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Bessel Van Der KolkBessel van der Kolk, MD, is a clinical psychiatrist whose work integrates mind, brain, body, and social connections to understand and treat trauma. He is a professor of psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine, medical director of the Trauma Center in Boston, and codirector of the Complex Trauma Treatment Network (NCTSN). traumacenter.org

Linda LantieriLinda Lantieri, MA, author of Building Emotional Intelligence, has 40 years of experience in education as a former teacher, administrator, and faculty member at Hunter College in New York City. innerresilience-tidescenter.org

Daniel RechtschaffenDaniel Rechtschaffen, MA, LMFT, a licensed marriage and family therapist, is author of The Way of Mindful Education: Cultivating Well-Being in Teachers and Students. The originator and organizer of the annual Mindfulness in Education Conference at Omega, he also has helped create curriculum for organizations such as Mindfulness Without Borders, Mindful Schools, and the Mindful Mothering Project. mindfuleducation.com

Sheryl PettySheryl Petty, EdD, has worked in education, systems change, equity, and organizational development for nearly 20 years. She has been a high school teacher, executive director, and consultant to districts, nonprofits, foundations, and schools, and is a national education equity and systems change consultant.

Yvette JacksonYvette Jackson, EdD, chief executive officer of the National Urban Alliance for Effective Education, is internationally recognized for her work in assessing the learning potential of disenfranchised urban students. She works with educators and students to customize and deliver systemic approaches that enable students to demonstrate high intellectual performances. nuatc.org

Holistic Life FoundationThe Holistic Life Foundation was founded in 2001 by brothers Ali Smith and Atman Smith and Andres Gonzalez. The three met at college then moved back to the West Baltimore neighborhood where the Smith brothers grew up, and where they have since offered yoga and mindfulness programs to almost 6,500 young people and 1,500 adults. hlfinc.org

Ali SmithThe Holistic Life Foundation was founded in 2001 by brothers Ali Smith and Atman Smith and Andres Gonzalez. The three met at college then moved back to the West Baltimore neighborhood where the Smith brothers grew up, and where they have since offered yoga and mindfulness programs to almost 6,500 young people and 1,500 adults. hlfinc.org

Atman SmithThe Holistic Life Foundation was founded in 2001 by brothers Ali Smith and Atman Smith and Andres Gonzalez. The three met at college then moved back to the West Baltimore neighborhood where the Smith brothers grew up, and where they have since offered yoga and mindfulness programs to almost 6,500 young people and 1,500 adults. hlfinc.org

Andres GonzalezThe Holistic Life Foundation was founded in 2001 by brothers Ali Smith and Atman Smith and Andres Gonzalez. The three met at college then moved back to the West Baltimore neighborhood where the Smith brothers grew up, and where they have since offered yoga and mindfulness programs to almost 6,500 young people and 1,500 adults. hlfinc.org

JusTmeJusTme spent a great deal of his youth perfecting his craft as a lyricist and pursuing a career as a rap/hip-hop artist. He now serves as a mindfulness and hip-hop instructor with Mindful Life Project, helping kids use mindfulness and lyrical composition as a form of positive release and expression. mindfullifeproject.org

Argos GonzalezArgos Gonzalez, PhD, a high school English teacher in the Bronx, teaches mindfulness practices and creates and facilitates mindfulness professional development workshops for teachers in public and private schools. He also provides private meditation and mindfulness sessions, and consultation and coaching for educators. mindfulschools.org