Keynote & Faculty

2020 Keynote

Zorina Galis, PhD

Bethesda, MD

Zorina Galis, PhD

Bethesda, MD

Chief, Vascular Biology and Hypertension Branch, National Heart Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institutes of Health (NIH)

2020 Faculty

Robyn Bjork, CLWT, CLT-LANA

Palmer, AK

Robyn Bjork, CLWT, CLT-LANA

Palmer, AK

Robyn is Founder, CEO/President and Executive Director of Education for the International Lymphedema & Wound Training Institute (ILWTI).

Catherine Holley, RN, CLT

Boston, MA

Catherine Holley, RN, CLT

Boston, MA

MA Chapter LE&RN Co-Chair, Patient Advocate

Guenter Klose, CLT, LANA

Lafayette, CO

Guenter Klose, CLT, LANA

Lafayette, CO

Founder of Klose Training, MLD/CDT Certified Instructor, CLT-LANA

Jean LaMantia

Ontario, Canada

Jean LaMantia

Ontario, Canada

Registered Dietician, Cancer Survivor, Public Speaker - author of The Complete Lymphedema Management and Nutrition Guide

Leora Lowenthal, LICSW, OSW-C,MPA

Boston, MA

Leora Lowenthal, LICSW, OSW-C,MPA

Boston, MA

Leora has been working in healthcare for 23 years and currently serves as Program Leader for Hematology & Oncology Social Work at BIDMC

Desiree Otenti, ANP, MPH

Boston,MA

Desiree Otenti, ANP, MPH

Boston,MA

Senior Director, Medical Policy and Program Implementation, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Kathy Shillue, PT, OCS, CLT

Boston, MA

Kathy Shillue, PT, OCS, CLT

Boston, MA

BUDGET MARKETING CHAIR | Clinical Director, Lymphedema Treatment Clinic, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Dhruv Singhal, MD

Boston, MA

Dhruv Singhal, MD

Boston, MA

PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIR | Director, BIDMC Lymphatic Center, Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Sarah Thomson, BS, LPN

Boston, MA

Sarah Thomson, BS, LPN

Boston, MA

VENUE COMMITTEE CHAIR | Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery & Lymphatic Surgery, Beth Israel Lahey Health

Elizabeth Tillotson, RN, MSN, NP-C

Boston, MA

Elizabeth Tillotson, RN, MSN, NP-C

Boston, MA

Nurse Practitioner| Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Kelly Venson, OTR/L, CLT-LANA

Washington, DC

Kelly Venson, OTR/L, CLT-LANA

Washington, DC

Kelly is a certified lymphedema therapist has focused treatment as an occupational therapist in areas of lymphedema, lipedema, and wound.

Theresa Whiting

Marblehead, MA

Theresa Whiting

Marblehead, MA

Whiting Consulting, Patient Representative, Executive Coach