Sari Center Team
Our team integrates complementary therapies with medical treatment to enhance the quality of life for all persons affected by cancer through a multidisciplinary approach that strengthens the mind, body, and spirit.
Corinne Lemal Faza, Executive Director
Corinne Lemal Faza has served as Executive Director for Sari Center since March of 2009. She assesses new patients and helps them navigate cancer-related services, treatment decisions, and lifestyle modifications. Ms. Faza holds a Master of Public Health Degree from Emory University in behavioral science and health education. She completed her undergraduate work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Portuguese and Ibero-American Studies. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), and noted leader in the non-profit community in South Florida since 2000. Through her multicultural experiences, having lived throughout Latin America including Paraguay, Costa Rica, Brazil and Mexico, she has been exposed to health beliefs and healing practices from all over the world, many of which have been proven to improve the quality of life of cancer patients.
Corinne’s passion is exploring natural health and wellness studies, therapies, and nutrition research to learn more about anti-cancer strategies, human wellness and behavior change. She has trained in the practice of Mindfulness and as a Wellness Coach. In the fall of 2017 she traied with Dr. Kelly Turner, author of NY Times bestselling book Radical Remission; Surviving Cancer Against All Odds; The 9 Key Factors That Can Make a Real Difference and is a certified teacher in the curriculumn companion. Corinne is available by appointment to meet with patients one-on-one for a more in-depth assessment and plan of recommendations. She is proficient in Portuguese and Spanish.
Patty Liebman, LCSW, OSW-C, Oncology Counselor
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 of Directors
Ms. Robin Malasky, M.Ed, CCC-SLP
A retired Speech/Language Pathologist, Robin has worked with both adults and children with communication disorders, focusing on speech/language and swallowing disorders in the geriatric population.
Robin discontinued working when she was diagnosed with Stage II breast cancer in October 2004. 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.
Robin has been co-chair of School Teams for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure for two years, and was honored as a local “Komen Warrior” by the Komen Cancer Research Foundation. She is married to Stephen Malasky and they have two children.
Neil E. Rothschild, M.D.
Dr. Neal E. Rothschild is board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology and hematology. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Brown University, a graduate of New Jersey Medical School and he completed his residency and fellowships in hematology and medical oncology at Georgetown University Medical Center.
Dr. Rothschild is the chief of the Division of Hematology and Oncology at Good Samaritan Medical Center. He is also a clinical assistant professor at the University of Florida, Department of Medicine and consulting associate for the Duke University Medical Center.
He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society of Hematology. He serves on the board of directors of the Israel Cancer Association-USA and The Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation.
Nicole is a licensed massage therapist and owner of Blessed Touch Massage Therapy, in Riviera Beach. Nicole received her massage training at the Dayton School of Medical Massage and her license from the Ohio state medical board in 2010. She has worked with thousands of clients and specializes in deep tissue and prenatal massage. In 2019, one of Nicole’s clients received a diagnosis of head and neck cancer. She went on his journey with him, from treatment through recovery. This experience sparked her desire to contribute more to the cancer community, and inspired her to begin training in lymphatic drainage massage. Sari Center’s integrative approach to wellness, recovery, and beyond makes it the perfect place for her to get more involved.
Jonna Brown is a Managing Director and Regional Team Lead at First Republic Trust Company. Prior to joining First Republic, Ms. Brown worked as Director of Wealth Management and Trusts at Sabadell Bank & Trust. Jonna began her career practicing trusts and estates law for 17 years in Miami and Palm Beach. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree from the University Of Florida Fisher School Of Accounting with high honors in 1985, Ms. Brown received a J.D. from the University Of Florida College Of Law, with honors, Order of the Coif, in 1989. She also received a Masters of Accounting from the University Of Florida Fisher School Of Accounting in 1989. Jonna serves as the Treasurer on our board.
