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Fall 2013    
Letter from the Executive Director

Summer acupressure point

Dear Friends and Supporters,


We did it! With your help, we raised the money needed to build our new clinic at 35 W. Newton Street. Construction started in September and is scheduled to be completed in December. Every day I walk by the clinic site and see the space transformed a bit more (see photos below). Walls have gone up, electric wires and plumbing lines have gone in, heating and air conditioning vents and condensers are being installed. Even painting has begun! Two local artists have volunteered to create a mural in the new clinic to recognize our donors who "Endowed a Leaf" for the building campaign, as well as those who have donated in the past.


It's an exciting time for us. Our new location will allow us to expand our programs to serve more people, increase our hours of operation (look for Sunday hours starting in January), and our ability to attract more paying customers who help support our mission.


As anyone who has ever moved knows, there's more to creating a new home than just construction. We'll need to purchase window treatments, a security system, move our internet and phone system, revise all our marketing materials and finally, move all our furniture and files. If you would like to help us with these one-time expenses, please click here or call me directly at 617-859-3036, ext. 270.


Everyone at Pathways - staff and clients - are so grateful for the support we have received from all of you in the community to make this new clinic a reality. Our architect, our volunteer construction manager, and our contractor are all dedicated to creating a true healing environment. We look forward to welcoming each and every one of you into our new home very soon.


In health,


Demie Stathoplos, MSW, MBA

Executive Director


Construction at 35 W. Newton Street Construction at 35 W. Newton St.  


Q & A with Chad Lundeen, Construction and Project Manager for Pathways' New Clinic

Chad Lundeen, Principal at Vivacity Realty Advisors, LLC, has been a volunteer construction and project manager for Pathways' new location for over a year. We had a chance to talk with him recently about his work with Pathways.


35 W. Newton St. Construction Team
35 W. Newton St. construction team: Anthony Lapomardo, contractor, DF Pray Construction, Chad Lundeen, Project Manager, Demie Stathoplos, Pathways Executive Director, Chris Brown, Architect
Q: How did you find out about Pathways to Wellness?


A: Through a friend and former board member, Bryan Furze, I became aware of Pathways and its mission. Bryan explained the upcoming project to relocate Pathway's Headquarters and it was a perfect opportunity to get involved to guide leadership through this exciting move. Personally, I look for opportunities to give back to the community where my professional skills can make a difference.


Q: What's your background?

A: I am trained as an Architect and have worked in the field since the early 1990's. Over time, I've migrated towards broader development roles working with owners, tenants and developers to ensure success in new and re-positioned real estate.


Q: What do you do now?

A: In the beginning of the year, I founded Vivacity Realty Advisors to provide project management and consulting services for commercial retail, office and residential projects. This new venture is especially rewarding because I see the culmination of many years of hard work. The breadth of my experience puts clients at ease when going through a new construction undertaking.


Q: What's been your favorite part of working on Pathways' new clinic at 35 W. Newton Street?

A: Helping the leadership team navigate through the several phases of the project has been very rewarding. I know how important this new headquarters is going to be for the growth of Pathways, and the care and services it provides to all its clients. I'm just happy to be part of making that happen.


Save the Date!

Don't miss the Longwood Symphony Orchestra's (LSO) benefit performance for Pathways at New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall in Boston on March 15, 2014! 


The LSO will present imaginative works by two important American

Demie Stathoplos (far left) and other Healing Art of Music program partners are introduced by LSO executive director, Lisa Barr, at a summer LSO concert at the Hatch Shell in Boston.

 composers alongside a Beethoven masterwork. The Pulitzer Prize-winning Aftertones of Infinity employs tuned crystal glasses and quiet vocalizations from the orchestra members. The Song of a New Race, composed by William Grant Still, renowned as the "dean" of African-American composers, utilizes jazz and blues harmonies to depict a vision of an integrated society. Beethoven's virtuosic Emperor Concerto closes the program.


Tickets will be available soon. Mark your calendars for this wonderful evening of music and stay tuned for more information.


The Longwood Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1982 by members of Boston's medical community. The LSO's mission is to perform works of musical diversity and artistic excellence while supporting health-related nonprofit organizations through public performances.


Thank You Whole Foods Market!


On Tuesday, September 24, Pathways received 5% of the net profits for the day at Whole Foods Market-Symphony, totaling over $3,800!


Huge thanks to Chuck Olivieri, Marketing Team Leader, and everyone else at Whole Foods Market-Symphony who helped make the day a big success.



Staff Comings and Goings

Jeff Miller and friends

Pathways bids a fond farewell to acupuncturist Jeff Miller, and wishes him all the best in his upcoming journey to South Africa to pursue training in Shamanic Healing. Jeff has been a beloved practitioner at Pathways for over 12 years, providing services to clients in our AIDS Care Project, main clinic and home care programs, as well as mentoring acupuncture assistants from the New England School of Acupuncture. He will be missed by clients and colleagues alike. 


Pathways is pleased to welcome back acupuncturists Bella Rosner, L.Ac. and Dalit Waller, L.Ac., who each had moved away from Boston for a time, and have recently returned. Both will be serving clients in our home care program. Bella hopes to also work a Community Acupuncture shift once a week. Marshall Mancuso, L.Ac., has also joined our staff after volunteering in our free Veteran's clinic for the past year. He will be working in our main clinic on Saturdays, providing private acupuncture, as well as continuing to volunteer in the Veteran's Clinic. We are fortunate to have such experienced and dedicated clinical staff to join our equally experienced and dedicated team.


We also warmly welcome Valerie Adamski, Michael Bell and Krisha Cowen, who have all recently come aboard. Valerie has taken the Clinical Coordinator role, and will be managing insurance authorizations for our clients referred for services. Valerie, Michael, and Krisha will all be scheduling appointments, managing our client files and serving our clients at the reception desk. Valerie and Krisha have been marketing interns at Pathways, and are familiar with our many programs. Michael comes from a customer service background, and is thrilled to be learning more about holistic health.

Please Consider Joining our Board

Pathways is seeking new board members to support its cutting edge, public health focused, complementary medicine practice.


If you are inspired by the hope that regardless of income level, people with complex and life threatening health conditions can improve their quality of life through integrative health care, we'd like to talk to you.


If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about joining Pathways' board, please call Demie Stathoplos, Executive Director, at 617-859-3036, ext. 270.


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If so, acupuncture may be covered under your plan. Harvard Pilgrim recently instituted full coverage for acupuncture treatments under certain plans. There is a $20 co-pay and coverage is for 20 treatments. Check with your benefits administrator to see if your plan qualifies.
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