Meet Our Team

Seewan Eng

Executive Director

Driven by her nine years experience as a middle school teacher in diverse, resilient communities, Seewan is a lifelong learner and educator with a deep commitment to...

Mia Arakaki

Head of Program

Mia has been a kindergarten and middle school teacher, teacher coach, and assistant principal. As Head of Program for Mindful Schools, Mia oversees our Product Innovation engine...

Martha Brown

Senior Director, People & Operations

Martha is a heart-centered and pragmatic leader with more than 20 years of experience in operations, communications, and human resources management. As the Senior Director of People...

Ray Bolton

School Support Specialist

Ray brings more than 15 years of experience in K-12 education as a teacher, coordinator, and coach. He is dedicated to supporting students and teachers that have...

John Bowman

Accounting Associate

John serves as Accounting Associate for Mindful Schools. He’s a Bay Area local and UC Berkeley graduate who brings over 30 years experience in accounting and finance....

Beck Engwerda

Director of Development

Beck brings more than 15 years of experience working in educational non-profits and charter schools to the Mindful Schools team. As Director of Development, Beck engages multiple...

Argos Gonzalez

Head of Instruction

Drawing on more than 10 years experience as a high school English teacher in the Bronx, Argos is an equity-driven educator and thought leader who leverages his...

Darius Ingram

Head of Technology

Darius Ingram is an IT professional with more than 15 years of experience in systems administration and database management. He has worked almost exclusively in education-based nonprofit...

Alison Lee

Head of Marketing & Project Management

Alison is a Bay Area native and passionate about sharing the Mindful Schools story with the global community of educators. She brings more than 15 years of...

Sarah Rudell Beach

Curriculum & Research Manager

Sarah Rudell Beach has 17 years of experience as a high school social studies teacher. She served in the Wayzata Public Schools from 1998 to 2015, and...

Laura Schrier

Schoolwide Implementation Manager

Laura has experience teaching mindfulness, SEL, and social justice in K-12 schools. As Schoolwide Implementation Manager, Laura guides our partner schools to implement mindfulness into their community...

Brooke Sever

Course Ops & Group Enrollment Specialist

Brooke brings over twelve years of customer service and membership management background to her role as Course Operations & Group Enrollment Specialist for Mindful Schools. After receiving...

Molly Stetson

Customer Experience Specialist

Molly spent the majority of the past decade working in the wellness space. From a meditation retreat center in the Rocky Mountains to meditation studios in New...

Beth Williams

Accountant

Beth has spent her career in nonprofits administration and public accounting. As a parent and volunteer PTA board member, she’s worked closely with teachers, parents, and children...

Neena Barreto

Program Facilitator

Neena comes to this work with 20 years as a public school teacher and teacher leader. She has taught mindfulness in over 30 classrooms from transitional kindergarten...

Alan Brown

Program Facilitator

Alan Brown has more than 15 years experience working in public and private K-12 schools. As Director of Integrative & Co-curricular Learning at Grace Church School in...

Fontashia Johnson

Program Facilitator

Fontashia is a lifelong learner and founder of a North Carolina nonprofit organization that is committed to serving underserved communities focusing on financial literacy, mindfulness programs, and...

Dia Joyce Penning

Program Facilitator

Dia has served as a K-12 as a curriculum developer, teacher trainer, arts specialist, mindfulness coach, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion professional, and program administrator. In all her roles...

Solissa Franco-McKay

Program Facilitator

Solissa has been a 7th grade classroom teacher, a college academic advisor, and more recently, a program manager for a Kansas City area non-profit youth college access...

April Frazier

Program Facilitator

April has served as a middle school teacher at an under-served school in the South Bronx. She considers herself a lifelong learner of mindfulness and yoga as...

Anthony “T” Maes

Program Facilitator

Anthony “T” Maes has been a teacher at Spirit Rock, East Bay Meditation Center, and Inward Bound Mindfulness Education, where he guides retreats for people of all...

Lucy MacGregor

Program Facilitator

For over 20 years, Lucy has taught children and youth in a variety of classroom and therapeutic settings from instructing teens at North Outward Bound School to...

Nathalie Monin Voelker

Program Facilitator

Before joining Mindful Schools Nathalie worked for 15 years for not-for-profits providing continuing education and Arts for All programs for low income and immigrant families. She also...

Jelena Popovic

Program Facilitator

Jelena is a school psychologist by training and a peacebuilder by heart. As a mom and Teaching Peace in Schools Leadership Council Lead for The Peace Alliance,...

Devon Sangster Rath

Program Facilitator

Devon served as social worker at a San Francisco public High School for ten years. She is a queer woman who cares deeply about the power of...

Board of Directors

Anne Roise, Board Chair

Anne oversees planning for retreats and classes at Spirit Rock. Earlier, Anne was an instructor of Urban Studies and Planning at Savannah State University, and the CEO...

Dani Bowling, Treasurer

Dani is a mediator, conflict resolution trainer, and meditation teacher. They also identify as non-binary and given their childhood in South Carolina in the forties and fifties...

Ellie Burrows Gluck

Ellie is the Cofounder and former Chief Executive Officer of MNDFL as well as a Vedic Meditation teacher, certified personal development coach and writer. After graduating magna...

Dr. Brian G Dias

Dr. Brian Dias is the Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Research on Children, Youth and Families – USC Keck School of Medicine & Children’s Hospital...

Valorie K. Hutson

Valorie K. Hutson is the Founder and CEO of Hutson Solutions LLC, a global leadership consultancy designed to help small business owners and leaders build strong infrastructure...

Tony Shen

Tony Shen helps mission-driven organizations thrive. He advises social ventures, non-profits, schools, and governmental institutions on wide-ranging business, operational, and strategic issues. Formerly as the Chief Operating...

Spencer Sherman

Spencer is a certified Search Inside Yourself teacher (founded at Google), the author of The Cure for Money Madness, and the Money and Spirit Workshop. Through his 30-year meditation he helps...

Denis Udall

Denis is a senior program officer with the George Lucas Education Foundation where he manages the strategic direction of the Foundation’s research related to project based-learning in...

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