Heart to Heart is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is committed to bringing comforting, compassionate care to those most in need. Heart to Heart trains health care professionals and caregivers how to create moments of peaceful respite from disease and trauma. Our services are offered free by the volunteers we train.
Heart to Heart offers comforting, compassionate care to individuals at the end of life and to those whose lives have been affected by catastrophic illness and trauma. Our mission is rooted in a commitment to ease their suffering and comfort those who care for them.
We envision communities where sacred, compassionate care is available to all whose soul yearns for a touch of kindness and caring.
Pam Dent, BA, LMT
In 1990, while still in massage school, Pam had the opportunity to offer massage to cancer patients at a local retreat.That defining experience set the course for her 30-year massage career which she has devoted to those whose lives have been affected by illness and trauma
and people at end of life. She soon saw a need to train more massage therapists to serve these populations and in 2000 created classes to address their specific needs. She founded Heart to Heart to connect those who want to serve humanity through touch with those who need a compassionate presence during troubled times.
Susan Latta, MA, LMFT, FT
Susan R. Latta is a licensed marriage and family therapist. She has worked in a private practice, hospital or hospice for the past 37 years. She currently works at Hospice of Chattanooga as the Director of the Bereavement program, where she is a bereavement counselor for Hospice of Chattanooga.
Susan provides counseling to individuals, as well as working with families and children as they address their grief. She facilitates grief support groups, which includes Healing Hearts Family Night group and coordinates the yearly grief camps for teens and children that Hospice of Chattanooga sponsors.