- Rich Barlow
- Sue Baughman
- Stacy Boop
- Daniel Benonis
- Frank Champine
- Connie Cifelli
- Edye Discount
- Yvonne Fisher
- Mary Lou Gilmour
- Pamela Ginsberg
- Donna Greenberg
- Karen Jayne
- Joan McDevitt
- Diane Manni
- Penny Martin-Holly
- Lisa Rogers
- Riannon Nicole
- Fran Ruch
- Brenda Sonnie
- Kathy Stahl
- Donna Sullivan
- Doris Szeto
- Judy ViaCava
- Cyndie Westrich
Practitioners & Fitness Instructors
Our Practitioners and Fitness Instructors are dedicated to helping survivors become THRIVERS. They have completed a rigorous approval process and are committed to providing the highest level of services to our participants.
Rich Barlow | Core Fitness Instructor
Rich Barlow became a Fitness Instructor for the HCF in 2015 and teaches the Core Fitness Class. He brings 15 years’ experience as a personal trainer and spin instructor to each client. Enjoying the benefits of yoga, meditation, and running when he lived in Southern California; Rich became part of a team that trained celebrities such as, Bruce Willis, Damon Wayans, Heather Locklear, and Gene Simmons. In 2003, Rich progressed quickly through “Johnny G” Spinning Instructor Training and health focused continuing education workshops. Rich’s enthusiasm for fitness led him to implement a robust spinning program at three Center Club locations: Buckingham, Newtown, and Lambertville. In 2007, Rich joined the team at Cornerstone fitness in New Hope, PA where he created spin, personal and group training programs. Rich’s group exercise program utilizes varied and wide-ranging exercises to achieve cardio, balance, and fitness goals in a way that is fun and beneficial for participants of all fitness all levels.
Sue Baughman | Holistic Psychologist
Sue Baughman grew up in Pennsylvania but has been living and working in Australia since 1986. Sue practices as a holistic psychologist with additional complementary training as a yoga & laughter yoga teacher, energy therapist, & mindfulness meditation teacher. She brings a wise and compassionate presence to individual, group, workshop, and retreat experiences. Sue is passionate about working collaboratively with her clients using evidence based techniques and practices (both mainstream & complementary) that promote self-care, healing, and self-development.
Sue was an inaugural co-facilitator and originator for the HCF sponsored Thrivers! Retreats and one day workshops. Sue has been providing psychological counseling services and Emotional Health & Wellness Group Programs for the past 15 years. Sue is also an accredited teacher with Satyananda Yoga and has been a yoga and mindfulness based practitioner for over 25 years. Sue co-facilitates holistic, psychosocial retreats for people living with cancer, for carergivers, allied health professionals, Aboriginal women, and people living with depression, anxiety, and stress.
Stacy Boop | Core Fitness Instructor
Stacy Boop became a Fitness Instructor for the HCF in 2015 and teaches the Core Fitness Class. She is a certified personal trainer and received her Health Coach Training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition’s cutting edge Health Coach Training Program. Through her education, she learned a great deal about holistic nutrition, practical lifestyle management techniques, innovative health coaching tools, and preventive health as taught by some of the world’s top health and wellness experts. By addressing all the facets of health in addition to eating – relationships, exercise, career and spirituality, she works with you to become the happier, healthier, vibrant you that you know you can be! To find out more information about Stacy visit her website at: www.stacyboop.com
Daniel Benonis | Music Therapist
Daniel Benonis is a board certified music therapist who is dedicated to bringing the benefits of music therapy to a variety of populations. He is a compassionate, genuine therapist dedicated to providing exceptional care and devising creative music therapy plans for any and all types of clients. He is an organized individual successful at managing multiple priorities while maintaining a strong work ethic and exhibiting a positive attitude. In addition to individuals whom are or have struggled with cancer, he has also facilitated music therapy groups with a range of populations including addictions, psychiatric, eating disorder, geriatric, and children with developmental delays. Daniel is also a certified Reiki practitioner and uses this in addition to music therapy where appropriate.
