Officers, Board Members, and Liaisons
The HCF Board of Directors is a community of like-minded individuals who support Dr. DuPree’s vision to provide healing therapies essential to overall health and wellness. Many are also THRIVERS, others are caring medical professionals who work to heal others every day.
Our experienced group of healing practitioners and fitness instructors care deeply about each individual’s needs and tailor a program to meet them.
Dr. Beth DuPree | Founder and President
In 2007 Dr Beth DuPree founded The Healing Consciousness Foundation that provides healing/ integrative services free of charge to women and men on their breast cancer journey as she was acutely aware of the lack of psychosocial, emotional and spiritual support available to breast cancer survivors. She has had an amazing 35 year career as a breast cancer surgeon as a national and international thought leader, inspirational speaker in breast care and healing. In addition she is the author of “The Healing Consciousness: A Doctor’s Journey to Healing”, a Reiki Master, pilot, philanthropist, health and wellness enthusiast and a loving wife of 35 years and mother of two amazing sons.
She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is board certified in Surgery as well as Integrative Medicine. Dr. DuPree is the recipient of numerous awards, achievements and serves on the advisory boards for several breast cancer organizations. She believes that “You must be the change you wish to see in the world” (Gandhi), and inspires her patients, colleagues and acquaintances to be the change.
She has shifted her career to work with several disruptive medical technologies to enhance mental and emotional wellbeing that address the root cause of depression, anxiety and PTSD. In addition she is working with company who’s technology is hoping to help combat the current opioid crisis with a non-narcotic pain relief solution.
Dr. William Scarlett | Vice President
Dr. William Scarlett joined the HCF Board as Vice President in 2017. He is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon practicing outside of Philadelphia. Dr. Scarlett is Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery, PCOM, in Philadelphia, Chief of Surgery and Director of Surgical Services at Holy Redeemer Hospital, and Medical Director of Restorative Plastic Surgery in Bensalem. He is a fellow in the American College of Surgeons, the American College of Osteopathic Specialists and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons. Dr. Scarlett is a graduate of Dickinson College and the University of Des Moines medical school.
He serves as an associate clinical professor for the plastic surgery program as well as a frequent lecturer at the medical school. Dr. Scarlett co-founded a research company in order to advance patient care. He has received multiple awards and published numerous papers in his respective field. He recently contributed the breast reconstruction chapters for the book Surviving Cancer: Our Voices and Choices as well as An Inside Job: Healing Wisdom for Your Cancer Journey. He is the co-director of the HCF Breast Cancer Survivorship Experience.
Dr. Scarlett is currently in private practice in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, where the focus of his practice is breast reconstruction. He has patents pending on devices related to breast cancer care and is working on publishing his first book entitled Demanding Compassion. Dr. Scarlett travels nationally teaching new techniques in breast reconstruction. He has developed workshops for cancer patients to help them deal with the psychosocial aspects cancer. He is a proud father and husband and completed his first half Ironman last year.
Mary Conaway | Secretary
Mary Conaway began working with the HCF in the summer of 2016. She became the HCF Secretary in May 2018 and is very involved in all the activities of the HCF. Mary has been working at Holy Redeemer Health System for over 12 years and has strong administration skills. Mary was born and raised in Northeast Philadelphia where she currently resides with her family.
Ann Griffiths | Former Executive Director
Ann Griffiths served as the Executive Director for the HCF from January 2013 – January 2021. Ann is a founding Board member and brought excellent organizational and management capabilities to the HCF to successfully lead and mentor others. With wide-ranging experience in Senior Management in the Information Technology Industry, she possesses extensive experience in all aspects of corporate management including exceptional interpersonal and communication skills. She is a proven leader that gains success through networking, mentoring and motivating others Ann was named one of Pennsylvania’s 50 Best Women in Business and we are thrilled to have her as our first Executive Director.
Jodi Hutchinson | Thrivers Committee Chair
Jodi Hutchinson joined the HCF in 2014. She was the Director of the Integrative Medicine and Wellness Initiative for the Holy Redeemer Healthcare System until 2018. She spent nearly 20 years as a cardiac surgery physician assistant championing and implementing complementary healing modalities for patients, families, and staff. Eventually, she made a spirited decision to leave her career and walk across the stages of the world, living moment by moment in total surrender.
Michelle Brown | BCBF Liaison
Michelle has been the Bucks County Breast Friends (BCBF) Liaison for the HCF board since July 2016. She started volunteering time to the HCF in 2011. She is the current team leader for the BCBF’s and has done a great job getting her team in place to move the BCBF’s forward. Her healing journey began 7 years ago when she was blessed to have my appointment with Beth DuPree. She is so grateful to god for putting Beth and The Healing Consciousness Foundation into her life. The healing modalities she received and continue to receive are priceless! Breast cancer was a true blessing and awakening in her life and for that trial, without it she would have never have met Beth and experienced the HCF.
