About Premier Continuing Education

Professionalism, Competency, Excellence

Welcome from the President

We thank you for visiting Premier Continuing Education.

Our Passion

Our passion is education and the constant pursuit of knowledge. We strive to continue to research and learn about how the human body functions and performs optimally with natural healthcare.

Our Goal

Our goal is to be an Industry Leader in the Health and Wellness Continuing Education field by providing the very latest and best Continuing Education Programs. Our Team works very hard to ensure that every class offered is professional, enjoyable and fun!

Our Committment

Our commitment is to ensure that each student learns the material presented and upon completion of our courses is competent in the application of the techniques and skills that we teach.

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Our Instructors

Professional Educators with Real-World Experience
Dr. Jeffrey M. Cullers, DC, BS, LMT, BCTMB

Dr. Jeffrey M. Cullers, DC, BS, LMT, BCTMB

Director of Education

Dr. Cullers established his successful massage practice in 2001 and continued to develop his clinical skills as an Orthopedic Massage Therapist. He graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2009 with a Doctorate Degree in Chiropractic Medicine. He became the first physician Certified by the Science of Massage Institute in 2015.  Currently, Dr. Cullers is the only physician in the United States who has been granted permission to teach 100% scientific based Medical Massage on behalf of the Science of Massage Institute. 

Dr. Cullers is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider (NCBTMB #705311/20), is sponsored by NCBTMB to teach New York LMT’s continuing education that is accepted by the State of New York for license renewal, and is a State of Texas Approved continuing education provider (CE #1709). Additionally, Dr. Cullers serves on the Advisory Board for IMTCC the International Massage Therapy Credentialing Council.

Dr. Cullers has had the honor and privilege to have presented his classes to thousands of Health Care Providers throughout the Nation. He feels that his past and present work related and educational experiences as a Doctor of Chiropractic, Medical Massage Therapist, Educator, and a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer have enabled him to use the osseous and soft tissue manipulation methods he has learned to help hundreds of people to improve their quality of life through health and fitness.

 

Debra Bernath, LMT, ARCB, BCTMB

Debra Bernath, LMT, ARCB, BCTMB

Instructor

A 2007 graduate of the Academy of Massage Therapy in Hackensack, NJ, Debra is a licensed Massage Therapist in both New York and New Jersey. She is also a Nationally Certified Massage and Bodyworker through the NCBTMB, and an ARCB Certified Reflexologist.

Debra has a thriving practice in NJ where she offers intuitive, client-centered sessions through Reflexology, Qigong Meridian Therapy, Therapeutic Integrated Massage and Perinatal Massage. She has acquired over 500 hours of training with foot, hand, ear, and face reflexology and is Nationally Certified in both foot and hand reflexology through the American Reflexology Certification Board.

She enjoys teaching reflexology at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and teaches 110 hours of continuing education in Fairfield and in Maplewood, NJ, enabling students to apply for certification with the ARCB.  She has been a Qigong practitioner and Qigong Meridian Therapist since 1995.

 

Gina Burke AA, LMT, BCTMB

Gina Burke AA, LMT, BCTMB

Instructor

Gina is a licensed and insured massage therapist. Gina has been a massage therapist for over 21 years. She has an associate of arts degree in counseling and over 35 massage and bodywork certifications.

Gina has owned her own massage therapy business which focused on chronic pain and injury since 2005. Gina also owned her own school, The Aubrey Center in PA. She has written 4 massage school curricula from 600-960 hours. Gina has also been a continuing education provider for 5 years. Gina has a passion for advancing the skills of therapists so they are confident and skilled to address the pain and biomechanical dysfunction people suffer from every day.

Dr. Kristen Halland, DC, DABCA, BCTMB

Dr. Kristen Halland, DC, DABCA, BCTMB

Instructor

Dr. Halland obtained her Bachelor of Arts in 2006 and in 2010 graduated from Palmer College as a Doctor Chiropractic.  Since 2010, she has had her own practice with a focus on Functional Medicine and Acupuncture.

Dr. Halland acquired Board Certification in Acupuncture and has written articles for the publications ChiroEco.com and Dynamic Chiropractic.   Her teaching appointments have included the study of Anatomy & Physiology I and II at Aurora University and the with human cadaver labs at the College of DuPage, Illinois.

