Doctorate of Education Boston University, 1979
Major Focus – Communication and Humanistic and Behavioral Studies that includes Interpersonal Dynamics and Counseling
Master of Education Boston University, 1970
Major Focus – Communication Disorders
Academic Honors – Partial Assistantship, 1967-70
Bachelor of Arts McGill University, 1967
Major focus – Psychology and Sociology
Certificate in Matrix Energetics. A system of healing, self-care and transformation
developed by Richard Bartlett DC, 2008.
Certificate in Kabbalistic Healing A Society of Souls, 1994-1997 A three year professional training program focusing on connecting with essential human conditions so that true communication and healing from wholeness can occur
Certificate in Healing Science Barbara Brennan School of Healing, 1994
Training in Healing Techniques, Psychodynamics and Human Relations Skills
Graduate Certificate in Dispute Resolution University of MA Law Center, 1986
Training in Conflict Resolution in Organizations and Negotiation and Mediation Techniques
Tutor for ESL Program English High School, Jamaica Plain, MA 2007-2008. Tutored an adult student with her English writing and grammar.
Hospice Charles River Boston, MA 2008-2009. Visited with patients during their daily activities.
Administrative Second Step, Newton, MA 2009. Helped recruit volunteers to the organization.
Reiki Brigham and Women’s Hospital 2010-2012. Provide Reiki to patients in their rooms.
Tour Guide ICA Boston, MA 2010-2011. Provide tours to groups about the ICA or particular exhibits.
Reiki Healer Julie’s Family Learning Program South Boston, MA 2011-2014. Shepherd House Dorchester MA. 2012-2013.
Consultant The Noah’s Ark Foundation 2004 -2013.
Volunteer ESOL Teacher – Rosie’s Place, Boston, MA 2016-present.
Teacher at UMASS Boston in the OLLI Program 2016-present. Developed and taught courses in communication, healing, self-awareness for adults 55+ years.
Professor, Theatre and Speech Communication Department, Salem State College, Salem, MA 1972-2008. Department Chair, September 1987-January 1990.
Created, developed and taught courses focusing on various aspects of Speech Communication skills including persuasion, speaking for business, public speaking, small group and interpersonal communication. Co-developed Oral Communication Instrumental in developing the Communication Disorders program and taught Phonetics, Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Voice Mechanism, Language Acquisition and Development, Diagnosis and Evaluation in Communication Disorders, and Selected Topics in Communication Disorders. Supervised students in Clinical Practicum in Communication Disorders. Created and taught First Year Seminar course.
Adjunct Professor, English Department, Bentley College, Waltham, MA 1984- 1985. Taught Technical Writing and Editing and Effective Speaking in the Business Communication Major.
Healer/Counselor, 1990-present. Provide counseling and hands-on healing to align and balance clients’ physical, mental, emotional and spiritual dimensions.
Healing Supervisor, 2000-2009. Led on-going supervision groups focusing on the diagnosis, integration and implementation of kabbalistic and energy healing.
Teacher-trainer, 1994-1996. Taught students at the Barbara Brennan School of Healing both healing and personal dynamic skills.
1997-2003. Assisted in teaching and supervision of students learning Integrated Kabbalistic Healing.
Instructor, Brookline Adult & Community Education Summer 2012, 2013. Taught women to be more effective and powerful communicators in the workplace.
Co-founder, Still Savvy
Created a Web site offering ideas, resources and connections for baby boomer women. Write bi-weekly essays. Develop new concepts and partnerships to expand our offerings. 2009-2011.
Outstanding Young Woman of America, 1982
“Mother Love” in The Mother’s Book: Shared Experiences. Ronnie Friedland and Carol Kort, editors. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA, 1981.
Doctoral Dissertation. The effects of Systematic Human Relations Training on Self-Actualization and Clinical Effectiveness of Undergraduate Students in Communication Disorders, 1979.
Unpublished book. Interacting with Energy: Understanding and Using Energy in Living, Loving, Communicating, Guidance, Healing and Taking out the Garbage. 1988
Touching the Essence, Finding the Soul, Healing Through Being, Barbara Brennan School of Healing Senior Thesis, 1994.
Integrated Kabbalistic Healing, published in jewishfamily.com, May 1998.
Hate on the Internet. PowerPoint presentation given to the Brookline Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club and Peabody Library in Danvers, May 2000.
Body & Soul, PBS series on mind, body and soul with Gail Harris. Beacon Productions, Inc. 1999. Show #105 featuring Kabbalistic Healing with Lenny Zakim.
Effective Presentations, produced by Claudyne Wilder, 1994
Interpersonal Communication utilizing cutting edge technology for a synchronous course that includes two way audio and video.
ll courses taught are web enhanced and on-line using course management tool – Blackboard, Spring 2000 – 2005.
Presentation Skills Ba’Boom Conference January 2014
“Can You Hear Me Now? Good!” Using Webcams and Blackboard to Create a Virtual Classroom
Presented this workshop at a variety of conferences such as
NERCOM, March 18, 2003, Worcester, MA
ASCUE, June 11, 2003 Myrtle Beach, SC
Syllabus, Dec. 9, 2003 Cambridge, MA
Teaching from Wholeness
National Communication Association, Nov. 22, 2003 Miami Beach, FL