About Brain Power

 
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Our Mission

 

Brain Power Wellness’ vision is to elevate human consciousness to create a harmonious, just, joyful and sustainable future for humanity and the earth. Our mission is to help transform the culture of our partner schools through community building, self-development, SEL, mindfulness, holistic wellness and brain training forTeachers, Students, Parents, and Administrators.

 

What Makes Us Different?

We’re All That

There are a variety of excellent school programs that teach one or more of the following:​

  • Mindfulness

  • Brain breaks

  • Yoga

  • Meditation

  • Neuroplasticity

  • Physical exercise

  • Positive Socialization 

  • Emotional Regulation 

  • Character Development

What separates Brain Power Wellness is that our training combines all of the above into a dynamic, engaging and

effective format.

We’re Efficient

The majority of our activities are just 1-2 minutes long and help ensure an energized, efficient and focused classroom atmosphere.

We’re Human

Positive relationships are the cornerstone of any successful classroom or school environment. While videos and webinars can be extremely instructive, it is the human component of our training system that sets us apart. Our certified trainers personally work with every student and staff member multiple times throughout the school year to create a vibrant culture of health, happiness and collaborative success. (Click here to see our model)

We’re Student Driven

We provide authentic student leadership training and empower our Student Leaders to facilitate classroom and school- wide Brain Power activities.

We’re About Self-Care

We provide regular exercises for teachers and parents to manage their physical, emotional and mental health, thereby helping them tap into their highest potential.

We’re Sustainable

We provide tiered supports for students, teachers, administrators and parents to create a sustainable school-wide program. (Click here to see our model)

Our Team

 

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Dave Beal

Executive Director

Luba Love 

Accounts Manager

& Instructor

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Tammir Smith

Field Coordinator

Linda Ungar

Project Manager

& Instructor

Katie Brisley-Logue

Deputy Executive

Director

Cathy Martinez

Field Coordinator

LaToya Morgan

Field Coordinator

Dianne Jerome

Field Coordinator

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Ayanna Williams

Field Coordinator

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Jesse Wheeler

Field Coordinator

Elizabeth Chavez

Instructor & Curriculum Developer

Kim Kristiansen

Instructor (Denmark)

Brain Power Leaders

Marcus Rimpel

Instructor

Susan Agosto

Public School 18

Bronx

Natasha Andrews

Public School 40

Queens

Jennifer Bayer

Public School 212

Queens

Maddie Bodnar

Public School 31

Bronx

Anthony Valentino

Public School 139

Queens

Barbara Gandelman

Public School 144

Queens

Peter Kalkau

Public School 43

Bronx

Rachael Clarke

Intermediate School 192

Queens

Marie Grant

Intermediate School 192

Queens

Stacy Kendall

Middle School 224

Bronx

Denise Comenzo

Public School 84

Brooklyn

Ashley Harrison

Public School 76

Queens

Lambrini Matsas

Public School 166

Queens

Maria De Vava

Public School 82

Queens

Stephanie Herrera-Canteros

Public School 277

Queens

Lei Ann Mosby

Middle School 72

Queens

Channa Patterson

Public School 25

Bronx

Alex Roviezzo

Public School 65

Bronx

Melissa Williams

Public School 161

Bronx

Erica Soto

Public School 28

Brooklyn

Anwar Zindani

Public School 18

Bronx

Jackie Vakalopoulos

Middle School 217

Queens

Model Principals

Reva Gluck-Schneider

Public School 144Q

District 28, Queens

Harriet Diaz

Intermediate School 192Q

District 29, Queens

Jorge Perdomo

Public School 1X

District 7, Bronx

Judith James

Public School 28K

District 16, Brooklyn

Sereida Rodriguez

Public School 84K

District 14, Brooklyn

Jessica Geller

Public School 166Q

District 30, Queens

Bill Hewlett

Public & Middle School 31X

District 7, Bronx

Advisory Board

Professor
Emeran Mayer

MD, PhD

Director

Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress,
Ingestive Behavior
& Obesity Program,

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Marjorie Schiering

Professor of Education

Molloy College

Reed V. Tuckson

MD, FACP

Tuckson Health Connections, LLC

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