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It takes more than an idea and desire to bring healing to the world. It takes a dedicated team of like-minded, heart-centered, eager to ask the right questions, roll up their sleeves, work to open doors and share this work individuals.”
What we are all about
We share the common belief that all healing is self-healing and that we all have the abilities to facilitate healing in ourselves and others. We are passionate about bringing healing to the world through our work. 

Healers come from all kinds of backgrounds - nurses, massage therapists, social workers, healthcare professionals, corporate, and family makers.

We know that self-care and natural healing can shift the world and how we care for each other. Our motivation comes from our hearts and we know Healing Touch can change people’s lives.

Our Beginnings....
Janet Mentgen, RN, BSN
Healing Touch Founder
1938 - 2005
In 1989, Janet Mentgen, RN, BSN  formally created Healing Touch as an energy medicine program. Janet was an energetically sensitive nurse, and her drive was to deepen and expand the connection between nurses and their patients. She saw the positive effect of touch while using various energy techniques and modalities. 

Janet was a practicing nurse for 43 years. Her early work was with the U.S. Navy, then as an emergency room nurse, and then a home health care nurse. Her real love of patients and the nurse connection began emerging as she developed her "healing touch" methods. 

She shared her methods by teaching continuing education classes for nurses at Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood, Colorado. Her research, with the application within her private practice, and her teaching of energy medicine earned her the Holistic Nurse of the Year Award from the American Holistic Nurses Association in 1988.

In 1990, the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) sponsored Janet's program as a Healing Touch certificate program and the Colorado Nurses Association provided continuing education hours for nurses. 

In 1993, certification of Healing Touch Practitioners began and was administered by AHNA. That same year, Janet formed The Colorado Center for Healing Touch, Inc. dedicated to bringing Healing Touch to millions of people throughout the world. In 2008, the certification process was moved to the Healing Touch Certification Board, whose purpose is to administer the Healing Touch certification process for Practitioners and Instructors. 

In 1997, the Healing Touch Worldwide Foundation, Inc., was founded by Janet as a non-profit charitable organization. Janet's intent for Healing Touch Worldwide Foundation is to receive and distribute funds to assist, encourage and advance the philosophy, objectives and techniques of Healing Touch therapy. This is primarily accomplished through funding of grants for research and humanitarian projects around the world.

Within these few short years, Janet Mentgen revolutionized the medical model to include a clinical approach to energy based therapy. Her legacy lives on through the Certified Instructors and Certified Practitioners and thousands of students who are bringing a holistic approach to healing.

Due to the extraordinary success of the program, the company began using its other legal name, Healing Touch Program™, in June of 2005. This change recognizes the global expansion of Healing Touch in hospitals, communities, hospices, clinics, schools of nursing, and the long term care centers throughout North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Australia, Asia, and New Zealand.

To ensure the continued growth of the Healing Touch Program™, Janet transferred the ownership of the Healing Touch Program™ to her children; Bill, Lynn and Lisa in May of 2005. 

Securing her legacy, Janet died on September 15, 2005.
What Drives Us....
OUR VISION
Inspire and empower humanity to achieve holistic health, healing and well-being.
OUR MISSION
To establish Healing Touch in every home, school, and health care facility through heart-centered community, education and practice.
Our Core Values 
Healing Touch Program teaches Healing Touch for Holistic Health and Well-Being. We are honored and privileged to be part of the legacy and to carry on the work that Janet Mentgen started. Healing Touch is a strong community of healers, dedicated to the mission of bringing healing to the world.

To further develop our company, and to attract like-minded people to our organization, we have defined our company core values. We believe that these core values define the best part of who we are and the types of people we want to bring together to work with.

 Core Value #1 Dedication
We show dedication in all we do. We are loyal to the company, committed to the customer, and focused on the goals that move our company towards achieving our vision. 
 Core Value #2: Honest
We are honest and transparent with our communication with co-workers and customers. We use our best judgment to do the right thing. We take responsibility for our actions.  
 Core Value #3: Smart
We are thinkers and innovators. We are dedicated to solving problems, we consider how situations impact others and the company, and we have a strong desire to learn new skills to grow in and through our work. We make thoughtful decisions and give considerate advice.
 Core Value #4: “Just Do the Work”
We get things done! We are pragmatic and efficient. We are self-motivated hard workers and have an excellent work ethic, demonstrate personal responsibility and will persevere to get things done right and on time. 
 Core Value #5: Leadership
Our attitude and aptitude are those that exemplify leadership. We are determined, courageous, and fearless. We encourage others by inspiring and modeling, are interested in supporting the development of others, and respect and protect our co-workers and customers.   
 Core Value #6: Fun!
We are FUN to work with! Our life is a reflection of our attitude. We are playful and humorous, and above all we have positive energy and attitudes. We use positive words to describe our co-workers, our opportunities and our company.  
OUR TEAM
MEET THE PEOPLE BEHIND OUR COMPANY
Lisa Mentgen-Gordon
CEO/Owner
Leadership Team Member

