Staff


Staff

member

Monica Merryman

Executive Director

member

Donna Baharouzi

Development director

member

Madeline Gault

Program Coordinator

member

Jessica Gavlik

Operations director

member

Kayo Matsumoto
MS, LMFT

program & clinical director

member

Alisha Patel

development associate


Clinical Staff

member

Kevin Axelrad
PHD

Clinical Psychologist

member

Joyce Boucher
MSW, LCSW, LMFT

Facilitator

member

Phil Dipaola
MA, LMFT

Past Chair of the board, Facilitator

member

Anne Gessert
MS, LMFT

Facilitator

member

A. Diane Martell
MA, LMFT

Facilitator

member

Marty Nason
RN, MN

Facilitator, Co-Founder

member

Nancy Nasser
MA, LMFT

Facilitator

member

Jody Tompkins
MA, LMFT

Facilitator


Program Instructors

Jeannie Rabin – Reiki

After having struggled with a chronic debilitating condition known as Fibromyalgia for nearly 17 years, I’d discovered energy medicine when a spiritual healer miraculously healed me in 2011. This healing awakened me and started me on a spiritual journey and path to energy healing.

I first found Reiki in 2013 and shortly after became certified as Master/Teacher. I’ve steadily practiced Reiki ever since. I lead on-going monthly Reiki workshops here at the Cancer Support Community and at the Goebel Adult Community Center in Thousand Oaks. I teach Reiki levels I, II, and III certification courses and offer private in-person, distance, and group Reiki sessions. I also perform Reiki on animals.

I love working with and sharing Reiki energy and its principles. I’m honored to be sharing Reiki with the Cancer Support Community. My wish is for everyone to have the opportunity to experience the healing benefits of Reiki energy.

Paula Getty-Shearer – Relaxation and Guided Imagery

Paula Getty-Shearer is a former Cancer Support Community participant who has been facilitating guided imagery programs since 2006. As a certified hypnotherapist since 2004 Paula combines her extensive hypnotherapy and guided imagery training along with her personal experience to assist numerous cancer patients, their families and caregivers. She aids patients in reducing anxiety, facilitates healing, and helps ease cancer treatment side effects. Her goal is to help patients find peace and maintain optimism throughout the cancer experience.

John Slicker – Qigong    

Qigong is an ancient Chinese ‘internal’ martial art used to cultivate health, longevity, and self-awareness. Qi (Energy) & Gong (practice or skill) means the skill of cultivating ‘Vital Energy’. Studies found that Qigong may help alleviating cancer and treatment side effects such as fatigue, edema, and sleep problems. It may have a positive impact on mood and stress level. John Slicker is a certified Somatic Therapist and a licensed Massage Therapist in Westlake Village.