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

Calmer Choice Names the Organization’s Third Executive Director

Calmer Choice, a local non-profit serving children and those who support them on Cape Cod and surrounding regions, is thrilled to announce the internal promotion of Sarah Manion, the organization’s third Executive Director. Manion has been with Calmer Choice since 2021 serving as the non-profit’s Chief Program Officer and, along with the Board of Directors, has guided the organization through a series of transitions, positioning it for continued success.

Calmer Choice provides evidence-based mindfulness education, training, and mentorship to build resilience, foster compassion and nurture the wellbeing of all people and communities.

Utilizing an innovative, research-informed curriculum, Calmer Choice works in classrooms and community spaces to support individuals in reconnecting with the inner capacities they need to feel grounded, resourced, and capable of leading lives of kindness and compassion towards themselves and others.

Calmer Choice’s previous Interim Executive Director, Adam Burnett, has worked alongside Manion for 9 months and is confident the organization is poised to continue delivering top-notch programming to our community. “When I was brought on to assist through some transition, it was immediately clear to me the deep passion and extensive knowledge that Sarah has in this space, and that her leadership qualities and strategic, forward thinking should guide the future of Calmer Choice.”

Manion, a Cape Cod native and daughter of two local educators, has an incredibly diverse background including time as a Chief Development and Communications Officer, Strategic Supply Chain Consultant, and Global Production Manager. She spent almost a decade in Africa as a multi-sector project manager including working with the Ministry of Infrastructure in Rwanda, developing international textile supply chains, and supporting the capacity build and training of multi-national teams.

“I’m incredibly optimistic about the future of Calmer Choice, and the important work that is done by the team. Sarah’s dedication to her mindfulness practice and promoting an incredibly supportive and positive internal culture for everyone involved is exactly what is needed at this time.”