Nurturing the Nurses
A Retreat for Oncology Nurses
Friday, August 26
— Sunday, August 28, 2016
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When Jan Adrian, MSW, was diagnosed with cancer, she wanted to focus on healing the whole person instead of curing the body only. Not finding resources available for this, she founded Healing Journeys, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and created the Cancer as a Turning Point, From Surviving To Thriving™ conference. During Jan’s 27 years of living with cancer, she has had three primary cancers, numerous local recurrences, and currently is living with metastatic breast cancer. She is the Executive Director of Healing Journeys and was previously the co-director of the Center for Health Awareness in San Jose, CA. Over 25,000 people have benefited from Healing Journeys. www.healingjourneys.org
Cindi Cantril, RN, OCN, MPH, is an oncology certified nurse with over 41 years of nursing experience in surgical, medical and radiation oncology. She was a founding Board member and first Vice-President of the Oncology Nursing Society. A national leader in oncology nursing, she has developed navigator roles and cancer recovery programs in Montana and California.
In 2010, she received the Distinguished Service Award from the Oncology Nursing Society. In 2014, Cindi received Cure Magazine’s “Extraordinary Healer Award.” And most recently, in May, 2016, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from ONS.
She facilitates support groups and conducts a variety of recovery and survivorship programs. She is the co-investigator on a unique research program, Horses as Healers, an equine therapy program for cancer survivors.
She began developing retreats for cancer survivors in 2004 in Montana where the theme was “Mending in the Mountains.” When she returned to the Bay area she brought the retreat concept to Sonoma. Cindi is the Director of the Oncology Service Line & Patient Navigation for Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation in Santa Rosa.
Rebecca (Becky) Crane-Okada, PhD, RN, CNS, AOCN, is an advanced oncology certified nurse with 40 years in cancer care. She is a long-time member of the Oncology Nursing Society, the American Holistic Nurses Association, and the American Psychosocial Oncology Society. She has written and presented on many aspects of cancer care to lay and professional audiences. Becky is committed to supporting the body, mind, and spirit of patients facing cancer, as well as nurses and others who care for them. She approaches her work with openness, interest, deep listening, presence, caring, and intelligent discernment.
Becky received her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Texas Christian University; a master’s degree in cancer nursing and a doctorate in nursing from UCLA. To enhance her skills and satisfy her deep desire to align her cancer nursing practice with holistic and spiritual care, she completed training as a Spiritual Director with the Haden Institute. Becky has a private practice in Los Angeles, and works part-time as Director of Patient Navigation and Integrative Therapies for the Margie Petersen Breast Center at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica.
Rosangel Klein, RN, MS, is currently the Regional Infusion Center Manager for Sutter Roseville Medical Center where she has worked for the past 3 years. She started her career as a Nursing Assistant at California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) in San Francisco. She earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of San Francisco, and completed her master’s degree in Oncology Nursing as an Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist from UCSF. She worked at CPMC throughout her educational journey as a staff nurse, Oncology Nurse Clinician, and Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist.
Theresa Koetters, RN, MS, is an oncology nurse with over 40 years experience in a variety of oncology healthcare settings: inpatient, outpatient, homecare, hospice, radiation therapy, and infusion. She was an Associate Clinical Professor in the School of Nursing at UCSF, where she coordinated and taught in the Oncology Masters Program in Nursing for 10 years. Theresa is the most recent addition to the Healing Journeys Board of Directors.
Together since 1984, Harpist, Susan Mazer, and Woodwinds performer, Dallas Smith, have merged their individual expertise to create a new sound and musical experience for contemporary music. They both have classical backgrounds and embraced jazz after completing their formal music education. Following full time professional music careers, they turned to healthcare. Since 1992, their company, Healing HealthCare Systems, has been producing the C.A.R.E. Channel, the only evidence-based 24-hour relaxation programming for hospitals, currently serving over 900 hospitals in the US, Hong Kong and Australia. The C.A.R.E. Channel has received awards and is highly respected as a tool to improve the patient experience, reduce stress and anxiety, and mitigate pain. Their work in healthcare is about creating healing environments in which we live, work, and heal. Susan also has a PhD in human and organization development and is on the Board of Directors of Healing Journeys. www.healinghealth.com
Sharon Meyer, DIplON, CNC is the lead Integrative Nutritionist at Sutter’s Institute for Health and Healing. She has expertise in Function Medicinal based Nutrition; specializes in cancer, auto-immune diseases, heart health, digestive health, weight loss programs, elimination diets, anti-inflammatory diets and cleanses.
Sharon has lectured around the world, from London to California, frequently featured on television, radio, and in print. Sharon is also a qualified Cordon Bleu cook.