Who We Are

jostSandy Jost
Founder, ONE Health Institute

www.ONEhealthInstitute.org
“Heal­ing Images across America”

The career of Dr. Sandy Jost mir­rors the pro­gres­sion of change in sci­ence as it has come to rec­og­nize the power of con­nec­tion between body, mind, & spirit in health­care and wellness.

With a BS in biol­ogy, MS in nutri­tional bio­chem­istry, and PhD in psy­chol­ogy with a focus on psy­choneu­roim­munol­ogy, her apti­tude took her ini­tially from the research world where she pub­lished in rec­og­nized sci­en­tific jour­nals, to com­mer­cial roles within the advanc­ing areas of biotech­nol­ogy, to her cur­rent role as edu­ca­tor, where she has now found her true calling.

A noted author, speaker, and edu­ca­tor on the body-mind con­nec­tion, Jost founded ONE Health Insti­tute to pro­mote more med­ical train­ing of the sci­en­tif­i­cally grounded inte­gra­tive tech­niques, ONE Health Pub­lish­ing to fur­ther pub­lished works that sup­port the patient-focused com­ple­men­tary & alter­na­tive ther­a­pies, & serves in var­i­ous con­sult­ing capacities.

Jost uses every avenue pos­si­ble to spread this empow­er­ing mes­sage of the body­mind: that through “whole-body lis­ten­ing” we can max­i­mize our psy­cho­log­i­cal and phys­i­cal health.

 

bev-bwBev­erly Vote
Email Bev­erly

In 1992, Bev­erly Vote was diag­nosed with breast can­cer at the age of 38. Her per­sonal life and pro­fes­sional career were thrown into a dis­traught tail­spin. She learned that she had no point of ref­er­ence for heal­ing and no role model spe­cific for breast can­cer. Her fears seemed to con­trol her expe­ri­ences until she learned there were ways she could indeed empower herself.

In 2006, Bev­erly cre­ated the Breast Can­cer Well­ness Mag­a­zine. The mag­a­zine is a quar­terly, full color printed pub­li­ca­tion that goes directly to thou­sands of breast can­cer patients and sur­vivors in all 50 states as well as to sev­eral thou­sand mas­tec­tomy cen­ters, breast can­cer sup­port groups, and breast can­cer cen­ters and events. In addi­tion, the mag­a­zine is avail­able online. The mag­a­zine was the 2007 recip­i­ent of the Don Ranly Pub­lish­ers Award for Best Issue in its cat­e­gory and a con­tender for Best Arti­cle for the arti­cle “Ser­vice, Strength, and Survival.”

Bev­erly also pro­duces Inspire!, the inter­net radio show for breast can­cer sur­vivors. Bev­erly is a con­tribut­ing writer for Chicken Soup for the Breast Can­cer Survivor’s Soul, Danc­ing with Fear: Tips and Wis­dom from Breast Can­cer Sur­vivors and The Pink Prayer Book.

She was named 2007 Yoplait Cham­pion, along with 24 other women and men from across the nation for their ded­i­ca­tion in mak­ing a dif­fer­ence for breast can­cer patients and survivors.

Prior to pub­lish­ing, she owned and man­aged an insur­ance agency with the country’s third largest car­rier that was awarded mul­ti­ple regional and national awards through­out her insur­ance career. Beverly’s back­ground includes event mar­ket­ing and management.

Bev­erly is a Cer­ti­fied Heal­ing Images Spe­cial­ist. She and her hus­band David live near Lebanon, Mis­souri. They have two grown chil­dren and five granddaughters.

 

Dr. Bernie Siegel, MDDr. Bernie Siegel, MD
www.BernieSiegelMD.com

Dr. Siegel, who prefers to be called Bernie, not Dr. Siegel, was born in Brook­lyn, NY. He attended Col­gate Uni­ver­sity and Cor­nell Uni­ver­sity Med­ical Col­lege. He holds mem­ber­ship in two scholas­tic honor soci­eties, Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha and grad­u­ated with hon­ors. His sur­gi­cal train­ing took place at Yale New Haven Hos­pi­tal, West Haven Veteran’s Hos­pi­tal and the Children’s Hos­pi­tal of Pitts­burgh. He retired from prac­tice as an assis­tant clin­i­cal pro­fes­sor of surgery at Yale of gen­eral and pedi­atric surgery in 1989 to speak to patients and their caregivers.

