Mary K. Riley, PhD
Chief operating Officer
Mindful Ohio & The Institute for Creative Mindfulness
Mary K. Riley, PhD (she/her) serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Mindful Ohio & The Institute for Creative Mindfulness. As a Research Scholar at the National University of Singapore, Mary researched and published work considering different models of cross-cultural understanding and education. She has served as a Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellow and a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Riverside and was a scholarship recipient at the Nishan Confucian Studies Summer Institute for continued research and promoting cross-cultural education in Shandong and Beijing, China. Mary is a contributor to ICM’s blog: Redefine Therapy, and is currently working toward her credential as a Registered Expressive Arts Consultant and Educator. Most recently she served as International Artist in Residence at Empty Space Chiang Mai, in Chiang Mai, Thailand, November 2018. She is also an ace baker with a passion for sourdough bread and preserves.
Alicia Hann (she/her) serves as an administrative assistant for Mindful Ohio & The Institute for Creative Mindfulness . Alicia is connected to Mindful Ohio & The Institute for Creative Mindfulness through Dancing Mindfulness. She has been a facilitator in the Columbus area since 2016 and is actively working on becoming a Dancing Mindfulness affiliate. Alicia is also a dance performer,choreographer, and dance educator. Alicia is thrilled to be a part of the ICM team as a person who has used the dance to aid in her personal healing and recovery she wholeheartedly believes in the “healing power” of art and self expression. Alicia also enjoys backpacking, all things coffee, being in nature, and spending time with her two dogs.
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Kelsey Evans (she/her) is clinical social worker based in Northeast Ohio, Kelsey was in the first graduating class of Dancing Mindfulness facilitators in 2013. Kelsey has worked closely with Dr. Jamie Marich on several projects. In addition to her work as a Dancing Mindfulness facilitator, Kelsey is also a Zumba instructor and a yoga instructor.