Team Survivor Northwest Fitness Retreat
February 6-8th, 2015
Celebrating 20 Years of Defying Cancer
We look forward to celebrating YOU at our Annual Fitness Retreat. Join us as we celebrate our 20th year of supporting women cancer survivors in the Northwest. We hope you will enjoy yourself at this wonderful weekend of motivational speakers, fitness classes, nutrition lectures, and new friends!
The mission of Team Survivor Northwest is to provide guidance and encouragement to every woman cancer survivor so that through her accomplishments she is empowered to lead a fuller, more physically active life.
Team Survivor Northwest
200 NE Pacific Street, Suite #101
Seattle, WA 98105
Phone: 206-732-8350 Fax: 206-732-0263
TSNW Fitness Retreat
Retreat Schedule – Friday, February 6
Building 225 (Dormitory) – Downstairs -West Side
4:00 – 5:30
Dormitory – Common Upper East Room
Commons - Company A/East Side of Room
Dormitory – Common Upper West Room
Dormitory – 225UE (Upstairs Eastside)
5:30 - 6:00
Commons Company A
Diana & Kelly Lindsay
Fort Worden After Dark:
Defy Cancer Mixer
Dormitory – 225 Upper East & Common Upper East Room
8:30 – 9:00
***Sign up at Check in – Meet in Dormitory – 225 Upper East Area, bring your flashlight!
Retreat Schedule – Saturday, February 7
Early Bird Walkers
225 Porch ***Sign up Friday Night
Dormitory 225 Downstairs – West Side
8:00 – 8:15
8:15 – 8:30
8:30 – 12:00
Inner Yoga: A Mind, Body, and Spirit Approach to a Harmonious & Healthful Experience in Life
Commons Company B
8:45 – 10:00
Building 204 UN (Upstairs North)
More Than Hope
Dormitory Common Upper West
Building 204 US (Upstairs South)
10:00 – 10:15
10:15 – 11:45
Dormitory Common Upper East
10:15 – 11:30
The Ketogenic Diet and Cancer:Targeting the Mitochondria with Food
Vicky Modica, ND
Heart Based Living and Fitness
12:00 – 1:00
12:30 – 1:30
TSNW Programs Overview
2:00 – 4:00
Chi Walk Run
Bicycles – Building Strength and Skill in the Off Season
Building 204 DN (Down North)
2:00 – 3:00
Chronic Concerns workshop
Building 204 DS (Down South)
Traditional Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture's Role in Optimal Health During Cancer Care
Matt Sullivan, ND, Lac
Commons, Company B
3:00 – 3:15
3:15 – 4:15
Dormitory Common Area Upper West
When and Why to Use Integrative Medicine in Cancer Care
Commons, Company A
4:00 – 6:00
Craniosacral, Acupuncture and Massage Sign Ups
Matt Sullivan, ND Ellen Sims
*Sign Ups available Saturday Morning
4:15 – 6:00
Break – Free time
Beach Walk, Crafts, Relax
6:00 – 8:00
8:30 – 10:00
Fort Worden After Dark: Arts & Crafts, Games, Beach Bonfire/Night Hike
9:00 – 10:00
Follow the luminaires down to the beach
Retreat Schedule – Sunday, February 8
7:00 – 8:00
Dormitory Common Area West - Upstairs
7:30 – 9:00
Dormitory Lower West Area
7:00 – 8:30
8:30 – 8:45/9:00
8:45 – 10:15
Photography Hike of Fort Worden
Meet in Commons – in front of fireplace
9:00 – 10:15
Dormitory Common Area East - Upstairs
10:15 – 10:30
10:30 – 11:00
11:00 – 12:00
20 Years Defying Cancer
Closing/ Box lunches
Speaker and Instructor Bios
Diana and Kelly Lindsay, Keynote Speakers Diana and Kelly Lindsay were co-founders and chief executives of Lindsay Communications, a strategic marketing consulting company, when she was diagnosed with terminal cancer and given 3 months to live. Eight years later, they are the authors of Something More Than Hope/Something More Than Everything, a patient and caretender perspective on how to survive despite the odds and thrive because of them. They regularly counsel, mentor, speak, and teach workshops for cancer patients and their caretenders in the US and Canada in addition to teaching Body Mind Healing for Antioch University. They are the Program Directors of Healing Circles Langley, a Commonweal Northwest program in Langley, WA, focused on learning the skills of intentional healing, navigating medical and integrative therapies, delving into the soul questions that cancer evokes, and experiencing the embrace of community. Diana is also a Yi Ren Qigong instructor and Kelly is a Reiki master.
