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Who We Are


Calmer Choice is a thought leader in secular mindfulness in education.

To date, Calmer Choice has served over 38,500+ students and adults, over 1,000 teachers, and 28 schools Cape-wide. We have grown to 5 full-time staff members, 14 instructors, 16 board members, and 100 volunteers. View our 2019-2022 Strategic Plan.

Staff & Instructors

Liliana Bejarano-Cryer


Sasha Christakis


Carolyn DeCristofano


John Fulone

Interim Co-Executive Director

Stephanie Goley

Mindfulness Coach

Patricia Kennedy


L. Forest Malatesta

Lead Facilitator

Sarah Manion

Interim Co-Executive Director

Paul Melville


Jennifer Perrin

District Coordinator

Patricia Weinstein

Training & Mentorship Consultant

Sue Costello


Song Sutthimaitree


Board of Directors

Sue Curran

Retired, Fidelity Investments

Nancy Ashworth

Vice Chair
Retired, Elementary Education Administrator

Sabrina Kane

Attorney at Law

Rob Padgett

Retired, Padgett Builders

Christina Bologna

Board Member
The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod

C. Patty Fater, M.D.

Board Member
Harbor Community Health Center

Kelli Grew

Board Member
Beacon Financial Planning

Shaelyn Hegarty

Board Member
Frank Sullivan Real Estate

Anne D. LeClaire

Board Member
Author and Lecturer

Alexandra Liimatainen

Board Member
Not for Profit Credit Portfolio Manager TD Bank Boston

Manny Marrero

Board Member/Instructor
Cape Cod Healthcare

Laura Newstead

Board Member
Cape Cod Five

Garth Smelser

Board Member
Mindful NOAA Program Manager National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Peggy Wolman

Board Member
Peggy Wolman Matchmaking

Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D.

Honorary Board Member
Professor of Medicine


Dr. Mary Alicia Barnes, OTD

Tufts University-Dept of OT

Cheryl Bartlett

CEO, Greater New Bedford Community Health Center

Benton Bodamer


Jimmy Bowes

V.P., Bayside Building Co.

Michaela G. Herlihy

CFP, Beacon Financial Planning

Fiona Jensen

Founder, Retired

Adria Kennedy


Bart Main

Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist at Cape Cod Health System

Jessica Morey

Executive Director, Inward Bound Mindfulness Education

Rodrigo Passos

Advisor / Web Developer and Co-Owner, Dative

Judge Joseph J. Reardon


Sherry A. Santini

M.Ed., Director of Humanities and the Arts

Frank Selldorff

Founder, Momentum Equity Partners

Dr. Christopher Willard

Psychologist, Tufts University

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