, and helps coordinate continued education audits.
When she's not working, Debi enjoys spending time with her two grandchildren, reading Greek mythology and other inspirational stories, and listening to as much music as possible.
Roberta began her career as an English as a Second Language teacher in Edmonton. From there she travelled to Japan where she had an amazing and fulfilling year of teaching English to young students in junior high schools.
Upon returning to Canada, her interest in healthy living and holistic practices led her to study massage therapy at Grant MacEwan College. After graduating, she combined her massage practice with her passion for teaching and eventually transitioned to administering massage therapy programs.
Roberta highly values the NHPC culture of inclusivity, integrity, and professionalism. As the Credentials Coordinator, Roberta is involved in reviewing training programs for recognition by the NHPC. As the Practice Management Coordinator, she assists and supports members, the industry, and the public with all matters that arise in the daily realities of practice
When she's not working, Roberta finds fulfillment in pursuing the equestrian sports of dressage and jumping. Having a life-long affinity for animals, she finds her "still point of the turning world" in the presence of these amazing sentient beings.
Bowen joined the NHPC as a Member Relations Coordinator in 2018. As part of the membership team, Bowen is dedicated to providing excellent service to members and assisting with all membership inquiries.
Growing up in China, Bowen experienced many holistic health practices. He sees them as not only a complementary way to improve physical health, but also to improve mental and emotional health.
Bowen holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alberta. Bowen also belonged to a Qigong Club at the University of Alberta while finishing his degree.
In his spare time, Bowen enjoys enjoys driving, swimming, and working on small electronic projects.
Rixt graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Arts in English. She has always had a travel bug, and after graduating she spent nine months abroad. During this time, the struggle to choose a career that was both meaningful and made a difference in people's lives was at the forefront.
In 2014, she was introduced to Reiki and quickly became interested in complementary and alternative medicine. Massage Therapy was the natural choice, and in 2017 she graduated from MacEwan University with a Diploma in Massage Therapy.
Rixt has recently joined the NHPC, where she assists people becoming members and provides support to the main office in her position as Office and New Membership Coordinator. She believes in fostering genuine and trusting relationships in both of her roles, and she is passionate about the importance of community. Rixt has volunteer and work experience in her hometown dance studio, university residence life, and the U of A and MacEwan University students' unions.
Rixt has recently picked up yoga, and she has found it to be a wonderful complement to all aspects of her life.