Jennifer Ligibel, MD, is director of the Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies and a breast oncologist in the Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers at Dana-Farber. In addition to her clinical
work, Dr. Ligibel does extensive research into the benefits of exercise for cancer patients and survivors.
Victoria Kennedy, MA
Weidong Lu, MB, MPH, PhD, LicAc
Weidong Lu is the Lead Oncology Acupuncturist in the Zakim Center and an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Weidong has led several research studies examining oncology acupuncture and
symptom management in patients. He has practiced oncology acupuncture at the Zakim Center since 2000.
Anne Drogin, MDiv, MAc, LicAc
Anne Drogin has practiced acupuncture since 1997 throughout the Boston area. Prior to working at the Zakim Center, Anne worked as a clinical supervisor, teaching and training the next generation of acupuncturists
in hospitals and health centers across Boston. She brings great experience to her work at Dana-Farber.
Dongyan Yu, MB, MS, LicAc
Dongyan Yu joined the acupuncture team at the Zakim Center in 2014. She is a co-investigator on various research studies examining oncology acupuncture. Dongyan has practiced acupuncture in the U.S. for over
20 years. She has Bachelor of Medicine and Master of Medicine degrees from Zhejiang Chinese Medical University in China.
Xiaoqin “Sabrina” Zhao, MB, MS, LicAc
Sabrina Zhao brings extensive knowledge and experience to her work at the Zakim Center. In addition to 10 years of medical research experience, she has over 10 years of clinical experience in
acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Sabrina brings her background in Chinese and western medicine to her work here at the Zakim Center.
Maria “Bambi” Mathay, LMT, BCTMB, RMT
Bambi Mathay graduated from medical school in the Philippines in 1986. Since 2003, she has specialized in oncology massage therapy, reiki, and reflexology. With 15 years of experience at the Zakim
Center, Bambi has a depth of knowledge in caring for oncology patients through massage and other touch services. She is experienced with working with both adult and pediatric patients.
Erika R. Slocum, LMT
Erika Slocum has practiced massage therapy since 2005 and has been working with the oncology population since 2007. Since 2001, Erika has been teaching professional massage therapists across the country how to
work safely with oncology patients.
Theresa Ochenkoski, LMT, BCTMB, RM, NBCR
Theresa Ochenkoski is a board-certified massage therapist who began her career in 1988. She became a Certified Usui Reiki Master in 2007 and in 2011 became a board-certified foot reflexologist.
She has provided oncology massage at the Zakim Center since 2006. Theresa works together with her patients to promote healing through these modalities and services.
Group Movement, Meditation, Creative Arts
Patricia Martin Arcari, PhD, RN, AHN-BC
Patricia Arcari is the Program Manager for Meditation and Mindfulness at the Zakim Center and a Visiting Scholar at Boston College, where she has created novel meditation, mindfulness, and mind/body
resilience programming for patients, staff, and students. Patty is board-certified as an Advanced Holistic Nurse, a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Integrative Nursing, and has been involved in practicing holistic nursing for over 20 years in clinical,
training, and research capacities.
Nancy Campbell, MS
Nancy Campbell is a Clinical Exercise Physiologist in the Zakim Center, is a Certified ACE Personal Trainer, and has the American College of Sports Medicine Cancer Exercise Trainer certification. She provides personalized
exercise consultations for patients. Nancy also teaches several strength training-based exercise classes for patients and survivors.
Juliana G. Berfield, PhD
Juliana Berfield joined the Zakim Center in 2017 as a Movement Instructor. Since 2000, she has taught various movement classes including Aerobics, Step, Kick Boxing, Core, Muscle Conditioning, and different
® class styles. Juliana has certifications in Personal Training, Mat Pilates, Yoga for Cancer, and as a Cancer Exercise Specialist.
Heather Woods, MT-BC
Heather Woods is a board-certified Music Therapist. She earned her Bachelors degree in Music Therapy with a focus in psychology, integrative therapies, research, and songwriting from Berklee College of Music,
where she is currently a Masters degree candidate. Heather utilizes a mindfulness-based approach through songwriting, active music making, improvisation, and music-supported meditation to promote stress reduction, relaxation, safe and empowered expression,
and coping skills for symptom and side effect management.
Ramel “Rami” Rones
Rami Rones is a gold medalist, award-winning martial artist in both the U.S. and China. With 16 years of experience leading Tai Chi, Qigong and Meditation classes, he focuses on helping individuals with conditions
such as cancer, arthritis, fibromyalgia, aging, injuries, and stress. Rami is a consultant on mind/body therapies at Harvard and Tufts Medical Schools, and is the co-author of numerous publications. In addition to his work at the Zakim Center, Rami
also lectures and instructs in the techniques of the Tai Chi, Qigong and meditation philosophies in hospitals, institutions, and schools around the world.
Integrative Medicine Consults
Anne Kelly, RN, MS, NP-C, AOCNP
Anne Kelly has been an Oncology Nurse Practitioner since 2003. Throughout her experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings, she has always had an interest in integrative therapies. She enjoys
meeting with patients to discuss their treatment goals and how she can empower them to participate in their own care. Anne strives to make sure patients are knowledgeable and able to access the beneficial programs at the Zakim Center.
Emily Biever, MS, RD, LDN
Emily Biever received a Master’s degree in Nutrition Science from Colorado State University, and completed her dietetic internship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She has worked as a registered dietitian
for eight years, specializing in integrative nutrition since the opening of the new Zakim Center in 2017. Emily explores with patients their relationships with food, as well as their sleep, levels of stress, and physical activity, to provide the most
comprehensive nutrition recommendations.