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Beth Daugherty

Executive Director

Beth Daugherty, M.S., M.A., E-RYT 500, YACEP has been working with the Christina Phipps Foundation since 2010. She was in the first training class offered by the foundation and offered a free CPF yoga class at her studio (Lifespan Yoga) in Jacksonville, FL. Since then she taught yoga at many of the CPF class locations including Mayo Clinic and MD Anderson Cancer Center. She has served on the Board of Directors and as Executive Director training over 300+ yoga teachers since the founding. She has grown the foundation to include live classes, Zoom and a CPF YouTube channel. There are now CPF teachers all over the southeastern USA, plus Utah, Texas, Washington, Maine, Germany and Greece. Beth is certified in Children’s Yoga, Oncology Yoga, Chair Yoga and Curvy Yoga. Beth’s 10 yoga books, including Chair Yoga and her Living the 8 Limbs of Yoga series, all promote a practical, gentle and meaningful practice on and off the mat. In addition to yoga, she has enjoyed teaching undergraduate psychology, research design, statistics, and program evaluation.

Jarrett Phipps


Jarrett is Christina’s sister and Ben and Phyllis’s daughter.  She has been actively involved with the Christina Phipps Foundation since the first graduation in 2010 and took leadership of the Christina Phipps Foundation in 2023.  Jarrett is a professor of Anthropology and History at Tallahassee Community College. As President of the Board of Directors she is moving the foundation into new areas of the US.

Roark James

Vice President

Harry “Roark” James, Christina’s brother-in-law, is married to Jarrett Phipps.  He knew Christina from 1999 until she died of cancer.  Roark loved to talk to Christina about the interests in her life and describes her adoringly as “Fierce.”  He sat in a Yoga class of hers toward the end of her life and remained devoted to her family and her husband Greg.  He supports the mission of the Christina Phipps Foundation in every way he can.

Audrey Frazier


Audrey Frazier was secretary to Ben Phipps for over 12 years, where she provided dedicated administrative assistance and actively supported the Christina Phipps Foundation's initiatives. Audrey is a Florida Realtor® and owns three businesses – a true entrepreneur – and holds a BA in Criminology from Florida State University.  Audrey's unique background includes growing up in a traveling circus, adding a distinctive touch to all her endeavors.  And, she is passionate about all things fitness, including yoga.

Kim Friedman


Yoga found me in 2008. Since then, my life has changed significantly due to yoga and its philosophy, its benefits and lifestyle. I was a partner in a yoga studio for four years and when it closed, I was looking for a way to serve my community and found Christina Phipps Foundation and its training of Oncology Yoga! I have been teaching Oncology Yoga since 2019 at AdventHealth in Daytona Beach. When COVID hit, my yoga took me into the Zoom world so that I could continue to provide FREE yoga classes. I currently teach a Zoom class and an In Person class weekly. I continue to take educational yoga courses to increase my knowledge of how yoga can improve health, both physical and mental. My certifications are E-RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance, CPF certified in 2018, Yoga4Cancer certified 2020, Master Class Science of Yoga certified 2022, L.V. Chair Yoga certified 2023, Trauma Informed Yoga certified 2023, Eating Disorders-How Yoga supports prevention and recovery certified 2023, Lead Teacher for Discovery Yoga in Kripalu Tradition Teacher Training certified in 2022.

Margaret Alexander


Dr. Margaret Alexander completed her CPF training in January 2023 and accepted her position to the board in May 2023.  She teaches a weekly CPF chair yoga class in Fleming Island, Florida.  She is a veteran, having served 20 years in the U.S. Navy Dental Corps in both clinical and executive medicine. Dr. Alexander has completed both the 200 YTT and 300 YTT.

Greg Grum

Silent Board Member

Bonnie Davis


Bonnie has been teaching yoga since 2004. At the Winston YMCA in Jacksonville, FL she teaches CPF Oncology Yoga, beginners, seniors, and gentle yoga. She has also taught kids yoga, mommy and me yoga, chair yoga, vinyasa flow, intermediate yoga and hybrid Pilates-yoga over the past 20 years. She is fully certified in Pilates as well as 500-hour yoga teacher.

