Date(s) - 08/26/2020
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


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For many, mindfulness looks like a periodic practice to clear one’s mind of errant thoughts. Join Stephanie Romero and Kathy Lokay Ellis from Awaken Pittsburgh as they share their journeys with mindfulness and how it impacts our ability to engage in compassionate and kind relationships with ourselves and those around us. Stephanie will lead a brief mindfulness practice that illustrates the power of being fully present and non-judging in our daily lives.


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Speaker Bios

Stephanie Romero
Founder & Executive Director

Stephanie is an educator with 20+ years of experience teaching elementary, middle school, high school, and college students. She has been a meditator and mindfulness practitioner for more than 15 years. In 2013, seeking to bring others the same benefits she was experiencing, Stephanie was trained in the Path of Freedom Mindfulness Curriculum, which she delivered through the HOPE pre-release program in the Allegheny County Jail. Stephanie’s dissertation was the culmination of three years of research into mindfulness in education. She is a member of the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Mindfulness and Consciousness Studies.

Kathy Lokay Ellis

Board President

Kathy recently retired from a 30-year career in healthcare, software, and financial leadership positions. Most recently, she was CEO for Via Oncology, working to make UPMC’s internally developed clinical pathways the U.S. market leader in decision support for oncologists. She holds a BBA in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin. From personal and family experience managing anxiety through mindfulness, Kathy believes that significant improvements can be made to mental health and well-being in the Pittsburgh region—along with economic gains—through broader adoption of mindfulness and increased compassion toward one another.


Pricing Information

  • Members: Free
  • Limited Free Guest Registration (Non-member)*: $20
  • Optional Donation: $20

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WIB-Pittsburgh: Mindfulness: Much More Than Just an App