WE WISH TO PROVIDE A SAFE SEASON OF BEAUTIFUL TRANSFORMATION TO THOSE TRAPPED WITHIN ENVIRONMENTS OF OPPRESSION
The Chrysalis Care Team
Staci Dasher – Director of Women’s Service
Staci is a Certified Professional Midwife specializing in Home Birth Midwifery and has practiced midwifery for 11 years. She has delivered or assisted in the delivery of over 100 babies and been at the side of countless women throughout their pregnancy season. Her journey started at New Life Birthing Center, a high volume birthing clinic in Davao, Philippines. While working in the clienic she started her certification and studies through the National College of Midwifery. After having her first home birth experience in country her new family left the Philippines and returned to Oregon. During her time in the Pacific Northwest, she was honored to work with Margi Houck and Carla Viles; two of Eugene’s most respected midwives and both were at the deliveries of her next two children. While in Oregon she also partook in a clinical apprenticeship under Carol Seiver.
In 2010 Staci and her family moved to Chattanooga, Tennessee where she continued her certification and studies while working with Carolyn Drake in her birthing home. In 2011 she was blessed to work with the well respected NR and CPM Kathy Davies while living in Asheville, North Carolina. Kathy was instrumental in the completion of her education and she took on many births as the primary. Staci was also honored with the opportunity to work with Dr. David Hayes an OBGYN supportive of the home birth environment and servant to the industry.
Now a Certified Professional Midwife, Staci has started her own practice partnered with experienced midwives in the Cleveland Ohio. She continues her education through the National College continuing education program and is passionate about empowering women. Her greatest hope is to stand beside women and help them embrace the strengths they possess and overcome their fears. She has also spent the last 10 years developing a passion for the power of food, herbs and other natural elements. She hopes to share what she has learned with those who come our way!
Staci was born and raised in Bay Village, Ohio but spent most of her adult life out west living in Cresta Butte Colorado and Eugene Oregon before meeting her husband of 13 years, Shane Dasher. She was a stylist in an Aveda salon for 6 years and adventure junky in her spare time. She is the homeschooling mother of 4; Analyse(12), Adaniah(11), Lukah(8) and Cecily(6). She is passionate about sustainable farming, local organic ethically raise food as well as a good IPA or bourbon. Say hello on facebook . Staci Connors Dasher
Dr. James H. Silverblatt – Medical Director
Dr. James H. Silverblatt is Medical Director at Glow IV and brings a depth of knowledge and experience in both traditional Internal Medicine and Functional Medicine. He has been providing his medical services to Northeast Ohio communities for almost 30 years. In his years of service to the community, Dr. Silverblatt has worked in private practice as well as in group practices with the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and University Hospitals. Now, being independent, allows Dr. Silverblatt the flexibility to make excellent referrals to any physician, in any system. He also is on staff and maintains admitting and consulting privileges at Lake Health.
Dr. Silverblatt not only practices traditional Internal Medicine and may serve as a patient’s primary care physician, but also offers a “Functional Medicine” pathway in which a holistic approach to problems seeking to treat causes of illness rather than symptoms is utilized. His patient care is designed to address the whole human being, encompassing care of the mind and body and recognizing the integral connection between the two. Dr. Silverblatt does so by embracing, whenever possible, a holistic and natural approach to the problem Judicious use of nutrient infusions and herbal supplements in conjunction with healthy nutritional guidance often take the place of medications and their consequent untoward side effects.
Some common entities which Dr. Silverblatt is adept at treating include:
Immune deficiency disorders like cancer, chronic fatigue, thyroid and adrenal disorders (using natural thyroid replacement preparations as opposed to synthetic whenever feasible), menopausal symptoms, low testosterone, arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia (without using statins), fibromyalgia and many more.
Dr. Silversmith’s Education:
- Yale University, B.A. Psychology 1976-80
- The Chicago Medical School, M.D., 1980-84
- Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Internal Medicine Internship and Residency 1984-87
LeeJoy Ellis – Nutrition and Supplement Adviser/Naturopathic Care Consultant
LeeJoy Ellis is President of Glow IV and has significant experience across both the pharmaceutical and wellness industries. She strongly believes that being stewards of our own health is not optional, but a lifesaving requirement. We are so thankful to have her on the Chrysalis Team and her friendship and encouragement is a blessing to our hope.
LeeJoy helps her clients embrace their role as stewards of their health, guiding and supporting them in making the healthy choices that positively impact and promote their well-being naturally.
LeeJoy started her career in pharmaceutical sales and marketing with Glaxo Pharmaceuticals in South Africa. In London she worked for Paling Ellis, helping Jansen Pharmaceuticals launch their schizophrenia drug Risperdal. LeeJoy moved to the USA in 1994 working for Saatchi & Saatchi and ICE Communications. LeeJoy spent five years in New York City with InterPublic Group leading the launch of Smith Kline Beecham’s direct to consumer program for their arthritic drug, Relafen and helping Roche launch their fat-blocker and obesity drug, Xenical. Over the past twelve years LeeJoy has consulted to Pappas Ventures, a leading Biotech Venture Capital fund, located in Research Triangle Park, NC.
