Your Partners in Cancer…Sharing the Journey. .

Our Staff

Katherine A. Scortino, RN, MA, LCPC Clinical Director

Kathy is a licensed clinical professional counselor and registered nurse with a lifelong interest in the ways that illness impacts individuals and their families. She focuses on the resilience of the human spirit in her individual counseling and in her group work with survivor, family caregivers, healthcare professionals, and persons dealing with grief and end of life issues. Kathy has a master’s degree in counseling psychology and is committed to helping people find healthy and effective ways to respond to life-changing events.

David Efken, MA, LPC Clinical Specialist

David is a licensed professional counselor who has worked as both a hospital chaplain on an oncology unit, and as a grief counselor with several hospice organizations. David has a passion for helping individuals and their families who are facing a cancer diagnosis. Counseling from a holistic perspective, David compassionately joins with individuals and families to help them identify and utilize their strengths and coping resources, while addressing the emotional, social, and spiritual distress that accompanies a cancer diagnosis.

Renie Stoller-Zak, MA, LPC Clinical Specialist

Renie is a licensed professional counselor with a master's degree in Counseling Psychology. Through her counseling work Renie strives to support oncology patients and their families as they find a balanced way of life throughout their cancer journey. Renie brings tremendous passion and energy to Wellness Place as a result of her past work with oncology patients.

Development and Administrative Staff

Peggy Prigge
Administrative Assistant

Paul Sprecher
Event Coordinator, Volunteer & Office Manager

Professional Practitioners at Wellness Place*

Meggie Kozmiuk, Personal Trainer
Susan Washburn, Keep it Moving Instructor
Energy Touch 
Deborah Moehlmann
Janet Southall
Lyn Messemer
Jill Davis-O’Brien
Healing Touch 
Pat Kellen
Linda Kleyman
Vivien Joy Lamadrid
Rosemary Walter
Look Good Feel Better® 
Marianne Anderson
Danette Goggin 
Denise Minarik
Massage Therapy
Dana Zerwer
Sandy Costanza
Victoria Hathaway 
Diane McDonald
Eddi Perlis
Therapeutic Yoga and Mindfulness 
Sandra Cotting
Medical Hypnosis 
Rev Dr Scot Giles, BCC, DNGH
Mary Ellen Boyte, Doctor of Naprapathy
Barbara Hubbard, Doctor of Naprapathy
Qi Gong 
Scott Garske 
Christina Albright
Roula Manis
Sandra Cotting
Paula Merlo
Donna Sanders 
Kathy Hickey
Sandy Moore
Honor Lichter
Jean Masukevich
Jeannine Bishop 
Denise Jordan
Nancy Rabenau
Gail Muszynski
Nancy Sieh
Conni Bartosh


*Wellness Place professional practitioners donate their time and expertise to our programs. We are grateful for their generous contribution which allows for an array of nutritional, mind, body and movement services at Wellness Place.


Sun, Sept 14, 2014
Lincoln Park, Chicago
Thurs, July 10, 6:30-8pm
Thurs, July 17, 6:30-8pm
Tues, July 22, 6:30-8:30pm
Thurs, July 24, 6:30-8pm

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