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Robin's Coaches.

At Robin, we connect school communities to inspirational thought leaders in mental health and education who thrive in connecting with young adults. Our world-renowned coaches draw on their personal life experience and professional expertise to help students learn valuable life skills to be ready for life’s challenges.

Meet our coaches

Nyeesha D. Williams

Nyeesha D. Williams.

Nyeesha is an accomplished author and student at Harvard Business School. With more than 20 years of experience in women’s health, clinical research, and trauma release, Nyeesha helps Robin students find their purpose and become more self-aware.

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George Mumford

George Mumford.

George is a highly acclaimed expert in sports psychology, mindfulness, and performance. In the early nineties, George co-founded the Inner-city Stress Reduction Clinic with Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn. Soon after he began working with Phil Jackson and became Jackson's “secret weapon” to winning 8 NBA Championships. George has worked with many NBA champions as well as corporate executives, elite athletes and Olympians. Today, George helps the Robin community become more focused and present – enabling them to enter a high-growth mindset.

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Felicia Tomasko

Felicia Tomasko.

Felicia is a renowned Yoga and Ayurveda Instructor, as well as a Registered Nurse. Channeling her expertise in cognitive neuropsychology, plant biochemistry, and yoga therapy, Felicia teaches Robin students the importance of self-care.

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Jeff Hittner

Jeff Hittner.

Jeff is the Co-Founder of Project X, an organization that helps people find purpose in their careers and lives. Channeling his passions for entrepreneurship and youth development, Jeff helps Robin students achieve a greater sense of direction and blaze their own trails.

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Dr. Hallowell

Dr. Edward Hallowell.

Ned is a board-certified child and adult psychiatrist and world authority on ADHD. He is the Founder of The Hallowell ADHD Centers in several US cities. Dr. Hallowell is a New York Times bestselling author and has written 20 books on multiple psychological topics including the groundbreaking Driven to Distraction. In addition to being an Advisor, Ned coaches Robin's community of parents and teachers form stronger connections with their middle and high schoolers.

Meet Ned
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Sharon DeMattia.

Sharon founded The AIM Project, a global art initiative in which anonymous self-portraits of inner dialogues tell the stories behind our skin. Drawing on her experience as an artist and educator, Sharon challenges Robin students to deepen their understanding of empathy, self-awareness, and belonging through art.

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Naina Giri

Naina Giri.

Peer Coach

Naina is a freshman at Geffen Academy in Los Angeles. She believes passionately in social justice, particularly human rights. She is a staunch advocate for reducing the stigma of discussing mental health openly. She hosts her own podcast entitled "Femme in Focus" and is a co-host on the podcasting platform "Dear Asian Youth".

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John Avritt.

John is a Master Resiliency Trainer & Performance Expert at the R2 Performance Center at Ft. Hood, Texas where he focuses on aiding soldiers on strategizing ways to build resiliency. As a Robin coach, John works with students to develop practical strategies to improve resiliency and performance-related skills.

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Caroline Reinstadtler.

Caroline is an accomplished singer-songwriter who speaks to students about body image. An eating disorder survivor, Caroline helps students understand that their value lies not in their appearance, but in their character. She encourages students to appreciate their bodies, but to look past them towards the attributes that give them power and purpose.

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Deb Roth

Deborah Roth.

Deborah is a life and relationship coach with a focus on transpersonal counseling. Leveraging her multi-decade coaching career, Deborah helps Robin's community of parents and teachers transform their lives by honoring and deepening the mind/body/spirit connection.

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Marshall Davis Jones.

Marshall is a celebrated spoken word artist and the Founder of MindBodySpeak. His unique gift runs deep into the human experience, exploring universal themes from identity and culture to connection and technology. At Robin, Marshall works with young people to harness the power of their voice, their words and their movement to say what they mean and mean what they say.

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Galen Buckwalter.

A leading research psychologist for over 25 years and former Chief Science Officer of eHarmony, Galen serves as Founder & CEO of psyML. Galen teaches the community of Robin teachers and parents how to cultivate empathy and emotional intelligence to empower young adults to develop key 21st century skills including collaboration, creativity and resilience.

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Sara Kaviar.

