President's Message

Board Members Missing from picture: Bonnie Morrow & Norm Morrow

Speaking for the HTWF Board Members, I want you to know that we are so very excited to see how the next year unfolds!  As we continue to grow in 2015, we anticipate expansive progress, along with welcome newness and potentially unseen opportunities.  No one can see into the future, but positive expectations abound, surrounding the HTWF board members as we take on new ideas and allow additional Light to infuse our work.

Karen B. Chin                         

HTWF President 


Meet the 2015 HTWF Board Members

 President P
Karen B Chin, RN, MS, HTCP/I 


 Karen joined the board in 2009 when she started her service  as secretary. Karen's ongoing leadership includes participation  in the update of the HTWF bylaws and the ongoing  development of policies and procedures. She has served in the  role of President since 2012.

 Karen's vision for HTWF continues to expand for utmost  development of Healing Touch worldwide.

 Fundraising Chair

 Nancy Lavergne, HTCP  

 Vice President & Fundraising Chair

 Nancy joined the Board in spring of 2012 as a Fundraising  Chair. She has successfully implemented NEW fundraisers,  Heel to Heal races and Internet Raffles generating new  revenue. Nancy stepped up to complete the term of the Vice-  president in the summer of 2013. 

 Nancy envisions the growth of the foundation into an  organization providing significant credibility in research  impacting education and energy medicine worldwide.


 Dawn Warnaca, HTCP/I, Acting Executive Director; HTPA


Nancy joined the Board in spring of 2012 as a Fundraising  Chair. She has successfully implemented NEW fundraisers,  Heel to Heal races and Internet Raffles generating new  revenue. Nancy stepped up to complete the term of the Vice-  president in the summer of 2013. 

 Nancy envisions the growth of the foundation into an  organization providing significant credibility in research  impacting education and energy medicine worldwide.


 Norman Morrow, BS, PhD


Norman has been responsible for the day-to-day  management of HTWF's financial affairs since 2001.  He  maintains the Foundation's financial records, disperses  funds, and assures compliance with applicable tax and legal  requirements.

 As HTWF expands to provide broader and more extensive  services to the Healing Touch Community, Norman is striving  to assure financial systems are in place to support those  efforts.

President Emerita

Bonnie Morrow, BSNH, PhD.



Co-Chair Marketing and Publicity

 Lee Campbell, HTP

Co-Chair Marketing and Publicity

 Lee joined the Board in the fall of 2013. As co-chair of the  marketing committee, he focuses on reporting HTWF  activities through newsletters and the annual report.  Lee  was instrumental in the committee's growth to include  public relations.


 Lee has a passion for helping people. His vision for HTWF  is to provide Healing Touch techniques to people in all  countries.

Chair Grant Awards Committee

 Beverly Ann Dixon, MSPH, PhD, HTCP/I 

 Chair Grant Awards Committee

 Beverly joined the HTWF board in fall 2014 and is  responsible for managing all aspects of grants awarded by  HTWF. She is also member of the Research Advisory  Council for Healing Touch Program.

 Her vision is to streamline the grant application process to  increase and to expand research, instruction, and outreach  of Healing Touch worldwide

Co-Chair Marketing and Publicity    

 Nancy R. Stephens, RN, BSN, HTCP/I

 Co-Chair Marketing and Publicity

 Nancy joined the board in fall of 2013 as an active  member of the fundraising committee.  She has recently  broadened her responsibilities to include Co-Chair of the  Marketing and Fundraising Committee.  Nancy will serve a  new role as Organizational Liaison to develop and  maintain relationships with complementary organizations 

 for the promotion of HTWF's mission.

 Nancy's vision is to expand our horizons while bringing  Healing Touch research, service and education to  communities around the world. 


HTWF Funding Opportunities

The mission of the Healing Touch Worldwide Foundation is to distribute funds to assist, to encourage and to advance the philosophy, objectives and techniques of Healing Touch.

To achieve that goal, the following categories are available for funding consideration. 

Research:  Supports research into the effects of Healing Touch

Service:  Supports service and outreach programs promoting Healing Touch across the globe with activities such as HT sessions and educational information

International Education:  The Janet Mentgen Vision Fund Supports training for residents of foreign countries as Healing Touch Level 1, 2 and 3 instructors

 Interested in applying for a special project?  The application is now easier: 

First submit a pre-proposal form.  If approved, a full proposal will then be required by the next deadline.

