Faculty and Instructors
Diane Reibel, PhD
Director, Myrna Brind Center for Mindfulness
Diane Reibel, PhD, cofounded the Stress Reduction Program at the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health in 1996. She has taught mindfulness-based stress reduction programs for more than 16 years. Dr. Reibel has participated in professional training under the direction of Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, founder of the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, and is certified as an MBSR teacher through UMass Center for Mindfulness. In addition, she is a research associate professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Jefferson, and studies the effects of mindfulness on physical and psychological health. Her research is published and widely cited in both scientific journals and the popular press. She is coauthor with Don McCown of Teaching Mindfulness: A Practical Guide for Clinicians and Educators. Dr. Reibel brings both a scientific foundation and wholeheartedness to her work.
Aleezé Moss, PhD
Associate Director, Myrna Brind Center for Mindfulness
Aleezé Sattar Moss, PhD, received extensive training in teaching mindfulness at the Myrna Brind Center for Mindfulness at Thomas Jefferson University. She also attended professional training with Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, founder of the Stress Reduction clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, and is certified as an MBSR teacher through the UCSD Center for Mindfulness. She is a senior mindfulness instructor and teaches Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction to groups, individuals, healthcare professionals, medical students and employees in corporate settings. In addition to teaching, she conducts qualitative research on the effects of MBSR on physical and psychological health and has published in peer-reviewed journals. She is also a certified yoga teacher.
Daniel A. Monti, MD
Executive and Medical Director, Marcus Institute of Integrative Health
Daniel A. Monti, MD, has expertise in several areas of integrative medicine, particularly mind-body medicine and integrative oncology, and has dozens of scholarly publications and presentations in these areas. Dr. Monti is the recipient of a research grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Cancer Institute (NCI) to study the effects of mindfulness-based art therapy for cancer patients. In addition to his leadership role in the Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine, he is an associate professor of psychiatry and human behavior and associate professor of emergency medicine at Sidney Kimmel Medical College and Thomas Jefferson University.
Robin Boudette, PhD, is a mindfulness instructor and a clinical psychologist. She has completed three levels of MBSR teacher training at Jon Kabat Zinn's Center for Mindfulness and at Jefferson. She teaches mindfulness in educational settings and completed the Mindful Schools curriculum training. She is especially interested in integrating the principles and practices of mindfulness into healing and psychotherapy, and is also a yoga teacher.
Bonnie Butler, RN, MA, is a mindfulness instructor and Registered Nurse. She has extensive MBSR teacher training through the Myrna Brind Center for Mindfulness at Jefferson. She has also received training through the Mindful Schools program geared towards teaching mindfulness to children and teens. Her career has included Nursing education and Nursing administration, focusing on wellness and rehabilitation. Over the past 20 years meditation has played a central role in her life and she has a passion for teaching mindfulness.
Heidi Kuehn, BA, is an MBSR instructor at the Myrna Brind Center for Mindfulness. She began practicing mindfulness meditation in 1994. She studied at the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center and attended retreats at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA. Heidi first came to MBSR as a participant and being deeply affected by its impact on her life and meditation practice, she continued studying MBSR, completing comprehensive teacher training at the Myrna Brind Center for Mindfulness at Thomas Jefferson University.
Jamie Roberts, MEd, teaches mindfulness to adults, teens and children. She is an MBSR instructor at the Myrna Brind Center for Mindfulness and a teacher with the School District of Philadelphia. Jamie has completed comprehensive MBSR teacher training at Jefferson's Myrna Brind Center for Mindfulness and is a Mindful Schools Certified Instructor. Her work with the school district includes teaching mindfulness to teachers and teens living in high stress environments.
Wendy Weingarten, MSW, a licensed social worker, directed support programs that promote health and resiliency for individuals and families for more than a quarter of a century. Wendy's expertise is in helping parents integrate mindful self-awareness in building emotionally healthy families. She has extensive experience facilitating parenting and stress- and anger-management classes. Wendy has participated in comprehensive MBSR teacher training at Jefferson and in MBSR professional training with Jon Kabat-Zinn.
Lesley Williams, RN, MSN, is a mindfulness instructor and has a Masters in Nursing. She attended professional training with Jon Kabat Zinn and has extensive training in mindfulness through The Center for Mindfulness Lehigh Valley Health Network and the Myrna Brind Center for Mindfulness at Jefferson. As a nurse and a Tobacco Treatment Specialist, she incorporates mindfulness meditation and other mindfulness-based tools in working with clients.