Cancer Below the Belt’s Team

The People of Cancer Below The Belt

Meet Our Team

Kelly Gale Amen

Kelly Gale Amen, born in 1949, is a native of Weatherford, Oklahoma. A graduate of the University of Oklahoma (BA), Kelly moved to Houston in 1972 to begin his professional design career. He started his own design business, KGA Inc., in 1974 and has been an influential participant in the Houston arts & design community for decades. He is a founding member of NSID/ASID.

Kelly’s work has been featured in all available media, from a feature on HGTV’s Extreme Homes to frequent highlights and features on his design projects in the local print press. His work is published in books and magazines distributed nationally.

Meryl Cohen, MEd, LCSW
Sexual Education & Awareness Representative

Specializes in Sexuality Consulting, Counseling, and Training to enhance Sexual Communication

Former Vice President of Education and Training for Planned Parenthood Coast

Recipient of the John McGovern Lecture Award in Health Promotion for Community Contributions and Activism

Dr. John Clemmons

Dr. Clemmons is our doctor of choice for colorectal cancer screening. We have partnered with Dr. Clemmons to provide cancer screening to those who otherwise would not be able to afford it. Dr. Clemmons graduated from the Howard University College of Medicine in 1975. He works in Houston, TX and specializes in Gastroenterology.
1213 Hermann Dr Ste 420
Houston, TX 77004
(713) 528-6562

Ruth Hellinger (Dieterle)
Holistic Health Coach

From Munich, Germany, Ruth, raised in Paris France, is traveling and working globally. In concert with successful careers as an architect, Feng Shui consultant, and business coach, Ruth’s mission is to combine her unique skills to appreciate beauty and assist people in living according to their true essence and who they really are. One of Ruth’s favorite tools is Reconnective Healing. She believes in the self healing power within each one of us, health happening by following our heart, as well as western medicine, quantum physics and ancient natural healing knowledge working hand in hand.

Zinzino is a life changing oil endorsed by Ruth.
She has personally seen the results of this product and it’s affects on inflammation and overall health improvement.

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Dr. Sadhna Singh - Eastern Harmony Acupuncture Clinic
Doctor of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine

Dr. Sadhna Singh graduated from medical college in India, 1983. She has practiced medicine for over 10 years in the fields of obstetrics, gynecology and internal medicine. She completed her Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Houston.
Dr. Singh holds a Doctorate in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine with a specialization in Women’s health & Gynecology from American College of Traditional Chinese medicine (ACTCM), San Francisco.
With her vast background and experience in both western and eastern medicine and her compassion and concern for patients, she is dedicated to providing effective, comprehensive and exceptional care.
Dr. Singh is a founding & governing board member and a Fellow of the American Board of Reproductive Medicine (ABORM). She is a professional member of Resolve-The National Infertility Association & The American Society of Reproductive Medicine.
Sadhna is also past President Emeritus of the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Special Interest Group – CAM SIG for the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). She was instrumental and played a key role in getting this bridge established connecting Western medicine with Traditional Chinese Medicine.
She has also attended several training programs to provide integrative oncology care such as “Acupuncture for the Cancer Patient” from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer center, New York. Clinical research shows that acupuncture can reduce many physical and emotional symptoms commonly experienced by cancer patients, thus improving patients’ quality of life.
Dr Singh continues to teach doctoral students at the DAOM program in San Francisco, gives talks for attendees at the Integrative Fertility Symposium (IFS) in Vancouver and participates actively at ASRM’s conference presenting in scientific and interactive sessions for Reproductive Endocrinologists and nurses. She has lectured extensively in the past 15 years for acupuncture practitioners at continuing education seminars and annual symposiums

Eastern Harmony Clinic Website

Dr. William P. Glaros, DDS
Dental Advisor - Retired

Dr. Bill Glaros has been practicing dentistry in Houston since receiving his degree as Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1974 at Baylor College of Dentistry. He also holds a Bachelor’s in psychology from Southern Methodist University.

Fellow, board member & past president: International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine
Fellow: Academy of General Dentistry
Charter member: International Association of Mercury-Safe Dentists
Accredited: International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology
Certified: American Academy of Ozonotherapy
Member: Holistic Dental Association
Member: American Naturopathic Medical Association

Visit Dr. Glaros and Dr. Francis’ Website


Practice Partner – Dr. David Francis

Dawn Ewing, PhD, CTN
Holistic Health Representative

Dr. Dawn Ewing is a naturopathic practitioner in Houston, Texas, Executive Director of the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine (IABDM), and author of Let the Tooth Be Known, now in its fourth edition.

