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Committees

Welcome to the Healing Beyond Borders, Educating and Certifying the Healing Touch® Committees! If a Committee interests you, please contact the office to learn more This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Some Healing Beyond Borders Committees consist of members appointed by the Board of Directors.  They include Ethics, Nominating, Conference, Education committees and others.  All positions are volunteer.

Healing Beyond Borders Committees

Conference Committee: The Conference Committee determines the theme of the conference, makes decisions about speakers and workshops, and assists with the implementation of the conference. 

Education Committee: The Education Committee reviews educational components of Healing Touch, reviews changes or additions to the HTI Healing Touch Certificate Program course of study, and assists with educational components of the annual Instructor workshop.  Members are appointed and are primarily lead Healing Touch instructors. 

Ethics Committee: The Ethics Committee reviews complaints filed about any level of student, Practitioner or Instructor and follows a standard procedure for reviewing and then ruling upon those complaints.  Members are appointed, and have expertise in biomedical ethics.

Instructor Training Advancement Committee: The Instructor Training Advancement Committee is made up of seasoned HBB Instructors who have had many years of experience teaching, and have also had experience with Instructor training. The Committee oversees the training of new instructors by following the mentorship of newly trained instructors, and making sure that communication between the trainees and instructor mentors is open and supportive. The committee also makes sure that the training evaluation tools are high quality and up-to-date, as well as “user friendly”.

Once the instructor trainees have completed their requirements, and the mentor has received acceptable reports from the supervising instructors, as well as reports from the trainee regarding their learning experience, the mentors report this completion to the head of the Instructor Training Committee. It is then communicated to the rest of the committee for consensus, and then to the HBB office that the instructor is complete with training.

Instructor Training Application Committee: The Instructor Training Application Committee is comprised of those educators holding an advanced degree whose purpose is to review applications for instructor training to ensure applicants have met prerequisite criteria for instructor training and ensure the applicants have the necessary skills and background preparation to be successful as a Healing Touch instructor. This committee is also responsible to determine qualifying coursework that can meet requirements for equivalency in anatomy and physiology, psychology and ethics for those applicants who do not hold a professional health care background and degree.

International Committee: The International Committee (IC) is the contact point and offers support with international topics of Healing Beyond Borders. It reports to the Healing Beyond Borders, Educating and Certifying the Healing Touch® Board of Directors through an appointed board liaison and an appointed chair. The International Committee's areas of activities are:

  • International Teaching: All Healing Beyond Borders instructors that teach across their home borders, or USA instructors that teach or plan to teach internationally, Please contact the Healing Beyond Borders office at 303-989-7982 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . We would like to know where and who you are teaching so we can link you up with others in countries where you will be to help build our international community and support you and your students.
  • Independent Countries (contact: Mary-Cathrine Campbell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). For questions about starting a new community or trying to set up classes or support groups, etc. in a country where there is no Healing Beyond Borders, Educating and Certifying the Healing Touch® community yet, please reach out to Mary-Cathrine.
  • Affiliated Organizations Information (contact: Cathy Nunemaker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). For organizations or Healing Beyond Borders, Educating and Certifying the Healing Touch® groups in a country that would like to become an official Healing Beyond Borders Affiliated Organization, please reach out to Cathy.
  • Healing Beyond Borders Affiliate Organizations contact Rosalie Van Aken at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). For all Affiliated Organizations that have questions with respect to Healing Beyond Borders, Educating and Certifying the Healing Touch® (e.g. country specific challenges or topics they would like to discuss with other countries or bring to the attention of the Healing Beyond Borders organization), please reach out to Rosalie.

For any general questions please contact the International Committee Chair, Mary-Cathrine Campbell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Marketing/Membership Committee: The Marketing/Membership Committee is an appointed committee with volunteers committed to sharing the benefits of Healing Touch and to help create exposure for Healing Beyond Borders, Educating and Certifying the Healing Touch® and the work of its members. Through promotion of Healing Beyond Borders and Healing Touch at trade shows, speaking engagements, writing articles and managing the social media of Healing Beyond Borders, Educating and Certifying the Healing Touch®.

Nominating Committee: The Nominating Committee is an appointed committee responsible for reviewing applications for the Healing Beyond Borders, Educating and Certifying the Healing Touch® Board of Directors and then forwarding a list of nominees to the full membership for a vote.  Healing Beyond Borders, Educating and Certifying the Healing Touch® Members can access the Bylaws in the Members Only section.

Research Committee: The Research Committee is led by the Research Director and Chair Suzanne M. Hess, PhD, CHTP of Healing Beyond Borders, who constructs valuable research studies throughout the world.  This committee helps educate others of the updated research with Healing Touch.  Contact Sue at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Resource Council: Healing Beyond Borders has established this council composed of former HBB Board Members to serve as a resource to the Healing Beyond Borders Board of Directors. Members include: Anne Day RN, MA, CMT, HNC, CHTP/I, Former HTI President; Mary Frost RN, MS, HN-BC, CHTP/I, Former HTI Board Member; Savitri Kumaran RNC, CHTP/I, Former HTI President; Deborah Larrimore RN, BSN, LMBT, CHTP/I, Former HTI Board Member; Susan Morales-Kosinec RN, MSN, CHTP/I, Former HTI Board Member; Annis Parker RN, AND, DipEd, CHTP/I, Former HTI Board Member; Myra Tovey RN, BS, HNC, CHTP/I, Former HTI Board Member; Diane Wardell PhD, RNC, CHTP/I, Former HTI President.