David Josza is a seasoned executive spending much of his career in the life sciences industry. Currently, he is World Wide President for Depuy Synthes, a Johnson & Johnson company based in Palm Beach Gardens. David has also held various commercial and strategic leadership positions with Stryker, Biomet and Zimmer, all leading manufactures in the medical device space. He has spent most of the last 18 years in the Palm Beach County area with the majority in Jupiter and most recently in West Palm Beach.David has three children. His eldest son Jake is an engineering student at UCF in Orlando. His son Evan and daughter Eden are both high school students at the Benjamin School.David holds a B.A. in Economics from The University of Texas and an M.B.A. from The University of Houston. When away from work he enjoys golf and time on the water with his friends and family.David, a cancer survivor himself, is anxious to bring his knowledge and experiences to the Sari Center fully appreciating the integrative approach as it helped him manage through his personal own journey.
Born in Miami and raised in Central Florida, Liz has called West Palm Beach home for the past 25 years. A graduate of Florida State University with an MBA from the University of Miami, she is as committed in her personal life as in her professional life as an agent working in Palm Beach County Luxury Real Estate. She is extremely active within the Palm Beach and West Palm Beach Community. In 2007, she was the chair of the Susan G. Komen South Florida Race for the Cure, which raised a record setting $1.7 million dollars. She also sat on the board of the South Florida Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation and served as the board’s Development co-chair. Currently, she sits on the Suncoast High School Foundation board as well as Sari Center board.
Sarah E. Smith, DACM, AP – is a Florida licensed Acupuncture Physician and is nationally board certified by NCCAOM in Oriental Medicine. She practices gentle acupuncture and acupressure. Contact: (561) 855-0580
Susanne Hilton, CMS-CHt, FIBH – Susanne is a Hypnotherapist and former patient of the Sari Center. During her own battle with Stage 3 breast cancer in 2005, she used hypnotherapy, massage and nutritional guidance in conjunction with traditional treatment and then continued this holistic approach at the Sari Center. Contact (772) 288-0880
- Jodi Jaroschak, LMT, CLT – Jodi Jaroschak is a Licensed Massage Therapist with 14 years of experience. After earning a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Rider University, she also attended Health Choices Institute and Holistic Massage School in New Jersey in 2005. Jodi has continued her training in oncology, orthopedic and prenatal massage therapy since moving to Florida.
- Lisa Warner, LMT, CNMT, LLCC – Lisa is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Neuromuscular Therapist, Certified Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapist, and Reiki Master. Additionally, she has training in Oncology massage, Ortho-Bionomy, Shiatsu, and energy work.
- Rachel Decosty, LMT, MLD-C, CLT – Rachel is a Board Certified Massage Therapist, with more than 17 years experience. She is certified in Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Advanced Manual Lymphatic Drainage in Post Operative Recovery, Complete Lymphedema Therapist, Oncology Massage, Oncology Esthetics and Reiki. Rachel believes in combining a therapeutic(clinical) approach, and a nurturing intuitive approach.
- Christine Morgan, LMT, CLT – Now working in an advisory and educational capacity, Christine’s training in complex decongestive therapy from the Vodder-Schule of Austria and a BA in Education enabled her to create the first Lymphedema Program at Good Samaritan Medical Center. There she helped treat and educate breast cancer patients with lymphedema. Her unique orientation fuses techniques acquired from 20 years of experience working in spas, hospitals and healing centers in Palm Beach County.
Dr. Christen Scott – Christen came to yoga for the emotional and mental benefits of the practice. With a doctorate in clinical psychology and having worked in the mental health field for over 15 years, Christen had explored many treatments for her clients’ and her own emotional issues, both traditional and non-traditional. After taking her first yoga class, she experienced a peace of mind that she did not know was possible. She started consistently practicing in 2003 and became certified to teach yoga in 2008.
Gus Castellanos, M.D. – attended the University of Miami undergraduate and Medical School, receiving his M.D. degree in 1980. He trained at Emory, Georgetown Universities, and completed a Neuro-Oncology Fellowship and research at MD Anderson Tumor Institute, Houston. He received board certification in Neurology in 1987 and in Sleep Medicine in 1994. He practiced medicine in South Florida, until retiring in Jan. 2007 to pursue his interests in meditation and metaphysical studies.
Gus is now a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (M.B.S.R.) facilitator & meditation teacher, trained by the University of Massachusetts’ Center for Mindfulness.