Over My Head was opened in 1998 in Upper Arlington as a beautiful space to help women look and feel a littlemore normal when they need it the most. Bethany Golden purchased Over My Head in January 2007 after beinginspired by her mother, Bonnie Ritchie, who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2002. The boutique has evolvedtremendously and is now located in The Bing Cancer Center at Riverside Hospital. Bethany continues the sametradition of excellence of headwear and has added Rachel Brown, CFm to her team of post-cancer specialists.The ladies at Over My Head pride themselves in carrying the newest and best technology in hair alternatives,post-breast surgical products and fashionable yet functional merchandise. They offer a licensed salon room in whichvolunteer barbers or cosmetologists can provide head shaving services. Over My Head works very closely with manysurgeons and oncology offices in order to achieve the best benefits for their patients. The boutique is a Medicarecertified, American Board of Certification accredited facility and network contracted with all major medicalinsurance companies.
Meet Bethany Golden
PRESIDENT & CFm
Bethany graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Sciencein Textiles and Clothing in 2002. While in college, she specialized in designingfashionable and functional dresses, lingerie and swimwear for mastectomypatients. Bethany's mom, Bonnie Ritchie, was diagnosed with breast cancerat the age of 39 and underwent a bilateral mastectomy. Although her momhandled her life and cancer with dignity and grace, it was very difficult.Bethany saw room for great improvement in cancer aesthetics. Bethanybought Over My Head January 1st, 2007. After moving the boutique toThe Bing Cancer Center, Bethany became a Certified Mastectomy Fitter inSeptember 2013. Bethany specializes in medical hair-loss, fitting wigs andhairpieces.
Meet Rachel Brown
Rachel graduated from Otterbein College in 2009 with a degree in Englishand a minor in Sociology. Her work with medical equipment in general beganin 2011, and her compassion for women battling breast cancer quickly drew herto specialize in post-mastectomy care. Owner, Bethany Golden hired Rachel asa Certified Mastectomy Fitter in 2012 and together they launched the breastcare portion of the boutique.Rachel takes pride in working with many high quality mastectomy-wearmanufacturers to ensure patients have a wide variety of beautiful bras tochoose from. She has also been a custom breast prosthesis specialist since2012 and has worked closely with American Breast Care to offer this high-techservice on site. Whether a client has had a mastectomy, breast reconstructionor lumpectomy, Rachel is a fervent believer that every woman can feelsymmetrical, confident and beautiful following her surgery! She workspassionately to help each and every client achieve this.
PATIENT CARE LIAISONS
Ginny started as a volunteer for Riverside assisting Over My Head a fewmornings a week and we just fell in love with her! She joined our team inSeptember 2013 and can be found in Over My Head a few days a weekscheduling appointments, answering questions and diligently workingon our inventory system!
PATIENT CARE LIAISON +BRA & PROSTHETIC FITTER
Katie is a graduate of Ohio State and began working at Over My Head Boutiquein 2015. Katie is passionate about helping women going through treatment feelthe best they can. Katie takes bra and prosthetic fittings. Katie often at the frontdesk answering questions about products and services. Katie also works on ourmarketing and social media feeds -- She may ask to take your picture for it!
Michele was originally trained at the London School of Makeup in 1988. Whenshe came back home from England, she did two internships. One at PittsburghLight Opera, the other at Houston Grand Opera. She went on to work for a wigand makeup company called Elsen Associates. She traveled for them doing wigsand makeup for various Opera companies across the United States. Then shedecided to stay in one place, and moved to Columbus, Ohio where her familylived.Since then, she has been a freelance makeup artist/hair stylist for commercialphotography, and theater. Currently, as well as working at Over My Head, sheis the Wig and Makeup Designer for Opera Columbus. She is also a local unionmember for the wig and makeup departments of the traveling Broadway Showsthat come into Columbus. She has been doing that for the past 24 years. Shereally enjoys helping people look and feel beautiful. As, she knows howimportant it is because she is a seven year Breast Cancer Survivor!