Cynthia Hutchison is the Director of the Healing Touch Program™. Beginning over twenty years ago, she began studying natural medicine and energy therapies. She has studied world religions and is an avid student of spirituality. As a doctorally-prepared nurse from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. (1987), Cynthia is also knowledgeable in the mainstream health sciences and the nursing profession. With a master’s degree as a clinical specialist in mental health, she has maintained a private practice in both Healing Touch and transpersonal psychotherapy for many years. In 1995, Cynthia initiated the research program for Healing Touch and served as the Director of this department until 2000. She teaches all levels of the HT curriculum, including Advanced Practice 1 and 2 and instructor training. She was invited by Janet Mentgen in 2003 to serve as the Assistant Program Director and became the Program Director in May 2005.