Sara is the Director of Curriculum and Innovation at Seven Arrows School. Sara works directly with students teaching them to use their minds critically, collaboratively, and creatively. She also supports teachers and administrators in designing engaging projects that stimulate innovation and design thinking, as well as foster resilience through the iterative process. As a Robin coach, Sara teaches the entire community the strengths and pitfalls of technology and social media and how we can approach our usage in a thoughtful, balanced way.

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Dr. Colleen Jacobson.

Colleen is a licensed clinical psychologist and professor with over 20 years of experience in researching, teaching and counseling young adults. Leveraging tricks and trades of psychotherapy, Dr. Jacobson teaches and supports Robin students on how they can more effectively cope with life issues and mental health challenges to live their best lives.

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Ebony Tutora.

Ebony is the founder and holistic mastery coach behind Queens Recognize Queens®, the holistic brand that cultivates deeper connections for women and girls to heal, elevate, and support one another. Ebony teaches Robin students the same powerful tools of meditation and mindset mastery that she used to self-heal and empower herself after her own childhood trauma experience.

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Amy Lee Flower.

Amy Lee Flower has a multifaceted approach to creating unique yoga and meditation programs that help children, teens, women, & families. She is the founder of Shanti Students, a program that brings yoga, meditation and mindfulness into 30+ schools throughout the country. Amy brings her positive mindset and teaches mindfulness techniques to Robin students.

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Dr. Kernan Manion.

Kernan is a physician with specialization in psychiatry and the author of MindSense: A Practical Approach To Emotional Intelligence. Dr. Manion coaches the Robin community of parents and teachers on how they can identify "burn-out" and start the process of healing both emotionally and physically.

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Margarita Pagliai.

Margarita is an accomplished educator with over 24 years experience in education, business, and marketing. Margarita is the founder and head of school for Little Dolphins by the Sea Preschool and Seven Arrows Elementary School in Southern California.

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Andrew Marsiglio.

Andrew began his teaching career at The Town School in the second and third grades and then assumed a number of roles at The Calhoun School, a private school in NYC. Andrew shares with students the critical lessons he has learned in his 20+ teaching career.

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Jenica Biggs.

Jenica currently serves as Special Education Coordinator at New West Charter School. She holds a M.Ed. in Secondary Education and is formally trained in Lindamood-Bell method for struggling learners. As a Robin coach, Jenica teaches students how to build resilience and a growth mindset.

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Tara Karch.

Awarded Teacher of The Year twice, Tara spent 14 years as an elementary school teacher and served on the Social Emotional Learning Leadership team. Tara empowers Robin students to manage and reframe stress and build resilience by introducing them to compassionate tools and techniques.

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Lindsay Camhe.

Lindsay is passionate about connecting with youth about body image. An eating disorder survivor and certified Health and Wellness Coach, Lindsay draws on her personal experience and shares with students how to nurture a positive body image and stronger self-confidence.

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Roberta Kung.

Roberta Kung M.D. is the Founder and CEO of GiftedTaste, a company whose mission is to bridge meaningful relationships in the communities we live, work, play, and create.

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Danielle De La Fuente.

Danielle De La Fuente has vast experience in peace-building and diplomatic efforts stemming from her work at the US Department of Defense and multiple Embassies. Her passion for achieving sustainable development, led her to form the Amal Alliance.

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Greg Van Kirk.

Greg Van Kirk is a social entrepreneur, social innovation designer, consultant and educator. He has worked in communities in over 20 countries designing and leading grassroots organizations.

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LaDawn Taylor.

LaDawn started singing at age six. After college she moved to Orlando, Florida and was cast as Princess Tiana, Disney’s first Black American princess, in The Princess and the Frog at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando.

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Jason Holzer.

Coach Jason Holzer is an educator and basketball coach. He is also an author and public speaker on the topic of resilience post-trauma. He lost his father to suicide when he was 17.

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Randy McNeely.

Randy McNeely is an author, speaker, singer, song writer, podcast host, passionate kindness advocate, and kindness leadership coach. He is the author of the book The Kindness Giver’s Formula: Four Simple Steps for Restoring Light, Hope, Love, Unity, and Peace to Our Troubled World.

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Terri Bacow.

Terri Bacow is a widely known expert in cognitive behavioral therapy, an evidence-based therapy approach. A Brown University graduate, she has authored several peer-reviewed papers based on her research, and sees clients in her private practice on the Upper West Side.

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