Meet Our Team
You Can Thrive! is operated day-to-day by our talented staff under the oversight of our esteemed Board of Directors.
We are honored to work with our volunteer community in order to positively influence the lives and journeys of all people living with Breast Cancer.
Luana DeAngelis is a social innovator with a multi-generational lineage in natural health. Luana has emerged in the past decade as an expert and speaker in the fields of integrative health, disease prevention, and palliative cancer care. In 2005, she founded YCT using her knowledge in integrative medicine to transform the way our system approaches disease and aftercare. For over 14 years, Luana has provided the model and the leadership needed to mobilize our system from treatment of disease to comprehensive prevention of it. She believes women to be the caretakers of society and the key to sustaining healthier populations. Her private practice incorporates these methods and trains in various modalities.
Eileen is a multidisciplinary practitioner whose ethos, ability to create a thriving conscious community and entrepreneurial vision is at the core of all her endeavors. A two-time cancer survivor, Eileen found solace in therapeutic sound and has traveled the globe immersing herself in holistic therapies. From her first hand knowledge, she has no doubt about the transformational power that integrative care has for those undergoing challenges and transformation. She regularly co-creates immersive programming with experts in the field of therapeutic sound, meditation, yoga, acupuncture and movement.
Isa Rosenbloom has always found satisfaction in doing work that speaks to her heart. From launching start-up companies to organizing film festivals and social innovation conferences, her experience in management and development in the non-profit and social innovation sectors has shaped her love of process and ability to cultivate meaningful collaborative relationships. Having lost her mother to Breast Cancer after a 10 year journey, in addition to her own personal journey as a cancer survivor, she brings very special meaning to her work with You Can Thrive!. Isa strongly believes in the power of love and compassion, which she channels into her ongoing reiki practice.
Geraldine is the contact point for all new members at You Can Thrive! She uses her vast array of skills to work as a liaison between patients and integrative practitioners while planning events, recruiting and working with volunteers, and managing website. Geraldine first started volunteering in high school and continued throughout her adulthood. After a long career in Fashion Design she felt a calling to work towards improving the lives of others in a more substantial way. As a YCT resources coordinator she has the opportunity to do just that.
Board of Directors
Dr. Caroline Hartridge is a doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, who is licensed as a General Practitioner in New York and Georgia. She completed her Internship in a Family Medicine residency program at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital in Patchogue, NY, studied Osteopathic Medicine and Public Health at Touro University, California and Environmental Education at Davidson College, North Carolina.
From her aunt to her best friend's mother, Dr. Hartridge has witnessed the ripple effect of a breast cancer diagnosis. She is honored to be part of a team focusing energy and expertise towards healing.
Nishi Talati is a young breast cancer survivor and radiologist in New York City who is passionate about helping other survivors to "thrive". Recognizing the need for holistic resources and after care in healing she has worked with You Can Thrive! and now joins our board of directors to help steward the mission and bring our services to more women in need.
Mary Beth is a breast cancer survivor, whose personal background and input is valuable and essential to the future expansion of YCT. She has had years of success as an Executive in Public and Media Relations. She is engaged in message development, branding, digital campaigns, team building and content and professional services. She has deep expertise in the financial services sector, corporate, financial and crisis communications, reputation management and corporate disclosure. Her stature and dedication to the breast cancer community make her addition to the YCT Board of Directors very meaningful.
Lindsay McDonell is a Cancer Survivor, Thriver, Navigator and Advocate. Since the time of her diagnosis in 2014, she has become a certified cancer navigator as well as coach. Lindsay has attended numerous seminars, certification courses, conferences, and navigation trainings. Learning about integrative cancer care so that she could use it for the good of other patients who may need assistance. She has spoken publicly about treatments she has received and is at YCT as a knowledgeable advocate for many patients going through treatment all over the country and in some instances internationally. You Can Thrive! is an amazing organization that she feels lucky to be a part of and we are so happy to have as a part of our team.
Dr. Mitchell L. Gaynor was a very beloved and important member of our guiding board of directors at the time of this passing. He was instrumental in oversight and guiding our programs featuring therapeutic Sound for those diagnosed with cancer. His energy and passion lent this mission a unique enthusiasm.
Give to the Mitchell L. Gaynor Therapeutic Sound Fund in his name.
As the Founder and President of Gaynor Integrative Oncology and Gaynor Wellness in New York City for 30 years, Dr. Gaynor became a renowned pioneer in the field of integrative oncology. A bestselling author, speaker and composer of original sound healing meditations. His last book, “The Gene Therapy Plan – Taking Control of your Genetic Destiny Through Diet and Lifestyle” (2015, Viking Press) was forwarded by Dr. Mehmet Oz. His legacy provides a revolutionary approach to reverse gene damage associated with aging, cancer, obesity, and diabetes and to prevent future gene deterioration with specific programs that are appropriate for anyone who wants to maximize longevity for themselves, their children and future generations.
He is so very missed.