Dr. Halland also teaches Holistic Healthcare (Overview of Alternative Medicine) at Harper College and continues teaching online continuing education classes regarding the topics of Vitamin D, Lyme Disease, and Acupuncture. She is a member of the Council on Chiropractic Acupuncture and Illinois Chiropractic Society.

 

Paula Kaprocki, AsB, LMT, BS, BCTMB, CPC, BCTMB

Paula Kaprocki, AsB, LMT, BS, BCTMB, CPC, BCTMB

Instructor

Paula is a 1995 graduate of the Baltimore School of Massage Professional Program and is dually licensed as a massage therapist in both Florida and Pennsylvania. She is also a certified LaStone Hot Stone Therapist and received a Medical Massage Practitioner Certification in 2006 from LMT Success Group. She has studied Aunty Margaret’s Pololei style of Lomi Lomi massage for the last 15 years.
Since the later part of the 90’s, Paula has obtained National and Board Certification through NCBTMB. She holds a B.S. Degree in Holistic Nutrition, an Associates Specialized degree in Computer Information Systems, and is a Certified Infinite Possibilities Instructor and Life Coach. Her practice is located in York, PA but she maintains a client base in Debary, Florida. Her passion is teaching others about their bodies and how things work to cause their aches and pains.

Patrick Lerouge, LMT, BCTMB

Patrick Lerouge, LMT, BCTMB

Instructor

Patrick Lerouge is an Intuitive Healing Expert who helps clients and patients get out of their pain for the long term, not just physically but mentally and emotionally, too. He graduated from the Swedish institute in 2001 and since, has been learning about Eastern and Western philosophies in order to further his ability to teach his clients and students how to become better versions of themselves.

In 2006, Patrick established his own practice in Westfield, NJ where the goal is to teach people how to live easier pain free lives, physically, mentally, and emotionally, while restoring the human body to a younger, more vibrant self. This is achieved by teaching clients the tools they need to learn how to take care of themselves in order to make pain free living a sustainable action. His practice is thriving and Patrick feels honored to have created a system that allows clients to live life easier and pain free.

 

 

Bridgit Martin, LMT, WHE, BCTMB

Bridgit Martin, LMT, WHE, BCTMB

Instructor

Bridgit Martin, LMT, NCB has over 16 years’ experience as a Licensed Massage Therapist, is Board Certified with NCBTMB as a continuing education provider, and holds a diploma as a Whole Health Educator.

Her foundational training began with the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics with additional education from the Baltimore School of Massage, the New Mexico Academy of Healing Arts and the Academy of Massage Therapy.

Ms. Martin provides health education classes as well as on-site massage services to businesses in her area.  Her innate sense of intuition enables her to create exciting learning experiences for any massage student or life-long learner.

 

Sterling Richards LMT, MS, BCMT, CSCS, BCTMB

Sterling Richards LMT, MS, BCMT, CSCS, BCTMB

Instructor

Learning about the human body from his own experiences as a competitive athlete as well as through the injuries he sustained during sports, Sterling decided to study kinesiology and biomechanics as an undergraduate student. He continued his education earning a MS in Exercise Physiology, paying special attention to injury rehabilitation.  As an NCAA All-American Athlete, sports performance, in conjunction with health, wellness and rehabilitation, led Sterling to pursue teaching in order to help others develop the skills needed to enhance the lives of those around them. Still, there seemed to be a void in his education, at which time he decided to return to school for massage therapy. Manual therapy was the perfect addition to his practice as it has allowed him to gain greater knowledge of the human body and how the power of touch improves its function.

Dr. Robert Silverberg AP, BCTMB

Dr. Robert Silverberg AP, BCTMB

Instructor

A graduate of the University of Rochester, I was first introduced to acupuncture and Chinese medicine while living in New York and working in the music industry. Being in a very corporate and competitive environment, my days were filled with stress that eventually took a toll on my health and happiness. This all changed once I began to experience the healing benefits of acupuncture and Chinese herbs. They not only helped me cope with my stressful life during that time, but also my aches and pains, sleep, digestion, energy levels, and overall sense of well-being.

