Board of Directors & Advisors

Healing Journeys Advisory Board
  • Ernie Bodai, M.D.
  • Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D.
  • Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.
  • Caryle Hirshberg
  • Lawrence LeShan, Ph.D.

  • Dawna Markova, Ph.D.
  • Wayne Muller, M.Div.
  • Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.
  • Marty Rossman, M.D.
  • Marion Woodman
Healing Journeys Board of Directors


Jan Adrian, M.S.W., Executive Director

As a survivor of three primary cancers (breast cancer and ocular melonoma) and several recurrences, Jan wanted to focus on healing the whole person instead of just curing the body. She created the free Cancer as a Turning Point, From Surviving To Thriving™ conference to address this need. She is the founder and director of Healing Journeys. She was previously the co-director of the Center for Health Awareness, in San Jose, CA.

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Carolyn Chamberlain, M.B.A.

Carolyn believes strongly in Healing Journeys’ mission to “support healing, activate hope, and promote thriving.” She has had a life-long interest in nonprofits, working as a fundraiser for UCLA and The Nature Conservancy, and as Director of Development for the Sacramento Region Community Foundation and The Wilderness Land Trust. Carolyn has a consulting practice in philanthropic advising.

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Carolyn Chamberlain

Cathleen Ferraro

Cathleen Ferraro, M.A.

Cathleen Ferraro is a breast cancer survivor since 2009. The diagnosis inspired many new emotions, prompted deep introspection, changed the pace of her life and led to voracious reading about the role of emotions and beliefs on physical health and disease. Cathy attended her first Cancer As A Turning Point™ conference in the fall of 2012 in Sacramento. She immediately felt a rare kinship there with the other people in attendance, all living with cancer in its various stages and faces. Cathy has 10 years of nonprofit fundraising experience and 17 years as a daily newspaper journalist. She’s an avid swimmer and enjoys exploring the language and culture of her Italian ancestry.

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Fran Haynes, M.F.T.

Fran has had a long career as a special education teacher, Middle School Counselor, and Marriage and Family Therapist with a transpersonal perspective. She attended the very first Healing Journeys conference and felt connected and committed to continue a relationship with the organization. She chaired the conference in Sacramento and went on to become a Board Member. Fran also invented the Sugar Plump Fairies, which is a group of outrageously dressed people who draw attention to themselves to raise awareness and funds for nonprofit organizations, including Healing Journeys.

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Susan E. Mazer, Ph.D.

Susan E. Mazer, Ph.D., is President and CEO of Healing HealthCare Systems, which she founded with her husband, Dallas Smith, in 1992. Healing Healthcare Systems produces The C.A.R.E. Channel, 24-hour relaxation programming for patient television whose production is based on research linking nature and music to patient outcomes. Today, The C.A.R.E. Channel is broadcast in over 700 hospitals across the United States. Susan is also an Adjunct Faculty member at Saybrook University, College of Mind-Body Medicine. She is an accomplished speaker, author, professional musician, and meeting facilitator.

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Barbi Phelps-Sandall, MD, M.Ed., FACOG

Dr. Barbi practices in Mountain View, California, specializing in obstetrics, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, and integrative medicine. Alma Maters include Ohio State, University of Cincinnati, UCLA, and University of Arizona. Recent volunteer work includes the Avon Breast Cancer Walk for the last 5 years and a medical mission to Haiti. Favorite things in life are helping others, time with dear friends, animals, reading, traveling, and fitness.

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Terri Reasoner, Ph.D., Board Secretary

Terri came to Healing Journey’s via her mother’s battle with breast cancer and through her own experiences of dealing with a unique neurological disease. Terri has been in the field of adult education for over 15 years and hopes to apply her passion for education, learning, and multiple ways of knowing through whole body engagement to transform illness into healing. She recently received a Ph.D. from the California Institute of Integral Studies where she focused her studies on the body’s ability of turning pain into wisdom.

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Lynne Singer, Board President

Lynne found her deep desire to help people leading to a lifetime of volunteer involvement, including educating about the oneness of all life through the Creative Initiative/Beyond War Foundation, hosting international exchange students, creating a drug and alcohol education program at the local high school, and supporting her husband, Jerry, through his journey with prostate cancer. In 2002, after attending and volunteering at a number of Cancer as a Turning Point conferences in the Bay Area, Lynne and Jerry uprooted to Seattle to be closer to family. Lynne chaired the steering committee for the 2004 Seattle conference and joined the Board in June 2004.

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Dennis Driver, Human Resources Advisor

Dennis has 30 years of professional experience, currently serving as Vice President of Human Resources at Theravance, a biopharmaceutical company based in South San Francisco. Dennis was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2004. Following treatment and serious personal introspection, he decided to devote himself to helping others who are facing similar challenges. Dennis is a former Board member and continues to support Healing Journeys in various valuable ways.

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