Frank Champine | Meditative Brush Painting Instructor
Frank Champine has worked as an educator for over 40 years, He presently teaches Meditative Brush Painting, Zen Calligraphy and a Japanese style of “lazy” painting he calls One Breath: One Stroke: One Word. In 2003, Frank was diagnosed with breast cancer and met Beth DuPree, MD. During his treatment, he began to study Chinese brush painting. This new experience led Frank to be invited to share his paintings within Dr. DuPree’s book, The Healing Consciousness: A Doctor’s Journey to Healing. In 2013, his work appeared in the book, Placemat Prayers, Mealtime Blessings Especially for the Sick which he co-authored with two colleagues. 2016 his book of paintings and poetry, A Path to Grace: The Trinity in Words and Images was published. His art work can often be found in the Centre for the Arts Gallery in Bristol, PA. Frank’s paintings and poetry may found on his web site: http://www.apathtograce.com/
Connie Cifelli | Integrative Health Coach
Connie has been an Administrative Analyst for the State of New Jersey for over 36 years. Connie is married with two children, and a two time Breast Cancer Survivor. She calls her first diagnosis with Breast Cancer in 2008 an Awakening. Connie knew that she had many lifestyle changes to make to become a Thriver. Along her journey she has become passionate about empowering others to make healthy lifestyle changes to improve their health and wellbeing. Today she is a Certified Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. See more at Connie’s website: www.awakenhealthandwellness.com or at Facebook: Awaken Health and Wellness.
Edye Discount | Pilates Instructor
Edye Discount has been a pilates instructor for over a decade. She offers customized reformer, mat, and chair Pilates. She has instructed classes in geriatric Pilates, in patients with Multiple Sclerosis, and for cancer patients through HCF. She is certified in rehab Pilates strengthening of the knees, back, and hips. She currently owns her own studio, The Pilates Therapist. Learn more at her website.
Yvonne Fisher | Bowenwork
Yvonne Fisher, owner of Insight Body Therapies in Fort Washington, has been involved in the healing arts since learning reflexology in 1985. She became a certified massage therapist in 2004, then discovered Bowenwork soft tissue therapy and has been practicing since 2005. The results have been so positive and profound that she now specializes in Bowenwork, which compromises about 90% of her practice. Yvonne is a licensed massage therapist, with background in reflexology, Reiki, and Emotional Freedom Technique (tapping). To find more information about Bowenwork, visit her website.
Mary Lou Gilmour | Integrated Energy Therapist, Reiki Master
Mary Lou Gilmour is a certified Reiki Master, Integrated Energy Therapist, Theta, and Reconnective Healer. She uses her gift to restore balance with physical, emotional and spiritual healing. Her comprehensive healing approach serves the HCF where she often works with breast cancer patients to recover and release fear and tension. Learn more at her website.
Dr. Pamela Ginsberg | Psychologist
Dr. Pamela J. Ginsberg is a Psychologist specializing in women’s issues. She works with women with cancer and other health challenges, life balance, grief and bereavement, stress management, decision-making, parenting, and relationship issues. With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Ginsberg helps women take control of their lives by making clear decisions, making and implementing action plans, and taking responsibility for their life decisions. As a practical, interactive, solution-focused Psychologist, her treatment approach is to provide support with insight and direct feedback to help clients address current challenges and long-standing issues. With sensitivity and compassion, she helps individuals bring resolution to a wide range of life challenges and psychological issues. The focus is on the present and the future, rather than on the past, to help clients make real change. Learn more at her website.
Donna Greenberg | Acupuncture
Donna Greenberg has been practicing acupuncture for 18 years and is nationally board-certified and licensed in Pennsylvania. She received her Master’s Degree in acupuncture from Westbrook University. She focuses on helping patients achieve balance, harmony, and good health in their body, mind, and spirit. Donna Greenberg is a cancer survivor, allowing her to understand the journey that her patients take. Learn more at her website.
Karen Jayne | Life Coach
Karen Jayne has been a certified professional life coach for almost a decade and is accredited through the International Coaching Federation. She is also the author of 3 Pillows Down. A wake up call from cancer can be overwhelming and yet also an amazing opportunity. Karen supports her clients in finding the silver linings present in this challenging experience, whether while you’re going through it or afterwards. She helps you become more centered in faith over fear, gain clarity on the current state of your life and on where you want to be. She then supports you in figuring out how to get there and encourages successful follow through. Karen specializes in relationships, starting with the one you have with yourself, and is also comfortable addressing areas of intimacy, sex, and spirituality. Karen uses a variety of tools and techniques to create sustainable results for creating and living a life of maximum fulfillment and joy. Learn more at her website.
