Meet the Day-Break Staff
Sharon Puszko, PhD, LMT, Owner, Director, Educator
Sharon is a graduate of the University of California with a major in Education. After teaching Biology and English internationally in Europe, Asia, Central America, and the Eastern United States, Sharon made a career change into the Wellness field in 1986. She attended massage school in Northern California and then graduated from the Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy and Healthbuilders School of Massage Therapy in Saint Augustine, FL. Along with overseeing the function of Day-Break Geriatric Massage Institute, she has a private practice and does volunteer Hospice work. She travels extensively throughout the U.S. and internationally teaching the Day-Break Geriatric Massage Level 1 & 2 workshops in massage schools and community colleges.
- Member of ABMP (Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals)
- Volunteer in Saint Vincent’s Hospice Care Program (Indianapolis)
(phone) (317) 722-9896
(fax) (317) 722-0511
7434 King George Drive, Unit A
Indianapolis, IN 46240
Debora Conley, CMT, Educator
After spending many years in corporate management, it was clear to Deb her passion lay elsewhere and she found massage therapy very attractive. During her transition out of the corporate world, her stepfather was diagnosed with terminal melanoma. He entered Hospice care where he received massage–it was one of the things that offered him relief from his discomfort. This experience solidified Deb’s decision to become a massage therapist. She was particularly interested in working with the elderly and terminally ill. Deb is a graduate of the Alexandria School of Scientific Therapeutics. She is a State Certified Massage Therapist and a Certified Geriatric Massage Therapist. She has her own practice, and works for a local hospital and a Hospice center.
Karen Leech, LMT, NCBTMB, Educator
Karen Leech graduated from Downeast School of Massage in Maine in 1992. While in Maine, Karen practiced massage in chiropractic, spa, and private settings. After moving to Ocala, Florida, Karen established her massage practice focusing on the senior population in that area. “I have learned so much and loved every minute working with seniors; their knowledge, their insight, their humor, their history. Each of their needs is unique but oh so rewarding and all of it has enriched me as a person and as a massage therapist.” Karen continues her private practice in Ocala. She is a member of ABMP.
Dawn Castiglione, LMT, Educator
A graduate of California State University Fullerton in 1994, with a Bachelor’s degree in English, and after many years of service in the corporate world, I made an important decision to change my career path and follow my true passion. In 2009, I began my certification program to become a Massage Therapist. Very soon after becoming licensed, I discovered there was a complete modality of massage based solely upon the unique needs of our more senior population. This made perfect sense to me since the aging body very definitely goes through changes which would seem to require a unique approach in consideration of their unique physical needs. I am proud to have joined Dr. Puszko on this journey and I look forward to more of you joining us as well, as we care for this precious segment of our community together.
Angi Riberdy, Officer Manager
A graduate of Ivy Tech Community College with an Associates Degree in Business Administration, I have been working in office settings for over a decade. While working in the office of a local hospice company, I was introduced to Day-Break. Having had nothing but positive experiences with massage professionals in the past, I became excited to know that I could fill a vacancy in an office that helps to educate professionals on such an important topic. I love making sure that the office runs smoothly, so that our other personnel are able to focus on the education of interested professionals in an expanding sector of the massage field.