In 1978 he orig­i­nated Excep­tional Can­cer Patients, a spe­cific form of indi­vid­ual and group ther­apy uti­liz­ing patients’ draw­ings, dreams, images and feel­ings. ECaP is based on “care­fronta­tion,” a safe, lov­ing ther­a­peu­tic con­fronta­tion, which facil­i­tates per­sonal lifestyle changes, per­sonal empow­er­ment and heal­ing of the individual’s life. The phys­i­cal, spir­i­tual and psy­cho­log­i­cal ben­e­fits which fol­lowed led to his desire to make every­one aware of his or her heal­ing poten­tial. He real­ized excep­tional behav­ior is what we are all capa­ble of.

Bernie, and his wife and coworker Bob­bie, live in a sub­urb of New Haven, Con­necti­cut. They have five chil­dren and eight grand­chil­dren. Bernie and Bob­bie have co-authored their chil­dren, books and arti­cles. Their home with its many chil­dren, pets and inter­ests resem­bled a cross between a fam­ily art gallery, museum, zoo and auto­mo­bile repair shop. It still resem­bles these things, although the chil­dren are try­ing to improve its appear­ance in order to avoid embarrassment.

In 1986 his first book, Love. Med­i­cine & Mir­a­cles was pub­lished. This event redi­rected his life. In 1989 Peace, Love & Heal­ing and in 1993 How To Live Between Office Vis­its fol­lowed. He is cur­rently work­ing on other books with the goal of human­iz­ing med­ical edu­ca­tion and med­ical care, as well as, empow­er­ing patients and teach­ing sur­vival behav­ior to enhance immune sys­tem com­pe­tency. Bernie’s real­iza­tion that we all need help deal­ing with the dif­fi­cul­ties of life, not just the phys­i­cal ones, led to Bernie writ­ing his fourth book in 1998 Pre­scrip­tions for Liv­ing. It helps peo­ple to become aware of the eter­nal truths and wis­dom of the sages through Bernie’s sto­ries and insights rather than wait a per­sonal dis­as­ter. He wants to help peo­ple fix their lives before they are bro­ken, and thus not have to become strong at the bro­ken places. Pub­lished in 2003 are Help Me To Heal to empower patients and their care­givers and 365 Pre­scrip­tions For The Soul, in 2004 a children’s book about how dif­fi­cul­ties can become bless­ings, Smudge Bunny, in 2005 101 Exer­cises For The Soul and out in the Fall of 2006 a pre­scrip­tions for par­ent­ing book Love, Magic & Mud Pies. Pub­lished in 2008 Buddy’s Can­dle, for chil­dren of all ages, related to deal­ing with the loss of a loved one, be it a pet or par­ent, and to be pub­lished in 2009 Faith, Hope & Heal­ing with sur­vivor sto­ries and my reflec­tions about what they teach us.

Woody Allen once said, “If I had one wish it would be to be some­body else.” Bernie’s wish was to be a few inches taller. His work has been such a growth expe­ri­ence that he is now a few inches taller. His pre­dic­tion is that in the next decade the role of con­scious­ness, spir­i­tu­al­ity, non-local heal­ing, body mem­ory and heart energy will all be explored as sci­en­tific subjects.

For many, Bernie needs no intro­duc­tion. He has touched many lives all over our planet. In 1978 he began talk­ing about patient empow­er­ment and the choice to live fully and die in peace. As a physi­cian, who has cared for and coun­seled innu­mer­able peo­ple who’s mor­tal­ity has been threat­ened by an ill­ness, Bernie embraces a phi­los­o­phy of liv­ing and dying that stands at the fore­front of the med­ical ethics and spir­i­tual issues our soci­ety grap­ples with today. He con­tin­ues to assist in the break­ing of new ground in the field of heal­ing and per­son­ally strug­gling to live the mes­sage of kind­ness and love. His web site is www.BernieSiegelMD.com.

