Sharon Scandrett-Hibdon is a "young" elder who teaches 1-5 levels of Healing Touch and is training for Level 1 of Healing Touch for Animals. She chairs the Healing Touch Program Certification Board and is a director on the Healing Touch Worldwide Foundation board. Sharon runs a NARHA equestrian center on her farm in Iowa. She has authored the Energetic Counseling course and Energetic Patterns. Currently Sharon lives in a mecca with skiing and a five star hotel within ten miles of her farm.
Barbara Ann Starke has over 20 years of experience as an advance practice nurse. She specializes in energy-based therapies as well as functional medicine interventions. Barbara is currently Vice Chair of the HTP Certification Board. In-between supporting HTP either through certification, program development, or her own practice in Berrien County, Barbara can be found on their Christmas Tree farm talking with the trees....or in the kitchen.
HTP Lead instructors are invited for leadership roles due to their years of exceptional leadership, knowledge of the curriculum, teaching ability, love of teaching and mentoring, and dedicated service to HTP. Each voluntarily donates many hours to maintaining and building the quality of the Program’s professionalism and curricular program.
Lead Instructors play key roles within Healing Touch Program. Each takes specific responsibility for teaching, working with and guiding students at a given level. They are members of the Curriculum Committee, which supports the Program Director in needs assessment for curricular development and revisions.
Levels 1 and 6 – Cynthia Hutchison, DNSc, RN, MSN, HTCP/I, Program Director
Level 2 – Tina Devoe, RN, HTCP/I
Level 3 – Sister Rita Jean Dubrey, CSJ, RN, MSN, HTCP/I and Ines Hoster, MS, CHT, HTCP/I
Levels 4 and 5 – Mary Ann Geoffrey, RN, HTCP/I and Janna Moll, MSN, CMT, HTCP/I
Levels 1 and 6
Cynthia Hutchison is the Director of the Healing Touch Program™. In the early 1980s, she began studying holistic healing, natural healing and energy therapies. A doctorally-prepared nurse from the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC (1987), she is also knowledgeable in the mainstream health sciences. She earned a master's degree as a clinical specialist in mental health nursing, and has maintained a private practice in Healing Touch for many years. In 1995, Cynthia initiated the research program for Healing Touch and became the first Director of Research, a position she maintained until 2000. Cynthia became the Program Director in May 2005, and was asked by Janet to carry on her legacy of the Healing Touch Program.
Tina Devoe has been teaching Healing Touch since 2002. She teaches Levels 1, 2 and 3 classes for Healing Touch Program in hospitals and homes. Tina has completed the Healing Touch for Animals' coursework, Levels 1 through 4. She is the coordinator for Healing Touch for Animals in Jacksonville, FL. In her private practice based in Amelia Island, FL, she offers Healing Touch consultations and treatments for her clients (human and animal) seeking support and balance in matters of healing for the Physical, Emotional, Mental and Spiritual aspects of being. Tina integrates touch therapies with a holistic nursing philosophy to empower her clients with the self-awareness of body, mind and spirit. She draws from her 20 years of maternal child health experience as a labor and delivery nurse and patient educator for high-risk pregnancies. Tina's background includes 10 years as a certified massage therapist. At the Department of Integrative Medicine at Calvert Memorial Hospital, she pioneered the practice of Healing Touch and Massage. Tina has written coursework to include Holistic Approaches to Wellness and Medical Massage for College of Southern Maryland. She aims to increase knowledge of the human biofield and its relevance to health.
Sr. Rita Jean, a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet, is Director of the Center for Complementary Therapies at St. Mary’s Hospital in Amsterdam, NY. She is a Clinical Nursing Specialist, a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor, an accredited T’ai Chi Chih Teacher, and has been involved in the ministry of wellness for over 25 years. Sr. Rita Jean has authored numerous publications. In December 2006, her research study was published in Counselor “The Role of Healing Touch in the Treatment of Persons in Recovery from Alcoholism.” “Energetic Patters Found in Persons in Recovery from Alcoholism” was published in Energy Magazine, October 2008. In 2009, Sr. Rita Jean published 3 articles in Energy Magazine "The Hara Alignment Meditation", "Reflections on Advanced Practice 1", and "Reflections on Advanced Practice 2". Also in 2009, she co-authored with Dorothea Hover-Kramer, "Healing Touch as a Spiritual Practice", chapter 14 in the Healing Touch Guidebook: Practicing the Art and Science of Human Caring. Sr. Rita Jean, a Healing Touch Certified Practitioner and Instructor is a charter member of the Healing Touch Professional Association. She maintains an active Healing Touch community-based practice at St. Mary’s Hospital, Amsterdam, NY.
Ines Hoster thinks that Healing Touch is one of the best kept secrets in the healing arts and that it has a very bright future. Therefore, she is very dedicated to spreading the word about Healing Touch and has spent uncountable hours giving introductions to Healing Touch in the US and Germany. She is enthusiastic about the many applications of Healing Touch, its integration as a therapy into mainstream healthcare and the healing it can bring into every family. Once people open up to energy work and Healing Touch, they can always find or give help and that is empowering! Ines teaches all levels of Healing Touch classes and brought Healing Touch to Germany. She is the founder and director of Healing Touch Deutschland and is teaching students from other German speaking countries as well (Austria, Switzerland, and Northern Italy). She is very excited about the growth of her Healing Touch family in Europe and the many benefits Healing Touch has brought them and their clients.
Levels 4 and 5
Mary Ann Goeffrey is currently in private practice as a holistic nurse, specializing in Healing Touch. She teaches five levels of Healing Touch nationally and also teaches stress and life management skills, utilizing neuro-associative-conditioning techniques. She completed her studies in ministry and was ordained in 2002. She is an enthusiastic speaker and incorporates humor in her teaching style. Currently she is the co-lead instructor for Level 4/5.
Janna Moll has been involved with Healing Touch since 1995. She is an HTCP and HTCI, teaching levels 1-5. Janna has backgrounds in ethics, business, HTP certification and counseling, and is trained in 10+ disciplines in the Energy Medicine (EM) field. She holds a BS degree in environmental biology and chemistry, a degree in business and an MSN in nursing. Janna owns Energy Medicine Specialists in Highlands Ranch, CO, a center of excellence in EM education and consulting on accreditation with the NCCA. She has been a mentor in Healing Touch certification for over ten years. Janna consults to physicians on the energetics of disease and is published on EM. Janna presents and teaches internationally.