Certification Governing Council

Cathi Eifert

CGC Chair

Cathi Eifert was born in Wisconsin and grew up in Alexandria, Virginia. She attended the University of Tennessee for her undergraduate education, majoring in accounting and has taken many graduate classes focusing on marketing and leadership.

She earned her Certified Association Executive designation in 2004 and has over 20 years of association experience, including serving as the Executive Director of the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists.

Cathi is a big believer in Polarity Therapy having been successfully treated for Meniere’s disease using a combination of Polarity Therapy, nutrition, acupuncture, and conventional medicine.

Cathi is the mother to two daughters and given the chance will gladly show you a picture of her grandson!

Christina Ross

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.

Kathy Addieg BCPP

Kathy is a retired administrator in education whose professional career spanned over forty years in the area of Students with Disabilities. Over the past twenty years, she has spent a great deal of time exploring and studying many healing modalities, primarily from indigenous cultures.

Kathy studied at and completed the APP/RPP program in Polarity Therapy at the Soma-Psyche Institute, New York City. In 2014, she took and passed the BCPP exam. For the past few years, she has been working part-time in her healing arts practice in NYC. While the foundation of her work is based on the principles of Polarity, she is a Reiki Master and employs other techniques and teachings, primarily from the Maori of New Zealand.

Kathy is committed to ensuring that the Polarity certification and accreditation process moves forward to a positive outcome.

Cathie Drumm

Member

Cathie bio goes here.

Nadine Feighan

Member

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

Member

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.

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

Carrie Massey  RPE, BCPP

Member

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

Member

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.

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.