 

Amy AbernathyAmy P. Aber­nethy, MD
www.cancer.duke.edu/dccrp/

Dr. Aber­nethy is Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor of Med­i­cine in the Divi­sion of Med­ical Oncol­ogy at Duke Uni­ver­sity School of Med­i­cine, Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor of Nurs­ing at Duke Uni­ver­sity School of Nurs­ing, and adjunct Asso­ciate Lec­turer at Flinders Uni­ver­sity, South Aus­tralia. An NIH-funded inves­ti­ga­tor, she co-directs both the Duke Qual­ity Can­cer Care Ini­tia­tive and the Duke Inte­gra­tive Oncol­ogy Pro­gram; she holds affil­i­a­tions with the Duke Clin­i­cal Research Insti­tute, Duke Com­pre­hen­sive Can­cer Cen­ter Can­cer Con­trol Pro­gram, and Duke Cen­ter for Clin­i­cal Health Pol­icy Research.

Dr. Abernethy’s research pro­gram – the Duke Can­cer Care Research Pro­gram (DCCRP) – han­dles all aspects of high-quality clin­i­cal tri­als that gen­er­ate evidence-based solu­tions for com­mon prob­lems in sup­port­ive oncol­ogy. DCCRP stud­ies inves­ti­gate novel agents and approaches to alle­vi­ate com­mon cancer-related symp­toms such as pain, dys­p­nea, mucosi­tis, and insom­nia, and new health ser­vice deliv­ery mod­els to opti­mize patients’ symp­toms, expe­ri­ence of ill­ness and care, and qual­ity of life. DCCRP tri­als incor­po­rate and test new meth­ods to increase the fea­si­bil­ity of clin­i­cal research in sup­port­ive oncol­ogy and pal­lia­tive care.

Clin­i­cally, Dr. Aber­nethy pro­vides expert care for patients with melanoma, in con­junc­tion with the sur­geons and radi­a­tion oncol­o­gists of the Duke Melanoma Clinic. She has long­stand­ing clin­i­cal expe­ri­ence in melanoma, is Prin­ci­pal Inves­ti­ga­tor on sev­eral novel drug tri­als for metasta­tic melanoma, and has pub­lished in areas per­ti­nent to the epi­demi­ol­ogy of melanoma, lon­gi­tu­di­nal care pat­terns, and improv­ing the melanoma patient expe­ri­ence. Dr. Aber­nethy also attends on Duke’s inpa­tient oncol­ogy ser­vices, with spe­cial focus in med­ically inten­sive areas such as hema­to­log­i­cal malig­nan­cies and melanoma.

 

Marci ShimoffMarci Shi­moff
#1 New York Times Best­selling Author
Happy for No Rea­son: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out
Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul 1 & 2
Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul 1 & 2
Chicken Soup for the Single’s Soul
Chicken Soup for Every Mom’s Soul

www.happyfornoreason.com

Marci Shi­moff is the woman’s face of the biggest self-help book phe­nom­e­non in his­tory, Chicken Soup for the Soul. Her six best­selling titles in the series, includ­ing Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul and Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul, have met with stun­ning suc­cess, sell­ing more than 13 mil­lion copies world­wide in 33 lan­guages and have been on the New York Times best­seller list for a total of 108 weeks. Marci is one of the best­selling female non­fic­tion authors of all time. In addi­tion, she’s a fea­tured teacher in the inter­na­tional film and book phe­nom­e­non, The Secret. Her new book, HAPPY FOR NO REASON: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out, offers a rev­o­lu­tion­ary approach to expe­ri­enc­ing deep and last­ing happiness.

A cel­e­brated trans­for­ma­tional leader and one of the nation’s lead­ing experts on hap­pi­ness, suc­cess, and the law of attrac­tion, Marci has inspired mil­lions of peo­ple around the world, shar­ing her break­through meth­ods for per­sonal ful­fill­ment and pro­fes­sional suc­cess. Pres­i­dent and co-founder of the Esteem Group, she deliv­ers keynote addresses and sem­i­nars on self-esteem, self-empowerment, and peak per­for­mance to cor­po­ra­tions, pro­fes­sional and non-profit orga­ni­za­tions, and women’s asso­ci­a­tions. She has been a top-rated trainer for numer­ous For­tune 500 com­pa­nies, includ­ing AT&T, Gen­eral Motors, Sears, Kaiser Per­ma­nente, and Bristol-Myers Squibb.

As an acclaimed author­ity on suc­cess and hap­pi­ness, Marci is often approached by media for her insights and advice. She has been on more than 500 national and regional tele­vi­sion and radio shows and has been inter­viewed for over 100 news­pa­per arti­cles nation­wide. Her writ­ing has appeared in national women’s mag­a­zines, includ­ing Ladies Home Jour­nal and Woman’s World.

