Massage Program Faculty


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Karyn Marie Chabot M.Ay, LMT, RYT

Master Instructor & Owner of The Newport Massage School at SAMA

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Jaeda Hamilton Chabot, LMT 

Clinic Supervisor.  Karyn's daughter.


Dr. Regis Burlas, MD
Main Faculty



Kimberly Giunta, AHC, LMT, RYT
Ayurvedic Bodywork Specialist Faculty

Kimberly Giunta is a professional member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association, a licensed massage therapist and a yoga teacher. She graduated magna cum laude from Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island where she majored in English Literature with minors in creative writing and psychology. Upon graduating from RWU, her love of nature and affinity to birds led her to the Norman Bird Sanctuary in Middletown RI, where she managed the administrative office, retail store, and volunteer staff. 


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Kristen Casey, LMT
Guest Instructor & Education Coordinator


Alda Medeiros, LMT
Guest Instructor


Andraly Horn, LMT
Guest Instructor


Shirly Prior, MA, LMT
Guest Instructor

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Becky Ellsworth, LMT  

Health Sciences Faculty  
Becky earned her Associates Degree in Applied Sciences with a Dual Therapeutic Massage Certificate at the Community College of Rhode Island in 2003 as well as obtaining her National Certification for Massage Therapy in 2004. In 2004 she also received her Sacred Stone Bodywork and Quantum Touch Certifications. In 2006 Becky received the RI Chapter Meritorious Award through the National American Massage Therapy Association and in 2007 was awarded the RI AMTA Government Relations Activist Award.  Read More....

Dr. Jennifer Alves, PT, LMT
Guest Instructor

Billy Downing, LMT

Robin Dyer, LMT

Joa Agnello, D.Ay, LMT
Ayurvedic Bodywork Specialist & Wise Earth Ayurveda Faculty

Jaeda Chabot, LMT

Gauri Trainor, AHC, LMT
Guest Instructor

Karuna Dilibero, AHC, RYT
Guest Instructor

Nancy Web, LMT
Guest Instructor