Register for Local Meetup
Date & Time: Wednesday, April 26, 2017
7:00PM -9:00PM ET
315 York Road (at the intersection of York & Easton Roads)
Willow Grove, PA 19090
This local meetup is sponsored by:
Meet your hosts:
Karen G. Meshkov
Karen Meshkov, MBA is the owner, publisher and director of advertising partnerships of Natural Awakenings Magazine of Bucks and Montgomery Counties, the area’s leading health and wellness publication, with a monthly circulation of 50,000 readers. A Montgomery County native, Karen is a graduate of Abington Friends School, George Washington, and LaSalle Universities. She has spent 20 years as a sales and marketing professional for such organizations as Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management, the Kimmel Center, Inc., and the Philadelphia Auto Show, and the last 10 years in healthcare, as VP of Marketing and Sales for a multi-location optometric practice.
Karen has studied yoga and meditation since 1996, and received her 200-hr certification from Integral Yoga in Princeton, New Jersey. Karen is also training to be a certified facilitator of Nonviolent Communication, a practical method for fostering authentic inter- and intrapersonal connection. Her vision for Natural Awakenings includes creating closer cooperation and integration between the holistic, complementary and allopathic medical communities. She lives with her husband, Matt, and son, Asa, in Eastern Montgomery County.
Kathleen has been a registered nurse for over 30 years. She received her nursing education from The Chester County School of Nursing, followed by a BA in business at Eastern University. In the beginning of her nursing career she developed her clinical knowledge and skills working in diverse medical settings, which included medical/surgical units, neurological and cardiac intensive care units, emergency rooms, case management, home health care and rehabilitation. Continuing to expand her knowledge and skills while looking for a new nursing challenge, she transitioned into pharmaceutical industry as a pharmacovigilance associate, assisting to provide safe drugs to patients. Throughout her pharmaceutical career, she missed the connection that that actively assisting someone during their healing journey provided. This feeling, as well as her own personal experience, led her to once again expand her nursing education, becoming a Certified Healing Touch Practitioner.
Kathleen has a private practice, seeing clients in both her office and various outlying locations, including but not limited to assisted livings facilities, private homes, hospitals and outpatient facilities. Additionally, she provides Healing Touch to cancer patients and their caregivers at the Bryn Mawr Cancer Center. Additionally, Kathleen is an approved Healing Touch wellness provider for the Unite for HER organization, supporting their mission to empower and restore women with breast cancer. She is a professional member of Healing Beyond Borders, American Holistic Nursing Association and the Healing Touch Professional Association .