Our staff is always available to make your visit to Cancer Support Community Greater NY & CT at Gilda’s Club enjoyable and beneficial. If you have any questions, please e–mail us at [email protected] or click on a staff person’s name to send an email.
Sarah started at Gilda’s Club Westchester in 2020. She has been in the roles of Oncology Social Work Manager and Program Director before becoming the Executive Director in 2022. Prior to working at Gilda’s Club Westchester, Sarah was the Clinical Supervisor for a community mental health program. Sarah is a Licensed Master Social Worker, who received a Masters of Social Work Degree, with a concentration in Clinical Social Work, from Rutgers University. She also holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Seton Hall University.
Debbie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who joined the staff at Gilda’s Club Westchester in 2017, after having been Youth Programs Manager and Director of the Newark Clubhouse for Gilda’s Club Northern NJ. Debbie’s expertise includes counseling and facilitating groups for those impacted by cancer, and providing supportive counseling, bereavement counseling and psychotherapy to individuals, couples, families, children, teens, and groups in both mental health outpatient centers and home settings. Debbie is a graduate of Duke University and completed her Masters in Social Work with honors from Fordham University’s Graduate School of Social Service.
CSCNYCT Support Group Facilitators
Debbie Vincent, LMSW, LSW
Tammy Black, LCSW
Liz Barnett, LCSW
Mandy Dold, LCSW
Christine Paletta, LCSW, MD
Lydia Ecker, LMSW
Eileen Schmidt, LCSW
CSCNYCT Program Facilitators
Scott E. Weiner: Ph.D. in Philosophy; CH (Certified Hypnotist)
Mimi Leibman: Ph.D.
Elizabeth Hughes: MAH; MLS
Margaret Matsumoto: Director of Teacher Training, Tai Chi Foundation
Nancy Kardon: M.A. Psychology; M.A. Dance therapy; CIYT certified Iyengar Yoga teacher C-IYAT certified Yoga Therapist
Diane Midollo: 200-hour YTT – LifePower Yoga; 200-hour YTT – Gokul Yoga; Yoga4Cancer Teacher Training
Vinodray Shah: MD
Claudia Gukeisen: MA, CAHC, RYT 500, Board Certified Ayurvedic Health Counselor, Certified Mindful Grieving Facilitator, 500hr. Kripalu Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher
Carolyn Tylenda: Usui Reiki Master, Level 2 Diploma in Integral Sound Healing, 1 on 1, Multi-Instruments, Mindfulness Meditation, 100 Hour Training Program, Level 111 in Animal Reiki, Certified Crystal Healer, BA in English and a Masters in Elementary Education
Carole Geithner: LCSW
Patty Wenig: Certified 500 Hour Yoga Instructor
Joyce Maron: Certified 300 Hour Yoga Instructor with additional yoga certification for Seniors
Lori DeGiorgio, PhD: Certified Reiki Master/Teacher; Certified Energy Healer
Pamela McKenna: Certified PT and YTA