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Meg is a cancer survivor and co-founder of the Anticancer Lifestyle Program. Meg was inspired to create the program by the work of her friend, Dr. David Servan-Schreiber, author of Anticancer: A New Way of Life. Meg was a freelance writer for magazines and had a regular column in Inc. magazine. She was a frequent speaker on the impact of entrepreneurial business on families, a topic covered in her book, For Better or For Work: A Survival Guide for Entrepreneurs and Their Families. Meg worked with her husband, Gary, in the early years of their business, Stonyfield Yogurt.
Nancy is the Executive Director of the Anticancer Lifestyle Foundation. She was the founding director of the Payson Center for Cancer Care at Concord Hospital in Concord NH, and served as the Payson Center’s Director for 12 years. Nancy has been a Registered Nurse for over 40 years, holding clinical, education and administrative positions in hospitals and cancer centers in VA, NY and NH. While leading the Payson Center, Nancy was instrumental in developing and launching the Anticancer Lifestyle Program.
Nancy graduated from Simmons College in 1975 with a BA in Nursing and from the University of Rochester in 1981 with a MS in Nursing. She achieved national certification from the Oncology Nursing Society as an Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse. Over her career, Nancy has spoken to professionals and published articles and book chapters on the topics of palliative care, pain management and complementary therapies in cancer care. Nancy has volunteered for the American Cancer Society for over 30 years. In 2012, she was recognized with the St. George National Award, the highest honor given to volunteers nationwide.
Betsey has over 25 years of experience in healthcare management and program development. She is currently the Executive Director of NH Accountable Care Partners, a not-for-profit organization based in Concord, N.H. NH Accountable Care Partners consists of more than a thousand healthcare providers employed by 8 participating organizations that coordinate services for more than 45,000 Medicare beneficiaries. As Executive Director, Betsey directs the development and performance of NHACP ensuring compliance with Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) obligations and successful outcomes of program goals.
In addition to her responsibilities with NH Accountable Care Partners, Betsey works with physician leadership to direct the development and performance of Concord Hospital’s population health management strategy. Ms. Rhynhart is a graduate of University of Vermont and holds a Masters in Public Health degree from Boston University School of Public Health.
Dr. Lorenzo Cohen is the Richard E. Haynes Distinguished Professor in Clinical Cancer Prevention and Director of the Integrative Medicine Program at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston) and Distinguished Clinical Professor, Fudan University Cancer Hospital, Shanghai, China. Dr. Cohen is a founding member and past president of the international Society for Integrative Oncology. He is passionate about educating others on how to prevent cancer and maintain optimal health across the lifespan. As the majority of cancers are preventable, Dr. Cohen is conducting research to demonstrate that lifestyle factors can influence cancer outcomes.
Dr. Cohen leads a team conducting NIH-funded research and delivering clinical care of integrative medicine practices such as meditation, yoga, tai chi, massage, diet, exercise, acupuncture and other strategies such as stress management, music therapy, emotional writing and more aimed at reducing the negative aspects of cancer treatment and improving quality of life and clinical outcomes.
Dr. Cohen and his wife, Alison Jefferies, wrote Anticancer Living: Transform Your Life and Health with the Mix of Six, about the importance of healthy lifestyle choices in improving quality of life and reducing the odds of cancer and cancer recurrence.
Doug is the President & Chief Executive Officer of the cancer nonprofit Pelotonia, which runs a bike tour that raises millions of dollars annually for the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Doug is a three-time cancer survivor and globally recognized cancer advocate. After overcoming chondrosarcoma during his sophomore year of college and malignant melanoma twice since, Doug and his family founded the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting, educating and connecting young adults, as well as their families and friends, who are affected by cancer. In 2001, Doug joined Livestrong as Director of Survivorship, and served as Livestrong President and CEO for 7 years. His story and accomplishments have been featured on many major media outlets, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Sports Illustrated, NBC News, ABC News, and MSNBC.
Pascaline has more than twenty years of experience as a senior business development executive in media, publishing, technology and internet startups, including Apple Computer. She is involved with NGOs in the fields of healthcare and human rights, including Human Rights Watch and the International Aids Alliance. She sits on the board of the New York Fund for Public Health, which assists the NYC health department with incubating new public health initiatives. She is the producer of The “C” Word, a documentary about her cousin, David Servan-Schreiber, whose work inspired the creation of the Anticancer Lifestyle Program.
Donna Lencki is the Chief Marketing Officer at Capital Blue Cross, where she is responsible for driving the company’s growth by increasing its brand equity, expanding presence in the marketplace, and evolving product solutions. Donna is also responsible for leading strategic diversification initiatives and is at the forefront of the company’s efforts to shift focus from the traditional business-to-business model to that of the rapidly evolving consumer market.
Prior to joining Capital, Donna founded the Geneia Company, which was acquired by Capital BlueCross in June of 2011. Before Geneia, she was Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Choicelinx Corporation, which was acquired by CIGNA in 2005. Prior to Choicelinx, Donna served in several roles at Healthsource, Inc. including VP of Sales & Marketing to Chief Executive Officer of the Healthsource New England based companies. At Healthsource, she worked with Dr. Norm Payson from the inception of the company in 1985 until the acquisition by CIGNA in 1997.
Donna holds a Bachelors Degree in Healthcare Administration from Rivier College and has a Masters Degree in Science from Boston University.
Jody H. Blumberg, MBA, is Director of the Payson Center for Cancer Care at Concord Hospital. In this role, Jody provides strategic and operational leadership for the cancer center, an accredited program by the American College of Surgeon’s Commission on Cancer and National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. The Payson Center was the originating partner for the Anticancer Lifestyle Program in 2011 and has offered over 16 bi-annual ACLP courses to date.
Jody has worked for over 20 years in healthcare management and program development. He led cancer programs at the University of Connecticut and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center- Harvard Cancer Collaborative before joining Concord Hospital in 2016.
Jody received his Bachelor’s degree in Management of Information Systems from Central Connecticut State University and holds a Master’s in Business Administration degree from University of Connecticut.