Lisa Gordon's picture Lisa Mentgen-Gordon

Lisa Mentgen-Gordon is the CEO/Owner of Healing Touch Program. Lisa believes that Healing Touch, founded by Lisa’s mother, Janet Mentgen, is a magnificent and significant gift to the world, which makes it easy for her to spend most of her time expanding, enhancing, and spreading this program. Her love lies in helping others to spread the work of Healing Touch to all and is dedicated to awaken the idea of deliberate living, and to raise the vibration and quality of life worldwide through Healing Touch. Lisa has always been an entrepreneur at heart and started her first business when she was 7 years old trying to sell a wagon full of puzzle grass to anyone that was interested! 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.

Lisa lives in San Antonio, Texas with her husband Chris and her three wonderful children Raymond, Nicole and Louis.

Cynthia's picture Cynthia HutchisonDNSc, RN, MSN, CNS, HTCP/I
Educational Program Director

In the early 1980s, Cynthia began studying holistic healing, natural healing and energy therapies, with ten years of practicingTherapeutic Touch before discovering Healing Touch in 1992. She is an avid student of spirituality and energy medicine. A doctorally-prepared nurse from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. (1987), Cynthia is also knowledgeable in the mainstream health sciences. Cynthia 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. She was invited by Janet Mentgen (founder of HT) in 2003 to serve as the Assistant Program Director. Cynthia became the Program Director in May of 2005 (several months before Janet's death), and was asked by Janet to carry on her legacy of the Healing Touch Program. Teaching internationally and nationally all levels of HTP curriculum, she brings much enthusiasm, empowerment and creativity to her classes. A mother of three Waldorf-educated grown daughters, Cynthia has lived in Boulder, Colorado since 1993.

Chris picture Chris Gordon
Strategic Manager

Chris joined the Healing Touch Program team in 2008. Chris is the current Office Manager and is instrumental in handling 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.


Billy's picture Margaret Nies
Energy Magazine Editor

 SueWalker 2 Sue Walker

Education Director

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 healthcare 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.

Jennifer's picture Jennifer Lane
HTP Class Manager

Jennifer joined Healing Touch Program in August of 2013 as the HTP Class Manager. Jennifer is responsible for scheduling and managing HTP classes, updating and maintaining the online resource portals, and instructor support. She is also on the planning team for HTP Conferences. If you need assistance registering for classes, navigating the resource and class portals, or support as an instuctor, Jennifer is the person to call.  She comes with a background in military family and community services and education administration. She has resided in San Antonio for 11 years, has two grown daughters, and one very special four legged furbaby. 

Ann's picture Ann Darmstetter
Certification Administrator, Insurance Administrator and HTPA Administrator

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 for 22 years and stays busy with her two children, Devyn and Dylan.


Billy's picture Billy Courtney
Graphic Artist

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!

Rachal picture Rachal Fries

Rachal joined the Healing Touch Program team in 2012. She is responsible for the accounting at HTP; payroll, deposits, reconcilations and taxes. Rachal studied accounting at UTSA and loves number crunching. Rachal has lived in San Antonio for 38 years and loves spending lots of quality time with her husband, Jay and 4 kids, Garrett, Emilie, Jackson & Mitchell.