Who We Are

Founder and CEO

Gail Silver, JD, E-RYT, RYT, RCYT, YACEP

Gail Silver founded The School Mindfulness Project® in 2016 after fifteen years as Founder and Director of Philadelphia’s Yoga Child. As director of Yoga Child, Gail develops its school-based yoga and mindfulness curriculum, facilitates training programs, and trains educators to teach yoga and mindfulness in Philadelphia schools.

Full Bio


Gail Silver, Founder & CEO School Mindfulness Project

Board of Directors

Katayun Jaffari, Esquire

Marsha I. Cohen, Esquire
Vice President

Hally Bayer

Raina Mehta

Marie S. Gould

Andrew Cohn

Rachael Katz, MS

Advisory Board

Bidi McSorely, M.D.

Nakesha V. Moore, M.D.

Dr. Christopher Willard, Psy. D.


Programs & Research  

Rachael Katz, M.Ed. 

Martin Blank

Debbie Kaplan OTR/L

Camille Baechler

Saundra Archuleta


Hugh T. Regan Jr., CPA, Chair
Mark Gittleman, Esquire


Marsha  I. Cohen, Esq., Chair

John Ramsburgh, Ph.D, Development Manager

Hally Bayer

Martin Blank

Marie S. Gould

Rachael Katz, M.Ed.

Lindsay Kolakauskas

Katy Kopntisky, RYT

Colette Marie McCaine, E-RYT, YACEP

Hugh T. Regan Jr., CPA


Marie S. Gould, Chair

Saundra Archuleta

Camille Baechler

Kimberly Luig

SMP Educators and Yoga Teachers

Martin Blank
Kimberly Luig
Amy Perez
Gail Silver
Tiffany Wright