Join us for a series of groundbreaking digital wellness events!
Nina Hersher is Executive Director and Co-founder of the Digital Wellness Collective, a curated group of digital wellness professionals working collaboratively to enhance human relationships by supporting the intentional use and development of technology. Nina is also the owner and founder of Nourishing Habits™ a digital wellness consulting company. Hersher holds her Master of Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis with an specialization in norms of connectivity and reconceptualizing human development. Hersher is an international speaker, Oasis in the Overwhelm Facilitator and meditation teacher.
Dr. Tracy A. Dennis-Tiwary is a Professor of psychology and neuroscience at The City University of New York. She is currently conducting an NIH-funded study of teen anxiety at Hunter College examining the link between anxiety symptoms and neural networks. She has translated two decades of her research on stress and anxiety into the development of the stress-reduction app Personal Zen, and has been featured in media outlets such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CBS, CNN, NPR, The Today Show, and Bloomberg Television. She explores the interplay between digital technology and emotional well-being on her blog Psyche’s Circuitry and the Psychology Today Blog More than a Feeling. Her work in mindfulness-based stress reduction in at-risk youth is the topic of the documentary film “Changing Minds at Concord High.” She is founder and Co-Executive Director of the Hunter College Center for Health Technology and The Stress, Anxiety, and Resilience Research Center. You can read more about her work at www.dennistiwary.com.
Teodora Pavkovic is a New York City based psychologist, international speaker and parenting coach with over a decade of international experience working with both children and adults. Through her workshops and one-on-one coaching she helps individuals and families develop digital wellness practices, and does so with an approach rooted in emotional intelligence and neuroscience, as well as positive psychology and mindfulness practices. She is frequently invited to speak, train and facilitate at diverse venues such as schools and co-working spaces as well as conferences such as TEDx.
Susan Reynolds, M.Ed is the founder of Mindhood, committed to engaging students in building mindful communities on their campuses through digital wellness practices, mindfulness and face to face interactions. Using data from a pilot at Dartmouth College, she enlists students’ ideas, strategies and innovations to find optimum happiness and well-being in the digital age. Susan has 20 years of experience developing strategies that balance the impact of 24/7 digital connectivity. Her work is based in the belief that reducing screen time and integrating mindful practices with a healthy use of technology will help children and adults focus and thrive in the age of digital distraction. Susan researches, writes, teaches and speaks on the current issues with technology, seeking solutions to the increasingly fast-paced and distractible nature of digital devices and social media. She also consults to schools, companies and families through different presentations, programs and consulting models including mindful test preparation and an assessment of family technology use. Susan graduated from Dartmouth College and has a Masters from Tufts University.
Pat McAndrew is an actor, writer, speaker, and consultant who has spoken at international conferences, on college campuses, and at various community events. Using methodology rooted in actor training and theatrical techniques, Pat consults with a wide variety of businesses, organizations, and individuals on how to develop deeper and more meaningful relationships in the workplace. Pat creates evocative artistic shows and experiences centered on humanity’s relationship with technology. He has spoken on topics including improving social skills in the digital age, cultivating relationships, leadership, self-discipline and productivity, and using acting methodology as an aid in digital well-being. Pat is the Founder of The Low Tech Trek, an organization which aims to improve and cultivate genuine human relationships in the digital age.
Jess Davis is the Founder of Folk Rebellion, a Digital Wellbeing Thought Leader, Social Entrepreneur, International Speaker, Author, Editor In Chief and Brand Strategist. She is rebelliously redefining what connection means in the digital age – through Folk Rebellion—a media brand on a mission, leading a plugged-in world towards digital wellbeing. She believes society can live well with technology through a more informed, balanced, mindful, and question-everything approach. Folk Rebellion's expert content educates and empowers the everyday digital user to find their freedom IRL through alternative analog and lofi mediums including a printed publication, podcast, and "slow" online editorial content. Her outspoken ideals are inciting a community to cut the cords that bind, by making better lifestyle choices to control their tech...not the other way around. As a formerly plugged-in digital strategist & award-winning brand consultant, her tech-based career allowed her a unique perspective from the inside-out. Jess takes selective content strategy consulting engagements with brands whose missions align with her own, other disrupters who are changing the game one app, user, item or experience at a time. Jess's story has been featured in publications like Inc. Magazine, Well + Good, the Los Angeles Times, and Vogue, and was named one of Thrive Global's 'Limit Breaking Founders' and Yoganonymous's '20 Yogaprenuers to Watch' and named a 2018 Wellness Trend by Well+Good. Jess is proud to be an ambassador for both lululemon and Discover Outdoors.