Marci earned her MBA from UCLA and holds an advanced cer­tifi­cate as a stress man­age­ment con­sul­tant. She is a found­ing mem­ber and on the board of direc­tors of the Trans­for­ma­tional Lead­er­ship Coun­cil, a group of 100 top lead­ers serv­ing over ten mil­lion peo­ple in the self-development market.

Through her books and her pre­sen­ta­tions, Marci’s mes­sage has touched the hearts and rekin­dled the spir­its of mil­lions of peo­ple through­out the world. She is ded­i­cated to ful­fill­ing her life’s pur­pose of help­ing peo­ple live more empow­ered and joy-filled lives.

 

thriverssantaSanta Tony Mills & Mrs. Claus Kim­berly Mills

“Some­how, not only for Christ­mas
But all the long year through
The joy that you give to oth­ers
Is the joy that comes back to you.“
- John Green­leaf Whittier

When I was a small child, it was a fam­ily tra­di­tion for my Uncle John to hand out the fam­ily presents on Christ­mas Eve with me stand­ing next to him assist­ing as much as pos­si­ble wear­ing my red Santa hat. After Uncle John passed away, I was given the task of hand­ing the fam­ily gifts out on Christ­mas Eve. I would put on some red sweat­pants and red sweat­shirt and give my best imper­son­ation of Santa. The tra­di­tion con­tin­ues today if I am avail­able for the fam­ily gathering.

In 1990, I became a police offi­cer with the Anne Arun­del County Police Depart­ment in MD. A request was made through the Sun­shine Foun­da­tion to help a fam­ily in need to make Christ­mas spe­cial for a young lady who was in need. It was decided that I would por­tray Santa for this home visit for the young lady. I was told by the super­vi­sors that I had the right demeanor, size and atti­tude. After that expe­ri­ence, I took on the role as Santa as a vol­un­teer for the next 22 years mak­ing home vis­its, school vis­its, com­mu­nity events, vis­its to chil­dren with spe­cial needs fam­ily events and any other requests that I could ful­fill. In the begin­ning I used a hand-me down suit. As time passed, I pur­chased my own suit which is still used today for special occasions.

The tran­si­tion to becom­ing Santa Tony really kicked in when I was injured at work and began to grow my beard and bleached it on my own. This is when I con­ducted research into Santa and where I could go with the Santa spirit. I found sev­eral web­sites about Santa schools and found a con­fer­ence in Santa Claus, Indi­ana. I attended both events and my eyes were opened to a whole new world about Santa Claus. I con­tin­ued to grow my beard and pur­chased a nice cus­tom made suit. I worked my first “true” pro­fes­sional photo event as Santa in my new suit and loved every minute of it.

In 2012 I worked as a mall Santa at two dif­fer­ent malls in MD. What a great expe­ri­ence. You never knew what to expect or who would be the next per­son or fam­ily to visit with you. I would say one of my favorite vis­i­tors was Joe Flacco from the Bal­ti­more Ravens with his son. Oh, did I tell you he was the win­ning quar­ter­back of the Super Bowl Cham­pi­ons? HoHoHo!

In March 2013 I met Pam Weaver in Santa Claus, IN. She and I hit it off right away and began to chat about my por­trayal of Santa. Dur­ing this dis­cus­sion, our “fate” was sealed. We both were going on a cruise to the Caribbean on the same ship at the same time. I told her that there was a group of San­tas who were going on the cruise and we were hold­ing a Santa school while on board. She told me that she was going to be on the cruise with the “Breast Can­cer Well­ness” group and she indi­cated that she wanted a Santa to help them with hand­ing out their awards and hang out with the ladies while on board. I had to calm down from my excite­ment and told her I was in. I would be their Santa! We hugged to seal the deal. Then I asked her if she would like Santa in a pink suit. I told her that my Mrs. Claus, Kim, and I had pur­chased some pink shears and pink mate­r­ial and were look­ing for a good rea­son to make a pink Santa suit. Pam asked if we could get it done in time. I stepped away and called Mrs. Claus and asked if she could make a Santa suit and a Mrs. Claus out­fit in time for the cruise. Her reply was “I will try”. To her credit, Mrs. Claus worked hard and fast and suc­cess­fully made the most beau­ti­ful suits for both of us.

