Our Team

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Cal Cates (they/them)

Executive Director

Cal is one of Healwell’s founders and its Executive Director.

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Kerry Jordan (she/her)

Operations Director

As Healwell’s Operations Director, Kerry coordinates strategy, communications and logistics for Healwell’s education and service programs.

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Rebecca Sturgeon (she/her)

Education Director

In addition to being a valuable member of Healwell’s faculty and curriculum development team, Rebecca is also Healwell’s Education Director.

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As Healwell’s Service Director, Laura coordinates, supervises, and provides care for Healwell’s hands-on programs and cultivates and strengthens relationships with medical and administrative staff.

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Ephi Gravette (she/her)

Service Coordinator

Ephi is the Service Coordinator for Healwell and has over eight years of customer service experience.

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Lucille A. Eddy (she/her)

Lead Massage Therapist

Lucille works with a wide range of clients and issues employing her extensive training in advanced courses for Manual Lymph Drainage, Strain Counter Strain, Prenatal and Oncology massage.

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Ken Brown (he/him)

Massage Therapist

Ken Brown is a Board Certified Licensed Massage Therapist and Level 3 Reiki Master with more than a decade of experience.

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Laurel Bryant (she/her)

Massage Therapist

Laurel is excited about the opportunity to serve the oncology community with massage and provide comfort wherever possible.

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Carole Dean (she/her)

Massage Therapist

Carole Dean is a native Washingtonian and graduate of the Potomac Massage Training Institute in Washington, D.C., with over a decade of experience in the field of massage therapy.

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Leah Dick (she/her)

Massage Therapist

Leah is a 2013 graduate of the Potomac Massage Training Institute and has achieved advanced training in oncology, hospital-based and pre- and perinatal massage.

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Joanne Goodwin (she/her)

Massage Therapist

Joanne is a graduate of Potomac Massage Training Institute and has been an instructor there since 2016.

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Amanda Long (she/her)

Massage Therapist

Amanda Long is a massage therapist and writer, two hands-on pursuits that require lots of listening and paying attention.

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Twila Melvin (she/her)

Massage Therapist

"I would definitely say massage has chosen me. I feel like it’s where I’m supposed to be in the world."

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Julie O'Keefe (she/her)

Massage Therapist

Julie is a graduate of the Northern School of Therapeutic Massage. In 2015 she became certified as a Complete Decongestive therapist in Manual Lymphatic Drainage

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Jessica Rimer (she/her)

Massage Therapist

Jessica hopes to provide patients with a little bit of comfort in uncomfortable moments through safe, professional and compassionate touch.

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Cindy Rocca (she/her)

Massage Therapist

Cindy graduated from the Medical College of Virginia with a degree in Radiologic Technology and certificate in Radiation Therapy in 1979.

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Brandy graduated from the Baltimore School of Massage in 2002. She is a licensed massage therapist who is also a member of the Society of Oncology Massage.

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Noi Yingviriya (she/her)

Massage Therapist

Noi (Tipsukon) possess extensive training and experience with complicated patients, cancer patients, patients in hospital setting, and terminal patients.