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


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Board of Directors

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Gail Silver

Founder / Executive Director

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Hugh Regan

President / Treasurer / Executive Committee Chair / Finance Committee Chair

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Erica Taxin

Vice President

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Jasoleil Cineus, MA, TPYG

Secretary / Human Resources & Compensation Committee Chair

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Brennan Robinson, MA

Development & Marketing Committee Chair

Administrative Staff

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Gail Silver

Founder / Executive Director

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Lauren Tankersly

Development Manager

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Nicole Fisher

Development Director / Interim Executive Director (November 2023 - April 2024)

Advisory Council

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Bidi McSorely, M.D.

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Dr. Christopher Willard, Psy. D.

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Hally Bayer

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Katayun Jaffari, Esquire

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Rachel Katz


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Alison Hubsher

Lead Autism Educator / Assistant SMP Educator / Educator in Training

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Kim Luig

Lead Educator / Assistant Yoga Teacher

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Nakesha V. Moore, M.D.

Interim Program Director / Lead Yoga Teacher / Assistant SMP Educator/ Educator in Training

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Tiffany Wright

Lead Educator / Assistant Curriculum Trainer