David Troutman, Chair
David Troutman is co-owner of the Scargo Café in Dennis, Massachusetts and holds a B.S. in Communications from Suffolk University. As Board Chair, David sits on several committees including Finance and Programming. He is particularly active for Calmer Choice in the areas of event planning, public relations, marketing and fundraising, and has traveled on behalf of Calmer Choice to various conferences around the country.
David is an MBSR graduate with a mindfulness practice of his own. He further represents Calmer Choice as an active participant in Cape Cod Young Professionals, and is a current member of the Community Leadership Institute.
Betsy Bowes, R.N., B.S.N., Vice Chair
Betsy Bowes, R.N., B.S.N, is a registered nurse in Centerville with Mid-Cape Medical Center. Betsy is the chairperson and organizer of the De-Stress Express Road Race and Walk, a major Calmer Choice fundraiser.
Heather Brown, Treasurer
Heather Brown, Treasurer is a Commercial Loan Officer and Vice President at The Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank. She is a Cape Cod native with over twenty years of retail and commercial banking experience. Heather attended high school at Dennis Yarmouth Regional High School, and graduated from Tabor Academy. In addition, she completed the New England School for Financial Studies certificate program in 2000, graduated from the Massachusetts Bankers School of Advanced Commercial Lending in 2010, and from the Community Leadership Institute of Cape Cod and the Islands in June 2013. She is actively involved in the community and is currently the Vice President of the Board of the Community Development Partnership as well as the Treasurer for Calmer Choice. Heather resides in Harwich with her daughter and yellow lab. Outside of her career and volunteerism she enjoys Mountain Biking, Crossfit, and Obstacle races.
Fiona Jensen, OTR/L Calmer Choice President and Executive Director
Fiona Jensen, OTR/L, is the founder and Executive Director of Calmer Choice. A graduate of Tufts University and a clinical occupational therapist, Fiona is a tireless advocate for mindfulness in education, and was featured in the April 2013 issue of Mindful magazine. She has presented the Calmer Choice program at numerous regional conferences and has been a guest lecturer at Tufts University.
Hayden Kuhn, Secretary
Hayden Kuhn, LSWA is the Program Recruiter for Massachusetts MENTOR’s Hyannis Children’s Program, where he recruits and licenses individuals to become foster parents. Hayden was born and raised on Cape Cod, graduating from Barnstable High School in 2007. Hayden graduated from The University of Miami with a Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising and Psychology in 2011. Through his work, Hayden has witnessed first-hand the positive changes in children who practice coping skills and mindfulness. \
C. Patricia Fater, M.D., is a Board Certified Family Physician and the Director of Complete Wellness in Cotuit. Dr. Fater’s practice incorporates alternative therapies and mind-body medicine, and she frequently presents information on the topic to various community and medical organizations.
Peter L. Freeman has been an attorney on Cape Cod for over 30 years. He is actively involved in the community, serving on the Board of Directors of numerous non-profit organizationsHe is also a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences on land use matters and affordable housing, a member of the Construction Industry Panel of Neutrals of the American Arbitration Association, and an Adjunct Professor of Law at Boston University School of Law where he teaches affordable housing and community development law. He earned a J.D. from Boston University School of Law in 1975 and a B.A. from Yale University in 1971.
John Fulone is Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer with The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod. With nearly three decades of banking experience, Fulone is presently responsible for overseeing the bank’s strategic planning initiatives, product management and marketing, and facilities operations. Fulone also leads the bank’s sponsorship and charitable giving activities.Fulone received is a graduate of Assumption College in Worcester, MA. He is also a graduate of The Strategy and Service Excellence Program administered through the Harvard Business School of Executive Education. Fulone’s community involvement is vast and includes current member of the Board of Directors for The Boys and Girls Club of Cape Cod and mentor in the Cape Cod Young Professionals Mentor Exchange Program.
Michaela Herlihy-Treasurer successfully completed her certificate in Financial Planning at Boston University in May of 2008 and is a certified financial planner for Beacon Financial Planning, Inc. She graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Writing from Boise State University in 2005 and has been in the financial services industry ever since. In addition to her work with Calmer Choice, Michaela also enjoys volunteering through the Big Brother Big Sister organization. She is a Cape Cod Young Professionals member, and a graduate of the Community Leadership Institute of Cape Cod, where she also serves on the Board.
Bart Main is a child/adolescent psychiatrist who has been on Cape Cod for just over a year. He has dedicated his 30 year professional life to the wellbeing of children and families in Minnesota and Massachusetts. He joined the board of Calmer Choice because of his enthusiasm for the self-control that mindfulness practice puts in the hands of kids.
Rob Padgett, Retired Bio coming soon...
Sandy Rubenstein, along with her husband Will, are the owners and directors of Camp Wingate*Kirkland in Yarmouthport, Ma. Sandy received her Bachelor of Science in Cinema & Photography from Ithaca College in 1995. After graduation, Sandy moved to Hollywood and worked for a talent and literary agency. After two year, Sandy moved to Baltimore, Maryland and worked in marketing and public relations promoting brands such as Old Bay, Baltimore Ravens Stadium and McDonald's. In 2004, Sandy and Will purchased Camp Wingate* Kirkland where they live full time with their two daughters, two dogs, tea cup pig and fourtenn hens. In 2009, Sandy began a new venture, Pure Hear, a non-toxic pest control company that uses heat to kill bugs.
Paula Reardon-Webster is a CPA who has worked in Healthcare Financial Management for over 22 years, mainly in role of Hospital Controller. After becoming a mother, she became engaged in the world of family and community, and of service related to both, establishing cultural playgroups, coordinating Chinese cultural events, volunteering with Girl Scouts, serving on Human Rights Committees, and working with a local Educational Foundation. She is currently enrolled in the Lesley University M.A. Mindfulness Studies program and leads several mindfulness practice groups.