Devi Tide, Originator of Perspective Healing’s Inner Yoga, Senior Kefayat (Dean and Head Teacher) of Sufi Healing Order NA. Devi integrates the timeless healing tools of yoga and the healing and meditative practices of the Sufis, and translates these techniques for the western medical world. She is the creator of Inner Yoga Therapy, a method of releasing discomfort in the body, mind and spirit. Devi has over 30 years’ experience teaching meditation and healing practices. She lectures, conducts workshops and leads healing retreats throughout the US, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, India and Europe. She has presented to audiences at medical schools and conferences, and developed Healing Retreats specifically for physicians, patients, nurses and other medical professionals. She was a delegate to the UN Millennium World Summit in 2000, and was the first woman to bring the teaching of healing from the west to the annual Sufi Conference in Hyderabad, India. Devi practices at Seattle Healing Arts and Red Cedar Wellness clinic in Washington State.
Dr. Julie Gralow is director of Breast Medical Oncology at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and is a professor in the oncology division of the University Of Washington School Of Medicine. Dr. Gralow has dedicated her life to fighting breast cancer. She’s involved in research and caring for patients, has co-authored a book on breast cancer and exercise, and has launched several cancer support organizations. Exercise has long been a focus of Dr. Gralow's mission. She believes that exercise helps women withstand the rigors of cancer treatment and improves their quality of life during and after treatment. She is one of the Founders of Team Survivor Northwest and joins Team Survivor members climbing mountains, snowshoeing, running in the Race for the Cure, and riding the Seattle to Portland bicycle ride.
Dr. Vicky Modica offers modern, natural, clinically-proven naturopathic medical care at Red Cedar Wellness Center. She completed her undergraduate degree in Cellular and Molecular biology at the University of Michigan and her ND at Bastyr University. She is trained as a primary care physician and has additional clinical training in the prevention and treatment of chronic illnesses such as cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, nutrition, men’s health, IV therapy, and detoxification & environmental medicine.
Matthew Sullivan, ND – As both an acupuncturist and a naturopathic physician, Dr. Sullivan is able to integrate the ancient healing practices of China with modern Western medicine. At Red Cedar Wellness he accepts a wide variety of patients, with a focus on cancer support, mental health issues (such as anxiety, depression, stress, and living with chronic illness), as well as physical pain and injuries. The treatments that he favors are natural, safe, and effective. They include acupuncture, herbal medicine, hands-on techniques such as craniosacral therapy, mind-body approaches, and counseling. For patients who do not want to be needled, Dr. Sullivan can access the acupuncture points and meridians manually. Dr. Sullivan is committed to helping his patients heal, to educating his patients about their health, and to treating the whole person, not simply treating one symptom or aspect of the person. Dr. Sullivan completed both a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and a Masters of Science in Acupuncture from Bastyr University in Kenmore/Seattle. He has completed additional training in craniosacral therapy and kinesio taping. He earned a B.A. in history from Georgetown University and completed his pre-health studies at New York University (NYU). Outside of his medical practice, he enjoys hiking and skiing in the Cascades, as well as yoga, meditation, and qigong.
Wendy Pender holds a master’s degree in library science from the University of Pittsburgh and a certificate in gerontology from the University of Washington. She is a librarian with the King County Library System and conducts workshops in her spare time to share the joy of journaling, group music-making and personal expression.
Monica Strasen has been a certified personal trainer for 26 years and has taught self-defense for 15 years. Monica also leads outdoor activity groups in running, cycling and hiking. She believe that activity can be fun and empowering and she has taught many different types of classes so that people can discover what works for them. Monica is also the former Program Manager for TSNW and has been instrumental in the success of the organization over the past 20 years! She currently resides in Eastern Washington.
