Caverly Morgan Founder, Executive Director, & Head Teacher Caverly leads the Peace in Schools teaching team, created our mindfulness curricula, and works directly with teens and adults. She has been practicing mindfulness since 1995, including eight years in a monastic setting. Caverly formerly worked for nonprofits serving people with special needs. An artist and educator, she brings insight, passion and humor to her transformative work with students of all ages. Caverly speaks publicly at conferences and has been featured in many publications including Mindful Magazine and The New York Times.

Caverly Morgan

Founder, Executive Director, & Head Teacher

Caverly leads the Peace in Schools teaching team, created our mindfulness curricula, and works directly with teens and adults. She has been practicing mindfulness since 1995, including eight years in a monastic setting. Caverly formerly worked for nonprofits serving people with special needs. An artist and educator, she brings insight, passion and humor to her transformative work with students of all ages. Caverly speaks publicly at conferences and has been featured in many publications including Mindful Magazine and The New York Times.

Sam Hendricks Managing Director Sam has been a nonprofit director for more than twenty years with expertise in strategic planning, program development, fundraising, financial management, communications and human resources. He holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration with a focus in Nonprofit Management. Sam is deeply committed to the practice of mindfulness and believes in its power to transform lives.

Sam Hendricks

Managing Director

Sam has been a nonprofit director for more than twenty years with expertise in strategic planning, program development, fundraising, financial management, communications and human resources. He holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration with a focus in Nonprofit Management. Sam is deeply committed to the practice of mindfulness and believes in its power to transform lives.

Michael Bode Mindfulness Teacher Michael is a mindfulness and movement instructor for Peace in Schools.  As a permanent foster parent of two teens, he brings passion and loving attention to his work with youth. Michael earned a bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University and has had a dedicated mindfulness practice since 2011.

Michael Bode

Mindfulness Teacher

Michael is a mindfulness and movement instructor for Peace in Schools.  As a permanent foster parent of two teens, he brings passion and loving attention to his work with youth. Michael earned a bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University and has had a dedicated mindfulness practice since 2011.

 
Jennifer Cai Mindfulness Teacher Jen teaches Mindful Studies for Peace in Schools and is passionate about sharing mindfulness with both youth and adults.  She was fortunate to learn and practice qi gong and meditation as a child and teen, and has been committed to a deeper practice since approximately 2012.  She has a Master’s in Public Health, is a Certified Health Education Specialist, and has a background in coordinating health programs and teaching.  

Jennifer Cai

Mindfulness Teacher

Jen teaches Mindful Studies for Peace in Schools and is passionate about sharing mindfulness with both youth and adults.  She was fortunate to learn and practice qi gong and meditation as a child and teen, and has been committed to a deeper practice since approximately 2012.  She has a Master’s in Public Health, is a Certified Health Education Specialist, and has a background in coordinating health programs and teaching.  

Stephanie Edman Mindfulness Teacher Stephanie has been practicing mindfulness since 2011. As a birth doula, parent, and teacher with Peace in Schools, Stephanie is committed to integrating awareness practice into all aspects of life. She has led mindfulness workshops for teens with chronic pain, parents, and adults. She enjoys bringing practice to people of all ages through life and its many transitions. 

Stephanie Edman

Mindfulness Teacher

Stephanie has been practicing mindfulness since 2011. As a birth doula, parent, and teacher with Peace in Schools, Stephanie is committed to integrating awareness practice into all aspects of life. She has led mindfulness workshops for teens with chronic pain, parents, and adults. She enjoys bringing practice to people of all ages through life and its many transitions. 

Madeline Harmon Mindfulness Teacher As a mindfulness teacher for Peace in Schools, Madeline’s mission is to assist youth in realizing their personal power and cultivating attitudes of loving kindness towards themselves and others. She began her journey with mindfulness through the practice of yoga in 2008. She has worked with K-12 students in schools across the San Francisco Bay Area to help them develop personal mindfulness practices since 2011. Madeline completed her 200 and 300 hour yoga teacher trainings and is currently pursuing her Masters in Social Work. She brings playfulness, loving kindness and openness to her classroom. 

Madeline Harmon

Mindfulness Teacher

As a mindfulness teacher for Peace in Schools, Madeline’s mission is to assist youth in realizing their personal power and cultivating attitudes of loving kindness towards themselves and others. She began her journey with mindfulness through the practice of yoga in 2008. She has worked with K-12 students in schools across the San Francisco Bay Area to help them develop personal mindfulness practices since 2011. Madeline completed her 200 and 300 hour yoga teacher trainings and is currently pursuing her Masters in Social Work. She brings playfulness, loving kindness and openness to her classroom. 

 
Sera Lindsey Communications Coordinator Born in Morocco, Sera spent the majority of her youth in motion across North America. She is an avid traveler, and continues to pursue her desire to understand humanity and life through cultural and topographic means. As a published writer and photographer, her personal interests are primarily within the relationship between humans and the natural world, as well as culture, spirit, and the international influences of style, cinema, and art. Sera's central motivation is to bridge communication through a vast web of resources rooted in artistic insight and creativity.   

Sera Lindsey

Communications Coordinator

Born in Morocco, Sera spent the majority of her youth in motion across North America. She is an avid traveler, and continues to pursue her desire to understand humanity and life through cultural and topographic means. As a published writer and photographer, her personal interests are primarily within the relationship between humans and the natural world, as well as culture, spirit, and the international influences of style, cinema, and art. Sera's central motivation is to bridge communication through a vast web of resources rooted in artistic insight and creativity. 
 