Lisa believes that Healing Touch, founded by her mother, Janet Mentgen, is a profound and significant gift to the world. Lisa is passionate about  expanding, enhancing, and spreading this program. Her love lies in helping others to spread the work of Healing Touch to all. She is dedicated to awaken the idea of deliberate living, and to raise the vibration and quality of life worldwide through Healing Touch. Lisa began working with Janet in Healing Touch Program in 1993 and now as CEO continues to share her inner passion with everyone involved in helping to spread Healing Touch.  
 Chris Gordon
Strategic Manager/Owner
Leadership Team Member

Chris joined the Healing Touch Program team in 2008. Chris is the current Office Manager and Accountant, and is instrumental in handling the special projects that propel Healing Touch to new visibility and acceptance. Chris was the lead principle in the NCCA Accreditation for Healing Touch Program. He is also responsible for office systems, policies and procedures. Chris comes from an electrical engineering background and brings his skill of project planning, implementation and technical procedural writing to our organization.

Sue Walker
Education Director
Leadership Team Member

Sue has been part of our team since 2010 and currently manages the Integrative Care Program and oversees education services. She is passionate about bringing Healing Touch to health care facilities, including Veterans Administration facilities. As an experienced Healing Touch Certified Practitioner and Instructor, Sue has provided Healing Touch to clients in a private practice, for hospice and in a clinic setting. Her position as Clinic Director for a nonprofit that provides Healing Touch to veterans and their families gave her the wonderful opportunity to serve those who have served. Combining a background in business and information technology, a degree in social work and Healing Touch gives Sue an eclectic and unique perspective.

Ann Darmstetter
Director of Service
Leadership Team Member

Ann became part of the Healing Touch Program team in February 2010. Ann is the Certification Administrator who is responsible for handling all the certification packets, assisting with the Certification Panel, and is in charge of all notifications that involve the certification process. She is also our Insurance Administrator, responsible for processing applications, issuing reminders and generating certificates of insurance. Ann is also in charge of HTPA membership. She can assist you in joining or renewing your membership or making changes to your account. She is responsible for the reminder letters and membership kits. Her background is in education and wellness. She has lived in San Antonio since 1991 and stays busy with her two children, Devyn and Dylan.

 Jeannette Nienaber
HTP Instructor Manager
Jeannette brings a diverse wealth of experience and training in both the fields of education and energy medicine. She worked as a teacher, athletics coach and educational consultant for over thirty-five years. She has always been energy sensitive and her passion for energy work crystallized when she took Level 1 Healing Touch almost twenty years ago. She has been an HTCP/I or over ten years and currently teaches Intros, Levels 1 & 2, and Anatomy for Healers. 
Christina Mattison
Independent Class Manager

Christina first joined the Healing Touch Program team in February 2010. After working in our offices for almost 2 years, she decided to take a sabbatical to stay home with her 3 young children Tyler, Kaidon & Kaysen. Christina rejoined our HT team and in May 2016 as our Independent Class Manager. Christina supports our Instructors and Students by managing the class schedule, processing class packets, processing class packages, and providing customer support.  In Outside of her HTP role, Christina stays busy being a wife & a mother to her active boys as well as enjoying Photography, Event Planning and loves to try and relax in her craft room!

Bernadette Alva 
Independent Class Manager

Bernadette Alva joined our HTP team in May 2019. She is a firm believer in the power of positive thinking and is fascinated with energy healing and knows firsthand the benefits associated with light work.  Bernadette started her journey into energy work in 2016 when she took her first Reiki class and in  2017 she  became a Reiki Master.  

Bernadette says, "It is an absolute joy to be a part of the Healing Touch family. I feel like this is where I belong. I am so excited to start on this new chapter in my life and I look forward to the new path that I’m on."

 Jennifer Lane
HTP Class Manager


Jennifer has joined our amazing team at Healing Touch Program as the HTP Class Coordinator.  Jennifer is the mother of two daughters, shares her life with two exceptionally cool canines, an avid foodie who loves exploring the local farmers’ markets, and when you cannot find her there she is often found at museums or places of rich history. Jennifer being a “Jack” (more accurately “Jane”) of many trades and master of none, brings a myriad of skills she hopes to improve upon and grow through working at Healing Touch Program. She believes strongly in the power of each individual and how it can affect everyone, therefore each day is a new chance to improve oneself and let go of yesterday’s shortcomings.

Raymond Gordon
HT Store Manager

Raymond joined HTP in 2016 as our store manager. He manages our inventory and handles all the shipping and receiving for HTP. Raymond has a passion for building and flying model airplanes and has a blackbelt in Teakondow. 
Amelia Vogler
HTPA Executive Director

Amelia is the Executive Director of The Healing Touch Professional Association and has a deep and rich love for Healing Touch and the practitioners who carry this beautiful healing modality for the betterment of the planet. She is devoted to them and prays daily that her role in this organization can positively support more healing to the planet and more grace, ease, and professionalism for the practitioners.