The first night of the cruise we put our spe­cial pink home-made suits on and pre­sented them in pub­lic for the first time at the open­ing event of the 7th Annual Breast Can­cer Thrivers Cruise. They were well received. And dur­ing their Pink Cel­e­bra­tion Party and awards ceremony, we put them on one more time with great pride.

I am always asked about why I por­tray Santa. One sim­ple answer, it’s the magic of the char­ac­ter. I can walk into a room and no mat­ter who is in the audi­ence, whether it is a group of chil­dren or a room filled with adults such as the “Breast Can­cer Well­ness” event, I can see in everyone’s eyes that no mat­ter what is going on in their lives, that mag­i­cal moment takes all of that away and helps them know that every­thing will be okay.

Kim has attended many events with me and has been my right hand Mrs. Claus. She makes my suits, mends them when needed (car­ries the duct tape just in case for the pants) and makes sure I have candy and the gifts straight. She takes pho­tographs and any other behind the scene issues that need to be taken care of. Kim wears a Mrs. Claus out­fit and/or an elf out­fit to many of my events. She has been a cru­cial part of my suc­cess as Santa for the past 23 years. To her I give a big “THANK YOU”!

Besides the sup­port of many friends and fam­ily mem­bers includ­ing my par­ents Hugh and Nancy Mills, there have been two impor­tant “elves” that have made me such a suc­cess­ful Santa. They are Ash­leigh and Jonathon Mills, our chil­dren. Both have attended many Santa func­tions as elves, pho­tog­ra­phers and sup­port crew hand­ing out gifts, candy canes, neck­laces and other give a ways. Jonathon says that I “sort of ruined Christ­mas for him because when he found out I was por­tray­ing Santa, the magic of Christ­mas was dif­fer­ent. Both, to this day still get excited about wait­ing to see what is under the tree even though they are 19 and 23 years old. Yes they both know the true mean­ing of CHRIST­mas! With­out the gen­er­ous sup­port of every­one, I doubt I would­have as much fun as I do!

Kim and I are very proud that we have been selected to rep­re­sent BCW as Santa and Mrs. Claus. We are very happy to be part of the Breast Can­cer Well­ness family.


 

Dr Kim DalzellDr Kim Dalzell

Frus­trated by the lim­i­ta­tions of con­ven­tional med­i­cine and spurred by the sophis­ti­cated ques­tions from her patients, Dr Kim Dalzell sought out the power of nature to pro­vide some answers.  Since then, Kim has turned thou­sands of can­cer sur­vivors onto the heal­ing poten­tial of nat­ural med­i­cine.  Many say they would not be here with­out inte­grat­ing her strate­gies into their can­cer treat­ment plans.

As a respected holis­tic pro­fes­sional, Kim devel­oped a nutri­tion course for the first U S Government-funded com­ple­men­tary med­ical res­i­dency pro­gram in Illi­nois.  She was selected as a med­ical advi­sor for Life­time Televisions’s Wal­greens Health Cor­ner TV Show, served as spokesper­son for the Can­cer Treat­ment Cen­ters of Amer­ica, and was invited to col­lob­o­rate with Dr John LaPuma (ChefMD) and Dr Andrew Weil.

Known amoung health care pro­fes­sion­als in Japan, Kim was hon­ored to write the fore­ward for The Recipe for Breast Can­cer - a first-of-its-kind nutri­tion and can­cer book in Japan.

Her award win­ning book, Chal­lenge Can­cer and Win! has been trans­lated into Japan­ese and adapted into a dis­tance learn­ing course.

 

Sherry Lebed DavisSherry Lebed Davis

Sherry Lebed Davis is one of the fore­most author­i­ties, train­ers and pre­sen­ters on the use of move­ment and ther­a­peu­tic exer­cise for the heal­ing and qual­ity of life issues after breast can­cer, all can­cers, Lym­phedema and all chronic illness.

She is the co-founder with Dr. Marc Lebed and Dr. Joel Lebed of Healthy-Steps mov­ing you to bet­ter health with THE LEBED METHOD, a world­wide orga­ni­za­tion pro­vid­ing unique well­ness pro­grams for spe­cial pop­u­la­tions. Sherry has been seen in Peo­ple Mag­a­zine, Health Mag­a­zine, Oxy­gen, Spa Mag­a­zine, MAMM, Cop­ing, CURE, NY Times, Seat­tle Times, LA Times, and more.  She has appeared on the Today Show, Life Time Live, Nightly News, BBC and many more.

