Board of Directors
Honorary Board Member
As the granddaughter of illustrious author, Ernest Hemingway, Mariel was always destined to be well-known and publicly recognized. However, at the young age of 13, Mariel became famous in her own right when she made her silver screen debut in “Lipstick”. Four years later her work in Woody Allen’s “Manhattan” earned her an Oscar nomination. She has since made 30 films and numerous television appearances in series and as a host of several environmental and humanitarian documentaries.
Now at the age of 51, Mariel is the mother of two daughters, Dree 25 and Langley 23. For over 20 years, she has been pursuing her passion for yoga and health and is now seen as a voice of holistic and balanced health and well- being. As part of that role she has leads wellness retreats all over America, sharing her insights about movement, silence, nutrition, and home. In 2003, she published her powerful bestselling memoir, Finding My Balance. A truly insightful and inspiring story, of her life’s journey through the eyes of yoga and meditation. Mariel’s second book called “Mariel Hemingway’s Healthy Living from the Inside Out” (Harper Collins San Francisco 2007), is a how-to guide to finding ones balance and health through self-empowering lifestyle techniques and is a huge success for Mariel and especially for those whom incorporate her inspiring advice. Her latest book is a gluten free, sugar free, cookbook called Mariel’s Kicthen.
Mariel’s passion is her love of the outdoors…connecting with nature and becoming younger through food breath exercise and nature. She has partnered with Robert Williams, an eco adventurer whose life has been dedicated to adventure, healing and nature in a new book and lifestyle company called The WillingWay. They are traveling all over the country sharing what they know about anti aging, having fun and feeling great. The WillingWay book comes out on March 6.
In January 2013, Mariel’s documentary, directed by two-time academy award winner Barbara Kopple, Running From Crazy, premiere at Sundance.
Jane Miller, LISW, IAABC-CDBC & AABP- CDBC
Jane Miller, works in private practice as a licensed psychotherapist/clinical social worker, with a particular interest in holistic modalities of healing. Miller earned her BA in psychology and biology from Oberlin College, and her MA in Clinical Social Work from Case Western Reserve University. She has received the Irene Sogg Gross Award for Humanitarian Services and has contributed scholarly essays for professional journals and anthologies in the field of clinical social work.
Author of Healing Companions: Ordinary Dogs and Their Extraordinary Power to Transform Lives, Miller currently focuses on educating others about the legal, ethical, and practical criteria of working with Psychiatric Service Dogs (PSDs). In her clinical practice, Miller provides assessments for clients for PSDs, assists them in finding potential PSDs (from shelter/rescue or foster homes), and works with the client through foundational training, public access training and task training.
Joanne Buzaglo, PhD
Joanne S. Buzaglo, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist and behavioral researcher living outside of Philadelphia, PA with her husband Georges, two sons Jonathan and David, and two dogs, Lucy (poodle) and Cody (Labrador retriever). Joanne is currently Vice President of Research & Training at the Cancer Support Community, a non-profit network of community-based organizations (sometimes known as The Wellness Community, Gilda’s Club) that provide professionally-led education and support programs at no cost to cancer patients and their families. Joanne has long recognized the incredible power of dogs in healing and bringing joy to all those around them. She is thrilled to be on the Board of Healing Companions.
Kay E. Zuckerman, ACSW, LISW-S
Kay Zuckerman is a licensed independent social worker living in Lyndhurst Ohio with her husband, Jim, and Roshi, her 11 year old Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Since her graduation from the University of Michigan with her Master’s in Social Work, she has had over 25 years of experience primarily in the areas of physical health and rehabilitation. Presently retired from the field, she volunteers helping individuals with cancer and their families to deal with the maze of health insurance and medical bills.
The Reverend Katie Norris
Rev. Norris is the Executive Director for the Carolyn L. Farrell Foundation for Brain Health which provides community art based programs for people with dementia and mental illness. (www.farrellfoundation.com) She also raises awareness and helps end stigma through her speaking engagements and her two blogs, www.movinginwithdementia.com and www.bipolarspirit.com. Rev. Norris is on the board of Kendal at Home, a continuing care retirement community that brings care and services into members’ homes, and she is the Affiliated Community Minister at West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church in Rocky River, OH. Rev. Norris has bipolar II and anxiety and is in the first year of training with her Psychiatric Service Dog, Rosie, with Jane Miller.
- HEALING COMPANIONS: ORDINARY DOGS AND THEIR EXTRAORDINARY POWER TO CHANGE LIVES
- NASW Ohio Chapter Nov.-Dec.2013 Newsletter – review by Brandon Barcus, NASW Ohio Chapter Member
- Human-dog bond can aid health
- Jane Miller, a clinical social worker who focuses on the health benefits of the human-animal bond is coming to the University of Toledo.
- Free seminars at UT
- Author of psychiatric service dog book to hold free seminars at UT July 27, Aug. 10
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Jane Miller, LISW, IAABC-CDBC & AABP- CDBC
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