Dee Gerken
Lead Nurse Planner

 Dee is a HTCP/I, Certified Holistic Nurse, Reiki Master, Clinical Nurse Specialist and Family Nurse Practitioner. She is committed to holistic modalities being used in every household, in every country and to healing the heart of humanity. She especially enjoys teaching Healing Touch, mentoring, and working with clients seeking ongoing health maintenance. For fun, she loves to hike and bike.
Nancy Lester
Curriculum Review Board

Nancy Lester, BSPA, HTCP/I, LMT  brings to her work over 35 years of nursing experience, including trauma and critical care, hospice, home health, rehabilitation, and administration. She became certified in Holistic Nursing, Healing Touch and Therapeutic Massage in 1995, Founding Healing Arts, Inc. Nancy continues in private practice using her holistic nursing background providing Healing Touch, and Therapeutic Massage. She is a member of HTPA and a HTCI since 1998. She served on the Ethics Committee for the Healing Touch Program including vice chair and chair. Nancy teaches Anatomy for Healers Level 1 is a qualified mentor, teaches Healing Touch Levels 1-5 and is co-lead instructor for Levels 4/5.

Jean Pruett
Curriculum Review Board

Jean is a Charter Member of the Healing Touch Program Association (HTPA); Pastoral Psychotherapist; Healing Touch Certified Practitioner, Instructor, and Qualified Mentor; and Retired Administrative Staff Chaplain and Healing Touch Specialist from Carolinas HealthCare System. Jean holds a B.A. in Sociology from Winthrop University, an M.R.E. in Education and Social Work from New Orleans Theological Seminary, a M.Div. in Theology from Erskine Theological Seminary, and a D.Min. in Marriage and Family Studies from Erskine Theological Seminary. Jean currently has a private practice and teaches Levels 1-4 of Healing Touch at every opportunity.
Heather Lenox
Mentor Lead

Heather serves as the current Lead Mentor for HTP and delights in supporting mentors and mentees across the country and around the world through individual outreach, quarterly calls, newsletters and collaborative development efforts with the HTP team. Heather’s professional background in education, nonprofit administration and healing come together well in this role and it has become her favorite aspect of her HTP life. She believes that when mentorship goes well it results in lifting one another up so that our most passionate learners become our most professional colleagues. She is married with dogs in North Carolina and is as enamored of her garden and dancing as she is of healing.  

Billy Courtney
Graphics

Billy joined the Healing Touch Program office staff when the office moved to San Antonio in 2009. Billy was on the original team that founded and developed Energy Magazine in 2006. Her background in graphic design allows her to create beauty in everything she touches. Billy is responsible for the HTP regional conference logos, design and layout of the HTP notebooks and other class room materials. Her touch is apparent on all of the HTP publications. ~ Billy believes that Healing Touch is changing the world!

Matt Courtney
Website Administrator

Matt has been an integral part of our team since 2010 helping us with all of our websites and IT/Networking needs. 
Margaret Nies
Energy Magazine Editor

Margaret Nies is the editor of the online Energy Magazine. She has a background in Cranial Sacral Therapy, business management, project management and product development. 

Lindsay Mulligan
Energy Magazine Assistant Editor

Lindsay joined the Healing Touch Program in 2017 when she began working as an Editor for Energy Magazine — an extension of the Healing Touch Program. After spending two years helping grow and enhance the magazine, she now also helps create content for the Healing Touch community in blogging, newsletters, and social media. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and holds a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in Professional Writing. When Lindsay is not writing or editing, she is spending time with her husband of two years, traveling, flipping homes, and enjoying all that life has to offer.   

Our Endorsements & Accreditations
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
Healing Touch Program is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission of Accreditation.

ANCC is the world's largest and most prestigious nurse credentialing organization, and a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association (ANA). HTP is the first Energy Medicine education provider to achieve this status.
ANCC Accreditation distinguishes organizations that demonstrate quality and excellence in the curriculum design and delivery of continuing nursing education (CNE). Accredited organizations, like Healing Touch Program meet comprehensive, evidenced-based criteria to ensure CNE activities are effectively planned, implemented and evaluated. Nurses in the field of Energy Medicine now gain access to the highest caliber of education to meet certification or licensure requirements, which in turn contributes to improved health care outcomes.
American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA)
Healing Touch Program has been peer-reviewed, and is endorsed by American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA). We are proud to be one of approximately 10 programs endorsed by AHNA.
Canadian Holistic Nurses Association 
Healing Touch Program is proud to be one of the programs endorsed by the Canadian Holistic Nurses Association. 
National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB)
Healing Touch Program is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider (#150588-00).
Better Business Bureau Accredited Business
Healing Touch Program has been an BBB accredited business since 2010 with A+ rating. The BBB has determined that Healing Touch Program meets their accreditation standards, which includes a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints.
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Contact Info
HEALING TOUCH PROGRAM™
15439 Pebble Gate
San Antonio, TX 78232
Phone: 210-497-5529
Fax: 210-497-8532
E-Mail: info@HealingTouchProgram.com
Web Site: HealingTouchProgram.com
Healing Touch Program Office Hours:
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