Holly B. Rogers, MD
Holly is one of the developers of the Koru Mindfulness® program and a founder of the Center for Koru Mindfulness®. She is a psychiatrist at Counseling and Psychological Services, the student counseling center at Duke University where she has worked for years to help students incorporate the practice of mindfulness into their lives in a meaningful way.
Holly’s own mindfulness practice began almost 20 years ago when she had the good fortune to be taught and mentored by Dr. Jeff Brantley. Since that time, she has integrated the principles and practice of mindfulness into her clinical work with students and been continually inspired by the profound growth she has witnessed.
Holly is a Clinical Associate in the Department of Psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center, and the co-author of Mindfulness for the Next Generation: Helping Emerging Adults Manage Stress and Lead Healthier Lives. Her newest book, The Mindful Twenty-Something, is a handbook for young adults who wish to learn about mindfulness and meditation. She lives in Durham, NC with her husband, daughter, Great Dane, three chickens, two cats and Peaches the rabbit.
Libby Webb, MSW, LCSW
Libby is a licensed clinical social worker at Duke University’s Counseling and Psychological Services, a Clinical Associate on the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center, and a founder of the Koru Center for Mindfulness. She has been working with emerging adults for the past twenty-eight years and finds great significance in helping them explore the question of meaning at a time of life filled with such ambiguity.
Libby came to the practice of mindfulness through her early participation in the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program. Her interest in mindfulness has expanded to include the integration of present moment awareness skills taught in the practice of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
In addition to her interest in mindfulness, she also has a strong belief in the restorative benefits of small group work to illuminate the humanness of struggle. Libby lives with her family in Durham, NC and loves her adopted hometown.
Margaret Maytan, M.D.
Margaret is one of the developers of Koru, a program for teaching mindfulness and meditation to emerging adults. She is a clinical associate in the Department of Psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center, and she has a general psychiatry practice, where she also specializes in treating cancer patients. She is a graduate of the Advanced Training Program in mind-body skills at the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, DC, and has facilitated mind-body skills groups for residents and faculty at Duke University Medical Center. She has practiced mindfulness meditation for 20 years and integrates her practice into her clinical work. She is the co-author of Mindfulness for the Next Generation: Helping Emerging Adults Manage Stress and Lead Healthier Lives.
Jennie Dickson-Mills, MSW, LCSW, E-RYT
Jennie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) with over a decade of experience working in higher education, and thousands of hours of experience teaching yoga and mindfulness to people from a wide range of backgrounds. She worked for 5 years as a counselor at Duke University’s Counseling and Psychological Services, and has a private practice in Chapel Hill, NC.
Jennie finds great joy helping emerging adults discover and develop a mind-body connection, and nurture their ability to observe their thoughts, feelings, body sensations, and experiences with greater awareness and self compassion. Her clinical practice focuses on mindfulness and somatic-based therapies, with a specialization in trauma and its impact on nervous system regulation.
She is skilled at bringing mindfulness concepts to life through the expression of body movement and breath, and particularly excited to help young people develop yoga programs that will enhance and complement their mindfulness and meditation practices. Jennie developed the yoga curriculum for the Center for Koru Mindfulness® and continues to explore the intersection of yoga and mental health through her work as a counselor and teacher.