Program Team

Judy Gould
Judy focuses her work on emotional and psychological health. She runs a private practice as a psychotherapist (, is a faculty member where she trains therapists at the Toronto Institute for Relational Psychotherapy, and leads psycho-educational and support groups for those living with cancer and their caregivers at Wellspring Cancer Support Network. In the recent past and after earning her PhD in Psychology, she was the Initiative Director of the Ontario Breast Cancer Community Research Initiative at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Women’s College Research Institute. Her work involved understanding the experiences of 1) young women with breast cancer, 2) lower income women with breast cancer, and 3) spirituality and breast cancer. She was also a post-doctoral fellow at Princess Margaret Hospital in the Healing Journey Program.
Karen Kingsley
Karen is a graduate of Sutherland-Chan School & Teaching Clinic and is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. Prior to her training in massage therapy, she received a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Western Ontario. Karen also has a special interest in Women’s Health, specifically Breast Health and Breast Massage. She believes it to be an area which often gets overlooked and she ensures that her patients are provided with an open and comfortable environment to discuss their breast health. This can be anything from dealing with premenstrual breast pain, pregnancy & discomforts with breastfeeding, to patients who have had a lumpectomy/mastectomy/breast reconstruction due to a breast cancer diagnosis. As a breast cancer survivor herself, she has first hand knowledge of how breast massage can help in the recovery process after a mastectomy and/or breast reconstruction.
Kimberley Lyall
Kimberley is a registered Holistic Nutritionist. She has graduated from The Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in 2007 and is currently working on her advanced degree. She recently attended a Breast Cancer Prevention Workshop. Kim enjoys sharing her love of food and knowledge with clients, family, and friends. She often can be found in her kitchen juicing, blending, and developing fresh recipes. Kim is a dedicated mother of four. With a special interest in family and women’s health, she is passionate about the power of whole food, its roots and its ability to facilitate healing in the body. She provides tailored information to help her clients make healthy choices, incorporate more raw food into their diet, while staying within their food budget.
Jo-Ann McRogers
Jo-Ann is a Social Worker and Stillbirth Doula. She has spent years working in community services designed to reach those forgotten by society. Emergency departments, mental health clinics, addictions, and crisis services are her area of expertise. She has come to understand the role of movement, breath and meditation in wellness. These principles are simplified and incorporated into the support she offers. Currently she has dedicated her private therapy practice and community offerings to serve as a Grief Companion. Loss comes in many forms, how we grieve can largely determine how we live.
Laura Stornelli
Laura was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012 at the age of 48, the same age her mother and cousin were when diagnosed. Her diagnosis did not come as a shock, she since has been determined to make cancer just a bump in the road, today she is a thriving survivor. She has been a certified fitness and yoga instructor for the past six years. She strongly believes in the benefits of physical activities during and after cancer treatments. She also volunteers at the King-Aurora Hospice leading yoga classes for cancer survivors. In the past 18 months, she has attended seminars on ‘yoga for cancer survivors’ and ‘yoga for breast health’.
Rebecca Wilkinson
Rebecca is the owner of RW Massage Therapy. She graduated from Massage Therapy School in 2007 with a passion for working with cancer survivors. She embarked on the lymphatic drainage journey just over a year later and completed that training in 2010 through the Dr. Vodder School. Rebecca also recently became a certified yoga instructor. She continues her education completing a variety of courses relating to massage and lymphatic drainage and recently completed “Strength After Breast Cancer” which is an evidence-based rehabilitative exercise program for breast cancer survivors. Rebecca continues to look for ways to improve the quality of life for her clients to ensure they can live life to the fullest
Patricia De Guzman
Patricia believes in promoting health and wellness through preventative methods as well as educating her patients. She obtained her hands-on experience from a variety of specialty clinics offered through her massage therapy education. Scar work, breast congestion and reduced mobility are some of the presentations she’s worked with in Breast Cancer Clinic from post-radiation and post-surgical patients. She has also worked with patients at Lyndhurst Hospital as a part of the rehabilitation program for spinal cord injuries and dysfunctions. During treatments, her goal is to recognize the symptoms while searching for the root of the pain, allowing her to treat efficiently and effectively. Her love for challenges keeps her motivated and her curiosity allows her to explore various modalities.
Jennifer Stanisic
Jennifer is a Registered Massage Therapist and Reiki Master dedicated to helping others in their healing journey. Healing happens on 4 levels; physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual. Our bodies determine which level is most in need of healing energy offered through Reiki. Clients may choose a healing attunement prior to their Reiki treatment. Jennifer practices at Yoga Source in Newmarket, Ontario.
Deborah Keogh
Deborah is a certified esthetician specializing in natural skin care. She has extensive additional training in aromatherapy. Her passion for wellness and natural beauty inspired her to start the Adelphie Natural Skin Care™ company. She proudly creates and makes all Adelphie products herself. And is pleased to offer her clients high quality, handcrafted Adelphie Girl™ mineral makeup as well. She also practices Aesthetics at Yoga Source in Newmarket, Ontario.
Carol Fazari
Carol is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist with 15+ years in clinical practice. Her first career was in the field of human resources and she holds a CHRP designation. Carol has written two books: Healthy Choices, and Freedom from the Fire – A Nutritionist’s Guide to Healing Inflammation with Food. Little did she know that the information researched and written in her books would assist her in her journey to conquer breast cancer.
Today, she dedicates much of her free time supporting woman healing from breast cancer by using her in-depth and firsthand knowledge on how to support the body during treatment, healing and recovery.


Elisha MacMillan
Elisha is a women’s coach, sociologist, educator and dance alchemist. She has brought rhythms of healing, pleasure and purpose to women across Canada, USA, Europe, India and Australia. In her business Manifest Dance (, Elisha helps women to heal and enliven their dreams through workshops, retreats, online trainings and private coaching.
Before her coaching business launched, Elisha had a full-time career performing African dance alongside established artists from across the African continent. Over the course of 6 years Elisha starred in award-winning performances touring nationally and internationally. Her experiences of studying dance in Guinea, Mali and Ethiopia are palpable in her dancing today.

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