Joan McDevitt | Reiki Practitioner, Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT), ERYT-500, MBSR
Joan is a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT), Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher 500 hour level (ERYT-500) and Mind Body Stress Reduction (MBSR) Educator. She is dedicated to serving and empowering others in their journey through illness to health and wellness. As a three time cancer survivor, Joan understands the importance of holistic healing and is committed to caregiving through the offerings of and education in the healing modalities of Yoga Therapy, Reiki, Aromatherapy, Nutritional Counseling and the Contemplative Practices of Mindfulness and Meditation.
This integrative approach to healing of the body, mind and spirit leads to personal health and well being with greater awareness, acceptance and compassion.
Diane Manni | Core Fitness Instructor
Diane Manni became an HCF Fitness Instructor in 2016. Diane’s passion for health, wellness and fitness began after her breast cancer diagnosis in 2008. She is not only a breast cancer survivor but most definitely a THRIVER! Diane’s greatest desire is to help other thrivers live a healthy, strong life through exercise and a healthy lifestyle. She is a certified fitness instructor and teaches a Core Fitness class for the HCF. Her group program utilizes many difference exercises to achieve fitness goals for participants of all fitness levels. Join Diane’s class and learn to love your workouts and be your personal best.
Penny Martin-Holly, HTCP, CHTP, SCP | Healing Touch Certified Practitioner/Surgical Coach Practitioner
Having been healed from breast cancer over 25 years ago, Penny Martin-Holly has made it her mission to help others along their healing journey. She uses special relaxing Healing Touch energy field balancing techniques to relieve the stress of a cancer diagnosis and treatment decisions, relieve pain, headaches, nausea, low energy, and many other symptoms.
Penny is a Healing Touch Certified Practitioner and has been practicing Healing Touch for over 20 years. She practices under her own business – The Angelic Heart. She has been certified and re-certified through Healing Touch International, Healing Touch Program, and Healing Beyond Borders since 2000. She has received accreditation as a Healing Touch Certified Practitioner through Healing Touch Program and the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She was trained as a Surgical Coach Practitioner through the Beyond Surgery Program in 2011 and 2014. She is an active member of Healing Touch Professional Association and Healing Beyond Borders. Penny graduated from Trenton State College (now College of New Jersey) in 1974 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
During a Healing Touch session, Penny connects with you and balances your energy field through gentle touch above or on the body with certain patterns of hand movements or holds. These techniques help you to heal faster physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. If you are undergoing cancer treatment or surgery, it can help you to gain the strength you need to live as normal a life as possible, so that you can take care of yourself and your family.
Penny has helped many clients who have gone through surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation with the Procedural/Surgical Coaching Program. She discusses with you, your feelings and concerns about your procedure and teaches you techniques to help you to relieve your stress and activate your healing powers, to optimize your outcome. She also discusses your post-procedural needs. Five Healing Touch sessions and a healing guided imagery CD are also part of the program. Having used this program herself for 2 surgeries, she knows firsthand, how this program helped her to heal faster and with less pain and anxiety.
The Procedural/Surgical Coaching Program consists of 2 sessions prior to your procedure in one of the HCF Healing Rooms and 3 sessions after your procedure; which may take place in the hospital, in your home, or in the HCF Healing Rooms (dependent upon your procedure). For more information, or to sign up for this program, go to the Thrivers section on the HCF website. The HCF graciously provides this 5-session program using only one of your Healing Certificates.
Penny is an active member of the Bucks County Breast Friends and chair for the BCBF Craft and Sewing Circle, which provides healing totes for new members. She also is an embroiderer and apparel decorator, providing BCBF apparel for sale to the Bucks County Breast Friends.
Riannon Nicole | Restorative Movement Specialist
Riannon is a Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and became an HCF Practitioner in 2016. Riannon is fascinated with the symbiotic complexities and inspirational adaptability of the human body and mind. Focused on current research and best practices, she schedules her continuing education as eagerly as others plan vacations. She is passionate about her work, and fueled by a personal quest for healing as well as an insatiable desire to help others using what she learns. She guides her students to soothe chronic tension, create a sense of wellness, and to cultivate versatile strength. Clients come to her with the ultimate goal of participating fully in their favorite parts of life; confident that their strength and stability will be there when they need them. Learn more at her website www.coconditioning.com.
Lisa Rogers | EFT Therapist
Lisa Rogers has been specializing in anxiety and depression relief through the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) also called Tapping for over a decade. She is a certified Emotional Freedom Technique Therapist and offers a highly effective blend of EFT and Quantum Techniques to provide rapid symptom relief. Part of her unique service employs muscle testing to assess a client’s environmental sensitivities (food, chemical, etc.), which can greatly impact a person’s health. Her expertise is in working with people who have experienced loss, abuse, trauma and traumatic injury.
