Intra LEADING WOMEN PRENEURS
& Corporate Leaders
Special Sponsored Section
Mary’s Place by the Sea provides a place for women to heal from cancer: mind, body and soul.
Located in Ocean Grove, New Jersey, one block from the Atlantic Ocean, guests are
invited to stay at Mary’s Place, at no cost to them, for the day or up to three days.
Founders Michele Gannon and Maria McKeon, busy moms and kindred spirits, began
the grassroots non-pro;t as volunteers and renting space in a local home. ;rough the
overwhelming response from guests, volunteers and donors, Mary’s Place has grown into an
organization with over 100 volunteers.
Mary’s Place o;ers guests a variety of supportive holistic services that help women cope
with the stresses of cancer. ;rough oncology massage, guided meditation, reiki therapy,
nutritional counseling, restorative yoga, journaling, psychotherapy and most importantly
unconditional LOVE, women are able to relax, rejuvenate and release.
After hosting over 4,000 women from across the country since opening its doors in 2009,
Mary’s Place by the Sea is currently building a 10-bedroom, handicap-accessible home, also
located in Ocean Grove, to meet its growing demand.
Michele Gannon, Founder and President, is celebrating being one of the 25 Finalists for the
Leading Women Entrepreneurs of New Jersey. Michele believes: “Mary’s Place by the Sea is a life-
changing experience for all who choose to visit; guests and volunteers alike. It has been incredible
to watch the community of New Jersey come together and support this heart-felt mission.”
Michele Gannon, Mary’s Place by the Sea
HEALTH & WELL BEING
Michele Gannon I Mary’s Place by the Sea
732.455.5344 | 732.455.5345
mgannon@MarysPlaceBy TheSea.org | MarysPlaceBy TheSea.org
Jill Qualter Chisholm,
GeneScreen Counseling, an independently owned genetics counseling company, identi;es
inherited risks or conditions enabling clients to make informed choices regarding their healthcare.
Handled with compassion, clients are screened, tested, and educated in a short time.
By partnering with multiple labs, clients can receive the most appropriate testing given
their speci;c familial history and concerns. Clients are then counseled and provided with
the resources to make informed decisions, including: increased preventative care, medication
management, surgery, and family member education.
GeneScreen provides clients with: competitive prices, remote or in person meetings,
short wait time for appointments, 100+ genetic diseases tests with universal panels including
ACOG and ACMG recommendations and cancer syndromes such as BRCA 1 and 2, Lynch
Syndrome and more. Expert educators explain results and the science of genetics.
Jill Chisholm, CEO and founder of GeneScreen, obtained her B.S.N. from Georgetown
University, worked as a nurse in infertility and reproductive endocrinology for seven years,
received her M.S.N from Columbia University, and graduated a Women’s Health Nurse
Practitioner specializing in genetics.
Jill Chisholm I GeneScreen Counseling
973.647.5767 I firstname.lastname@example.org I gene-screen.com