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.
Sue Baughman | Integrated Energy Healer, Emotional Freedom Technique Therapist (Tapping)
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.
David Ackerman | Acupuncture, Barbara Brennan Energy Healing, Chiropractic
Dr. David Ackerman has been practicing acupuncture since 1978. He is a graduate of the four year Barbara Brennan School of Healing. David is most passionate about Neuro-Emotional Technique (NET), which incorporates his knowledge of muscle testing, energy healing and Chinese medicine. He is dedicated to assisting you in meeting your goals for physical health, trauma recovery, pain relief, and emotional healing. He has mastered a wide range of therapies based on 31 years as a chiropractic physician and acupuncturist. He determines which therapies are most appropriate based on your choices, effectiveness, and your specific condition. Applied Kinesiology (AK) is utilized to diagnose and treat based on muscle testing feedback from your body.
Donna Adams | Healing Touch, Myofacial Release and Cranial Sacral Therapy
Donna became an HCF Practitioner in 2019. She brings over 19 years of experience with Healing Touch. She is a Healing Touch Certified Practitioner and Instructor. She is also a certified Integrative Reflexologist, Mindfulness Meditation Teacher, Myofascial Release Therapist and Cranio-sacral worker. All of these energy medicine therapies provide whole-body relaxation, allowing for healing of Mind, Body and Spirit! Donna holds nursing certification in the fields of oncology and hospice and palliative care. She has a passion for incorporating energy medicine therapies as an integrative approach in conjunction with traditional medicine and care. One of her greatest joys is to bring light to the world through teaching and sharing the gifts of energy medicine practices. She is published in Energy Magazine, Healing Touch Community News, was a 2016 contributing writer for Sybil Magazine and the February 2019 American Holistic Nurses Association Beginnings magazine. Learn more at her website: www.softlandinghealing.com.
Christie Campbell | Reiki
Christie became an HCF Practitioner in 2018. Christie has a natural gift and passion for energy work. She has been practicing hands on healing methods for 20 years. Her joy as a Reiki Practitioner is in educating those new to the process. Gentle and attentive, she skillfully intuits and reads the body in order to reveal areas in need of deeper healing. Her specialty is in empowering her patients in navigating their mental, physical, emotional and spiritual healing journey. Reiki is used to clear stagnant energy, making way for fresh life giving energy to flow. It often brings about feelings of deep relaxation, relief from fears and anxieties, and an overall sense of well being and balance. She has a private practice in Sedona, AZ called Sessions By The Stupa. Her website is: Sessionsbythestupa.com
Connie Cifelli | Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach/Certified in Plant Based Nutrition/Certified Food for Life Instructor
Connie retired from the State of NJ with over 38 years of service. Connie is married with two children, and a two-time Breast Cancer Survivor. She calls her first diagnosis with Breast Cancer 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 become a more active participant in their health with lifestyle changes to improve health and reduce risk of chronic diseases. Connie is a certified Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Additionally, she is Certified in Plant-Based Nutrition through Cornell’s T. Colin Campbell’s Center for Nutrition Studies, Certified & Licensed Food for Life Instructor through The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and currently enrolled in the Rouxbe Culinary School’s – Plant-Based Professional Culinary Certification. Connie can assist those looking to change their nutrition for better health and those looking to transition to a plant-
Jodi Hutchinson | Integrated Energy Healer
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.
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.
Chris Kalinich | Certified Food for Life Instructor
Chris became an HCF Practitioner in 2018. She is a Certified Food for Life Instructor with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and the founder and culinary instructor of Plant 2 Platter®. She enjoys working with individuals and groups to promote and support positive life change. With her passion for cooking and nutrition, along with her background in education, she helps others discover how food and lifestyle choices can positively affect well-being. She focuses on the whole person, valuing the social camaraderie and cultural connections that are associated with food. After overcoming several health issues using the power of plants, Chris now helps others discover how they can empower their own lives with evidence-based nutrition education, through recognizing nature’s gift of whole foods, and by mastering practical cooking skills that result in tasty, healthy cuisine. She helps you understand how to achieve optimum health through the food choices you make and encourages you every step of the way. Yes, we can tackle life with vitality by what we put on our plates. Learn more at her website www.plant2platter.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Plant2Platter.
Jyoti Rawlinson | Massage Therapist, Energy Medicine Practitioner
Jyoti Rawlinson is a native of the UK who spent time in France, Germany, Australia, and India before making the USA her home. She has been practicing energy-based massage since 1990 and began specializing in The Eden Method in 1999, after meeting and studying with its founder, Donna Eden. Jyoti has a strong grounding in meditation and works from a deeply intuitive place, seamlessly moving between the physical and subtle energy bodies, restoring balance on all levels, and untangling embedded patterns that contribute to our ability to enjoy vibrant health and happiness. Her holistic approach sees healing in the bigger picture, addressing a combination of the physical, emotional, spiritual and mental aspects of well being. She is committed to guiding clients toward selfempowerment by offering simple, self-care techniques and tools to support clients in navigating whatever it is they are going through. Jyoti is a Licensed Massage Therapist in the state of Arizona. Learn more at her website.
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.
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 member of the International Coaching Federation and is 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!
Back In The Saddle Coaching is a program that offers Equine Therapy for breast cancer patients, survivors and caregivers, in conjunction with established equine therapy stables.
Please check out Judy’s website at www.backinthesaddlehealing.com
Kat Wolff | Reiki, Energy Therapy
Kathleen “Kat” Wolff is a Reiki Master/Teacher with over 20 years of experience. Shortly after receiving her certification, Kathleen moved to Santorini, Greece where she continued to practice Reiki and also began studying other healing modalities, such as Qi Kong. Her studies eventually took her to Singapore, where she studied with the Peruvian Ambassador to Singapore and became a certified Karuna Reiki Master/Teacher. She continued teaching Usui and Karuna Reiki in Singapore and also began volunteering for the London based Children In Crisis charitable organization. She spent several years practicing Reiki and holistic energy healing at the Haven in Lipntzia Wielka, Poland where she worked with cancer patients — most of whom were children suffering second generation effects of the Chernobyl disaster. She also studied Meditation and Kundalini Yoga at the Wat Suan Mokkh monestary in Chaiya and then traveled to complete the Kalachakra Initiation with the Dalai Lama in Australia.
She currently works as a self-employed Reiki Master/Teacher/Mind-Body Emotional Clearing Specialist and is the Reiki Practitioner for Northern Arizona Healthcare at the Sedona Cancer Center. In her private practice, she incorporates Reiki, Mind-Body-Emotional Clearing, and Sound.
Pamela Young | Massage Therapist
Pamela became and HCF Practitioner in 2019. She was raised on the Native American Indian reservations in Arizona and Alaska. Pamela has long been connected to indigenous cultures and their healing methods. Her practice has been molded into a synergistic one of holistic healing practices and western medicine, with 15 years working in the medical field of Orthopedics and Pathology before pursuing her career as a body worker. Pamela is able to customize your treatment using the techniques necessary to allow your body, mind, and spirit to begin the self-healing we all strive for. She works and teaches in the US, India, Thailand, Mauritius, and Maldives. Pamela has great love for her work and the people that she works with.