Meet Our Team
We are led by passionate individuals who inspire, educate and connect through mindfulness.
Our experience is trusted by a variety of community partners in Lehigh County and Northampton County, Pennsylvania, as well as Warren County, New Jersey. Learn more about our dedicated staff.
Our Board is an important part of our organization, comprised of knowledgeable and compassionate leaders who make valuable contributions of their time and talents to enhance our mission.
Board of Directors:
Kathleen Papageorgiou, Community Volunteer - Board President
Tiffany Noll Yurasits, PHR, SHRM-CP, Kronos Incorporated - Vice President
Cheryl Kienzle, MD, Lehigh Valley Physicians Group, retired - Secretary
Charles Kelly, Logic54 - Treasurer
Erin Coffey, The Swain School
Diane Donaher, Civic Theatre of Allentown
Dave Erickson, BSI Corporate Benefits
Angie Gutekunst, Holistic Journey Counseling
Todd Nemura, St. Luke's University Hospital
Kristie A. Strubeck, CFP®, CRPC®, Raymond James & Associates
Denise Veres, Shanthi Project Founder, Board Member Emeritus
Meet Our Board
Thank you to our amazing team of teachers!
Shanthi Project teachers are highly-trained, trauma-informed mindfulness and yoga instructors.
Each holds various certifications in the field, and they join our program with an extensive background of
professional experience working with children, adolescents and adults.
In addition to the staff listed above, our teachers include: Olivia Arena-Miller, Kristin Baxter, Katie Burton,
John Cosgrove, John Hawkins, Dona Jones, Brooke Kohler, David Laboski, Brent Maczko, Kelly Prentice,
Andrea Pysher, Andree Santini, Scott Slingerland, Sara Timofeev, and Amanda Tressler.