Matilde Elices Ph.D

Trustee, Teacher and Trainer

I am an Uruguayan psychologist and researcher living in Barcelona with my husband and my daughter. I work at the Institute Mar of Medical Research, one of the largest public hospitals in Barcelona. I manage research projects aiming to find innovative treatment approaches for severe mental...

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John Ford

Trustee and Treasurer

I am Treasurer, Finance Director and Governing Body member of St Anne’s College, Oxford. I combine over 30 years of international experience in the banking industry with specialist knowledge of charity financial management, risk management, sales and marketing. I am also a Trustee of the Nuffield Oxford...

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Stephen Herrmann

Trustee - Communications

Stephen has worked at a senior level in the national news media for most of his career. He was the overall Editor for the BBC’s online news operations for 10 years (2006-16), overseeing successive waves of change in response to the growth in digital media and changing audience needs.  Stephen led the editorial operation and was responsible...

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Yvonne Keairns Ph.D

Trustee - Fundraising and Grant Capture

Von has over 40 years experience working with diverse populations of children and their families.  She served as the Executive Director of Arsenal Family and Children’s Center, Pittsburgh, Pa., a Child Study Center founded in 1953 by Dr. Benjamin Spock for over 20 years.  Von also conducted international research and published four...

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Makeda McKenzie

Trustee, Teacher and Trainer

Based in Trinidad & Tobago, I am a former human resource professional and the present-day founder and principal consultant of the Caribbean Mindfulness Institute (CMI). After my own experience with workplace burnout and chronic stress, and having benefited tremendously from the mindfulness-based stress...

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Leonie Schell

Trustee, Teacher, Trainer, Supervisor and Consultant to the OMF

I’m a mindfulness teacher, trainer and supervisor. In my role as consultant to the OMF, I have supported the development of the OMF’s international collaborations and implementation of training pathway changes. ...

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Dylan Schlosberg

Trustee and Deputy Chairman of the Board

I am Deputy Chairman and work closely with the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer to support the OMF in it’s ambitions. I try to draw on my operational and marketing experience as an entrepreneur having started and worked in various digital businesses. I also like to write songs for musical theatre and have been...

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Peter Yiangou

Trustee - Chairman of the Board and Teacher

As chair of the board of trustees, I work closely with the CEO and fellow board members to provide strategic leadership for the OMF. The pandemic brought with it a significant increase in our operations worldwide and the need to manage growth and structural changes in the organisation while ensuring good governance and sound...

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