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Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment
and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion.”   Thích Nhat Hanh



State of Michigan’s Advisory Committee on Pain and Symptom Management

Governor-Appointed Public Member

Public Education and Awareness sub-committee


International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)

Member of Social Work Curriculum Panel


Washtenaw Community College Workforce Development

Continuing Education Instructor - Pain management for healthcare professionals


Former Michigan State Leader, Volunteer Advocate for the American Pain Foundation Action Network 


Mind-Body Support Group for Chronic Pain, Founder/Facilitator

Ann Arbor’s only holistic support group using evidenced-based treatments




Is Fibro the Cause? An Evening of Insight

A panel discussion/workshop for Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

Organizer and speaker

University of Michigan Amputee Support Group

Guest speaker

First Heal Thyself: Therapist draws on her own decades of chronic pain to help others cope

Detroit News, Neal Rubin, September 14, 2010



Still Too Little Relief of Pain, Detroit Free Press Op Ed

Detroit Free Press, Jody Kohn, Sharon Ostalecki, Jannie White, Thursday,  May 20, 2010


Holistic Hope for Chronic Pain

A free public event for Pain Awareness Month

Organizer and speaker


A Guide for Establishing a Support Group for Those with Chronic Pain

MIpain Management Newsletter Vol. 1, Issue 1, Fall 2010

State of Michigan, Dept. of Community Health, Bureau of Health Professions, Lansing, Michigan


University of Michigan, School of Social Work

Member of Task Force on Issues Related to Students with Disabilities


Arts & Business Council of New York Millennium Award Winner

For supervision and implementation of WritersCorps, a nationally recognized writing program for at-risk youth

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