Lisa is the founder of The Center for Emotional Freedom, located in Feasterville, PA. Although she does see client’s in-person, a client’s physical presence in the office is not necessary, allowing her to work with clients all over the world via telephone and SKYPE. Learn more at her website.
Fran Ruch | Reflexology and Energy Therapy
Fran has been involved in Holistic Wellness since 1989. She is a Certified Licensed Massage Therapist and studied many modalities such as Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Positional Release and various therapies geared toward pain relief and stress reduction. Fran is also a certified Foot Reflexologist, Reiki Practitioner and studied other Energetic modalities such as Therapeutic Touch, Esoteric Healing and is certified in The Raphaelite Work with The Sufi Healing Order. She is also the owner of From the Heart Massage and Healing Therapy in the Greater Philadelphia area. Fran believes True Healing comes from a Reconnected Spirit and is thankful she can orient others on a path to Transformation and Empowerment as they journey towards healing in their lives.
Brenda Sonnie-Goldman | Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Lymphedema Therapist
For the past 12 years, Brenda Sonnie-Goldman has been dedicated to helping men and women, in a hospital setting, support their body’s ability to heal and be well following breast surgery.
In addition to being a Board Certified Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Master, and Certified Lymphedema Therapist, Brenda also holds many certifications that include: Management of Breast Cancer Rehabilitation, Mastectomy Massage and Integrated Lymphatic Drainage Massage.
Brenda specializes in the healing process that takes place after breast cancer surgery and treatments. For the past three years Brenda has been trained in and awakened to the healing potential of Lymphstar (Lymphatic Enhancement and Light Therapy). She utilizes an individualized, unique blend of light therapy, massage, and energy work to create the opportunity to help her clients increase range of motion, reduce scar tissue, and restore balance to the lymphatic system. This integrated approach safely and effectively works with clients with edema or those who are at risk of lymphedema.
Brenda was motivated to start her company Energy to Heal after supporting several family members through illness. While walking alongside her mother diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007, Brenda was inspired to become a part of the Healing Consciousness Foundation team, attending to the physical and emotional needs of clients who have been touched by cancer.
Brenda and her husband live in Newtown. She is blessed with an extended family which includes grandchildren. She enjoys decorative painting, traveling and listening to live music. Brenda now has healing rooms available at Holy Redeemer’s Southampton and Bensalem offices. To learn more about Brenda, Please visit https://www.facebook.com/theenergytoheal/
Kathy Stahl | Massage Therapist
Kathy Stahl, owner of Massage360 in Furlong, PA, has been working in the healing arts since 2000. She became a certified massage therapist in 2007, then started to specialize in Oncology Techniques/Massage in 2013. She is certified in Reiki, Integrative Breathwork, a Shamanic Healer, Wave Massage, Life Coach, Public Speaker and a Destination Workshop facilitator. For more information please visit her website.
Donna Sullivan | Massage Therapist
Donna Sullivan has been an active member of the holistic healing community since the 1980s. She is trained in mastectomy massage, and lymphatic drain massage and can help clients through massage, breathing techniques, guided imagery, and energy work. She has trained at the Center for Mind Body Medicine in Washington D.C. and has been using this training in her “prepare for surgery” sessions for HCF.
Doris Szeto | Yoga Instructor (E-RYT 200, CYT)
Judy ViaCava | Life Coach
Cyndie Westrich | Art Therapist
Cyndie Westrich holds a Masters in Art Therapy from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and a B.S. from the University of Texas at Austin with post graduate training in counseling from Mercer University in Atlanta, Georgia. She has over twenty-five years of dedication serving individuals and organizations by providing individual and group counseling and art therapy with adults, children, and families in hospitals, schools, and residential treatment facilities. She offers wellness classes and professional workshops, and enjoys lecturing, organizing community events, advocating for children, supervising therapists, and offering wellness consulting for companies. Previously Cyndie assisted patients as a creative arts therapist at Paoli Hospital with Main Line Health in oncology, radiology, telemetry, and ICU. She is licensed as a counselor in Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Virginia and has been nationally board certified with the Art Therapy Credentials Board since 1996. She is the founder and owner of C.R.E.A.T.E. in Greater Philadelphia. Cyndie has published many papers and presented lectures on the subject of Art Therapy.