Concord, NH

Concord, NH
The Anticancer Lifestyle Program at Concord Hospital

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.

250 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH, 03301
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  • Lynne Avery, RN, BSN Fitness
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    Lynne Avery, RN, BSN

    Lynne Avery, RN, BSN


    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 Fitness
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    Katrina Brow, DPT


    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 Group Facilitator and Mindset
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    Deborah Clark, MA, MSC

    Deborah Clark, MA, MSC

    Group Facilitator and Mindset

    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 Group Facilitator and Change
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    Adrianna Crooker Catlin, LICSW

    Adrianna Crooker Catlin, LICSW

    Group Facilitator and Change

    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 Mindset
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    Mary Danca, MD

    Mary Danca, MD


    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 Environment
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    Deborah de Moulpied, MEd

    Deborah de Moulpied, MEd


    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 Change
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    Alex Brown, PhD


    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 Diet
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    Traci Komorek, RD

    Traci Komorek, RD


    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 Diet
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    Megan Ryder, RD, CSO

    Megan Ryder, RD, CSO


    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 Physician Champion
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    Jeanna Walsh, MD

    Jeanna Walsh, MD

    Physician Champion

    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.

Class Information

Our Fall 2018 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. 

Registration for the Fall 2018 program is now closed, but if you would like more information about our Spring 2019 program please call (603)230-7000 x5958.


Class Calendar

Maintenance Session 2 : Diet
Aug 7, 2018
Open to all ACLP Alumni
Maintenance Session 3 : Mindset
Feb 8, 2018
Open to all ACLP Alumni and the incoming Fall 2018 class
Session 1 : Getting Started
Sep 13, 2018
Session 2 : Foundation for Change
Sep 20, 2018
Session 3 : Mindset
Sep 27, 2018
Session 4 : Diet
Oct 4, 2018
Session 5 : Fitness
Oct 11, 2018
Session 6 : Environment
Oct 18, 2018
Session 7 : Mindset and Action Planning
Oct 25, 2018
Session 8 : Diet
Nov 1, 2018
Session 9 : Fitness
Nov 8, 2018
Session 10 : Environment
Nov 15, 2018
Session 11 : Diet
Nov 20, 2018
Session 12 : Celebrating Success
Nov 29, 2018
Maintenance Session 1 : Change and Goal Setting
Jun 5, 2018
For Fall 2018 Program Graduates only
Maintenance Session 2 : Environment
Feb 7, 2019
Open to all ACLP Alumni
Maintenance Session 3 : Fitness
Mar 7, 2019
Open to all ACLP Alumni and incoming Spring 2019 class
ACLP : Spring 2019
Mar 19, 2019
The Spring 2019 ACLP program will run from March 19th through June 4th, 2019.

Class Notes & Special Announcements

Check here for special announcements about our program. There are no notes or announcements at this time.


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Local Events & Resources

  • 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 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.

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