Inner Circle

Meet the SheBreathes Balance &
Wellness Ambassadors

These amazing women are leaders in their respective fields and were selected to be a part of this important endeavor because they genuinely believe in our mission focused on women supporting other women. We work together to ensure that our offerings at the studio meet the needs of our community.

Jennifer Gulbrand

Women’s Empowerment Advocate & Entrepreneur

I’m a Mom on a mission to create a better world for our daughters – a world in which young women are taught the importance of their own self worth, treated equally, and recognized for their individual gifts and contributions without judgement. I’m an Entrepreneur who launched a women-owned business 18 years ago in the life sciences training space and continues to operate that business today. I want to support other women-in-business and encourage them to follow their passions.

I’m a late blooming Yogi on a life-long spiritual journey to find my zen and balance. And finally, I’m a self-proclaimed Warrior Goddess following my dream to give back to all the women who have inspired me to stand up for what I believe in. All women are beautiful and deserve to be lifted up by the world and given the opportunity to shine bright like a diamond.

Dr. Cathy Ripley Greene

Pyschic Medium/Spiritual Advisor

As a Medium, I connect and communicate with loved ones who have passed to Spirit. It is my belief that we never die – we change. I believe the continuity of life survives the process of death. We are always alive, either here in human form or in Spirit. I’ve found that we are spiritual beings here having a human experience and that when we are finished, no matter how long or short the experience, we return to that which we came from – pure positive energy or Spirit. I have met many people mourning the loss of loved ones. I’ve experienced loss myself. While it is not easy adjusting to loss, I’ve found that offering connection with Spirit is soothing, healing and transformative to those missing loved ones. After all, we’ll all return to Spirit someday!

Susan Kapatoes

Certified Life Coach, Reiki Master, Author

Susan Kapatoes is a Certified Life Coach, Reiki Master, and author of self-help inspirational memoir entitled, A Spiritual Journey. A transformational event in college intensified her dedication to exploring the spiritual arena by shifting her consciousness to a heightened level of awareness. Through her coaching and Reiki sessions, Susan helps people reconnect to their own innate wisdom, offering tools of empowerment that can last a lifetime. She is the owner of Inspire Your Journey, LLC, a company dedicated to helping people find their balance and experience more fulfillment in their lives. As an accomplished career woman, Susan believes in a delicate balance between the analytical mind and the intuitive heart. For the past ten years, she worked in the corporate environment in a management role, giving software presentations to healthcare facilities across the globe. In addition to her corporate experience, she worked as a Mental Health Counselor and a Nutritionist for the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program. She is now fully dedicated to supporting people on their wellness journey.

Telma Sullivan

Career Consultant

Telma Sullivan is a career coach with a comprehensive background working with young adults as both career counselor and internship coordinator, and with women transitioning back into the workforce. Telma partners with her clients with a focus on the goals and critical eye on the details. In her strategic and systematic approach, she brings her passion, honesty, creativity, kindness, and inspiration. Telma has worked in the private, non-profit and educational sectors and is Career Development Facilitator through the National Career Development Association (NCDA) and holds a Master in Library Science from Southern Connecticut State University and a degree in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Telma was born in Argentina, lived overseas for 10 years and has visited more than 20 countries. She is bilingual English-Spanish and speaks Italian, French, and Romanian. Telma lives in Walpole with her husband and her twin daughters. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, practicing yoga and learning new things.

Robin Garstka

Artist/ Studio Space Designer

Robin’s background has been cross-disciplined for over 20 years in the fields of marketing and design. However, her true passion and talent lies in the art of creative use of space. She brings her vision to life as a spacial designer – seeing beyond the brick and mortar of a worn out room. Using her graphic design and marketing background she helps companies develop aspects of branding from the ground up. Robin also creates custom artwork to go along with spacial planning for each space she creates. Her passions come together and define her as a multifaceted artist, a unique talent and creative visionary. In addition, Robin is a facilitator for the Divorce Diva, a women’s monthly support group at SheBreathes, as well as a life-long dog lover and a caring mother of her two boys. Robin led the much needed make-over of the SheBreathes Balance & Wellness Studio before we moved in and is responsible for designing the serene, sanctuary we call home.

