Jacki Gethner has been a certified and licensed massage therapist since 1988 receiving her training in Boulder, Colorado. Her work with the only complementary/western medicine AIDS conference (AIDS Medicine and Miracles) in the subsequent years has brought her work nationally and internationally. Working with diverse populations dealing with prevention, medical adherence, end of life issues and working with families and support systems allowed her to work with other families and individuals with Cancer, Parkinsons, Leukemia, Lupus and MS- to name a few. Jacki lives in Portland Or. Where she has a private practice. In 2009, jacki was awarded the Kaiser Permanente National Diversity Award for her work in HIV and AIDS. She used that award to create her nonprofit- Women of a Certain Age.