Board of Trustees

Beth Hagedorn, on Leave May, 2020


Location:New York

Email:[email protected]

First Term:4/2020 -3/2023

President-Elect:10/2019 – 3/2020

Mary Anne Hanley – See Education-Curriculum


President Office Roles

(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

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


Email:[email protected]

First Term as Communications:4/2020-3/2023

Marilyn Johnston-Svoboda


Education 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


Email:[email protected]

Second Term:April, 2018- March 2021

Interim:6/2014 – 4/2015

First full term:4/2015-3/2018

Jennifer Browning


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


Email:[email protected]

Second Term:April, 2018 – March, 2021

First Term:October, 2016 – April, 2018

Peggy Frank


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:British Columbia, Canada

Email:[email protected]

1st Term:5/2016-4/2019

2nd Term:5/2019-4/2022

Mary Anne Hanley Serving as Interim President May, 2020



Email:[email protected]

1st Term:9/2016 – 4/2019

2nd Term:5/2019-5/2022

Research Trustee:9/2014 – 8/2016

Lin Bauer

Interim Education Curriculum – May, 2020

Curriculum 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


Denise Coppa


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:Rhode Island

Email:[email protected]

Appointment:9/2016 – 3/2017

First Term:4/2017 – 4/2020

Second Term:4/2020– 4/2023

Term as Membership:4/2015 - 8/2016

Madonna Pence


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


Interim:4/2020-3/2021 Appointed

Rosa Ferrer de Dios Larroya


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


Email:[email protected]

First Term:April, 2018 – March 2021