Staff & Bios

Staff & Bios

Meet The Staff

Joelle Denneler LMT, LE

Joelle DennelerDirector

Joelle has been an active part of the spa industry for over 25 years. With a distinguished background as a licensed massage therapist and a respected massage therapy instructor, she has been the driving force behind transforming the CFTHA into the leading massage therapy school it is today. Her passion and compassion shine through in her teaching, inspiring every student who completes our program. Joelle’s enthusiasm for the future of our students and the continued growth of our school reflects her unwavering commitment to our shared vision.

Liz Picot LMT

Liz PicotInstructor

Liz is a licensed massage therapist, working in a private practice since 2006. She has been a massage therapy instructor since 2008. With a BA in education, she loves engaging with new students to teach them the art and science of massage, while hoping to instill in them the same passion she has for massage as a healing art.

Paulette J Harper LMT, LE

Paulette HarperInstructor

With 25 years in healthcare and spa services, Paulette offers deep expertise as a dedicated massage therapy instructor. Named affectionately by her students as the ‘Queen of Chapter 37A’, her dedication to their well-being is unparalleled. Her profound love for NJ law and current events, especially as they intersect with the massage therapy industry, brings a unique and valuable perspective to her teachings. A passionate educator, Paulette continuously ensures her students are not only skilled in technique but also well-versed in the ever-evolving landscape of their chosen profession.

Toni Colomy LMT

Toni ColomyAdmissions Representative

Toni completed our program in March of 2020, and has been a practicing LMT since October 2020. She considers CFTHA her Happy Place, and finds the process of students discovering the art and science of massage very satisfying. Watching students evolve into the therapists they are meant to be brings joy to her life.

Amber Cunningham Vale LMT

Amber Cunningham ValeOffice Administrator

Amber completed our program and has been a licensed massage therapist since June 2023. She finds joy in her organization and administrative work in our office and is happiest when helping others accomplish goals both big and small.

Jenairy Gonzalez

Front Desk Specialist
Dedicated to service, Jenairy is friendly and happy to help our clients as our front desk specialist. She juggles client communication, appointment booking, client paperwork, and she does it all with her signature smile.


Center For The Healing Arts is accredited through:

COMTA – Commission of Massage Therapy Accreditation
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