Medical Exercise Review Board – Purpose:
Section 1: The Board of Cancer Exercise Specialists is a governance board to provide certified Cancer Exercise Professionals with representation; to create a democratic policy-making process for Cancer Exercise services, professional standards in education, qualification, continuing education, scope, ethics, and practice.
Section 2: The Board is an affiliation of, and a pooling of, mutual interests by Cancer Exercise Professionals to:
(a) provide a medium of conference and interchange of ideas, principles, practices, education, and ethics in cancer exercise.
(b) provide a means of testing for cancer exercise training certifications and advanced qualifications.
(c) enforce any actions in revocation of advanced qualification for the regulation of the cancer exercise profession or any major portion thereof.
Section3: The Board in all of its activities will be a bipartisan and non-sectarian body.
Section 4: The Board is an independent subsidiary division of the Cancer Exercise Training Institute (hereafter designated CETI). The Board of Cancer Exercise Specialists is not authorized to take any action that is not allowed by the code for such an organization.
Medical Exercise Review Board Members:
Karen Marchelletta, MS, ACSM RCEP, CET – has her B.A in Exercise Physiology from Temple University and her M.S. in Applied Health Science from University of Miami. Karen is a Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine. Clinical Exercise Specialist (CCES) through the American College of Sports Medicine, Cancer Exercise Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine and American Cancer Society, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) through the American Heart Association and American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Since 2008, Karen has been the owner of Medical Fitness Concierge in Palm Beach, FL.
Randy Hight is a licensed clinical social worker and a certified oncology social worker with 10 years’ experience working with cancer survivors and their families. She received her Masters of Social Work from Adelphi University and her certification as an oncology social worker from The Association of Oncology Social Work (AOSW). She is the Director of the Nancy Marx Cancer Wellness Center at Sid Jacobson JCC in Roslyn, NY. The Cancer Wellness Center provides complimentary care to the medical care people with a cancer diagnosis receive through a holistic program offering exercise, aquatics, workshops and lectures, a full-day retreat, social activities and supportive conversations, short-term individual counseling, access to information and referrals. Over 300 unduplicated individuals with over 32 different cancers have participated in one or more of our programs. By being part of the program, members have gained strength, both mentally and physically, reduced anxiety and have become part of a supportive community. Through the Nancy Marx Cancer Wellness Center, Randy has worked closely with doctors, social workers and nurses in many of the hospitals in the surrounding area including Northwell Health Cancer Institute, St. Francis Cancer Institute and Winthrop Hospital. She has also worked collaboratively with many of the organizations that support people with cancer such as the Manhasset Women’s Coalition against Breast Cancer, The Lustgarten Foundation, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the SASS Foundation for Medical Research where she received the Lisa Cowan Memorial Award.
Jennifer Christophel has professionally instructed and TAUGHT Pilates, Fitness and Dance for over 18 years. She is the founder and director of The Balanced Body Studio and Wellness Center, located in Deep Creek Lake, Maryland and Cumberland, Maryland. She is Comprehensively Certified and a Nationally PMA Pilates Certified Teacher. She carries Pilates Teaching Certificates from nationally recognized programs of Core Dynamics Pilates, under the tutelage of Michele Larsson, STOTT Pilates, PHI and Pilates for Golf, with accreditations through ISSA as Certified Exercise Therapist authorizing her work in a post-rehabilitative, special populations and sports medicine capacity and through AFPA as a Certified Sports Conditioning Specialist. She is a Master Pilates Teacher Trainer and Professional Presenter for Balanced Body Educators and carries many other group fitness certifications including PiYo, Yoga, Barre, Zumba, LaBlast and TRX as well as being a Certified Herbalist/Wellness Consultant. She is the Senior Pilates Teacher and Pilates Program Director at Restore Motion – Physical Therapy in Rockville, Maryland. Jennifer’s background also includes extensive training teaching experience in ballet and ballroom dancing. She is a NDCA registered Professional Ballroom Teacher and Competitor and is an adjunct professor in the Dance Department of Frostburg State University. Jennifer is a Master Trainer for the Cancer Exercise Training Institut
Lisa Daugherty – graduated from the University of California, Irvine’s Fitness Instructor Program, and went on to get her Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise. She has many specialty certifications to work with those with medical conditions, post-surgical/rehab as well as pre-& postpartum fitness. Lisa founded the MedFit Network, an online national registry of fitness & allied healthcare professionals who have education and provide services for those with chronic disease, medical conditions, disabilities, and women’s health issues. She established the MedFit Education Foundation in 2017 to facilitate education for professionals to keep up-to-date with the latest information on prevention, treatment and preserving the quality of life for those with medical conditions, chronic disease, etc via, webinars and a national traveling conference. Lisa launched MedFit TV this year, a collection of educational videos, webinars, and interviews with leading experts in their related fields. It is free to the public and MedFit Network professional members and subscriber-based for all other professionals. Lisa has been recognized as a fitness leader several times including Personal Fitness Professional Magazine and the Huffington Post. She was also acknowledged by the White House as a Champion of Change finalist in 2016.