Terry Wagner, M. Ed., L.M.P is local to Port Townsend. Terry specializes in balancing the mind/body/spirit connection and increasing the energy flow. Drawing on over 30 years’ experience as a student and teacher of Western Psychology, Eastern Philosophy, Tuina, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shiatsu and various styles and systems of Yoga, she has developed an integrative approach to Bodywork. Terry’s teaching methods are introspective and interactive, exploratory and expressive. Her intention is to share these ancient techniques to help other increase awareness and well-being.
Laura Houston has been teaching Chi Running and Chi Walking since 2006. She first came across it in 2005 while training for Vancouver International marathon, and feels it helped her qualify for the Boston marathon. Chi Running had such a profound impact on her running, increasing her endurance and reducing her recovery time, that she wanted to share it with others. She was trained by Master Instructor Chris Griffin, and has traveled around the country on numerous occasions, assisting Danny Dreyer, or helping Master Instructor Mary Lindahl train new instructors. She has enjoyed helping others experience pain free running and walking, and loves the ‘aha’ moments her clients have when it clicks in their body. Laura’s job to show you ‘how’; your job to ‘feel it’ and learn the language of your body. This is what Laura loves doing most - helping you make that connection to bring the joy and pleasure back into your running and walking!
Annelise DiGiacomo As the owner and founder of Infitness, Annelise's training experience includes over 10 years of training and coaching. She is passionate for fitness which is highlighted by her love for cycling and the great outdoors. As an athlete herself, she participates in and coaches in many of the local long endurance bike, run and triathlon events.
Cris Kessler Co-author of "Fresh Off the Couch, what you didn't know about fitness makes all the difference!" a book dedicated to helping anyone start on the road to fitness. www.freshoffthecouch.com After twenty years of working as a Social worker Cris started training women to participate in Sprint Triathlons like the Danskin and TREK series and found it exhilarating. She was so inspired by the athletes that she wanted to bring the opportunity to "be fit" while reclaiming your body to as many people as possible so she switched professions four years ago. She is also an Indoor Cycling instructor and ACE Personal Trainer at American Athlete at Greenlake in Seattle and a Heart Zones Master Trainer for Heart Zones USA
Teresa Osborn Teresa specializes in a broad range of dance ranging from Disco, Rock 'n' Roll, Swing, Salsa, Latin (Rhythm), Ballroom (Smooth) and C&W Line & Couples Dancing and now Zumba, Zumba Gold, Zumba Kids, Zumba Kids JR, Zumba Sentao and most recently Zumba Toning. Teresa is also certified as a group fitness instructor with the American Fitness and Aerobic Association and is looking forward to introducing Zumba Toning classes soon. Teresa teachers classes at the Redmond Senior Center.
Kerri Schiller is a wellness coach and fitness instructor at the YMCA. She helps others to re-discover the things that bring joy and meaning to their lives - and then works together with them to discover how to make these things a part of everyday life. She particularly enjoys working with intelligent women who have a good sense of humor. Kerri has been teaching hula hoops and adult recess at the TSNW Retreat for several years.
Susan Cole is a breast cancer survivor and longtime member of TSNW. She has enjoyed leading the photo walk each year at the retreat. Susan has a degree in Fine Art Photography as well as Art History. She moved to Seattle in 2006, by way of the Seattle Art Museum where she created a digital imaging dept. Susan will be offering a day of post image processing at her studio in Seattle.
Meryl Shier diverse background in the arts and education combined with her experiences living overseas for over a decade have contributed to her eclectic teaching. Having worked as a professional cellist for twenty years, her musical background informs her creative choreography. After working diligently to restore her own range of motion post-surgery, the pleasure from being able to dance, work out, and help others do so is great; her own transformation enables her to understand and meet the physical and emotional challenges of many. Meryl has studied and worked in the creative arts therapies, dance and movement—including the Lebed Method/Healthy-Steps. Her exposure to the Alexander technique, Feldenkrais Awareness through Movement, and involvement with Qi Gong, Hellerwork, Crossfit, and as a Teacher-in-Training for the Foundation for Movement Intelligence Bones for Life® all contribute to her belief in the saying, “To live is to dance and to dance is to live.” Meryl delights in helping others find joy in movement.
