- 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 worked as a social studies teacher for 35years, as an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania for 4 years and as an educational consultant for 12 years. 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.
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 while working with Dr. Grozalis, a Bucks County chiropractor. She has instructed classes in geriatric Pilates, in patients with Multiple Sclerosis, and for cancer patients through HCF. 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 is a certified professional life coach and author of 3 Pillows Down. She is accredited through the International Coaching Federation and supports people in transition or who have feel stuck and are ready to move forward. She helps her clients gain clarity on what they want for themselves and supports them in attaining their desires. Karen specializes in relationships, intimacy, and sexual energy. Karen uses a variety of tools and techniques to create sustainable results for 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 | Certified Healing Touch Practitioner
Penny is a Healing Touch Certified Practitioner, has been practicing for over 14 years, and is the owner of her business The Angelic Heart. Having been healed from breast cancer over 22 years ago, she has made it her mission to help others along their healing journey. She uses special relaxing Healing Touch energy techniques to relieve the stress of a cancer diagnosis and treatment decisions, relieve pain, headaches, nausea, low energy, and many other symptoms. Penny does not just balance the energy field. She connects with the client, heart to heart, and spirit to spirit, for their best in body, mind, and spirit. Penny is also trained as a Surgical Coach Practitioner through the Beyond Surgery Program. She personally knows the benefits of the program, having used it herself for two surgical procedures. She helps and trains the client on the use of tools, such as Guided Imagery, Anxiety Release Technique, and HeartMath’s Quick Coherence Technique.
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 currently studying The Raphaelite Work with The Sufi Healing Order. She is also the owner of From the Heart Massage and Healing Therapy in the great 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 is a licensed massage therapist with experience in Swedish, deep tissue, and Thai massage. She incorporates many of these skills into her massages along with various energy techniques so each client receives exactly what they need at the time. By combining massage and breath work, Kathy is able to bring her patients to a more relaxed, peaceful state to create lasting changes along with healing. Learn more at 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
Doris Szeto began practicing yoga over 14 years ago. She completed her Vinyasa Teacher Training and her Yoga Therapy Certification for Women Cancer Survivors at Cyndi Lee’s OM Yoga in New York City. Since moving to Bucks County, PA, she has enjoyed sharing her love of yoga with her students. Her classes encourage a sense of curiosity & playfulness, blending a juicy flow of asanas informed by precise attention to alignment, breath awareness, & Buddhist mindfulness. Learn more at her website.
Judy ViaCava | Life Coach
Judy ViaCava is a breast cancer survivor and thriver who has taken her experience to create a new life for herself as a Cancer Journey Cancer Coach. She is also a Board Member and team of the Machestic Dragons dragon boat team. She is the founder of Back In The Saddle Retreats. She found the key to following her dreams, and can help you do the same. As a certified life coach specializing in cancer coaching, Judy offers an arsenal of maps, tools, and tried and true methods that help you to move from “Panic to Powerful”!
Judy has had a 25-year career in the healing arts as a bodyworker, and for the past 7 years as a life coach, With this body/mind connection, Judy will work with you as you discover who you are, anywhere along your journey. As a part of your team, Judy will be your confidant, cheerleader, and partner, while holding onto the belief that you are creative, resourceful and whole…and YOU have the wisdom and ability to follow your dreams!
Cyndie Westrich | Art Therapist
Cyndie Westrich holds a Masters in Art Therapy from the Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. She has over twenty-one years of dedication serving individuals and organizations by providing individual and group counseling and art therapy with adults, children, and families. She has offered wellness classes and professional workshops, lecturing, organizing community events, advocating for children, supervising therapists, and consulting companies. She is licensed in Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Virginia. 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.