our Staff

 

Executive Director
Corinne Lemal Danielson, MPH, CHES

Corinne Danielson serves as Executive Director for the Sari Center with primary administrative and development responsibility. Ms. Danielson has her Master of Public Health from Emory University in behavioral science and health education and has been a Certified Health Education Specialist since 1996.  She completed her undergraduate work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Portuguese and Latin American Studies. 

Ms. Danielson has lived and worked throughout Latin America and is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. She is a trainer of the Cross Cultural Health Care Program's Bridging the Gap: a basic training for medical interpreters' and has trained hundreds of health care workers to serve as professional medical interpreters.

She has been a leader in the non-profit community in South Florida since 2000 serving as the Executive Director of the Farmworker Coordinating Council for 5 years, Program Director for the Language Access Program at Glades Initiative, and Center Manager for Florida Community Health Centers Indiantown. Through her multicultural health-related experiences she has been exposed to health beliefs and healing practices from all over the world and has used the therapies we provide at the Sari Center for her own wellness and that of her family.
 


 

Oncology Counselor
Patty Liebman, LCSW, OSW-C

Patty Liebman has worked in the field of oncology counseling for over 20 years. She graduated from Barry University with a Masters Degree in Social Work and then proceeded to qualify for licensure. Patty also holds an OSW-C Certification, a professional qualification that denotes a specialization in oncology counseling.

In December of 2009 Patricia received the "Unsung Hero" Award from the Susan G. Komen Foundation.  The award was to recognize how she has touched the lives of so many breast cancer patients and their families, guiding them through the most challenging journey.

Ms. Liebman has written two successful grant applications to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. One was to fund a support program called Couples Creating a Supportive Response to Breast Cancer. This program offered newly diagnosed women with breast cancer and their spouses an eight week psycho-educational support program. The program was led by Patty and a licensed male therapist. The other grant funded the publishing of a workbook co-authored by Ms. Liebman and Ms. Debra Hansen. It was an interactive coloring and response book to encourage a child's understanding of their mother's diagnosis of breast cancer and an avenue to communicate their concerns and feelings.

Ms. Liebman was also involved in the inception of the Breast Cancer Survivor Newsletter. She has written many columns on topics pertinent to the breast cancer diagnosis and treatments.


  

Board-Staff Liason
Robin Malasky, M.Ed, CCC-SLP

Robin Malasky was born and raised outside of Boston and has been living in Florida since she graduated from Skidmore College with a Social Work degree in 1989.

In order to pursue a career in Speech/Language Pathology, Ms. Malasky earned a Masters in Education with a concentration in Exceptional Student Education from Florida Atlantic University in 1997.

Robin has worked with both Adults and Children with Communication Disorders, but her passion lies in working with geriatric adults with speech/language and swallowing disorders.

Ms. Malasky stopped working in October 2004, when she was diagnosed with Stage II breast cancer to focus on her health and family. Her cancer was discovered when she was 37 after a routine mammogram and with no family history. Since Robin's diagnosis, she has become passionate about helping others who are not as fortunate as she was and do not have the support she had while going through her illness.

Ms. Malasky has seved served on the Board of Temple Israel and has been a co-chair of School Teams for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. In 2007 Robin was honored as a local "Komen Warrior" by the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Robin is married to Steve Malasky and they have two children.
 


 

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