Board of Trustees

Madonna Pence – President

(a) Serves as executive officer (b) Coordinates all Board activities (c) Oversees management of the administrative office in support of the Association (d) Oversees public relations (e) Chairs all Board and membership meetings (f) Represents The Association in serving as a liaison to like-minded organizations, and may designate Association representatives to serve as liaisons to like-minded organizations (g) Develops Board and membership meeting agendas (h) Assumes responsibility for communication regarding legal matters (i) Submits reports to the membership in The Association’s newsletter (j) Orients President-Elect (k) Oversees the care of The Association artifacts and archives


First Term:April 2023 - March 2026

Cordy Anderson Membership


Membership Office Roles
(a) Oversees membership recruitment, marketing, and retention
(b) Oversees the membership database and directory in conjunction with the Operations Manager and Treasurer/Development Trustee
(c) Collaborates with the appropriate Trustees in the development of Regional representatives and Practice Groups to develop resources

Location:Oregon and New Mexico

First Term:April 2022 - March 2025

Annie Hallett


International Trustee Office Roles
(a) Promotes the practice, knowledge, and research of Krieger-Kunz Therapeutic Touch to the Therapeutic Touch international community
(b) Collaborates and promotes international participation in TTIA
(c) Serves as a link between TTIA and international communities that practice Therapeutic Touch
(d) Diplomatically coordinates consistency of international programs with TTIA standards
(e) Communicates concerns of the international community to TTIA Board of Trustees

Location:United Kingdom

First Term - Interim:April 2023 – March 2024

Christine Easley


Treasurer/Development Office Roles
(a) Oversees the fiduciary responsibilities of The Association
(b) Responds to requestsfor financial information
(c) Consults with trustees and committees regarding financial needs and responsibilities
(d) Provides regular reports to the Board and an annual report to the general membership
(e) Seeks sources of external grant funding, oversees The Association’s grant proposals to external sponsors
(f) Develops, solicits, and secures The Association’s merchandise and inventory
(g) Oversees marketing of TTIA merchandise


First Term:April 2023 - March 2026

Suzanne Engelberg and Eunice Lee









Research Office Roles
(a) Serves as a research consultant to the Board, the membership and other interested parties regarding Therapeutic Touch research and publications
(b) Oversees the review of research grant applications for quality, compliance, and adherence to ethics standards, and makes recommendations to the Board of Trustees Therapeutic Touch bibliography and Code of Ethics for currency.

Location:Washington and Montana

First Term:Appointed to term ending March 2024

Lin Bauer – Education


Education Office Roles
(a) Coordinates development and review of Therapeutic Touch curriculum and teaching guidelines
(b) Develops the components of education for the process of practice and teaching
(c) Oversees The Association’s Continuing Education process
(d) Collaborates with the Programs Trustee to ensure synchrony between Therapeutic Touch education standards and practice



First Term:5/2020 - 3/2022

Second Term:4/2022 - 3/2025

Sue Duncan and Mary Harding


Programs Office Roles

(a) Collaborates with Membership and Education Trustee to develop resources for regional representatives and practice groups
(b) Facilitates the development of sponsored and co-sponsored conferences of The Association, including international and regional conferences and International Congresses
(c) Acts as liaison with organizations that are providing Therapeutic Touch programs
(d) Oversees and coordinates TTIA programs
(e) In collaboration with Education Trustee conducts a periodic learning needs assessment for TT programming

Location:New York and Ontario

First Term:November 2022- March 2024

Kathy Cody-Guastella


Credentialing Office Roles
(a) Oversees the credentialing process for the recognition of TT practitioners, teachers and others, and reviews the process periodically for currency
(b) Reviews applications and oversees reviewers
(c) Coordinates the development and implementation of The Association’s peer reviewed credentialing processes


First Term:April, 2021 - March, 2024

Leonie Van Gelder


Communications Office Roles

(a) Has editorial responsibility for most of The Association communications
(b) Oversees The Association newsletter and acts as Editor as needed
(c) Oversees The Association’s website


Second Term as Communications:4/2023-3/2026