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Marc Brackett, PhDMarc Brackett, PhD, is director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and professor in the Child Study Center at Yale University. He is the lead developer of RULER, an evidence-based approach to social and emotional learning.

Jennifer BuffettJennifer Buffett is president and cochair of the NoVo Foundation, a philanthropic organization focused on supporting and empowering girls and women worldwide as primary agents of change, with the goal of shifting society away from cultures based on domination and exploitation toward partnership and collaboration. Jennifer Buffett and her husband, Peter Buffett, are recipients of the Clinton Global Citizen Award for their “visionary leadership and sustainable, scalable work in solving pressing global challenges.” novofoundation.org

Daniel Goleman, PhD,Daniel Goleman, PhD, brought the concept of emotional intelligence to a global audience and reported on behavior and the brain for the New York Times for more than a decade. He is the author of many books, including Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence. danielgoleman.info

Andres Gonzalez, MBA,Andres Gonzalez, MBA, is cofounder and chief financial officer for the Holistic Life Foundation, Inc. A yoga instructor and coauthor of a high school physical education curriculum based on yoga principles, he has been practicing and teaching yoga for the past 10 years to diverse populations at Baltimore public schools, drug treatment centers, wellness centers, and colleges. hlfinc.org

Linda Lantieri, MA,Linda 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

David A. LevineDavid Levine is a teacher, author, and musician who has been working with schools and communities throughout the United States and abroad since 1984. He is founder of the Teaching Empathy Institute in the Hudson Valley of New York. davidalevine.com

Tala ManassahTala Manassah, deputy director of the Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility, has led the development and rapid expansion of Restore360, a collaborative effort with the New York City Department of Education to introduce restorative practices into the New York City public schools.

Daniel Rechtschaffen, MA, LMFT,Daniel Rechtschaffen, MA, LMFT, a licensed marriage and family therapist, is author of The Way of Mindful Education and The Mindful Education Workbook. He is the founding director of Mindful Education, a mindfulness and social emotional learning platform for educators. He teaches mindfulness through music, sports, storytelling, and games and is inspired to utilize mindfulness to help us become more conscious, compassionate, and committed to taking care of this miraculous world we live in. He organizes the annual Mindfulness in Education conference at the Omega Institute and speaks and teaches at conferences, schools, communities, and businesses worldwide. mindfuleducation.com

Timothy P. Shriver, PhDTimothy P. Shriver, PhD, is a social leader, educator, author, film producer, and a cofounder and board chair of CASEL. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Shriver is also the chairman of Special Olympics.

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

Michael Yellow Bird, PhD,Michael Yellow Bird, PhD, is a citizen of the Three Affiliated Tribes (Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara). The coauthor of For Indigenous Minds Only and Decolonizing Social Work, he is professor and director of the Tribal Indigenous Studies program at North Dakota State University.