These experiences gave LeeJoy an understanding the temporary relief to illness that is offered by pharmaceutical drugs. Radically converted, her focus is now on helping the body heal itself naturally, for more permanent healing and vitality.
- Bachelor of Science from the University of the Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg, South Africa
- 2012 Graduate as a Doctor of Nephropathy
- 2013 American Naturopathic Medical Certification Board Certification
Matthew Rossman – Trustee and Legal Advisory
Matt has been a professor at Case Western Reserve’s law faculty since 2004. He coordinates and co-teaches the Community Development Clinic, through which third-year law students provide corporate counsel and transactional law services to community-based nonprofit organizations and sustainable business ventures in the Cleveland area.
In his legal career, Rossman has represented the full spectrum of public and private entity clients, ranging from mom-and-pop businesses and grass-roots community groups to municipalities and foundations to Fortune 500 companies and Wall Street investment banks. Through the Community Development Clinic, he aspires to teach law students the array of skills necessary to succeed in representing “organizations,” no matter the size or setting.
Rossman also created and teaches the Urban Development Lab. The lab functions as a legal think tank focused on the redevelopment and revitalization of urban areas. Students research and prepare reports on topics identified by local nonprofit development organizations. Most recently, the lab has prepared reports on tax increment financing, land banks, vacant property ordinances and tangled title issues.
Matt is also a co-founder and active participant in the Cleveland Roundtable on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law. The Roundtable, which consists of practicing lawyers, government officials, law students and law faculty, meets periodically to discuss important practice related issues in these areas of law.
Rossman is a frequent speaker on legal issues that affect nonprofit organizations and small businesses. He is admitted to practice in Ohio.
Prior to arriving at Case Western Reserve, Rossman taught at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Baltimore. He began his career in private practice with the New York offices of Latham & Watkins and Christy & Viener. His practice areas included corporate, securities, real estate, tax and nonprofit law.
Matt has been married to Ursula for 16 years and they have 3 active and creative children; Gus(15), Evelyn(12) and Gabe(10) . They live in Shaker Hts and you can be sure Matt is rooting on Cleveland Sports teams regardless of success.
Shane Dasher – President and Managing Director
Shane was born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, but since then he has been around the world and back again. Traveling and living as a wanderer, missionary and ambassador in over 30 countries and 45 states, Shane has a uniquely developed worldview shaped through uncommon seasons of life. From selling everything he owns 5 times to serving international ministries as they try to serve those under the oppression of disasters, religious persecution and government sponsored segregation, he has seen the power of grace, joy and love as well as the evil purposed to destroy them. In Europe, Shane was first exposed to Human Trafficking and later as a missionary in the Philippines he coached men and women soccer teams where his players were the offspring of prostitutes trying to build different lives through the dream of professional sport. While in Sudan he was confronted by oppressive governments and religious intolerance. He experienced an encampment of Darfurian Refugees enslaved for their beliefs that only weeks later was gasses killing an estimated 14,000 people. A story the world never heard he rocked how evil could be so successful. These experiences as well as countless others, were diverse, enlightening and many times extremely difficult. However, they were the foundation of the vision he was blessed to have almost ten years ago…Chrysalis. It is time we fight back with love!
Most of his professional life has been spent as a soccer coach and missionary serving numerous ministries and outreach organizations, including Ambassadors In Sport, Safe Harbor International Relief, R3International, YWAM and Mission to the World. Through all his experiences, Shane has developed a passion to help others take inventory of their lives and identify who they have been created to be. An encourager at heart, he hopes to help others discover what makes them come alive and implement a plan to help their passions come to the forefront of their lives. To learn more visit –Shane Dasher
Shane has been married to his beautiful wife Staci for 14 years and they have four children; Analyse 12, Adaniah 11, Lukah 8 and Cecily 6. They currently live in Rome, Ohio on the 33 acre farm property Chrysalis calls home. When Shane is happiest he and his family are climbing rock faces or working out at the climbing gym together. He is passionate about YHVH, transforming our food and saving the lives of those in oppressed by evil. He loves red wine and dark chocolate in the winter, a bourbon mule and a front porch in the spring, a great burger and a heff in the summer and a Guinness with naan and a curry in the fall.
- Bachelor in Global Outreach from Northwest Christian University in Eugene, Oregon
- Minor in Nutrition and Concentrations in Biblical Studies and Global Studies
- Associates in Natural Sciences from Lane Community College (biology and geology)
- Associates in Arts from Lane Community College (education)
- Pursuing a Masters in Non-Profit Management, Southern New Hampshire University
- Also holds a NSCAA Premiere Coaching License, National Certification in Firefighting and has completed an Emergency Medical Technician(EMT) certificate.