Rita Heap, Board of Directors
Rita has been a practitioner of Jin Shin Jyutsu, a hands-on healing technique, for over 30 years. In 1996, she left her full-time job as a textile designer and started a full-time practice in Staten Island, New York. She now practices in New York and New Jersey. Rita has treated people in Europe, Canada, and the Middle East and volunteered at several schools for students with learning disabilities in Dubai.
After 9-11-2001, she served as a volunteer, offering Jin Shin Jyutsu to those involved in search and rescue and gave treatments at the navy port on Staten Island. She also volunteers at a fundraiser for a school in the Catskills. She volunteered her time at Morristown Hospital where she did presentations for the staff.
Rita has been a guest speaker at the New York City Nursing Association, the Wagner College School of Nursing, the Cancer Support group at Staten Island University Hospital, the United Federation of Teachers, and the United Federation of Retired Teachers.