Koru Trainer Vivien Roman Hampton

Vivien Roman-Hampton

Vivien Roman-Hampton is a LICSW in Massachusetts who trained to be a Koru teacher in New York in 2018. She uses Koru in her clinical practice where she focuses on emerging adults from marginalized communities. The transformation she has seen as she introduces Koru to these young people has motivated her to be part of… Read more »

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Koru Trainer Tim Auman

Tim Auman

Timothy L. Auman became the University Chaplain to Wake Forest in August of 2003. Tim has over two decades of experience in ministry in higher education, pastoral care, and work with religious, secular, and spiritual identity. At Wake Forest, Tim aims to build relationships amidst difference, and to cultivate healthy contemplative and mindful practices for… Read more »

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Koru Trainer Suit Fong

Suit Fong Chan

Suit Fong Chan is a mindfulness teacher, counsellor cum internationally certified coach who believes she can make a difference being a Koru teacher trainer.  She aims to help establish a cadre of professional Koru teachers in Asia/Middle East, so more emerging adults and youths in Asia/Middle East may benefit from the Koru program. Suit Fong’s… Read more »

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Koru Trainer Roger Mancastroppa

Roger Mancastroppa

Roger “Mac” Mancastroppa has earned a MS in Education, a MA in Theological Studies and a BS in History. He taught history and religion for over a decade before joining the University of Richmond where he serves as the Associate Director of the Academic Skills Center. Mac is in his 9th year assisting students individually… Read more »

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Koru Trainer Mil Witt

Mil Witt

Mil Witt is a licensed clinical psychologist at the University of North Carolina’s Counseling and Psychological Services in Chapel Hill, NC (UNC-CAPS). Mil is passionate about working with emerging young adults in university settings. In addition to mindfulness, her professional interests include college mental health, the training and supervision of future clinicians, multiculturalism and diversity,… Read more »

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Koru Trainer Karen Newton

Karen S. Newton

Karen S. Newton served as Director of Health Promotion & Wellbeing in Campus Health Services from 2007 to 2018 as her team implemented a resilience framework to support the academic persistence and personal wellbeing of University of Louisville students. Inspired by her personal experiences with mindfulness and mediation practices through many years of her life’s… Read more »

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Koru Trainer Dylan Scott

Dylan Scott

Dylan Scott was born and raised outside of Philadelphia and completed his B.S. in Exercise Science and Sports Psychology at Ithaca College in 2015. He discovered mindfulness during his time at college in response to a difficult battle with panic attacks. Although there were many resources that helped Dylan through his struggles, mindfulness offered him… Read more »

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Koru Trainer Chase Giroux

Chase Giroux

Chase Giroux began her career in residential care for youth, followed by support work in an educational setting for children with behavioral health challenges. After attaining her Mental Health Counseling degree, she became a therapist trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She currently supervises an Intensive Care Coordination program, where she also provides agency-wide trainings… Read more »

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Koru Trainer Bibi Gnagno

Bibi Gnagno

Bibi Gnagno is an educator, wellness advocate and a certified Koru Mindfulness instructor.  Her work explores telling stories through film using a social justice lens. While completing a law degree, she embraced mindfulness at a deeper level to cope with the daily stress of school.  Bibi has taught mindfulness classes at the university level and… Read more »

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Koru Trainer Erica Alexander

Erica Alexander

Erica Alexander, flutist and music educator, has taught music and mindfulness in private and group settings for over 20 years. She has a Masters in Music Education (MME) with all-level teaching certification. Erica is founder and director of The Open Wings School (openwingsflute.com) which specializes in helping busy people find a lasting sense of calm… Read more »

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