Meet the Mindful Return Global Team
Lori is the CEO and Founder of Mindful Return. She is the author of Back to Work After Baby: How to Plan and Navigate a Mindful Return from Maternity Leave, co-host of the Parents at Work Podcast, and a healthcare lawyer in private practice. Lori lives in Washington, DC, with her husband and two wonderful, redheaded boys.
Jeremy guides new dads to an optimized and valuable paternity leave. He is the co-creator and moderator of the Mindful Return Working Dad Course, father of two incredible kids, and works in FinTech.
Anya is the Mindful Return UK Chapter Lead. She is also a personal coach with a specialism in life shifts, something Anya is well acquainted with, spending 13 years as a private practice lawyer before leaving to live on a tropical island, and becoming a women’s health activist, entrepreneur and coach. Anya lives in London with her husband and two boys.
Roberta is the course coach and lead for Mindful Return’s Spanish Language Mom Course. She is a first time mom to a boy and soon to be mom of 2. She works as a Sr. Financial Analyst at Dialpad in San Francisco and loves spending time with her extremely active son Eric, and her equally active German shepherd, Freya.
Sergio is the course coach and lead for Mindful Return’s Spanish Language Working Dad Course. He is a musician, educator, and Fatherhood Advocate, husband to a US Army Officer, and father of a 4-year-old daughter. He is also the founder of Soy Super Papa, which promotes unifying fathers from all over the world.
Nolo is the Mindful Return South Africa Chapter Co-Lead. An avid consumer of knowledge, she holds legal and business management qualifications from the University of the Witwatersrand and Henley Business School. She is a legal professional, diversity coach & facilitator, consultant, a wife and a mom to a very active and determined little girl.
Aaditya is the Mindful Return India Chapter Lead and coach for the India Chapter Dad Course. He is a healthcare sector entrepreneur and has worked in financial services in Paris, New York, and London. He lives in Mumbai with his wife and son, and he is an advocate for fathers taking time to be with their children in the early days of life.
Dr. Trinjhna is the course coach for Mindful Return’s India Chapter Mom Course. She is a qualified psychotherapist at the Institute for Exceptional Children (IEC), and she manages a number of mental health projects in schools, communities and on ed-tech platforms. Trinjhna lives in Mumbai with her husband and daughter.
Lauren is both the course coach for Mindful Return’s Global Mom Course and is a member of the Mindful Return 201 faculty. She is a working mom of 3 daughters, a senior manager in human resources for a global financial services company based in a suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and a Certified Coach for working moms.
Sage is a member of the Mindful Return 201 faculty. She is a full-bodied Black, Jewish, Native, Multiracial, Queer mother, poet, artist, curator, and educator. She is currently the Assistant Director of the Brown Center for Students of Color at Brown University. She currently lives in Providence, RI with her husband and her two amazing, spirited children.
George is a member of the Mindful Return 201 faculty. He is an anesthesiologist and board member of Hope for Henry, a nonprofit that has revolutionized improving the hospital experience for children facing serious illness. He is a dad of two daughters and enjoys sharing his unique perspectives as a healthcare-working, divorced parent.
Bryan partners with Mindful Return on work-life integration issues facing dads of special needs children. He is the father of a child on the Autism Spectrum, and is also a Compliance Director for a Japanese bank. He lives with his wife and son in New Jersey.
Mia is a course coach and co-lead of Mindful Return’s Balancing Career with a Special Needs Child course. In addition to being a proud mom of a daughter with special healthcare needs, Mia is a Strategic Insights Manager at Dexcom and a Board member of Mama’s Kitchen. She regularly writes about navigating caregiving and careers.
Portuguese Language Mom Course Coach
Milena Batista Azevedo
Mila leads Mindful Return’s Portuguese Program. She is a marketing professional, a School Coordinator leading an English Program for kids in Brazil, and co-founder of A Day to Remember Journals, a global mental health publishing business. Mila is a boy mom and is passionate about growing a supportive community for moms.
Portuguese Language Mom Launch Partner
Arianna is the co-creator and lead for the Mindful Return Maternity Leave course for entrepreneurs. She is a public health social worker by training and author of The Expecting Entrepreneur: A Guide to Parental Leave Planning for Self-employed Business Owners. She lives, works, and plays with her family in Oakland, CA.
Social Media Manager
Jules is the Social Media Manager at Mindful Return. For over 15 years Jules has immersed herself in the field of Digital Marketing and Brand Management. She is happiest when her passion for strategy and creativity collide, designing engaging content that cultivates community and maximizes brand engagement. Jules resides in sunny South Africa with her husband and three children.
Public Relations Manager
Sri Purna Widari provides public relations support for Mindful Return. She is also a solo widowed mom who lives in Bali, Indonesia, with her biracial daughter.
Margarita is Mindful Return’s Alumni Facilitator. Originally from Los Angeles, Margarita and her husband landed in the D.C. area to continue her career with the Federal Government. She is a working parent advocate and is now navigating the new world of primary caregiving for her daughter and son.