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Rev. Reid Olson, M.Div, is a graduate of Vanderbilt University Divinity School, where he focused his degree on grief, counseling, trauma, psychology, and practical theology. Reid has been with Allina Health for nearly three years, and is currently located as Mercy Hospital - Unity Campus and the Cambridge Medical Center. When he is not on the job, he can most often be found baking bread in the kitchen, painting, doing carpentry, and trying to figure out just what his kitten has gotten into now.
Diane is a Nationally Board certified Health and Wellness Coach, has completed training through Wellcoaches and she has also completed Therapeutic Coach training through the Meta Institute. She brings 14 years of nursing experience including positions in the Emergency Room, Endoscopy and Hospice to her work as a Wellness Coach. This combination of compassionate nursing alongside intuitive coaching enables clients to take an active role in their health and receive meaningful support and accountability to become who they want to be. Special interests include creativity, the role of spirituality in health and assisting caregivers with their own self-care. Diane has also completed a Holistic Cancer and Coaching program. In addition, she is collaborating on a pilot study to provide Wellness Coaching to patients at the Woodbury Penny George Institute for Health and Healing Clinic.
Gail has been with the LiveWell Fitness Center since its inception in 2006. She earned her bachelor's degree in Athletic Training from Gustavus Adolphus College, and a Masters of Physical Therapy degree from St. Catherine University. Gail has 25 years experience in exercise therapy and medical fitness. She enjoys working with a multitude of diverse clients including those recovering from cancer treatment, de-conditioned clients due to inactivity or past illness, those transitioning from clinical therapy to community based exercise, and the generally healthy population.
Patty received her bachelor's degree in human performance and fitness from North Dakota State University and participated in the master's degree program in exercise physiology, with an emphasis in cardiac rehabilitation from St. Cloud State University. Patty has clinical experience working with a wide variety of individuals including cardiac rehabilitation patients and individuals with various neurological disorders. She currently assists LiveWell Fitness Center members and Take Action Weight Management Program participants with exercise programming recommendations. Patty is certified as a Stott Pilates instructor. Patty is available for exercise physiology consultations, fitness assessments, personal training appointments and Pilates reformer sessions.
Karina DiLuzio is a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach with the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing. She enjoys partnering with her clients as they seek sustainable healthy lifestyle changes in a wide variety of health and life balance areas. Karina enjoys the opportunity to blend her background in both tobacco cessation and coaching to assist clients who are pursuing tobacco cessation. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Family Social Science from the University of Minnesota, and is certified as a Tobacco Treatment Specialist by both Mayo Clinic and the National Association for Alcohol and Drug Counselors. She is in her fourteenth year in the health care field, and helped develop the inpatient tobacco program at Allina Health.
Aaron Unseth is a staff chaplain at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids. Aaron especially enjoys learning about how spiritual care and mental health care can work together to promote healing. Aaron has a Masters of Divinity degree and spent 12 years as a parish pastor before stepping into the health-care field.
Maureen Rose Doran is a registered, licensed dietitian, yoga & mindfulness meditation teacher. A long time student of mindfulness, Maureen has taught yoga & mindfulness meditation for 12+ years in corporate, community and healthcare settings. At the Penny George Institute for Health & Healing, Maureen provides integrative nutrition consultations and is the senior facilitator of the Mindfulness Training program and Resilient Life Program.
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Kate is trained through the Wellcoaches program and is a nationally board certified health and wellness coach and a certified yoga instructor. Kate has been working in Integrative Health since 1998 when she worked at the Mind/Body Medical Institute in Boston, Massachusetts. Kate also completed programs for holistic cancer coaching and yoga and cancer. As part of respective research studies funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health, Kate trained hypertensive research subjects in the areas of Mindfulness and the Relaxation Response. Kate has a background in education and yoga, which she has found especially useful in dispersing health and wellness information. Kate brings to her clients a non-judgmental and authentic listening style and a belief that all have the ability to reach their wellness goals. Her specialties include personal growth, finding balance, healthy eating, and stress reduction.
Michelle is a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach who holds a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science and a minor in coaching. Her work experience includes corporate wellness programming, community and clinical coaching, instruction of group fitness classes, personal training and public health work. Michelle enjoys partnering with individuals to help them discover what lifestyle behavioral changes they can adapt or maintain to be their best self. Her specialties include lifestyle and well-being, physical activity, and weight management.