Ann Ford is a former personal trainer, current certified group aerobics instructor (AFAA), Registered Yoga Teacher ( 200 Hours, Yoga Alliance), certified Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist and Hakomi Practitioner. She have been teaching yoga since 2001 and is trained in the viniyoga lineage with additional training in Yogafit, Phoenix Rising Yoga, Senior’s Yoga, Pre/Post Natal Yoga and Power Yoga, Functional Synergy ( Therapeutic Yoga). She is also Insured and CPR qualified. Ann teaches classes in Seattle, Renton and Des Moines and is also available for individualized private sessions and teach private classes upon request. Ann is a member of Yoga Alliance, IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists), and AFAA ( Aerobics and Fitness Association of America).
Breakout Descriptions Friday
Hula Hoop Happiness – Back by popular demand! Hula Hoops!!! Loosen up your body and get it to move in ways that are beneficial, not to mention it is a great stress releaser. In this class you will find your inner child and groove! Love the class? Take home your own homemade hula hoop to keep up your hula fitness at home. (LOW – MOD - HIGH) Instructor: Kerri Schiller
Yoga – Come explore this Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline. Simple meditation, breath control, and adoption of specific bodily postures. Yoga is widely practiced for health and relaxation. Start your weekend off with Yoga on Friday night.a Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline, a part of which, including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, is widely practiced for health and relaxation. This weekend is about your health and relaxation – what a great way to get started! (MOD) Instructor: Ann Ford
Foam Rolling and Stretching –Self-myofascial release is a fancy term for self-massage to release muscle tightness or trigger points. This method can be performed with a foam roller! Join Cris Kessler to learn how to safely do this technique. By applying pressure to specific points on your body you are able to aid in the recovery of muscles and assist in returning them to normal function. Normal function means your muscles are elastic, healthy, and ready to perform at a moment’s notice.Learn to use a simple roll of foam to roll out sore muscles and help recover from exercise or just a long day at work or home (LOW-MOD) Instructor: Cris Kessler
Fort Worden After Dark –After the day’s programs are done and we are back in the dorms, join us for a time to connect with others. An excellent time to mix and mingle and meet new people! Join fellow retreaters in the common areas in the dormitory building. Optional Materials to bring and share in the dormitory commons: Snacks, wine or non-alcoholic beverage, cards, games, , a good book, crafts to make.
Breakout Descriptions Saturday
Early Morning Walkers – Who’s up for a brisk walk? Join new friends on the porch at the dorms for a brisk walk around the Fort grounds. Meet on the back patio at 6:30 with your warm clothes, flashlight and camera. We might catch the sunrise!
Inner Yoga – When the body has experienced a life threatening disease the entire system is thrown off balance. For cancer patients pain or distress can become rooted in the body, mind, feelings, or the healing experience. Inner Yoga is a mind-body-spirit approach to healing the hidden aspects of disease and pain. We will discuss the use of breath and mental formation for the restoration of a harmonious inner experience. I will also lead participants in a few Inner Yoga practices, using breath, thought, simple movement (no mats required), and the heart. Each attendee will have tools to take home. (Talk) Instructor: Devi Tide
Functional Fitness – This is a fun class designed to help us with things that are actually applicable to things in everyday life. This class is designed to help give you a better understanding of how to do certain motions safely and effectively and also give you a better understanding of body mechanics. This is a class for all levels of health and fitness. Description coming (LOW-MED) Instructor: Monica Strasen
Something More Than Hope - Something More than Hope/Something More than Everything is a ground breaking, paradigm-shifting workshop in which the Lindsays tell the story, each from their own perspective, of Diana’s being diagnosed with a widely-spread, highly aggressive form of cancer and their unwavering determination to forge a path leading back to health. The Lindsays have done an impressive and extremely valuable piece of work in relating the epic journey they undertook to help Diana recover from her life-threatening condition, and their hard-won learning will be valued be a wide range of people – from those who are trying to navigate the uncertain waters of serious health challenges for themselves or their loved ones, to those who simply appreciate a powerful and fascinating learning experience. In this workshop, learn the steps to changing your paradigm about your own journey. (Talk) Instructor: Diana and Kelly Lindsay
