The Team

Meet Our People

Meet our team of caring and committed facilitators with years of experience in education, health care, social work, contemplative studies, community organizing and activism. 

Our Team

Ana Hristic, LCSW

Brooke D. Lavelle, Ph.D.

President & Co-Founder
Brooke is the Co-Founder and President of the Courage of Care Coalition. She holds a Ph.D. in Religious Studies and Cognitive Science from Emory University, an M.A. in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism from Columbia University and a B.A. in Religion and Psychology from Barnard College.

Juliana Santoyo, M.Ed.

Ed Porter, M.S., M.A.

Abra Vigna, Ph.D.

Kelly Conroy Moore, Ph.D.

Martin Vitorino, Ph.D.

Cara Snajczuk

Gail Phillips, M.A.

Our Board

Wendy Farley, Ph.D.

Bobbi Patterson, Ph.D.

Vaishali Mamgain, Ph.D.

Lerone Martin, Ph.D.

Chrissy Colon Bradt, M.S.Ed.

Rabbi Sheila Weinberg

Wendy Hasenkamp, Ph.D.

Ed Porter, M.S., M.A.

Ed Porter

Lila Shane

Lila Shane

Our Advisors & Friends

We are indebted to many mentors and collaborators who have contributed to Courage and helped us grow.

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