Howella “Jeanie” Sallah


RYT-500, CPF, Accessible Yoga, L.V. Chair Yoga, Lifespan Yoga-Chair & Gentle and "Yoga for All" Certified.  Howella “Jeanie” Sallah’s yoga story began in the San Francisco Bay Area where she is originally from. Howella has been practicing for approximately 28 years and teaching yoga for the past 10 years, specializing in both Gentle and Chair Yoga. If she had to pick one word to describe her relationship with yoga it would be "Passionate". Howella is truly passionate about the wellness opportunities yoga can provide. She is passionate about the people it has the ability to help and she is equally as passionate about making her yoga classes "ACCESSIBLE TO ALL."

Barbara Baker-Kuterka


E-RYT200, RYT500, YACEP.  I began practicing yoga in 1977.  I attended my first teacher training in the fall of 1982.  This was my first exposure to a mind/body practice, through Kripalu styled yoga.  I love the experience of meditation in motion.  I have many opportunities to grow and learn during my yoga (well life) journey. I heard about Christina’s classes for breast cancer survivors.  I talked with Her on the phone, and was able to attend one of her classes.  Surviving breast cancer, and meeting Christina Phipps, inspired me to obtain my RYT 200 certification in 2011.  Following that, I participated in Christina Phipps Foundation Yoga training.  Teaching yoga, and sharing yoga with this special community brings me the greatest joy.  I found a new calling.  My growth in yoga has led me to workshops in restorative yoga, yin yoga, and ultimately to receive my RYT 500 certification (2017).  Life is a journey, and having yoga interwoven into my life’s path has been a blessing.  As I continue to grow I am happily adding studies in Accessible Yoga, Somatic Movement, and my newest training in Chair Yoga Dance.

Krista V. Oakes


Krista V. Oakes is a certified yoga and meditation teacher (E-RYT) specializing in working with beginners and seniors. She teaches gentle and chair yoga classes in person in Daytona Beach and online to anyone with an internet connection. Her classes focus on safety, proper body alignment, mindfulness, and trusting oneself.  She started her journey to yoga over seventeen years ago and has taught yoga to thousands of people. She has spent thirty years practicing meditation. Her approach to teaching integrates the mindfulness of meditation, lifestyle coaching, and the compassionate approach of Kripalu Yoga, rooted in faith and spirituality with humor sprinkled throughout.

Aishwarya Kunta


Aishwarya Kunta, RYT-200 found her love for yoga at the University of Florida in 2017. After completing her yoga teacher training, she worked at UF’s Rec Sports teaching a broad variety of yoga classes. She taught Vinyasa, Power, Hatha, and Acro yoga classes for 2 years. After receiving training to teach Ariel Yoga, she lead small-group classes at UF as she shared her love for this unique form of yoga. Her passion for health care and accessibility inspired her to collaborate with UF’s Disability Resource Center to offer a series of chair yoga classes for people with physical and mental disabilities. During her time as a medical student at ACOM, she helped organize ACOM Yoga, a yoga program designed to improve the wellbeing of the staff and students on campus. At ACOM, Aishwarya had the opportunity to deepen her understanding of the intersection between medicine and yoga by taking the CFP yoga training. She is looking forward to serving and connecting with this special community through yoga and meditative practices.

Kristin Lothman, MSW, LCSW


Kristin is a licensed clinical social worker and holistic health coach, who specializes in both oncology social work and mind-body interventions that enhance stress resiliency and post-traumatic growth. She works part-time at Mayo Clinic Florida and has a private practice in the heart of Riverside. In 2019, Kristin was hired as the first Mind-Body Medicine Counselor for Mayo Clinic Florida, and supported a wide array of patient populations including but not limited to: Executive Health, Women’s Health, Hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, Chronic Pelvic Pain, and Breast Cancer. She was later appointed an Instructor in Medicine at Mayo Clinic’s College of Medicine and Science, where she served as faculty for the EDS Living Program and Medical Breast Training Program. Kristin has also taught social work practice at the university-level, both at the University of North Florida and Florida State University. Her commitment to cultivating conscious & embodied clinical social workers is one of her many passions.

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