CST Alliance CP Certified Practitioners

2018 CSTA-CP Certification Days: September 29 and 30, Rochester, NH

Don Ash, PT, CSTA-CP from Rochester, New Hampshire

Don Ash is a physical therapist with over 35 years in PT and over 25 years of experience in craniosacral therapy. He has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Huron University and a physical therapy degree from University of Pennsylvania.

He trained directly with Dr. John Upledger and wrote, taught, treated and shared trades with Dr. John for many years. He was a multi-level teacher, co-chairman of the certification program and diplomate certified with the Upledger Institute for many years. In 2009 he founded the CST Alliance and co-created a complete beginning through advanced CST curriculum, including six classes that lead to CP certification. He teaches and lectures about CST and related topics throughout the U.S. and abroad. Don is also a CST author and illustrator and has published three books. He maintains his PT private practice Alliance Physical Therapy (1978) specializing in CST in Rochester, New Hampshire and is PT licensed in New Hampshire and Maine. 

Emelia Brogna, DPT, CSTA-CP from South Burlington, Vermont

Emelia received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Simmons College in Boston, MA. Her post grad work began at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, where she specialized in Breast Cancer rehabilitation. From there, Emelia transitioned to outpatient orthopedics, manual, aquatic and pilates based physical therapy. Emelia has always been interested and invested in manual therapy and particularly Craniosacral Therapy. She was lucky to be treated by Don Ash, PT as a child and is delighted to have become his student and now CSTA-CP. Emelia practices at All Wellness Physical Therapy and Pilates in Burlington, Vermont. Her holistic approach to patient health empowers her clients to reach their goals through shared ownership of their wellness and plan of care. Learn more about Emelia at www.AllWellnessVT.com

Gina Flores, BA, LMT, CSTA-CP, CA from New York City

Gina holds a BA in Dance Education, performed professionally, taught ballet, modern dance, and rehabilitative exercise, before embarking on her career as a New York State Licensed and Nationally Certified Massage Therapist. She is a Certified Newborn and Infant Massage instructor, a CST Alliance CP certified craniosacral therapist, a CST Alliance BE1 instructor, and an Upledger Institute Certified CranioSacral Therapist. Before opening her private practice in 1997, Gina was one of the massage therapists for New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theater. In the years that followed, she has worked with other companies as therapist to their dancers, musicians, singers and stage hands, from companies both nationally and internationally. Her private practice welcomes people from all walks of life, of all ages including children. Since receiving her certification as a Clinical Aromatherapist both in the USA and Canada, Gina is nationally recognized by the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy, and internationally recognized by the Alliance of International Aromatherapists and the Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists. Learn more about Gina at her website: www.essentialbodywisdom.com

Gary Keeling, BPE, BSc (PT), CSTA-CP from New Brunswick, Canada

Gary Keeling is from New Brunswick, Canada, and holds a Bachelor of Physical Education in Sports Science (BPE) from the University of New Brunswick and a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy (BScPT) from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. In 1984 he completed a three-month manual therapy course on the spine that was recognized by the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA). Gary has been in private practice for the last 30 years and for the last five as Keeling Physiotherapy, Inc. He describes himself as a manual therapist that uses primarily craniosacral therapy augmented with visceral manipulation, neural manipulation and orthopaedic manual therapy. He has been involved in sports medicine clinics and treating amateur, national, and professional athletes. Currently, he teaches Assessment and Palpation and Craniosacral Therapy courses at the Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage, Fredericton, New Brunswick. You can reach Gary via email

Carol Ann Kelsey-Smith, LMT, CSTA-CP from Cos Cob, Connecticut

Carol Ann has been a licensed massage therapist practicing in the Greenwich, Connecticut area for over 20 years. She is a 1997 graduate of the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences in New York, New York, and is certified in Reflexology, Myofascial Alignment Techniques, Craniosacral Therapy and Lymphatic Drainage. She began her craniosacral therapy journey in 2013 and in October 2017 became a CST Alliance CP Certified Practitioner. She is a curious person by nature and is constantly furthering her education in several areas of bodywork, including orthopedic massage. Carol Ann is dedicated to helping her clients facilitate their own healing process, as she has experienced it herself. Her practice is located in Cos Cob, Connecticut. You can learn more about Carol Ann at www.greenwichmassage.com

Sheryl McGavin, OTL, CSTA-CP from Waxhaw, North Carolina

Sheryl has been an occupational therapist for over 25 years and has been practicing craniosacral therapy for over 20 years. Originally from Ohio, that is where she opened her first practice specializing in craniosacral therapy. In 1999, she moved to Florida to work at the Upledger Institute. During her 11 years there she worked as a clinician, instructor, instructor ombudsman, and certification examiner. She taught the beginning through advanced level classes nationally and internationally, and worked closely with Dr. John Upledger, co-teaching all of John's upper level classes with him the last year before he retired. A few years ago, Sheryl moved to Waxhaw, North Carolina, where she has started a new practice specializing in providing craniosacral therapy services for clients of all ages and conditions. She continues to teach and mentor students of craniosacral therapy and is currently involved in developing classes and clinical outcomes research projects. Sheryl is a licensed occupational therapist in North Carolina and Florida and owner of Sheryl McGavin, PLLC in Waxhaw, North Carolina. You can learn more about Sheryl at www.SherylMcGavin.com

Deborah Pine, MPT, CSTA-CP from Dover, New Hampshire

Deborah was certified in June of 2015. Please check back for more information.

Charise Rogosky, LMT, CSTA-CP from Temple, Pennsylvania

Charise Rogosky is a licensed massage therapist, specializing in craniosacral therapy. She received her diploma and certification in massage and bodywork from Lehigh Valley Healing Arts Academy in Emmaus, Pennsylvania in 2006. She began her training in craniosacral therapy in 2004 with the Upledger Institute and has been an advanced level student here at the CST Alliance since 2012. Charise earned her CP certification with us in June of 2015 and received certification as a CST Alliance instructor in September 2016. She has an active CST practice in Reading, Pennsylvania. With a background in dental technology, Charise has been able to familiarize dentists in her area about the benefits of CST. She currently works with Tammy Balatgek, D.D.S. and staff at the Center for TMJ and Sleep Disorders in Reading, Pennsylvania. Charise hosts a very informative CST podcast series entitled "Your Inner Wisdom In Fluid Form."

Visit her podcast page here

Click the images below for more info. on these students certified in the last three years.