In 2011, Concord Hospital’s Payson Center for Cancer Care launched the Anticancer Lifestyle Program, a 12-week lifestyle transformation program for cancer survivors and those with genetic risk factors. Our mission is to help you understand what your lifestyle changes should be, how to make them, and why they are so important.
Lynne Avery, RN, BSN is a Health Promotion Nurse at the Concord Hospital Center for Health Promotion. She also has a Health fitness specialist certification from the American College of Sports Medicine. Lynne’s focus has been working with individuals, as well as groups, incorporating activity and lifestyle changes for better health and well- being.
Katrina Brow, DPT is a Physical Therapist at Concord Hospital. A graduate of Thomas Jefferson, she is STAR certified (Survivorship Training and Rehabilitation), which is designed to present a multi-disciplinary approach to the rehabilitation of cancer patients throughout all stages of their treatment.
Deborah Clark, MA, MSC is the Spiritual Care Manager at Concord Hospital. She is an Ordained Interfaith Minister and Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor who works with patients and families individually and in groups. She is also a Reiki Master and uses this and other complementary modalities in her clinical work.
Adrianna Crooker Catlin, LICSW is an oncology social worker at Concord Hospital Payson Center for Cancer Care, and as part of that role facilitates cancer support groups.
Mary Danca, MD is a practicing obstetrician/gynecologist on the faculty at the NH Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency where she brings mindfulness to her own clinical practice and to the training of the family medicine residents. She also leads mindfulness programs for providers on the Concord Hospital staff and has taught Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction classes at the Center for Health Promotion.
Deborah de Moulpied, MEd is the founder and previous owner of Bona Fide Green Goods, a healthy and green living lifestyle store. For years Deborah was a Certified Athletic Trainer and very active in the health and fitness profession. Teaching about home toxins brings together her two passions, the environment and health. Deborah is a frequent speaker and writer on environmental toxins and ways to reduce exposure to toxins commonly found in the home.
Alex Brown, PhD is a licensed psychologist and Behavioral Health Faculty at the NH Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency program at Concord Hospital, where his primary role is to teach and train resident physicians, specifically in the areas of communication, relationship building, mental health, and health behavior change. He also has several years of experience working as an integrated behavioral health clinician in primary care settings, helping those sites to offer interdisciplinary, whole-person care. He received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from West Virginia University, and completed a joint post-doctoral fellowship in Primary Care Behavioral Health at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Medical Center and the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Traci Komorek, RD is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian working per diem for the Payson Center. In addition she owns her own business Fresh Roots Nutrition LLC where she specializes in wellness, disease prevention and lifestyle changes. She enjoys making healthy eating fun for the whole family. She is passionate about whole organic foods and likes to really see where her food comes from. She has an office in Concord and does worksite wellness programs for companies around the Concord area.
Megan Ryder, RD, CSO is the registered dietitian and Board Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition at Concord Hospital’s Payson Center for Cancer Care. In her role at the Payson Center, she helps patients prepare for cancer treatment, manage side effects during treatment, and learn how to select, cook, and enjoy fresh/local foods for optimal health.
Jeanna Walsh, MD is a practicing medical oncologist with New Hampshire Oncology Hematology offices. She has a special interest in optimizing quality of life and clinical outcomes for cancer patients following treatment.
Our Anticancer Lifestyle Program class meets on Thursdays from 5-7:30. Class begins September 13 and ends November 29. Students should check our Class Information section weekly for updates. In the sections below, we will provide details on how to prepare for upcoming sessions, post announcements about upcoming classes, and add updates about upcoming local events and helpful resources.
The cost of the 12-week program is $120.00 and some insurance policies will reimburse. There may be some scholarships available, please ask if you are in need.
Classes meet from 5-7:30 pm for 12 consecutive weeks twice a year, in the Fall and Spring. Dinner is provided.
The class is limited to cancer survivors or those with genetic risk factors at this time. However family members are encouraged to attend the second and third maintenance meetings in the months after the 12-week program.
There is a small amount of prep work to be done before each class which consists of online work and reading.
7th Annual Anticancer Lecture Series – Our speaker this year will be Marion Nestle; Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, Emerita, at New York University, and Visiting Professor of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell. Marion is a consumer advocate, nutritionist and academic who specializes in the politics of food and dietary choice. She is also a prize winning author of several books; including What to Eat, Food Politics, and Eat, Drink, Vote. Her research examines scientific, economic and social influences on food choice and obesity, with an emphasis on the influence of food industry marketing. Join us and learn how to best navigate the complex maze of food industry interests and influence.
Dates: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 from 6:30-8:00 PM
Location: Concord City Auditorium; Green and Prince Streets, Concord, NH
This is a free presentation and registration is not required, however, space is limited. For additional information, contact Concord Hospital Payson Center for Cancer Care HOPE Resource Center at PCCCInfo@CRHC.org or (603) 227-7000 ext.6937
Pedaling for Payson – Concord Hospital’s annual Pedaling for Payson cycling benefit. The proceeds of this event support out oncology nurse navigators, who offer guidance and support to our most vulnerable patients at the Payson Center. Join us and help make a difference in the lives of community members battling cancer; all while riding one of the 4 scenic routes or the adventurous mountain bike ride!
Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018
Location: Elm Brook State Park in Hopkinton, NH
Registration is required. For more information visit the Concord Hospital Trust website here, or call (603) 227-7162.
Interested in joining the program, or have another inquiry? Please fill out the form below and someone from our team will get back to you as quickly as possible.