Beth Knaus

Writer/Art Consultant

Beth gives group art presentations for Art Matters and is a freelance writer. She’s also a licensed hairdresser and graduated from Nassau Community College with a degree in Small Business Management. Beth uses her passion for business and love of language to help others understand and appreciate art in all its forms. Beth is originally from New York, and has lived in the Boston area for 26 years. She lives in Walpole with her patient husband and awesome kids. In her spare time she eats, reads and laughs.

Linda Chiofar

Holistic Health Nurse

Linda Chiofar is a certified holistic health nurse specializing in stress management and health promotion. Linda has a passion for supporting others in meeting their fitness and wellness goals…and then surpassing them! Linda’s compassionate, and loving heart shines through in all of her interactions within the SheBreathes community. She is a gifted Tarot Card reader and soul sister who touches others in a special and meaningful way. We’re so grateful that she and her husband, both Norwood natives, chose to relocate back here after their 20+ year honeymoon in California.

Michelle Lee Lawlor

Certified Yoga, Pilo and Reiki Practictioner

Michelle’s 27 years of yoga practice, including 7 years teaching others, reflects the mission of the SheBreathes Community. Michelle encourages individuals to gift themselves with self care, balance, and the empowerment of peace of mind, body, and spirit. Her well regarded work as a Certified Yoga, Piyo, and Reiki practitioner inspires all ages to ascend to a higher self awareness and live in the beauty of the present moment. In addition to SheBreathes, Michelle teaches yoga at the Foxboro Hockomock YMCA, Senior Center in Foxboro, and Preschool at Sunshine South School in Walpole. She has become a instrumental member of our community and contributor to our Inner Circle.

Susan Finn

Digital Marketing Consultant

I consider it an honor and a privilege to represent an organization online. My priority is to respect your company’s ‘voice’ and values. My superpower is working alongside small businesses to help them strengthen their digital marketing effectiveness through a thorough investigation of all digital components of your brand, i.e. website design and search optimization, social media platforms, inbound marketing, and contact relationship management. I am that person that can help you track the results of the work that you are doing by monitoring your traffic and engagement. I love this stuff. I love to teach it. I love to do it. I love helping others love it, too. I am dedicated to keeping up on the rapidly changing world of digital marketing through webinars, online professional forums, and conferences.

Dot Walsh

Peace Chaplin, Mature Adult Program Director

Hello to all my new friends and those I have yet to meet! I produce a program for Dedham TV called, “Oneness and Wellness”. Here I receive inspiration and connection with many people and organizations with a positive message and I also serve on the Board of Directors at the station. As a result of my long term connection with the former Peace Abbey, in Sherborn, I continue as a Peace Chaplain in Massachusetts, responding to people who are looking to create their own wedding within a multi-faith base. Also I am available for people who are planning a baby blessing, a memorial service or seeking pastoral counseling. Peace programs and activism have been part of my life for many years and I continue to be a Board Member with “Engaging Peace”. As I see it my life involves the inner journey feeding my soul, and the outer journey of service to others. I have a long history of involvement in social justice and human service organizations and my heart is always open for my wider family. I am delighted and honored to be part of this very positive collaborative, “SheBreathes Balance &Wellness”, focusing on empowering women in many different ways. Namaste

Christian Robinson

Eastern Therapeutics/Chinese Medicine/Acupuncturist

Christian Robinson-Cady is the creator and owner of Eastern Therapeutics, a Holistic center in Walpole, MA. She is a national board certified and licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist. She believes in treating the whole person, not just the symptoms. Her aim is to address a patient’s symptoms by tapping into their body’s own ability to heal itself. She received her Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the New England School of Acupuncture and her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry from Regis College. She has been practicing Traditional Chinese medicine for over 12 years. Prior to her training, Christian worked for ten years as a researcher in biotechnology. She helped develop novel therapeutics using gene therapy for type I diabetes and hemophilia. She also helped develop a “living skin equivalent” for use on severe burns, skin ulcers, and reconstruction. She specializes in: women’s health issues, fertility, anxiety, chronic pain and aesthetics. She’s not just the owner, she is also a client. Christian used acupuncture, Chinese herbs and hypnosis for the conception and birth of both her children.