Our Licensed Instructor Trainers have advanced training through the Loving Touch Instructor Trainer Program. They have been an Active CIMI (r) Registered through ILTF for at least two years and have completed their apprenticeship training before advancing to Instructor Trainer status. They are required to fulfill their continuing educational requirements each year. Meet our Trainers!
Diana Moore, MS, LMT, CIMI/L®Diana Moore, founder and director of the International Loving Touch Foundation (ILTF) 1992. She has been a licensed massage therapist in Oregon since 1974 and an active member of the American Massage Therapy Association for over three decades serving in various positions to include presidency. Her educational background started at Portland State University where she received BS degree in Health Education with a minor in Sports Medicine. Here is where she began to introduce massage therapy to athletes and worked at a number of athletic facilities in Portand, OR. in 1992, completed a Master of Science in Business Management and Entrepreneurship from Marylhurst University to further her goals in developing a solid program in infant massage.
In her pursuit for continuing education she completed a post baccalaureate degree in Infant Toddler Mental Health from Portland State University in 2006.
A pioneer in the global parenting tradition of "infant massage," More on Diana Moore.
Talley Dunn, BS, CIMI/L®
Talley Dunn, has been a Certified Infant Massage Instructor for twelve years, and a Licensed Instructor Trainer since 2011. She received her B.S. in Early Childhood Education and Family Studies from Arizona State University. Curently Talley is Education Supervisor at Southern Oregon Early Head Start. She has worked in Early Childhood and Family Support Programs for 45 years. Her additional areas of training expertise include, Infant and Toddler Development and Curriculum, Circle of Security Parenting Education, Early Brain Development, and promoting positive interventions for children who have experienced trauma. When she is not teaching, you can find Talley quitling or in her garden.
Cindy Clark, MS, OTR/L, BCP, CIMI/L®
Cindy Clark is the co-owner and director of Amaryllis Therapy Network, a therapy clinic in Denver, Colorado which offers a variety of programs and therapies for children, their families, and the professionals that work with them. Amaryllis Therapy Network serves babies and children with a wide range of needs including infants with problems breastfeeding, preschoolers with behavior challenges, grade school age children with hand writing difficulties, and teenagers with self-esteem and body issues.
Cindy has been an occupational therapist for more than 30 years. She graduated from Texas Woman’s University in 1982 and completed her post professional masters in occupational therapy at Colorado State University in 1998. As a board certified pediatric occupational therapist, Cindy has worked in a variety of settings including early intervention programs in families’ homes, preschools, grade schools, and therapy clinics. She specializes in working with mothers and infants struggling with breast feeding and fussy babies. She has been a Certified Infant Massage Instructor for the International Loving Touch Foundation since 2003 and began training infant massage instructors in 2008.
Cindy’s fascination with the brain and nervous system has led her to explore the mind-body connection in infants and children through her work with infant massage, sensory integrative therapy, and craniosacral and neurovascular therapies. She has also begun studies with Brain Gym® and the MNRI Method® which continue to expand her understanding of brain development. She has enjoyed sharing this information with parents and professionals by teaching a variety of classes and workshops both locally and nationally.
Lynn Barts, MA, CIMI/L®
Lynn began working in the field of Early Intervention working for Easter Seals providing home visits and parent groups for families with babies & toddlers in St. Louis. Over the past 25 years, Lynn has worked within Child Care Resource & Referral as an Early Intervention/Child Care Inclusion Coordinator, a Prenatal to Three District Home Visiting Program Coordinator, Adjunct Faculty for several higher education institutions, & has continued working in Early Intervention, providing consultative support for professionals in the field. Lynn’s interest in Infant Massage began in the 90’s and her certification as a CIMI has kept her connected with families in her community.
Jennifer Smith, MS, CCLS, CIMI®
Jennifer is a Child Life Specialist at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. She currently works with children and adolescents receiving bone marrow transplants. She utilizes infant massage within her work at the hospital and in the community. She previously worked at Phoenix Children's Hospital in Phoenix, AZ as a child life specialist and helped to implement and develop their first Loving Touch Infant Massage Program.
Nora Leung, RSW, CIMI/L®
Nora Leung is a Registered Social Worker, Licensed CIMI/L® Instructor Trainer and IFA Aromatherapist. She is located in Hong Kong. Nora is the Founder of the H3Touch Program and began her volunteer services as the Project leader. The program has provided aromatherapy to the elderly with pain and those in hospice care since 2005. Most recently, they extended their training program to provide specialized education and inspiration for massage therapists, medical personnel, and parents committed to addressing the needs of medically challenged infants and children who are hospitalized or in hospice care.
The Touch Project (www.h3touch.org)The Touch Project of H3Touch is a non-profit volunteer based organization which provides compassionate touch massage therapy free of charge to men, women, infants and children living within the community. They offer free classes to low income families. Social Workers & Doctors are welcome to make referrals.
To fulfill its mission of service, the project trains CIMI® Certified Infant Massage instructors, massage therapists, nurses, IFA Aromatherapists and others who are certified to “touch”, the gentle art of delivering compassionate and healing therapeutic touch to this population. We strive to improve the physical, emotional, and psychological well being of ill and isolated individuals through the healing touch of massage therapy.