Foam Rolling and Stretching – Self-myofascial release is a fancy term for self-massage to release muscle tightness or trigger points. This method can be performed with a foam roller! Join Cris Kessler to learn how to safely do this technique. By applying pressure to specific points on your body you are able to aid in the recovery of muscles and assist in returning them to normal function. Normal function means your muscles are elastic, healthy, and ready to perform at a moment’s notice.Learn to use a simple roll of foam to roll out sore muscles and help recover from exercise or just a long day at work or home (LOW-MOD) Instructor: Cris Kessler
Recess for Adults - Modified old-fashioned playground games (think kickball, 4 square or tag, to name just a few) so that everyone, regardless of age or fitness level, can play. Participants will learn (or relearn) skills from days gone by! Adult Recess class will get you moving, laughing and playing like kids again! Kerri says that teaching this Recess for Adults workshop at the Y is the highlight of her week! (MOD – HIGH) Instructor: Kerri Schiller
Chi Walking – Does walking eventually cause you some discomfort, maybe in your feet or hips or...? Have you lost touch with that feeling of being able to move forever - that one you had as a kid? Either through life long habits, or because life threw you some injuries/curve balls whereby you developed some of those habits, Chi Walking helps you come back into your body, developing greater awareness, and helps your movement become more efficient, using your WHOLE body to walk. What will this get you? More endurance and more ease and joy in walking. Join us for a session of exploration and fun learning how you move! (MOD) Instructor: Laura Houston
Zumba Gold – Are you ready to give Zumba a try? This is an aerobic fitness program featuring movements inspired by various styles of Latin American dance and performed primarily to Latin American dance music. If you tried Zumba before and didn’t like the frenzy, give Teresa’s gentler Zumba class a try. Come wiggle, shake and roll! (MOD) Instructor: Teresa Osborn
QiGong – A self-healing method that requires no strength, no effort, and very little time. It’s so safe that young children and the elderly use it even to this day. When used correctly, it circulates your life force energy through your body and activates your cells. As you feel this, your life force energy takes your attention and brings it inward. As it grows, your mind conncets to the present moment into total relaxation and calmness. This energy manipulation can be used to heal, strengthen, and nourish your body. (MED) Instructor: Diana and Kelly Lindsay
The Ketogenic Diet and Cancer: Targeting the Mitochondria with Food -Dr. Modica will discuss cutting-edge methods for controlling cancer with nutrition. The ketogenic diet, which is percentage-wise very high fat, can help healthy cells resume normal functioning rather than transform into cancer cells. Dr. Modica will explain the rationale for using this nutritional plan, and how to modify it for everyday use. (talk) Speaker: Vickie Modica, ND
Heart Based Living and Fitness - Heart Based Living and Fitness Learn how to transform your energy from unhealthy stress to a state of renewed energy for greater living. Based on decades of scientific research on the psychophysiology of stress, emotions and the interactions between the heart and brain. In this session, you will gain valuable information on your own heart’s natural rhythm and coherence, how stress plays a big part on your heart’s health and performance, adding rest and recovery time in for greater health and fitness, HRV – Heart Rate Variability, Heart Rate Thresholds and Zones for both health and fitness, Plus – active time to get the heart pumping and having fun!! (MED/HIGH) Instructor: Annelise DiGiacomo
Chi Walk Run – This workshop builds upon what you learn in Chi Walking (alignment and relaxation) and helps you take it into running. Chi Walk-Run is great for building endurance, whether you are just starting a running program, or coming back from an injury or illness. Studies show that walking IS beneficial to your running, so if you are already 'just running' this technique will show you how to transition more efficiently in and out of your walk and run. You might even get faster learning this....join us for alignment and relaxation in action with this class! (MOD) Instructor: Laura Houston
Bicycles – Building Strength and Skill in the Off Season – Most of us don’t ride our bikes in the late fall and winter months. But that doesn’t mean the off-season can’t be a good time to build skill and strength for the coming biking season. This workshop will focus on what you should be doing now to be more comfortable, more balanced and faster, including the science of training and specific techniques and activities you can do now to be ready for the spring. Moving between lecture, demonstration, and activity, you will walk away with tips and techniques for building skill and strength during the winter. (LOW/MED) Instructor: Maxine Williams
