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co-founders

Starting in 1999, Moving For Life™ pioneered the field of breast cancer recovery through exercise. Today we address the health/physical challenges of all people striving to prevent or recover from cancers of all types. Moving For Life™ is holistic and emphasizes self-awareness, self-respect, and community.

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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.

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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.

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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.

advisory council

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Alison Estabrook, MD

Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital

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Ambre Emory-Maier

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Freya Schnabel

NYU Langone Medical Center

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Heidi Diamond

CEO, Frederique's Choice

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Ilene Rapkin

President, I Openers

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Maria Schneider

Grammy Award-Winning Composer & Conductor

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Melanie Young

Author

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Mitch Gaynor, MD (In Mem.)

Gaynor Integrative Oncology

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Sheldon Feldman, MD

NY Pres-byterian Hospital
Columbia Univ. Medical Center

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Ruth Oratz, MD

The Women’s Oncology & Wellness Practice

board of directors

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Martha Eddy

President

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Hugh Wilson

Vice President

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Allison Rosen

Treasurer

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Ana Leon Bella

Secretary

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Ira Goldberg

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Cynthia Hayes

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Carin Pine

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Stephanie Royal

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La-Vaughnda Taylor

MFL Certified Instructors

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Elaine Seckar

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Evelyn Nunlee

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Louisa Armstrong

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Manami Hirose

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Melinda Teutschel

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Michele Cetera

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Mirjam Martens

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Ryoko Sugimoto

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Susan Kalev

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Susan Rieger

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Susan Van Poznek

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Suzanne Fernandez

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Tatiana Valencia