Dr. Ashwin Mehta, Medical Director of the Integrative Medicine Program at Memorial Healthcare System, joins breast cancer survivors (and warriors), Carolyn Newman and Patricia San Pedro. Both ladies are powerful advocates of personal empowerment before, during and after illness, and motivational speakers. Together they’ll look at the healing process, from oncology, to nutrition, exercise, sleep, yoga, and mindfulness, to achieve wellness.
Carolyn Newman was diagnosed with Stage Three Triple Negative Breast Cancer in May of 2006. Having completed, 18 rounds of chemotherapy, bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction, radiation and a hysterectomy, Carolyn is cancer free.
She is a motivational speaker and a powerful advocate of personal empowerment before, during and after illness. She learned to grab a hold of her courage, step out on faith, and play large in her life, to be the best she could be……. to be a Cancer Warrior.
Carolyn is the Immediate Past Chairwoman of the Pink Angels, an original founder of the Executive Committee and the 2018 Pink Angels Award recipient. Carolyn has been a peer supporter for local and national breast cancer organizations for over 15 years and has continued long standing friendships and bonds with every woman she has helped. She has appeared on radio and television shows and has been featured in local and national magazines for her work with breast cancer patients, and her warrior attitude.
Carolyn is the Executive Director of Figgers Foundation, a private foundation dedicated to lifting others, helping people lead healthy productive lives and ensure that all people – especially those with the fewest resources – have access to the opportunities they need to succeed.
Dr. Ashwin Mehta
Dr. Mehta was recruited to develop an Integrative Medicine program at Memorial Healthcare System’s Cancer Institute in 2015. He trained as a fellow in the Program of Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona and is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Sleep. He serves on the Board of Trustees for the international Society for Integrative Oncology and his expertise includes nutrition, exercise, sleep, yoga and mindfulness to achieve wellness in the context of coping with chronic medical conditions. Dr. Mehta’s research interests include the use of preventative medicine and positive health behaviors to improve quality of life in patients being treated for cancer.