Gentiana Loeffler Administrative Coordinator Gentiana has experience with non-profits, community organizing, Spanish interpretation, horticulture, and small-scale agriculture. She has been farming for nearly a decade, and co-owns a micro urban farm. She formerly established and managed the St. Johns Farmers Market. Gentiana has been a dedicated practitioner of yoga since 2001 and mindfulness meditation since 2012. She holds a BA in Spanish from Portland State University.

Gentiana Loeffler

Administrative Coordinator

Gentiana has experience with non-profits, community organizing, Spanish interpretation, horticulture, and small-scale agriculture. She has been farming for nearly a decade, and co-owns a micro urban farm. She formerly established and managed the St. Johns Farmers Market. Gentiana has been a dedicated practitioner of yoga since 2001 and mindfulness meditation since 2012. She holds a BA in Spanish from Portland State University.

Janice Martellucci Training Manager & Lead Teacher Committed to serving today's youth, Janice has worked as an outdoor and experiential educator in California, New Zealand, Massachusetts, and New York City. As a mindfulness instructor for Peace in Schools, Janice is passionate about sharing the gifts of mindfulness with teens. She has been a dedicated mindfulness practitioner since 2010 and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from UC Santa Barbara.

Janice Martellucci

Training Manager & Lead Teacher

Committed to serving today's youth, Janice has worked as an outdoor and experiential educator in California, New Zealand, Massachusetts, and New York City. As a mindfulness instructor for Peace in Schools, Janice is passionate about sharing the gifts of mindfulness with teens. She has been a dedicated mindfulness practitioner since 2010 and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from UC Santa Barbara.

 
Maddi Parvankin Peace in Schools Intern Maddi graduated from Cleveland High in 2016, She loved Peace in Schools' Mindful Studies class so much that she became our first intern after graduation. Maddi coordinates teen mindfulness nights and serves in a number of valuable roles. Her personal interests include writing and exploring new art mediums. She is passionate about the intersection of mindfulness and social justice. She begins at Evergreen State College in the Fall of 2017.

Maddi Parvankin

Peace in Schools Intern

Maddi graduated from Cleveland High in 2016, She loved Peace in Schools' Mindful Studies class so much that she became our first intern after graduation. Maddi coordinates teen mindfulness nights and serves in a number of valuable roles. Her personal interests include writing and exploring new art mediums. She is passionate about the intersection of mindfulness and social justice. She begins at Evergreen State College in the Fall of 2017.

Gia Rivera Research Advisor Gia is a doctoral student at Johns Hopkins University. Her studies focus on adolescent and minority health and mixed methods research. She received a MPA and a MA in International Relations from Syracuse University and a BA from Columbia University. Gia has managed youth programs and worked on human rights initiatives with the UN High Commission for Refugees and Human Rights Watch. She served as a Public Health Analyst at the National Cancer Institute. Gia has a passion for working with adolescents and the need to develop effective, affordable, evidenced-based programs to improve youth outcomes.

Gia Rivera

Research Advisor

Gia is a doctoral student at Johns Hopkins University. Her studies focus on adolescent and minority health and mixed methods research. She received a MPA and a MA in International Relations from Syracuse University and a BA from Columbia University. Gia has managed youth programs and worked on human rights initiatives with the UN High Commission for Refugees and Human Rights Watch. She served as a Public Health Analyst at the National Cancer Institute. Gia has a passion for working with adolescents and the need to develop effective, affordable, evidenced-based programs to improve youth outcomes.

Maggie Steele Mindfulness Teacher and Training Facilitator Maggie teaches for Peace in Schools and helps lead our trainings. She is a licensed school social worker, certified youth life coach, and published author. In 2003 she began mindfulness practice as a young adult to which she attributes a profound shift in perspective. Maggie is passionate about the importance of this work and is dedicated to bringing mindfulness to youth and their families. She is a strong advocate for trauma informed care and is committed to bringing trauma-informed practices into schools and organizations that serve adolescents.

Maggie Steele

Mindfulness Teacher and Training Facilitator

Maggie teaches for Peace in Schools and helps lead our trainings. She is a licensed school social worker, certified youth life coach, and published author. In 2003 she began mindfulness practice as a young adult to which she attributes a profound shift in perspective. Maggie is passionate about the importance of this work and is dedicated to bringing mindfulness to youth and their families. She is a strong advocate for trauma informed care and is committed to bringing trauma-informed practices into schools and organizations that serve adolescents.

 
Barnaby Willett Director of Program Development & Lead Teacher Barnaby develops strategy and partnerships for Peace in Schools and teaches in our high schools. He is also certified in the 12-week curriculum in Mindfulness-Based Substance Abuse Treatment for Adolescents (MBSAT). He volunteers at Randall Children's Hospital and on iBme teen mindfulness retreats. He has practiced mindfulness since 1994, was formerly employed in finance, and holds a BA in English from Pomona College.

Barnaby Willett

Director of Program Development & Lead Teacher

Barnaby develops strategy and partnerships for Peace in Schools and teaches in our high schools. He is also certified in the 12-week curriculum in Mindfulness-Based Substance Abuse Treatment for Adolescents (MBSAT). He volunteers at Randall Children's Hospital and on iBme teen mindfulness retreats. He has practiced mindfulness since 1994, was formerly employed in finance, and holds a BA in English from Pomona College.