Advisory Board

Cheryl Bartlett is the CEO of Alosa Health where she is responsible for providing leadership and oversight for the organization’s programs and services that focus on the development of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, clinical outreach and education to providers and health systems to insure high-quality care for managing chronic conditions. Previously, Cheryl served as Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health where she was recognized for leading the department’s groundbreaking work in several areas including; chairing the inaugural Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund Advisory Board, chair of the Statewide Comprehensive Cancer Advisory Board, chair for the Interagency Council on Substance Abuse Prevention and Chair of the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program.  Most recently Ms. Bartlett served as the founding Executive Director for Cape Cod Healthcare’s Substance Abuse Education and Prevention and Initiative helping the region to develop a comprehensive strategic action plan to address substance use in Barnstable County. She currently serves as Co-Chair of the Cape’s Regional Substance Abuse Council and on the Boards for Learn to Cope and the Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery.

Jimmy Bowes is a native Cape Codder. He and his family have been involved in a variety of Cape Cod-based political and charitable organizations for many years. He is the Vice President of Bayside Building Company, Inc. in Centerville, Massachusetts.

                                                                                                                                                                       

Gerry Desautels of West Yarmouth has worked in the development and communications field for Cape non-profits since the late 1990s. Since that time he has assisted in raising more than fifteen million dollars for various health, environment and education-focused nonprofits, including HopeHealth, where he serves as the Corporate & Foundation Relations Officer. Gerry holds his CFRE and graduate and undergraduate degrees from Boston University. A former co-chair of Philanthropy Day on Cape Cod, he continues to serve on the conference committee, and the Steering Committee of Plymouth’s 2016 Thanks4Giving Day. In his “spare time”, Gerry volunteers on the Cape Cod Times Needy Fund board of directors; the Cape Cod Hospital Patient & Family Advisory Council; and the Calmer Choice Advisory Board.

Adria Kennedy, RN/NP, MSN, is a board certified family psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. Ms. Kennedy a Bachelor Degree in both Sociology and Nursing from the University of Massachusetts in Boston, graduating Summa Cum Laude, and her graduate degree in Advanced Practice Nursing from the University of South Alabama. Ms Kennedy has nearly 20 years of community based nursing experience working directly with families and children. She is also an experienced and nationally certified school nurse. Throughout her career Ms. Kennedy has integrated a mindfulness-based approach into all her work. Adria has also served on advisory boards of national, regional and local maternal child health and mental health organizations. She has provided community based care in Arizona and throughout southeastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod through the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Cape Cod YMCA, Outer Cape Health Services, the Harwich School District, Child & Family Services and the Calmer Choice program.

Barbara Milligan is the President & CEO of the Cape and Islands United Way, a local nonprofit organization that leads solutions to social challenges in the region, strengths the nonprofit sector, mobilizes volunteers, and inspires philanthropy. In her current role, Milligan leads an annual campaign in excess of $1 million, works with dozens of nonprofit organizations, and encourages and promotes volunteerism through Cape Cod Volunteers. Previously she served as the President & CEO of Highfield Hall and Gardens in Falmouth where she led a multi-million dollar fundraising effort. Milligan, who has more than 20 years of experience as a nonprofit leader on Cape Cod, is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) who has completed extensive coursework in fundraising. She has also served as a grant reviewer for federal programs, and as a peer reviewer for nonprofits, specializing in governance and operations. Milligan currently serves on the board of Philanthropy Partners for the Cape and Islands and the Policy Board of the Cape & Islands Regional Network on Homelessness. 

