Co-founders

Dr. Martha Eddy

Dr. Eddy is an exercise physiologist and Registered Somatic Movement Therapist (RSMT) with a doctorate from Columbia University in Movement Science and Education. She works in private practice in New York City. Martha has served on the certification program faculty for both the School for Body-Mind Centering® and the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies from 1984 to 1994. She founded the Somatic Movement Therapy Program (SMTT) in 1992 and renamed it Dynamic Embodiment-SMTT in 2008. Martha Eddy is also the founder and director of the Center for Kinesthetic Education (CKE) in New York, and a co-founder of and the director of Somatic Studies at Moving On Center in Oakland. Read: Martha Eddy selected for Who's Who of Professionals in 2011

Dr. Allison Stern Rosen

Allison Stern Rosen (aka Annie) is a psychologist/ psychoanalyst with a deep commitment to the needs of cancer survivors. She co-founded the Fertility Preservation Special Interest Group of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine. This group establishes policy, and provides education and research for preserving fertility in cancer patients. She serves on the medical advisory board of Fertile Hope and Sharsheret to help cancer survivors become parents. Allison is the former Director of the non-profit patient group, Resolve NYC, whose mission is to provide education, advocacy and support for patients undergoing infertility. She has written extensively about the psychological impact of medical conditions, most recently: Frozen Dreams: Psychodynamic Dimensions of Infertility Treatment and Assisted Reproduction.

Jan Albert

Jan is an award-winning writer television producer, and community activist who has reported on a number of women’s health issues over the years. She was spurred into action after watching two of her closest friends grapple with the diagnosis of breast cancer within one year and learning about the lack of specialized aftercare programs available for this population.

Advisory Council

Board of Directors

Ambre Emory-Maier
BalletMet
Alison Estabrook, MD
Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital
Julia Kagan Baumann

Melissa Brown



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Sheldon Feldman, MD
NY Pres-byterian Hospital
Columbia Univ. Medical Center
Mitch Gaynor, MD (In Memoriam)
Gaynor Integrative Oncology
Ruth Oratz, MD
The Women’s Oncology & Wellness Practice
Michelle Preminger, PhD
Women’s Emotional Wellness Center
Ilene Rapkin
President, I Openers
Freya Schnabel, MD 
NYU Langone Medical Center
Maria Schneider
Grammy Award-Winning Composer & Conductor
Donna Cephas
 
Heidi Diamond

Martha Eddy, President

Kathleen Tunnel Handel, Vice President

Ivy Menchel

Hope Reiner, Treasurer

Allison (Annie) Rosen, Secretary
La-Vaughnda Taylor
Cici Wilkinson



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SUSTAINING TRUSTEES

Jody Gottfried Arnhold
Valerie Tishman Diker
Martha Eddy & Blake Middleton
Alexis Strongin