Sherry has authored a book, ‘Thriv­ing after Breast Can­cer, Essen­tial Heal­ing Exer­cises for Body and Mind’ has pro­duced two DVDS and a music CD. Her pro­gram has been pub­lished in sev­eral Med­ical Pub­li­ca­tions with more stud­ies under way. Sherry presents across the United States and Internationally.

She was awarded Seattle’s most inspir­ing Breast Can­cer Sur­vivor, received the Governor’s award for work­ing with Chil­dren and Dance, her work with Breast Can­cer Sur­vivors has been rec­om­mended by Dr. Susan Love, author of Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book, and many others.

 

Beverly KirkhartBev­erly Kirkhart
www.beverlykirkhart.com

Nation­ally acclaimed speaker, work­shop facil­i­ta­tor, and best-selling author Bev­erly Kirkhart deliv­ers to her audi­ence a pro­found mes­sage, giv­ing lis­ten­ers courage and inspi­ra­tion to tri­umph over adver­sity in all areas of their lives.

Bev­erly knows what it means to make every day count. After being diag­nosed with breast can­cer in 1993, she over­came the loss of a busi­ness, bank­ruptcy and divorce. She now shares the wis­dom of her expe­ri­ence through her How to Turn Set­backs Into Come­backs speak­ing engage­ments and her pop­u­lar Empow­er­ing Your­self Through Words© series, which includes strategy-packed ses­sions from her book, My Heal­ing Companion.

 

JoAnne Lenart-WearyJoAnne Lenart-Weary
www.onedaydecorating.com

JoAnne Lenart-Weary believes in help­ing women empower them­selves by cre­at­ing beau­ti­ful and per­sonal enviroments.

She is known as “The Queen of Dec­o­rat­ing.” JoAnne has been a suc­cess­ful inte­rior dec­o­ra­tor for almost 30 years and now focuses on help­ing oth­ers to fol­low their pas­sion by teach­ing oth­ers her Sys­tem for Success.

JoAnne has had a pas­sion for dec­o­rat­ing since she was a lit­tle girl and con­sid­ers her­self blessed that she is doing what she loves still at age 50+! She was for­tu­nate to have a tal­ented mother that let her develop her skills by allow­ing her to rearrange the fur­ni­ture almost every Sat­ur­day from the time she was 10 years old. In the 70’s, JoAnne started a wall­pa­per­ing busi­ness and found her clients were far more inter­ested in her cre­ative dec­o­rat­ing ideas. Shortly there­after she began her dec­o­rat­ing busi­ness and has never looked back. She offers all facets of dec­o­rat­ing ser­vices and spe­cial­izes in the redesign or “One Day Dec­o­rat­ing” aspect of the dec­o­rat­ing indus­try, which focuses on work­ing with what you have to trans­form your room. JoAnne is also the founder of One Day Dec­o­rat­ing and the ODDAA organization.

JoAnne is a well-respected indus­try leader and has trained design­ers, dec­o­ra­tors, stagers, inte­rior redesign­ers, and wanna-be dec­o­ra­tors from all over the coun­try. In fact, she has trained indi­vid­u­als from Canada, Aus­tralia, and Scot­land. She has appeared on HGTV’s “Dec­o­rat­ing Cents”, and is a weekly guest on WJET-TV, an ABC affil­i­ate which has dubbed her the “Queen of Dec­o­rat­ing.” She has also appeared on “Good Day Atlanta” and a vari­ety of other morn­ing news pro­grams across the country.

JoAnne has also been a guest on a vari­ety of radio shows. She is a fre­quent speaker for a vari­ety of national con­ven­tions includ­ing , O.D.D.A.A., and the National Flower Show. She is a con­tribut­ing edi­tor to a vari­ety of Inter­net sites and is a much requested speaker for women’s groups and retail stores such as Kirkland’s and Stein Mart.

Pro­fes­sional affil­i­a­tions include ODDAA (One Day Dec­o­rat­ing Alumni Asso­ci­a­tion), An affil­i­ate mem­ber of IDS (The Inte­rior Design Soci­ety), and ASP (Accred­ited Stag­ing Professional)