Jessica Morey is a founding board member and executive director of Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (www.iBme.info) a a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of teens, parents, and professionals through mindfulness retreats. She began practicing meditation at age 14 at teen retreats offered by the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) and now is the lead teacher for iBme teen retreats. Before joining iBme, Jessica worked in clean energy, climate policy, and finance. She holds a BA in Environmental Engineering from Dartmouth and Master’s Degrees in Sustainable Development and International Affairs. Her published works span the range of her expertise, from the chapter “Ordinary Awakening” in Blue Jean Buddha, to Conflict Resolution of the Boruca Hydro-Energy Project: Renewable Energy Production in Costa Rica. Her experience in bringing mindfulness into her work and life was described in a 2012 Shambala Sun article “Dharma 2.0.” More recently she wrote an article in the February 2014 Mindful Magazine, “Finding My Way,” about her experience learning and benefiting from mindfulness throughout her young adult years. She is an avid yoga practitioner and skier and loves dancing.

Judge Joseph J. Reardon (Ret) graduated from the College of the Holy Cross and served on active duty as an officer in the USNR 1958-1961; then received his J.D. degree from Boston College Law School in 1964. Judge Reardon has been a member of the Massachusetts Bar since 1964. He served as First Justice of Barnstable District Court from 1992-2006; founded and presided over the “Barnstable Action for New Directions“ (Drug Court).He is a trustee of Parker Lombard Trust, on the Board of Directors of Cape Cod Center for the Arts, Raymond Moore Foundation, L.I.F.E., and Homeless not Hopeless. He facilitated the “Changing Lives Through Literature Program” for probationers, and founded the Cape Cod Justice for Youth Collaborative in 2006. Joe lives on Cape Cod with his wife with whom he has 7 children and 21 grandchildren.

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Frank Selldorff founded Momentum Equity Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm, in 2003. Prior to Momentum, Frank was founder and co-CEO of Reach Internet Incubator. He was the founder, chairman, president and CEO of Breakaway Solutions from 1992-1998. Under his direction, the company was recognized as one of the nation’s fastest-growing technology companies, ranking No. 73 on the 1998 Inc. 500 and on Deloitte and Touche’s Fast 50/500 from 1996-1998.

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Dr. Maureen Strafford is Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Anesthesiology and Public Health and Community Medicine and Director of Special Projects in the Pain Research Education and Policy (PREP) program at Tufts University School of Medicine. She was Director of Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia and Pediatric Anesthesia at Tufts University School of Medicine. She is trained as a pediatric cardiologist and anesthesiologist and as an Associate Director of the first multi-disciplinary pediatric pain service at Children’s Hospital in Boston, her clinical experience and expertise included the management of acute, chronic and procedural pain in children as well as the practice of mindfulness meditation in children and adolescents with chronic pain. She has been a member of the American Pain Society’s Task Force on Pain in Infants, Children and Adolescents, and has led the development of guidelines for management of pain in children with HIV, sickle cell anemia and for procedural sedation. She has also been designated an Arnold P. Gold Foundation Professor. The Gold Foundation is an acknowledged leader in medical education, advocacy and recognition of the essential role of compassionate care in medicine.

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Dr. Christopher Willard is a psychologist at Tufts University and also works in private practice as a therapist and consultant primarily with adolescents and young adults. His focus is on mindfulness with specialization in learning issues and anxiety. Through the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy, where he is on the board of directors, he trains teachers, therapists and medical professionals in mindfulness practices. He also consults nationally and internationally to organizations and media about educational and psychological issues. His book, Child’s Mind, has been critically acclaimed by Thich Nhat Hanh, Susan Kaiser Greenland, Mary Pipher, and others. Other works include, Mindfulness for Teen Anxiety Workbook (2014), and, with Amy Saltzman, Mindfulness with Youth, From the Classroom to the Clinic (2015)

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Doug Worthen currently teaches a mindfulness course at the Middlesex School in Concord, Massachusetts. He has completed the .b mindfulness teacher training, the Still Quiet Place teacher training, and the MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) teacher training practicum at the University of Massachusetts. He began practicing mindfulness meditation in 1999 as a member of the UVA national championship lacrosse team and has been a dedicated practitioner ever since. Living through two bouts of lymphoma, including a bone marrow transplant in 2007, Doug has experienced firsthand the healing power of mindfulness.