Submission deadlines:  March 31, May 31, August 31, December 31

PRE-PROPOSAL submission forms available from HTWF, Inc.

18126 Spellbrook Dr.

Houston, TX 77084



Spread Healing Light Worldwide

Got talent?  Got skills?  Does graphic design, advertising, fundraising or  

e-commerce sound like your cup of tea?  We understand the value of that and want you on our team!

Healing Touch Worldwide Foundation is a dynamic, growing, non-profit organization and in 2015 we will send our energy spark throughout the planet.  We have opportunities for creative, energetic people to advance the philosophy, objectives and techniques of Healing Touch. 

Our organizational chart is not limited.  Bring your talents for marketing, fundraising, writing, conference planning,grant reviewing or any other skills you believe will help us move forward.  

Our current goal of $100K is earmarked for qualified grant applicants in research, service and international education.  The foundation is currently funding research at the University of Maryland, St. Joseph Medical Center Cancer Institute and Nemours/Alfred I DuPont Hospital for Children; supporting service at Military Stand Downs, Reunions and Welcome Homes; and providing international education through Healing Touch classes and free Healing Touch Clinics in Nepal.  

Be a part of our Fabulous Experience!  Go to our website: and begin Spreading Healing Light Worldwide!

The Regionals are Coming!!

HTWF would love to see you at the

Healing Touch California Symposium

In San Diego on April 18 & 19, 2015


OKI Regional Healing Touch Conference

In Cincinnati, OH on April 25, 2015

We are in need of donation items for our silent auctions and raffle! We would appreciate you looking through your treasure box of crystals, precious gems, jewelry, scarves, essential oils, or whatever you would love to share as your donation to help raise funds for HTWF.

For donation information - Please contact:

HTCa - Nancy Stephens -

OKI - Nancy Lavergne  -

What's the tax status of HTWF donations?

     We frequently receive questions about our tax status and the deductibility of transactions.  We are an IRS section 501(c)(3) charity.  Our fundraising activities currently fall into four categories.  Each category is discussed in general below.  Any questions about your specific situation or a particular item should be referred to your tax advisor.

 1.  Donations of cash or goods:
 Are deductible as charitable contributions, allowed under IRS code section 501(c)(3).  Generally, donors who provide goods for charities to sell at an auction are entitled to claim a charitable deduction for a contribution based on the market value of the item or the price the donor purchased the item at.  Your specific allowable deduction needs to be discussed with your tax advisor.  Goods are reported on Form 8283. HTWF is required to provide receipts for all cash and goods valued in excess of $500.00.  For contributions under $500.00 the IRS considers the donor responsible for providing proof of donation (via cancelled check, bank transaction, etc. . .)  However, the current HTWF practice is to provide an acknowledgement for all donations, citing the amount or the market value of the item.

 2.  Auction goods purchase:  Individuals who purchase items at a charity auction may claim a charitable contribution deduction for the excess of the purchase price paid for an item over its tax base (what the item cost) or fair market value.  The buyer must be able to show that he or she knew that the value of the item was less than the amount paid.  It is currently HTWF's practice to provide an estimated market value on the bidding paperwork for each item and to provide and acknowledgement of auction purchases that includes the price paid and the market value of the item.  Assuming the buyer has no reason to doubt the accuracy of the market value estimate, if he or she pays more than the published value, the difference between the amount paid and the published value may constitute a charitable contribution deduction.  i.e.: $50 donation, purchased at auction for $55 = $5 deduction.


3.  Race/Walk Entry Fee: Race entry fees are considered a purchase of goods at fair market value, so it is not considered deductible by the IRS.  However, race sponsorships for "others beside yourself" that are from a business entity, may be handled as a deduction per your tax advisors recommendation.  Sponsorships by individuals of an "others beside yourself" entry fee are considered a charitable contribution.  We provide receipts for sponsorships.  Pledges in support of an entrant are not made in return for anything and thus are considered donations to HTWF and would be fully deductible.  We provide receipts where contact information is available.

4.  Raffles: The IRS considers raffles to be gambling and as such purchases of raffle tickets are not generally deductible.  We do not provide receipts for raffle ticket purchases.

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The Healing Touch Worldwide Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation established in 1997 by the Healing Touch Program founder, Janet Mentgen RN, BSN, HNC, HTCP/I. Our mission is to receive and distribute funds to assist, encourage and advance the philosophy, objectives and techniques of Healing Touch. 

Your participation and generosity are greatly appreciated.



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