She began her career as a dental hygienist after graduating from the University of Texas Dental School in 1988 and was eventually appointed to the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners by the governor, serving two terms.

Dr. Dawns’ website

Ricki McKenna
CBTB Advisor of Nutrition

Food is Life. It is the master key to healing body, mind, and spirit. With Ricki
McKenna’s compassionate counseling and coaching, you’ll be inspired and guided
to prepare and eat delicious foods to nourish and heal according to your individual
needs. Her objective is to empower you to achieve your goals of vibrant health and

Ricki is a functional Certified Nutritionist licensed since 1999 through the
National Institute of Nutrition Education. She has been interviewed on various
radio and television programs, including Fox News, and USA Today, and written
articles for magazines and newspapers. She is a member of the National
Association of Nutritional Professionals (NANP), a founding member of Davi
Nikent Integrative Wellness seminars and has had a thriving nutrition practice
since 2001.

Susan Cooley, RN
Nurse Practitioner, Photographer, Colon Cancer Survivor

Colon cancer was the last thing on Susan Cooley’s mind, when, at age 40 – a single working mother with four young children – she was diagnosed with stage 3 Colon Cancer. A Nurse Practitioner, Susan is a healthcare consultant and advocate for colon cancer screening. She is a passionate photographer and especially enjoys photographing children around the world.

Susan M. Cooley, PhD, RN, CPNP
Care Consultants of Texas
713. 446.1495

Johanna Dolan
East Coast Representative

Johanna Dolan has a clear vision and a deep passion to support individuals to reach their goals. This vision and passion was borne out of her own personal struggles and triumphs over the years. She has experienced the lowest places one can get and has managed to climb back up (albeit with a stumble or two along the way). She is a cancer survivor, mental health advocate, and a person in long term recovery. She is on the clinical team of Ashley Addiction Treatment, a motivational speaker, coach, and minister. Johanna believes that no matter the diagnoses, prognosis, or challenge – recovery from anything is the most badass thing a person can do.

Dennis Starks
Chef, Food Wellness and Nutrition Specialist

Food is the fuel for Nutrition and Wellness. Clean and nutrient dense food provides the body the proper nutrition to sustain good health for a lifetime. Master Chef Dennis Starks has over 30 years creating delectable and nutritious meals from sustainable markets throughout the world. Studying the Science of Food and Nutrition at La Varenne School of Cuisine in Paris, Chef Stark has become an internationally sought chef with a proven reputation for preparing beautiful and delicious meals for discerning clients worldwide.

“I find joy in preparing a perfect simple dish with the best of the markets’ bounty”

Dennis Starks
310-402-8411 • Mobile

Annette Blanchard
Holistic Health Educator, Consultant/Coach

Holistic Health Practitioner, healer, International health educator, radio personality and published poet, Annette has been sharing her wisdom and expertise to literally thousands of people over the course of 30 plus years in 3 different countries.

Annette’s holds an extensive list of certifications and qualifications ranging from Nationally Board Certified in Massage Therapy and Body Work, CAMTC, Sports Massage, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Spa therapies, Cranio-sacral, Kinesiology, Orthopedic Assessment, Hypnosis, Recall Therapy and nutrition to name a few.

Liz Gober
Health & Nutrition Representative / Nutrition Coach

“Having come from the field of nursing and then studying in the field of nutrition I’ve become interested in how food and lifestyle affect our health, happiness and overall wellbeing.”

Sydney Greenwalt
Elderly In-Home Care and Assistance

Sydney, an owner of Right at Home, is our provider of choice for personal assistance. We have partnered with Sydney to provide free assessments and connect individuals to other Right at Home offices who may need an extra hand. Whether it’s a little help around the house or personal care such as bathing or toileting assistance, Right at Home can give your family peace of mind, knowing that someone you love is cared for by someone you trust. Right at Home is an international franchise system with over 450 offices throughout the United States and across eight other countries. For more information, visit or contact Sydney directly.

(512) 531-9453

Sylvia Pennywell
Fitness & Physical Education Representative

“I have studied Jungian Psychology for 15 years and am an avid exercise enthusiast. I played tennis for The University of Texas, was a runner; currently I am a swimmer and a walker”

Jonny Averitt
Chef and Food Manager - Bellville Medical Center

Jonny Averitt is Chef and Food Manager at Bellville Medical Center in Bellville, Texas. Jonny’s primary responsibilities include oversight of nutrition and meal preparation for patients, staff and visitors. After learning about his wife’s thyroid cancer in early 2019, he took special interest to learn about new ways to substitute ingredients to make healthier meals for his family. In turn, this interest has carried over into his professional life. Jonny has been a chef for twenty years, working in fine dining to food trucks in Texas. Jonny enjoys attending soccer games and surfing with his sons Wilhelm and Xander and watching professional soccer and surfing on TV.

