​​         Healing Touch California

     A Network for All Healing Touch Practitioners & Students

Debra Saxton, HBB Student Level 4
Communications Committee
Carmel Valley, CA, d-d.saxton@comcast.net
Personal Statement:  It is my intention to shine the light of Healing Touch as often as opportunities allow. I am committed to increasing awareness, whether it be one-on-one with individuals, or by creating educational opportunities within my local area. I am also committed to supporting the Healing Touch California organization and its blossoming community by joining the communications committee as editor of the bi-monthly newsletter. I am honored to be a part of this organization and support its compassionate and heart centered goals.

Janie Currey, MA, RN, HTCP

Canyon Lake, CA, janie.currey@gmail.com
Personal Statement:  Healing Touch California as a beautiful bridge between the two organizations, resolving disruption by encouraging us to simply “Do the work."   The opportunity to be in community without leaving the openness of California is a blessing for those with financial, employment, or family constraints.  This community grows with the honor of our elders, the excitement of new practitioners, and fresh approaches to understanding by students. 

Cathy McJannet, RN, MN, CEN, HTCP/I
Coronado, CA, cathy.mcjannet@usa.net
Personal Statement:   My intention is to facilitate spreading of the light and energy regarding Healing Touch beyond our local boundaries to include all of California. As an educator, I want to facilitate excellence in bringing the word and knowledge of HT to all that attend HT California’s educational opportunities. I also want to acknowledge all of those who ‘do the work’ of Healing Touch, learn from them, embrace them and celebrate their heart-centered work. As a nurse who practices HT in an acute care hospital, I would like to work with others to overcome the perceived roadblocks of providing HT in a variety of healthcare settings.
Dona Thompson
​San Diego, CA donathom@cox.net
​Personal Statement:  My mission is to serve the Healing Touch California community by offering my finance and tax expertise.  As a member of the Healing Touch California Board, I will serve with honor and promise to respect the vision and mission through a heart centered and holistic approach to all financial aspects of HTC.  A financially strong organization will support the growth of our scholarship funds, support community education opportunities and unite and support our Healing Touch practitioners and students. I believe strongly in nurturing and growing the ‘energy’ community by following in Janet Mentgen’s footsteps of “Just Do the Work”

Madeleine Ferbal, MA, HHP, CHTP, HTCP, HTACP/I
Vice President
San Diego, CA, maddie@atouchofwellness4all.com
Personal statement:  As a new member of the board this year, my intention is to help spread the word and educate all on the benefits that Healing Touch provides to people as well as to animals.  I intend to help grow our like-minded community with a heart-centered focus.  I am committed to increasing the awareness that we can ALL do healing energy work creating a positive difference with animals and their people that will transform communities.  I am grateful and excited for this opportunity to serve and to be a voice for this work in California.

Committee Members

Jeri Lawson, CHTP, HTCP
Communications Committee
Oakland, CA, jerilawson@mac.com
Personal Statement: Healing Touch California has a sacred purpose: to encourage the use of energetic healing in our communities and medical culture.  My intention is to help Healing Touch California bring Healing Touch to every nursing home, assisted living facility, hospital and hospice to support wellness, prevent disease and keep us all emotionally, mentally and physically balanced. I see all Healing Touch practitioners sharing this great light with the world. 

Nanette Sagastume, HTCP

Chico, CA, nsagastume@csuchico.edu
Personal statement:
My goal during my service to Healing Touch California: Living in an area of the state where there are few practitioners of Healing Touch, I believe Healing Touch California is an important force in helping practitioners, who are separated by geography, to network for friendship, professional support, and the exchange of communal wisdom regarding our practice of Healing Touch. To that end, I will work to promote the activities of Healing Touch California.

Loree Oberle-Edwards, RDH, MS, DD, CHTP, HTCP/I
Chief Administrative Officer
San Diego, CA, loree@empowerpeople.com
Personal statement:   My mission is to inspire, educate and support everyone in expressing their Divine Connection and Wholeness (Holiness) through the practices of giving and receiving Healing Touch, Community Activities and Service; to maintain order and hold the foundation and integrity of Healing Touch California; and to facilitate expansion and growth in the organization so it is visible, respected and well known as a valuable, Professional Community that is of service and highly recognized as a catalyst for Wholeness.

Patti Restaino, MA, HTPA
Director and Chairperson of the Communications Committee
Oakland, CA, 2gifthealingtouch@gmail.com
Personal Statement:  My motivation to be on the Healing Touch CA board is fueled by my belief Healing Touch is a gift.  Anyone can give or receive the gift of Healing Touch and experience being balanced and harmonized by aligning one’s body, mind, heart, and spirit. An area of the vision I intend to emphasize is growth through inclusiveness, by offering a heart-felt invitation to multi-cultural communities. The opportunity to experience or learn Healing Touch can be beneficial for all. Our richness expands as the diversity of Healing Touch clients and practitioners expand.  All of my actions are inspired by the clear direction of the founder Janet Mentgen, “Just do the work!”


Fullerton, CA, heartlight@jahncke.com
Personal statement: My goal is to promote a growing awareness of the positive difference that Healing Touch can and does make in each one of us and in its various applications throughout our communities. How wonderful it is to unite together to share, support and encourage each other in our love of HT and its continuing expansion. As each of us knows, there is a sacredness that is shared when heart-centered healing is given and/or received. In this exchange, we move beyond the simple act of touch into a dimension that can be and is deeper. How precious and healing this is.

Healing Touch California Board of Directors

Donna Cahill, MSN, RN-BC, CNS, CHTP/I 
Coronado, CA, cahill.donna@scrippshealth.org
Personal statement:  My mission is to help spread the light of Healing Touch throughout our community. To share my expertise in conference planning and educational program development that promote the “art and science” of health and healing. To serve the organization with integrity, compassion, and heart centeredness!