Biographies

Kate Campos, L.Ac, M.Ac:

Kate Campos is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist with a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Arizona and a Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Asian Institute of Medical Studies. She had studied extensively in Master Tung style acupuncture which focuses on instant pain relief. She has been in private practice for four years and specializes in pain management and women’s health.

Gwenn Herman, LCSW, DCSW:

Gwenn Herman is a Licensed Certified Social Worker and Diplomate in Clinical Social Work, with over forty years’ experience in the field of alcoholism and addictions, physical and sexual abuse, dual-diagnosis, and over twenty years’ experience in the field of chronic pain. Gwenn founded Pain Connection – Chronic Pain Outreach Center, Inc. in April, 1999 and was Executive Director until 2016. Pain Connection joined the U.S. Pain Foundation, Inc. in 2016 and she is now the Clinical Director of Pain Connection programs. Ms. Herman co-authored the book “Making the Invisible Visible: Chronic Pain Manual for Health Care Providers’ with Mary French, RN, MSW, LCSW-C. Gwenn has a small psychotherapy practice in Tucson.

Gary Olsen, LMT:

Gary Olsen has helped thousands of clients to reduce the intensity and frequency of pain and anxiety over the last 21 years of practice as a Neuromuscular and Myofascial massage therapist. At Tucson Family Wellness Gary is happy to offer a free one hour consultation to help you take control back in your life and get on the path of peace.

 

Gabrielle Rubin, L.Ac:

Gabrielle Rubin received her Master’s Degree in acupuncture from the New England School of Acupuncture in 2004. She specializes in a very gentle Japanese style of acupuncture, the Dr. Tan imaging system, and micro current treatment for acute and chronic pain.
Gabrielle addresses chronic pain from the mind, body, and spirit level. She believes that chronic pain can affect all areas of a person’s life. Through acupuncture, one can support the emotional and spiritual aspects of a person. As well as relieving pain, acupuncture can be an effective tool for helping people to cope with the struggles of living with chronic pain.

Beth Jonquil, L.M.T.:

I have been practicing healing therapeutic massage for 27 years now with a holistic approach.
I utilize the Chinese meridians as an awareness, and myofascial and gentle deep tissue work, as the massage approach. I have years of support and awareness experience through counseling, circle sharing and study. Deep exploration and growth is a passion and an art in my life that I share through my work as a masseuse and artist.
Time is an element I consider important in my work. I never rush, always giving the process priority in determining when the work we are doing together is complete. Thank goodness the emotional and psychological relationship to health and healing is finally acknowledged! Finding enjoyment in the process has always been part of my goal. There IS an enjoyable way to repair, revive, expand and heal!

John White:

John White is a recognized leader in the renaissance of PILATES and the integration of movement education and health. A former Martha Graham dancer, John was the Director of Movement and Aquatic Therapy at Canyon Ranch and now owns John White Movement – a progressive movement studio and teacher-training program in Tucson, Arizona.

John began his study of the Pilates method 36 years ago and is a Master Teacher, having taught for the past 25 years. His students have included Olympic gold medalists, Wimbledon champs, Oscar winning actors and actresses and members of several royal families. More often, however John is sought out for his ability to work with challenging physical conditions, such as Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Spondylitis, Scoliosis, chronic pain and rehabilitation.

 

Malcolm Herman, Moderator:

Malcolm Herman worked as an attorney in Maryland for twenty five years. After his wife, Gwenn, was injured in an automobile accident, Malcolm became active in the chronic pain community and assisted Gwenn as she created Pain Connection, a non profit corporation in Maryland. Malcolm served as a director of Pain Connection. He was also active in the American Pain Foundation first as a member of its Patient Advisory Council and then as a member of its board of directors.

Malcolm is now director of the National Coalition of Chronic Pain Providers and Professionals (NCCPPP), a program of U.S. Pain Foundation, Inc. The coalition is a network of healthcare providers, professionals and organizations working on behalf of individuals with chronic pain, their families and their caregivers.