Instructors & Medical Directors


Stacey Scanlon, OTR/L, CLT-LANA 

Since her graduation from the University of Southern Maine’s Master of Occupational Therapy program in 2011, Stacey has had a deep love for learning to meet the needs of the vulnerable populations she worked with. From working in pediatrics to geriatrics, Stacey gravitated towards the medically fragile and medically complex. Throughout her years in direct client care, Stacey became intrigued by the underutilized treatments for lymphedema management. She enrolled in Monarch’s CLT certification course in 2017 where she discovered her true clinical passion. When Stacey joined Monarch as the Director of Education, she knew this was her opportunity to spread knowledge of lymphedema treatment like wildfire and contribute to widespread clinical access for clients.  Stacey, her husband, and her young son live in New Hampshire.  She is a born-and-raised New Englander who does not like the snow.  In her personal time, she enjoys boating, hiking, trying new Asian restaurants, and subjecting her family to various home-cooked instant pot recipes.  Stacey is particularly excited about making connections with trained CLTs and aspiring CLTs within Monarch's various course offerings.  She may be at the front of the classroom, but she adores the opportunity to learn from others and dig deeper into the world of lymphedema management and lymphatic research.

CARMEN RECUPERO - Executive Director and Instructor

Carmen Recupero, BS, LPTA, CMT, CLT, is a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant and Certified Massage Therapist, with a specialty certification in lymphatic therapy. She has over 25 years of experience in leadership roles with hospitals/health systems, long-term care, healthcare start-ups, and a principal in continuing education and consulting business. In 2010, Carmen created Monarch Continuing Education, one of only seven nationwide training programs for allied health certifications, and has taught hundreds of students in her lymphatic certification courses. She has been a presenter for Cross Country/ Vyne Education since 2008, lecturing on various topics in healthcare management and in leadership.

Carmen is an MBA graduate at UVA/Darden School of Business. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management from California College of Health Sciences, National City, California, and an Associate of Science in Physical Therapy (Magna Cum Laude) from Jefferson College of Health Sciences, Roanoke, Virginia. She completed a 140-hour certification course in Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Complex Decongestive Physiotherapy through the Upledger Institute. Carmen is also a WCC-certified wound care specialist through the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy.

Continuing to further her education annually by attending national and international seminars, Carmen stays in touch with the latest research findings on lymphedema. She studied at the Vodder School in Austria in July of 2014 to advance her skills. Her training program was recognized by the National Lymphedema Network in 2010, and she looks forward to the continued development of her programs to educate and train medical professionals in order that they might better help people with lymphatic disorders. Carmen currently lives in Virginia with her husband and 2 children. She enjoys traveling, hiking with her dogs, and outdoor activities.

SUSAN ISAAC - Instructor

Susan Isaac, PTA, CLT-LANA, WCC, is a 1998 graduate of Midway College. In 2002 Susan took her initial lymphedema training and has since amassed additional hours of specialty training in lymphedema therapy.
Susan has focused on patient treatment and educating the medical community on lymphatic disorders and patient treatment throughout her career. Currently practicing in a hospital-based outpatient lymphedema and wound clinic, she is developing an oncology rehabilitation program with a focus on lipedema and lymphedema.  Susan joined Monarch Continuing Education as an instructor in 2017.  Her professional memberships include APTA 1998 to present; Oncology Section APTA to present; National Lymphedema Network; and PTA Special Interest Group KPT.





Tara Riddle, MOT, CLT, OTR/L, graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.S. in Biological Sciences and in 2009 received a post-graduate certificate in Rural Health from East Tennessee State University.  She was part of the inaugural Master of Occupational Therapy class at Radford University and Graduated in 2011. She is married to her husband, William Riddle, and they have a one-year-old daughter, Claire.  Tara enjoys reading and music, especially the band Phish.






Dr. Harry McCoy was born in Norfolk, Virginia. He received a B.A. in psychology at the University of Virginia and attended the University of Virginia Medical School, where he obtained his M.D. Dr. McCoy did his internship, residency, and then a four-year fellowship in hematology and oncology at the University of Florida. He is board-certified in medical oncology, hematology, internal medicine and hospice, and palliative care.

Dr. McCoy has multiple scientific publications. With a broad interest in hematology, oncology, and in palliative care, he has been a hospice director for many years.

Dr. McCoy is married and has two children. He and his family enjoy living in the New River Valley.






Dr. Peter Recupero, DO is an internal medicine specialist in Blacksburg, VA, and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from Kansas City University of Osteopathic Medicine in 1999 and is dually boarded in Nephrology and Internal Medicine. He is the Director of Medical Education at LewisGale Hospital Montgomery and Discipline Chair Internal Medicine at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine(VCOM).