Stacy Beeson – Dietician

Stacy has been a dietitian for 16 years and is originally from North Dakota. She spent 5 years as a ranger in Denali National Park where she further developed a passion for outdoor living combined with healthy eating.
Most recently, she spent 10 years as a wellness and outpatient dietitian at St Luke’s health system in Boise, Idaho counseling patients on numerous nutrition issues, leading the adult and pediatric multi-disciplinary weight management programs, helping develop and implement a robust, integrated employee wellness program and hosting a weekly radio and television nutrition segment.
Stacy’s approach is to treat the whole person in mind, body and spirit to encourage pleasure at each meal with a whole foods, plant-based approach.  She is also a certified health coach and utilizes patient-centered care planning and motivational interviewing with every visit, class or program.
Stacy finds completeness in nature and scours the trails and alpine lakes with her two dogs and husband. Living in the West is the best.

Sheila Liewald- L.Ac. Diplomate in Oriental Medicine

Sheila is a licensed acupuncturist and board certified Chinese herbalist. Aside from her private practice over the years, she teaches injection therapy with homeopathics to qualified practitioners to help heal from stubborn chronic ailments and pain. She has studied Traditional Chinese medicine including cupping, moxa, gua sha and herbs. She’s also familiar with Richard Tan needle techniques, sport acupuncture (which is what dry needling is based on) and 5 Elements. She completed specialized internships in pain management, homeopathy, and emotional wellness. Sheila offers a blend of acupuncture, herbal medicine, and nutritional guidance to promote self-empowerment, optimal physical and emotional health. She loves looking at health care with a strong holistic approach.
She lives in Boulder and enjoys backpacking, cycling, and rock climbing.

Ben Gaibel, LCSW – Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Instructor

Ben teaches 8-Week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction courses at the Center for Integrative Medicine, as well as for Cancer Centers of Colorado at Good Samaritan Medical Center.  Ben is a Qualified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher, receiving his training by the Center for Mindfulness at the UMASS Medical School.  Ben first began leading Mindfulness groups in 2001 as a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, leading and coordinating therapeutic groups for people with multiple sclerosis and other neurological illnesses and disabilities through the Rocky Mountain MS Center in Denver, Colorado.  Ben completed his Master of Social Work degree from Colorado State University in 2007.  He worked as a hospice social worker for seven years where he incorporated mindfulness practices with patients, caregivers, and staff.   Currently, Ben is an Oncology Social Worker at Good Samaritan Medical Center where he provides counseling, education, and teaches Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.

Nicole Kasemir- RN

Nicole, Registered Nurse with a BA in psychology, is a Holistic Nurse and a Certified Healing Touch Practitioner and Instructor for more than 16 years; she is qualified to teach HT Introductions to Level 3, in English and French. She is a Qualified Mentor for Healing Touch Program. She is the Integrative Care Nurse at the Center for Integrative Medicine  at Good Samaritan in Lafayette, CO, where she teaches and provides HT therapy to in- and out-patients and the staff, and promotes the benefits of Healing Touch in the surrounding communities. As the director of the North Front Range Healing Touch Clinic (NFRHTC), she supervises the practice of HT students and coordinates continuing education opportunities for their support group. In her private practice in Longmont, she facilitates her clients’ journey towards holistic health through Healing Touch and Wellness Counseling; her clientele is of all age and presenting a variety of conditions. Nicole is active in her community via lectures, workshops and HT mini-sessions at city, company and school health fairs, often with the help of the NFRHTC providers. She also volunteers for ‘LifeSpark: Cancer Resources’.

Ilyse Streim- LMT, CMLDT
Oncology Massage and Manual Lymph Drainage

Ilyse brings 30 years of massage experience to her intuitive, focused, and nurturing massage. Her training includes Swedish massage, myofascial release, acupressure, Reiki, reflexology, Rosen Method, and zero balancing. She specializes in oncology massage and is a certified Manual Lymph Drainage Therapist. Ilyse provides gentle, comfort-oriented massage, combining western and eastern bodywork techniques, to support people at any stage of the cancer journey.


2 responses to “Contributors

  1. I am trying to get in touch with Garas….I realize he has left Exempla…I called, and the receptionist in Lafayette was less than helpful. She told me he was now associated with Boulder Community Hospital…I called, and they have no record of him.
    Can you or someone assist with sending along his new contact info?
    Thank you,

    • I do not his his contact info. They are correct in that he is now at BCH, and you will most likely need to find him there to be in touch as we cannot not give you personal contact information and being that he is no longer at Exempla, we no longer have a means to put anyone in touch with him.

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