When Mindful Music Moments was piloted in 2016, Founder Stacy Sims wasn't sure if the idea had legs so the project lived and grew as a social enterprise, under the fiscal agency of ArtWorks.
By 2019, the program had grown to serve 70,000 students daily in more than 150 schools nationally and had been invited to create pilot experiences for hospital settings and a senior-focused program. In June, 2019, A Mindful Moment received its own 501c3, non-profit status.
A Mindful Moment's mission is to improve the mental and emotional well being, connectedness, and effectiveness of all citizens through arts integration, mindfulness, movement and healing-centered practices.
Margy Waller, President
Margy Waller is an advocate for building community through the arts. She is a Senior Fellow at Topos Partnership (a national strategic communications organization), founder and Serendipity Director of Art on the Streets, and was a leader in the transformation of ArtsWave, an arts advocacy and support non-profit.
Jill Smith, Secretary
Jill Smith has been the CLCI Resource Coordinator at the Academy of World Language since 2010 after a decade of nonprofit leadership. She was the Executive Director of the Center for Peace Education and then worked for four years for KnowledgeWorks Foundation and its subsidiaries
Jane Fisher, Treasurer
Jane is the Chief Financial Officer of Cavalier Distributing (Ohio), Cavalier Indiana, and Cavalier Florida, distributors of American craft and specialty import beer.
Jane started in public accounting with Grant Thornton and Rohrkemper Ossege and Combs and then moved into the non profit sector as Finance Director of the Contemporary Arts Center before joining Cavalier in 2013. Jane is a CPA.
Kami Lerma, PT, IHC
Kami Lerma is an integrative health coach, physical therapist, and the founder of Wheelwork Integrative Wellness, LLC.
Dr. John Tew
As director of community outreach and philanthropy for integrative medicine at UC Health and UC’s College of Medicine, John Tew lectures frequently about the links among longevity, cognition and the pillars of healthy living.
Susan Tew is a strong supporter of education. She is an emeritus member of the Catholic Inner City Schools board of trustees.
Heather is the founder and director of DanceFix and HBDC. She is a choreographer, dancer and an advocate for community connections through dance.
Brian Raphael Nabors
Brian Raphael Nabors is a composer of emotionally enriching music that tells exciting narratives with its vibrant themes and colorful harmonic language. Mr. Nabors has worked with institutions such as the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Detroit Symphony Orchestra, as well as performed at many events across the US, including the Texas Music Educators Association Conference (TMEA), the Midwest Composers Symposium, and the International Double Reed Society Conference (IDRS).
Katie Syroney has been an enthusiastic promoter of the Greater Cincinnati arts community for more than two decades. Her love of music took hold early on in childhood, and in the following years, she discovered a passion for working behind the scenes to make the arts accessible and welcoming to all. Katie currently serves as the interim communications director for Cincinnati Opera.