As I learned more about this ancient medicine, my passion for it grew and I soon realized it was something I could share with others and pursue as my chosen field. After more than ten years, I decided to leave my music biz career and never looked back! I relocated to Austin, TX and attended the AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine. Studying with top practitioners from Chengdu, China, it was there that I developed my expertise not only in acupuncture and herbal medicine, but also other natural healing modalities including moxibustion, cupping, gua sha, tui na massage, qi gong, and tai chi.

As an acupuncture physician, I have treated patients in different healthcare settings all over the world including private practices, hospitals, community clinics, and even on cruise ships based in Australia! I love that I can do acupuncture almost anywhere! I am now practicing this medicine in Florida to be closer to my parents and sister who relocated to Winter Park. I currently retain licenses in both Texas and Florida.

And while I have the utmost respect for western medicine, as my own father is a retired physician, I believe there are too many individuals today who have unnecessary surgeries and/or are overmedicated. It is my passion to introduce as many people as possible to the more natural and holistic ways of healing that Chinese medicine provides. It is my sincere belief that everyone has the ability heal given proper treatment, guidance, and lifestyle. I am excited to help you get there!

Dr. Raymond Tolmos, DC, DABCI, BS, BCTMB

Dr. Raymond Tolmos, DC, DABCI, BS, BCTMB

Instructor

Dr. Raymond Tolmos is a graduate of the Florida State University with a B.S. in Exercise Physiology from the college of Human Sciences. Dr. Tolmos then attained his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Florida.

Along the way to his education, Dr. Tolmos was a personal trainer at the Florida State gym, L.A. Fitness, and Gold’s Gym as well. Besides one on one training and nutritional advice, Dr. Tolmos also taught group exercise classes. He feels that all of these experiences to this point have helped him become a better Doctor of Chiropractic. Growing up he was an avid participant in many kinds of sports. Baseball and Football being his favorite and also the ultimate cause of him becoming a Chiropractor.

In 2016, Dr. Tolmos received his diplomate as a DABCI. What is a DABCI? Diplomate in Diagnosis and Internal Disorders (DABCI). DABCI physicians are trained in modern medical diagnosis, functional medicine, and natural therapeutics. Chiropractic physicians with a DABCI post doctoral certification utilize conventional medical diagnostics, specialized functional testing, and holistic medicine diagnostic evaluations.

 

Natacha Vidal LMT, BCTMB

Natacha Vidal LMT, BCTMB

Instructor

Natacha is a Licensed Massage Therapist as well as a Physical Therapist trained in France.  She has received a Sports Massage Specialty Certificate from AMTA/NCBTMB, owns a sports massage company located in the heart of Philadelphia, a company she created in 2010.  Since creating her company, she has focused her bodywork on only athletes, developing her knowledge through research, experience and innovation.

Natacha’s strong scientific and medical base background, as well as her well-traveled past, gives her a broad and objective look on massage modalities. Originally French and Zambian, Natacha lived in 6 different countries and visited many others. With her focus and background, coupled with her own experience in sports, all translates into a cutting edge sports massage practice and classes. Natacha is a runner, yoga regular and MMA aficionado.

 

Elizabeth Erbrecht LMT, BCTMB

Elizabeth Erbrecht LMT, BCTMB

Instructor

Elizabeth Erbrecht is a 2001 Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy graduate. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in theology and counseling from Carlow University. Most recently, Elizabeth served the hospice community as both a massage therapist and spiritual care coordinator, synthesizing her passion for therapeutic bodywork and her compassionate service to the geriatric community.
She has been dedicated to the pursuit of holistic, nature-based healing modalities for over 17 years.

As a multi-faceted practitioner, Elizabeth has accumulated the training and experience required for teaching mastery. She brings insight and experience to those focused on helping individuals attain the highest levels of health and well-being. She encourages discussion regarding alternative healing therapies and how they may assist in the easing of chronic or acute pain.

This level of commitment has lead her to build and implement massage therapy programs at 3 different hospice companies. The core of these programs is teaching the staff and families the importance of physical touch to support connection of body and mind as people move through the stages of dying.