Chronic Concerns - It’s wonderful when we have our dreams come true and our prayers are answered. But often life isn’t that simple. What do we do with those chronic, ongoing concerns that sap our energy and threaten to derail us? In this workshop you will learn a simple technique for handling those chronic concerns that won’t go away and allow you to move forward in the midst of them. We can't always change our ongoing worries and concerns - but there are actions we can take to learn to live with them. Materials to bring: Bring your favorite journal and pen. (LOW) Instructor: Wendy Pender
Traditional Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture's Role in Optimal Health During Cancer Care - Dr. Sullivan will provide an introduction to the system of Acupuncture and it’s use in helping patients with cancer manage side effects of treatment and attain wellness. (talk ) Speaker: Matthew Sullivan, ND, Lac
Yoga – Come explore this Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline. Simple meditation, breath control, and adoption of specific bodily postures. Yoga is widely practiced for health and relaxation. Join us for a afternoon Yoga workshop. A Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline, a part of which, including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, is widely practiced for health and relaxation. (MOD) Instructor: Ann Ford
Gratitude – We all know that gratitude is one of the secrets of living well, but how often do we really take the time to express it? This workshop will give you the opportunity to reflect on the goodness in your life, hear uplifting stories and express your appreciation for your blessings both in the past and in the here and now. “Appreciation felt and not expressed is like a gift that’s wrapped and not given.” Express your gratitude and lift your spirits – and theirs too! Materials to bring: Bring your favorite journal and pen. (LOW) Instructor: Wendy Pender
When and Why to Use Integrative Medicine in Cancer Care - Dr. Modica introduces the concepts of integrative medicine and it’s use in cancer care. Some of what you will learn about includes nutrition, mind-body techniques, appropriate herbs and supplements, and when to use them along your journey to health. (Talk) Speaker: Vickie Modica, ND
Breakout Descriptions Sunday
Sunrise Yoga - A great way to start your final retreat day! Join us in the dorm for an early morning Yoga class to start your day with breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, is widely practiced for health and relaxation. Back by popular demand, we have Port Townsend Yoga instructor, Terry Wagner joining us for this class. Materials to bring: Yoga mat (MOD) Instructor: Terry Wagner
Core Galore – Always a popular class! Work out at your level and burn some calories! This circuit-style class will incorporate core strength, cardio, flexibility, and balance training in a fun, functional and dynamic class format. Learn a great circuit workout you can incorporate into your workout at home. This will be a calorie burning workout! (MOD-HIGH) Instructor: Cathy McNair
The Lebed Method – Among other attributes of the method, it appeals to all capability levels. The entire class can be done from a seated position, in slow motion if desired, or entirely standing with the possibility of ramping up the pace. It is a gem of a program for people in current states of low energy due to medical treatment. While upbeat and invigorating, it is gentle, relaxing and soothing as well. At the heart of the program – great musical selections to accompany all movement - ideal for boosting spirits. Originally created for breast cancer survivors, Healthy-Steps/Lebed is a medically based and researched exercise/movement/dance method that is suitable for addressing many pathologies or as a wellness program. It is particularly valuable for people dealing with lymphedema and its prevention. Known advantages of the program include increased range of motion, improved posture and balance, reduction of swelling and pain, easing of tight scar tissue and stiff muscles, elevated mood and increased vitality. (LOW-MOD) Instructor: Meryl Shier
Self Defense –This is a practical course that will offer you some basic skills that can help you if you should find yourself in a situation where you might need them. It is divided between learning physical skills and also ways to prepare yourself mentally and emotionally. One of the goals is to give you skills that you will be able to use easily and remember. This is a class for all levels of health and fitness.(MOD) Instructor: Monica Strasen
Photography Hike of Fort Worden – Explore the beautiful surroundings at Fort Worden, from lovely meadows overlooking the Straits of Juan de Fuca, to forested hillside paths leading to the dramatic gun emplacements, to the beach and the lighthouse guiding boaters in and out of Puget Sound. Join us for a beautiful walk in nature. Bring your camera! Susan Cole will teach you to explore composition, lighting, weather and more using your own camera or cell phone. Susan will be offering a day of post image processing at her studio in Seattle for people taking this class. Materials to bring: Your camera or your cell phone camera (LOW – MOD) Instructor: Susan Cole