Our Board

Susan Latta, MA, LMFT, FT
Co-founder, President

 

Susan R. Latta is a licensed marriage and family therapist. She has worked in a private practice, hospital or hospice for the past thirty seven years. She currently works at Hospice of Chattanooga as the Director of the Bereavement program, where she is a bereavement counselor Hospice of Chattanooga.  Susan provides  counseling to individuals, 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. She teaches in various capacities for Universities and organizations about grief.  She holds a Fellow in Thanatology through the Association of Death Education and Counseling.  She grew up in California, where she returns frequently to see her family and to spend time by the Pacific Ocean. 

Rev. Jayne Hubbard, MEd, MFT, MDIV

Jayne has spent her career working to create healthy and blessed communities as a Middle School teacher of “At Risk” students and a family therapist. She has been a pastor for the past 22 years and currently serves Black Mountain United Church of Christ in Arizona as well as works in Human Services for Maricopa County and the City of Scottsdale as a Human Service Commissioner. This work allows her to speak to and work with municipalities and non-profits to assist them in their efforts to provide services for the elderly, persons with disabilities, at-risk youth and families, the homeless and all those living on the margins of our society. She came to know and admire Susan Latta’s heart and good work in graduate school. In visits to Tennessee over the past 15 years, she has become committed to the dreams and mission of Pam Dent to create a non- profit that will promote healing and wholeness.

Sherry Campbell

Sherry Campbell is a graduate of UTC and Southern Adventist University and is a LMSW.  A long time social worker in geriatric and hospice care, she co-founded Welcome Home of Chattanooga in 2015 to meet a need.  Welcome Home provides shelter, healing and compassionate end of life care for those in need.  She is happily married to wonderful Jeff, together they have four beautiful adult children.  She also has a new title of "Nan" with her granddaughter Stella.

Dr. Terry Melvin

Dr. Terry Melvin attended Texas Southern University and received her BS in Chemistry and Biology in 1980. She received her MD from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. She completed her internship and residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas

Jane Poulton Collins, BA
Board Secretary

An experienced professional with strong project management, administrative and critical thinking skills. Strengths include the ability to manage team processes resulting in increased efficiencies and a talent for creative solutions. An independent thinker who embraces challenges and strives to meet project timelines. A community-oriented individual whose work efforts have had a positive impact on that community. Jane is a graduate of The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.

OUR FOUNDERS

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.

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