Our Team

Janet Greenhut, MD, MPH, CSC

Dr. Greenhut is a physician who specializes in preventive medicine. She has 18 years of experience creating digital health programs that have helped people with chronic illnesses improve their quality of life. She also has a practice in Ann Arbor, Michigan in counseling and medication management. With Elaine Emeth, she is co-author of The Wholeness Handbook: Care of Body, Mind, and Spirit for Optimal Health. Her practice website is drjanetgreenhut.com

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Ryan Hart, MA

Following an Osteosarcoma diagnosis in 2010 and 2013, Ryan spent a year in the graduate philosophy program at KU Leuven in Belgium.  He has written about these experiencs through an online cancer story platform at cancerexpressions.org and is earning his PhD at the Institute of Medical Humanities at University of Texas Medical Branch.

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Idelle Hammond-Sass

Idelle Hammond-Sass is a working artist and educator living in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She was born in Brooklyn, NY and did undergraduate work in painting and sculpture at the Philadelphia College of Art, earning her BFA in Painting from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1975. Idelle has been a Facilitator of the Open Studio Process, since 2013. She did her facilitator training at the Open Studio Project in Evanston, Illinois. She offers workshops based on the Open Studio Process model, combining writing and art making. 

For over 30 years she has run a successful Jewelry Design business while expanding and sharing her abilities through jewelry classes and creativity workshops. Her website is www.idellehammond-sass.com


Havi Carel, Ph.D.

Havi's curriculum vitae can be found at through the Bristol University website.

We are so grateful for the intellectual contributions and continued consultancy from Havi Carel, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Bristol who also teaches at the Bristol School of Medicine.  She was awarded the Senior Investigator Award by the Wellcome Trust, for a five year project entitled 'Life of Breath.' (www.lifeofbreath.org)

She is the author of Phenomenology of Illness (2015) & Illness: Cry of the Flesh (2013). In addition to her books, her publications on the embodied experience of illness, well-being within illness, and patient-clinician communication have greatly contributed to the intellectual foundation of our workshop.   In "Phenomenology as a resource for patients," she articulated a phenomenology toolkit and her experiences of applying it in a workshop setting.