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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.
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.
Julie has worked at the Penny George Institute since 2010 and is excited to be in charge of the aromatherapy program throughout Allina Health. She received her aromatherapy certification from the Aromahead Institute in 2011 and has studied aromatherapy with some of the leading aromatherapists throughout the world. Julie has presented aromatherapy research at several international conferences and was honored to attend the Second International Integrative Nursing Symposium in Tucson in April 2017, where she highlighted improved Allina Health patient outcomes for pain, nausea and anxiety using essential oils. As a Board Certified Holistic Nurse, Julie also travels and teaches holistic nursing philosophy and integrative therapies including guided imagery, massage and relaxation breathing techniques.
Lori is a Certified Health and Wellness Coach with the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing. She completed her health coach training through the Mayo Clinic in 2015. She is also a certified music therapist and yoga teacher. In her work in wellness and education, Lori has a special focus in areas of mindfulness, self-compassion, yoga and resiliency. She strongly believes in helping guide those she works with to rediscover their innate wisdom on their path to enhanced wellbeing
Verlyn is Director of the Allina Health Metro Hospitals Spiritual Care and Pastoral Education Department and is a CPE Supervisor at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. His undergraduate degree is in psychology from Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa. He has an M. Div. and a D.Min. from Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan. He has been a congregational minister for 20 years and has worked for Allina Health since 1997 as a Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisor and as the director of the department since 2012. He has been married to his wife Kay for 42 years. Together they have a son and a daughter (both married and each with a son and a daughter). In his down time, Verlyn enjoys sports, folk music, movies, and riding his 1999 Harley Davidson Springer.
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.
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.
As a national leader in holistic medicine - often called complementary or integrative medicine - we help you improve your well-being by focusing on your whole being, mind, body and spirit.
Marie joined the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing's Integrative Health & Wellness Coaching team after providing health and wellness coaching in the insurance industry and with independent clients. She is a certified health and wellness coach through Wellcoaches and the Real Balance Health Coaching program and has a master's degree in health and physical education. Marie's background includes over twenty years of rehabilitative patient care, teaching, and athletic coaching. She specializes in a collaborative journey with her clients to help them discover strengths, purpose, courage and motivation to change. Marie's strength lies within her ability to be authentic with each client and to help them to see possibilities for change. Her coaching includes focus on: weight loss, fitness, health management, healthy eating, stress management, work/life balance and personal growth.
Steve has been with the LiveWell Fitness Center since 2012. He has a master's degree in kinesiology, with an emphasis in sport management, and a bachelor's degree in kinesiology, with an emphasis in exercise science and coaching from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Steve is a certified personal trainer, certified cancer exercise trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine and a certified health and wellness coach through Wellcoaches. He also serves as executive manager of a medical fitness facility's training team, providing exercise assessments and programming for a diverse client base. Steve is available for fitness consultations, fitness assessments, personal training appointments and group exercise classes.
Dr. Dusek has demonstrated a record of successful and productive projects of high relevance for the field of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) or also known as integrative medicine (IM). Specifically, while working with Dr. Herbert Benson at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (1998-2006) and then Massachusetts General Hospital (2006-2007), Dr. Dusek became an expert in the scientific study of mind/body medicine. As Co-Principal Investigator on a multi-year program project grant (2000-2007, 5 projects, > 500 subjects) funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Dusek and his colleagues studied the efficacy of several mind/body therapies (e.g., relaxation response, mindfulness mediation, and yoga) in healthy populations (college students and older adults) as well as in patient populations (e.g. cardiac rehabilitation, systolic hypertension and prostate cancer). Dr. Dusek leads the Integrative Health Research Center, part of Penny George Institute for Health and Healing, here at Allina.
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.
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