Certification Governing Council

Julie Clements Chapman, BCPP, RPE


Julie is a BCPP with a polarity practice, NuEnergy Health, in Greensboro, NC. In the past, Julie was the ATM of Carolina Polarity Institute of Energetic Studies, a small school where she taught the APP program. Julie also has a BA in Psychology and masters level work in Public Health, Counseling and Psychometrics.

Julie has had various business careers including being a field director for the National Red Cross, corporate manager of several AR departments at Macy’s and Federated department stores. Julie opened, owned and operated a brick and mortar business for 10 years and she now renovates and resells houses in Greensboro.

Julie has served on many volunteer boards over the years including the APTA Board of Directors. She is passionate about APTA, the Polarity Therapy profession and ensuring our modality remains independent and grows into its power as a premier holistic health modality.

Christina Ross, PhD,BCPP, RPE

CGC Vice Chair

Christina Ross, PhD, is a Board Certified Polarity Practitioner (BCPP), Registered Polarity Educator (RPE), and Certified Energy Medicine Practitioner (CEMP), who has earned bachelor’s degrees in both psychology and physics from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She earned her PhD in Energy Medicine from Akamai University, with a research appointment to the Wake Forest School of Medicine’s Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM), through the Wake Forest Center for Integrative Medicine (WFCIM). Her dissertation involved research studying the therapeutic effects of low-frequency pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) on inflammation/immune associated molecules. She currently works as a biophysicist at the WFIRM, studying the effects PEMF on adult stem cells to modulate pain, inflammation, and stimulate tissue regeneration. She has published articles in internationally known medical journals: Journal of Inflammation Research, Stem Cell Research, Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine, Wound Repair and Regeneration, Journal of Science and Applications in Biomedicine, Organogenesis, Biomaterials, World Journal of Gastroenterology, Expert Opinion on Biological Therapies, Digestive and Liver Disease, Integrative Medical Insights, Biotechnology Progress, Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, and JSM Biotechnology & Biomedical Engineering. She has also authored a book on Energy Medicine titled Etiology: How to Detect Disease in your Energy Field Before it Manifests in your Body, and a book chapter titled, “Energy Medicine” for the book Alternative Medicine.

Cathie Drumm, BCPP, RPE


Cathie specializes in the Energy Healing Arts. She is a Soul Lightening Certified Acupressure Practitioner, Reiki Master Teacher, Board Certified Polarity Practitioner (BCPP, RPE), Certified Lastone Hot Stone Bodyworker and Registered Hypnotherapist with an emphasis in Meditation and Relaxation Therapies. She conducts classes in Reiki I, II III, Acupressure For Self and Others, Meditation and Essential Oils.

Nadine Feighan, BCPP


Nadine ​has studied meditation and energy meditation for over 20​ years. She is a founding partner in the holistic healthcare practice, Sim​ple Path, located in Lakewood, Ohio. Nadine has incorporated her knowledge of mental health, guided imagery, energy healing, ​Elemental Reflexology​ and ​Holistic Counseling​ into her practice. She works with all ages, including college students and older adults.

​Nadine holds several diplomas and certificates from the former​ Institute of Holistic Health Careers,
​Columbus, Ohio where she was also on faculty. ​She holds a Master’s degree in Social Service Administration from Case Western Reserve University. She has many years experience in relationship and community building. She is a Reiki Master ​and a trainer in Heartfulness Meditation.​ Beside her work life, Nadine volunteers her services at the Gathering Place for Those Touched by Cancer, Westlake, Ohio.

​She was Ethics Chairperson, APTA​, from 2009-2016 and sat on the Cuyahoga Community College Board of Trustees, 1999-2015.

Morgan Jackson, MD, BCPP


Morgan Jackson earned his A.B. and M.D. degrees from Harvard University. While completing his internal medicine training and an M.P.H. at the University of Washington, he also was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar. After practicing general internal medicine for 6 years, he shifted his career focus to public health and held various positions with the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps in Washington, DC. In addition to his training in Polarity Therapy (BCPP) and Reiki (Master level), he also has studied shamanistic energy healing, Kabbalistic energy healing, Matrix Energetics, Access Consciousness and currently is studying Electrical Theology. Since his retirement from federal government service in 2006, he has practiced Polarity and other energy therapies part time in Rio de Janeiro, and currently in Hendersonville and Asheville, NC.

Carrie Massey, BCPP, RPE


Carrie began her career in the US.Army Reserve in 1986 studying as a physical therapist assistant. She worked in a civilian physical therapy clinic for 12 years.

In 2001 Carrie studied Massage therapy and  it was in a weekend seminar that she discovered the importance  of Polarity Therapy. She knew instantly she wanted to study  Polarity Therapy to it’s highest level in that class.

Carrie has been working in the polarity field for 15 years.  She is an RPE…. former ATM of a small school she ran in Wisconsin.

She has continued her thirst for knowledge by studying Shaman healing since 2014.

Marlene Perdan, BCPP


Marlene Perdan is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Board Certified Polarity Practitioner, and Holistic Health Practitioner. She holds certifications in Elemental Reflexology, and as a Sound Therapy Practitioner. Marlene is a Reiki Master and Licensed Spiritual Healer. She owns her own business, and her areas of focus are massage, energy work, oncology massage, reflexology and chair massage for businesses and groups. Marlene has previously worked for over ten years at a leading nonprofit organization providing health and human service information to the community. She has obtained a Masters of Public Administration and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Cleveland State University and a Bachelor’s of Science in Family Studies with a minor in Women’s Studies from the University of Kentucky.

Johanna Vine, BCPP


I am a board-certified polarity practitioner and a speech language pathologist. I also have experience teaching anatomy and physiology for polarity therapy practitioners.

Jan Hoag Armstrong, Public Member


Jan Hoag Armstrong is originally from Chicago but has lived in Greensboro for the past 17 years. She has a MA degree with a concentration in ceramics from Alfred university in Alfred NY. After years of design work, Jan decided to teach art in the Greensboro public elementary school.

The Certification Governing Council (CGC) is an independent regulatory council within APTA that sets policies for examination, certification, and disciplinary action related to the BCPP Program.  CGC members are elected by vote of current BCPPs.