Melanie Korzep | Treasurer and Breasts Friends Liaison
Melanie started volunteering for the HCF in 2019 and currently serves as the HCF Treasurer and Sedona Breasts Friends Liaison to the HCF board. She holds a Master’s Degree in Psychology with concentrations in both Organizational Leadership and Child and Adolescent Development. Additionally, she is a licensed social worker in both West Virginia and Arizona and a certified mastectomy fitter. Melanie is a motivated self-starter and retired social service manager with extensive experience in solution based planning and a proven history of building motivated and effective teams. She was introduced to the Healing Consciousness Foundation after being diagnosed and treated for breast cancer by Dr. Beth DuPree in early 2019. This diagnosis came shortly after moving with her family to the Sedona area and Melanie feels she was destined to connect with both Dr. DuPree and the Foundation. She is a wife, mother, and grandmother and enjoys going on adventures with her family and spending crazy moments laughing with friends.
Jean Green | HCF Administrator
Jean joined the HCF in September 2018. Jean has held Senior Management positions in Information Technology and Clients’ services. She has successfully led project implementations in the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare industries throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In May 2015, Jean was diagnosed with breast cancer. After undergoing chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation, she was blessed with the very rare complete pathologic response. Believing that all things happen for a reason, Jean decided to transition into another chapter in her life: stopping to smell the roses and giving back to the organizations that supported her in her healing journey, the HCF, and Bucks County Breast Friends. Jean is very excited to bring her expertise in technology and healthcare along with her own breast cancer experience to help men and women diagnosed with breast cancer and support the HCF mission.
Linda Meehan | Events Committee Chair
Linda joined the HCF board in September 2020. Retired in July 2019, Linda is a higher education professional with over 35 years of experience. She served as Chief of Staff in the Office of the President at Thomas Edison State University overseeing operations, fiscal oversight, planning and managing official university and presidential events. She has extensive experience serving as a member of the executive leadership team, participating in institutional decision-making, institutional planning and governance. She holds a BA in Psychology and a MS in Management. Linda was introduced to the HCF in 2012 when she was diagnosed and began treatment for breast cancer with Dr. Beth DuPree. After undergoing a bilateral mastectomy, chemotherapy and hormone therapy, she is thankful and blessed to have had Dr. DuPree on this journey with her and has no doubt that Dr. Dupree’s care, support, expertise and friendship, together with the amazing services HCF provides, were vital to her recovery and to her continued healing.
Emily Guilbert | 2016 RMC Volunteer
Emily Guilbert committed to a year of service through the Redeemer Ministry Corps volunteer program in August of 2016. She hails from Roswell, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta, where her parents and twin sister also reside. She is a recent alumna of the University of Georgia in May of 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in Spanish. She is excited for what her year with HCF will teach her about acting as a healing presence to others and future career opportunities in healthcare.
Ashley Pickert | 2015 RMC Volunteer
Ashley Pickert committeed to a year of service through the Redeemer Ministry Corps volunteer program in August of 2015. She is from Kansas City and has three younger brothers. She graduated from the University of Dallas in May of 2015 with a degree in Spanish and completed the pre-med requirements. She played softball all four years during college and made some incredible memories. In the future, she plans on going to medical school and hopes to become a dermatologist. Before she heads to medical school and puts the focus back on her own life, she is taking a year to focus on God and her community. As an RMC volunteer, she hopes to assist those who cannot help themselves both medically and spiritually. In learning how to help them, she will be better prepared to attend to those who need her in the future.
Anna Smaron | 2014 RMC Volunteer
Anna Smaron committed to a year of service through the Redeemer Ministry Corps volunteer program in 2014. She graduated from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota in May of 2014 with a Biology major and Spanish minor. She is looking forward to being a healing presence to those around her and having the opportunity to immerse herself in the field of healthcare. Anna would like to take this year to broaden her knowledge and discern a potential career path for the future.
Catherine Baker | 2012 RMC
Catherine Baker has been working with HCF since becoming a Redeemer Ministry Corps (RMC) volunteer through Holy Redeemer Health System. In May, she graduated from Bucknell University with a double major in Biology and French. She started at Wright State University’s Boonshoft School of Medicine in the fall of 2013. In the time she has been working with HCF and Holy Redeemer, she has learned about what it means to heal instead of simply treat a patient. She looks forward to becoming a doctor and hopes to be able to work with HCF in the future.