Bellville Medical Center Website

Rachel Koen
Owner, IVBars - Houston Heights

A Mission For The Health of It!

Inspired by the early works of Dr. Myers, Aaron Roberts, founded iV Bars® in 2015. He assembled a world class team of physicians, biochemists and physiologists to create the formulas and developed the unique marketing concept of iV Bars®. In 2015, on June 1, iV Bars® was sold for the very first time in its home market of Dallas.

This was not only the launch of a completely new product, in fact it was the birth of a totally new product category. Today iV Bars® is available across the USA. In terms of further expansion, iV Bars® is targeting the world!

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Meet our Partners

Relax the Back

Relax The Back has evolved to include products that promote total body wellness, with more than 90 successful stores throughout North America and Canada. Store owners and consultants are trained in the common spinal health disorders and strategies to increase wellness. Clients enjoy personalized experience with education and product solutions that address their unique needs. Many medical professionals rely on Relax The Back as a resource for prevention and continued care of their patients. As we have since the beginning, we consider our success a reflection of the American consumer’s insistence on quality, service, and integrity. We are dedicated to helping our clients live healthier, happier lives through best in class ergonomic and wellness products.

Salvador Alencastro
5314 Kirby Dr.
Houston, Tx 77005

Bellville Medical Center

Bellville Medical Center is home to the only hospital in Austin County. Established in 1928 as a result of the oil boom in nearby Raccoon Bend, the original 4-bed hospital has evolved into a licensed 32-bed acute care hospital that has recently returned to a locally operated independent hospital and professional building.

Bellville Medical Center
44 North Cummings St.,
Bellville, TX 77418

Bellville Medical Center Website

Epidemiology and Population Sciences
Baylor College of Medicine

The Section of Epidemiology and Population Sciences, Headed by Melissa Bondy, Ph.D., seeks to understand how diseases emerge in populations, which factors leave individuals at the greatest risk for illness, and what policy changes implemented now may promote the health of our community in the future.

We create and cook all our own food, curating ancient Vedic secrets, recipes and techniques, to bring you the most nourishing, vibrant and memorable flavors from India.

We scour cities, farms and ranches for the freshest highest quality and value; which in turn brings quality and value in our life and yours

Memory is being. Eating is remembering. We want you, your family and your friends to share some of the best memories over our food…

Owner: Anita Jaisinghani
Visit Pondicheri Website

International Academy of Biological Dentistry & Medicine

The IABDM is a network of dentists, physicians and allied health professionals committed to caring for the whole person – body, mind, spirit and mouth.

Contributing Artists

Courtney A. Hammonds
Fashion Coach

Dr. Courtney A. Hammonds is the Academic Program Coordinator over the Fashion Department at The Art Institute of Atlanta. Hammonds contributes his expertise through skills-based volunteerism by consulting on executive team effectiveness and performance management for non-profit organizations and philanthropic endeavors such as Easter Seals of North Georgia, Cancer Below the Belt (philanthropic partner) and Susan G. Komen (Atlanta).

Corey Scott

Arting is my life. I paint.
It is my religion.

I am an artist interested in engulfing myself into as many projects, collaborations, creative moments, and shows as possible.

Kellye Gray
Emeritus - Jazz Vocalist

With her stunning musicality and warm, enveloping voice, Texas native Kellye Gray is one of the most accomplished jazz vocalists on the national scene. Gray’s profile continues to grow by leaps and bounds, recording over half-dozen albums as a leader and logging performances nationally and internationally at world-class venues and festivals including Lincoln Center, the Spoleto Festival, Yoshi’s, SFJAZZ. Kellye has been honored to share the stage with legends Ray Charles, Dizzy Gillespie, Etta James, to name a few.

Amy Kaps
Performance Artist

My life, my art, my world is multifaceted.
I break it down and put it back together.
Color. Space. Time. Emotion. Thought.
Elements are re-imagined to create a new whole.

Allen Henson
CBTB Editorial Photographer

Allen Henson is an editorial photographer and filmmaker. Born in 1984, he was raised in Oklahoma before enlisting in the US Army. He proudly served with the 22nd Infantry Regiment, conducting several tours in Iraq during his tenure. A producer and self trained photographer / filmmaker, he now finds himself on the forefront of an editorially focused battlefield.

Bhavin Misra
UseOfReality Photography

Bhavin has been shooting since 1996, and professionally since 2006.
It is something that comes natural and with ease. A true art-balancing technology, playing with light, visualizing what might be.

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