Cultivating Awareness. Living Mindfully. Enhancing Resilience. That’s Our Mission.

Who We Are

Teacher

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

Fiona Jensen

CEO

Emily Smalley

COO

Patricia Weinstein

Director of Program Operations

Stephanie Goley

Director of Program Services

Julia Bateman

Director of External Relations

Erin O'Brien

Office Administrator

Sasa Christakis

Instructor

Liliana Bejarano-Cryer

Instructor

Chris Brenner

Instructor

Liam Girouard

Instructor

Karen A. Hayes

Instructor

Robert Jensen

Instructor

Patricia Kennedy

Instructor

L. Forest Malatesta

Instructor

Manny Marrero

Board Member/Instructor
Cape Cod Healthcare

Caroline McCutcheon

Instructor

Katie Medlar

Instructor

Paul Melville

Instructor

Jennifer Perrin

Instructor

Laura Peterson

Instructor

Paula Reardon Webster

Board Member/Instructor
Retired CPA and Mindfulness Instructor

Board of Directors

John Fulone

Chair
Capewide Construction, Inc.

Sue Curran

Vice-Chair
Retired, Fidelity Investments

Rob Padgett

Treasurer
Retired, Padgett Builders

Sabrina Kane

Secretary
Attorney at Law

Mary Acunzo

Board Member
Neuropsychologist/Clinical Psychologist

Nancy Ashworth

Board Member
Retired, Elementary Education Administrator

Christina Bologna

Board Member
The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod

Betsy Bowes

Board Member
Retired, Mid-Cape Medical Center

C. Patty Fater, M.D.

Board Member
Harbor Community Health Center

Shaelyn Hegarty

Board Member
Frank Sullivan Real Estate

Anne D. LeClaire

Board Member
Author and Lecturer

Manny Marrero

Board Member/Instructor
Cape Cod Healthcare

Laura Newstead

Board Member
Cape Cod Five

David Troutman

Board Member
Scargo Café

Paula Reardon Webster

Board Member/Instructor
Retired CPA and Mindfulness Instructor

Dan Richards

Board Member
Software Technology Consultant & Yoga Instructor

Peggy Wolman

Board Member
Peggy Wolman Matchmaking

Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D.

Honorary Board Member
Professor of Medicine

Advisors

Dr. Mary Alicia Barnes, OTD

Tufts University-Dept of OT

Cheryl Bartlett

CEO, Greater New Bedford Community Health Center

Benton Bodamer

Advisor

Jimmy Bowes

V.P., Bayside Building Co.

Michaela G. Herlihy

CFP, Beacon Financial Planning

Adria Kennedy

RN/NP, MSN

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

Retired

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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