Calmer Choice, non-profit organization in Barnstable, Massachusetts Calmer Choice, non-profit organization in Barnstable, Massachusetts

Calmer Choice Announces New Leadership Roles

Calmer Choice is pleased to announce the appointment of Fiona Jensen – formerly Executive Director – to Chief Executive Officer, and the promotion of Emily Smalley – formerly Development Manager – to Chief Operating Officer. Together with Calmer Choice’s dedicated and compassionate team of leaders, staff, instructors, and school and community partners, Calmer Choice is poised to have a transformative impact on the field of secular mindfulness in education.

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Photo, from left to right: Kim Perry, L. Forest Malatesta, Fiona Jensen, Emily Smalley, Patty Weinstein, Patience Smith-Cabrera, and Katie Medlar.

“As we prepare to enter our 10th year of service in 2020, it became evident to our board and leadership that we needed to develop a strategic vision for our future in order to ensure our sustainability for years to come,” said Jensen. “We embarked on an incredibly successful and collaborative strategic planning process, and have set a transformative course for the organization over the next three years to build and professionalize our infrastructure, expand our programs and services, and support our Board of Directors as we launch into our second decade of service on Cape Cod and beyond.”

In their new roles, Fiona will continue to lead the organization’s vision and focus on expanding and cultivating school and community partnerships, leading advocacy and collaboration efforts, and establishing Calmer Choice as a world-class leader in mindfulness as a primary prevention effort. Emily will focus on ensuring Calmer Choice has the operational infrastructure to support the refinement and growth of our programs and services and creating and implementing models for financial and programmatic sustainability.

We are excited and grateful.