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making a difference?

We would like to hear from you if you are interested in participating on the Board of Directors, or the Advisory Board, or volunteering in another capacity.

Please contact Heidi Bornstein for more information.

Board of Directors

Heidi Bornstein

Founder – Executive Director

HEIDI BORNSTEIN is the co-founder of Mindfulness Everyday and a lead teacher for the programs offered by the organization. She is the co-creator and teacher for The Mindful Edge® – Stress Reduction and Life Strategies for Teens program in high schools and the Ontario Director for SMART (Stress Management and Resiliency Techniques) for Educators and Helping Professionals. She is on the steering committee for Mindfulness Toronto and Discover Mindfulness., supporting yoga, meditation, and mindfulness programs for children, youth, teens, and adults in Toronto since 2002.


Bob Buckner is a retired executive having worked 32 years for Bank of Montreal, most recently as head of Corporate Finance for B.C.  He has a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Economics from University of Victoria and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.  He has served on a number of corporate and charitable boards and is currently involved with strategic planning for Discover Mindfulness and a Director of Mindfulness Everyday.

Christianne JamesDirector

CHRISTIANNE JAMES is an integrative manual therapist with licences for massage therapy, osteopathy and acupuncture. She brings a wealth of knowledge to the table with a diverse background in health care and education.
She has 10 years in the health industry ranging from pharmaceuticals marketing, advertising and sales to manual therapy and education. She owns and operates Body Unity Integrative Health Care & Wellness where she can incorporate her love for health, helping others and education.  As a teacher and public speaker, Christianne shares her belief that the body has an innate ability to heal itself if given the right help and conditions. She knows the importance of the mind, body, spirit connection and the delicate yet unique balance that is required for optimal health and wellness on an individual basis.
Christianne has completed the MBSR course with Heidi Bornstein and Stephen Chadwick and has incorporated some of the tenants and activities into her personal life as well as her treatment plans for her patients.

Lucy WhiteDirector

LUCY WHITE is an entrepreneurial and highly effective senior executive in the not-for-profit sector, Lucy has a demonstrated ability to establish, grow and sustain organizations. She achieves superior results through a strategic, creative and consultative approach and outstanding analytical, communications, relationship management and teambuilding skills.

Marty KeltzDirector

An Emmy award-winning producer, Marty Keltz was the co-founder and president of Scholastic Productions, Inc. (1978-1995) and a Senior Vice-President of New Media at Scholastic Inc. He led the teams that created over 300 hours of television programming, including The Magic School Bus, Goosebumps and My Secret Identity and was an executive producer for The Indian in the Cupboard and The Baby-Sitters Club feature films. 
Early in his career, as the publisher of Media & Methods magazine, he broke new ground with a publication for teachers with a focus on innovative multimedia products for use in classrooms. As a teacher he brought media into junior high school English classes to teach values, writing and story development.