Mahalo to the
Kohala, Hawaii Community
Pioneering the program is thanks to the North and South Kohala community on the Big Island. A special thanks to Kohala Elementary school teachers and Principle Danny Garcia. And to the Hawaii Preparatory Academy, your innovation for education helped us create the program and launch it to four other elementary schools.
Catherine Rosasco Mitchell
FOUNDER, Feldenkrais Practitioner
As a Feldenkrais Practitioner, Catherine Rosasco-Mitchell has presented international scientific conferences to elementary schools, including Movement Is, Society for Research in Child Development, Neuroscience of Feldenkrais Method, and Hawaii Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. After working with tens of thousands, she founded the program Wellness Through Movement for children. Publications include the book, “A New SENSORY Self Awareness” (2013), and the somatic mindfulness animation video program, “Get Sensational Attention.” Other training completed include Cranial Sacral, Baniel Method, Brain Gym®, Yoga Ed®, and All Kinds of Minds, Schools Attuned®.
Her personal time is spent riding horses, hiking, and spiritual practices.
Cherry Sanford & Joyce O’Connor
Veteran teachers of elementary age children and challenged teenagers.
Past Board Members
Former Professor at University California Santa Barbara
Bill Prothero has had forty years experience doing both Earth science and educational research. His research activities have been in ocean floor seismology, studies of earth structure beneath volcanoes, and the creation and evaluation of learning environments supported by internet technology. Bill is dedicated to making a difference in the consciousness of humanity with the environment and each other. His personal time is spent developing new educational software, playing jazz and riding his bike.
Former CEO North Kohala Community Hospital
Pat Linton is currently serving as the Founding Executive Director of the new Seward Community Health Center in Seward, Alaska. Pat and Catherine met years ago when he came to North Hawaii to design, construct and open a prototypical hospital that blended allopathic and complementary medicine within a total healing environment in collaboration with Earl Bakken (inventor of the pace maker and Co-Founder of Medtronic). Pat has served in a number of senior leadership positions throughout his career and been dedicated to improving personal and community health in holistic ways through all of these endeavors.
His mission can be summed up by his quest to bring together his professional interests in health care leadership and his personal interests in spiritual growth through their common goal of healing. By creatively applying what he has explored and learned, his hope has been to better contribute to the good of all in the communities he serves.
Hui of Educators, Professionals, Parents Advisors
Susie Jones M.A: Originator and Co-Creater of the WTM program: Physical Education Educator/Administrator Hawaii Preparatory Academy
- Esther Hughes M. Ed.: CSSS RT Comprehensive Student Support System Resource Teacher, Hawaii Department of Education
- Jody Lubrecht Ph.D.: Consulting Clinical Psychologist
- Doug Connors: Grant Writer, Laupahoehoe Train Museum (Funding)
- Donna Rohr M.A.: Drama and Physical Education Instructor/ Parker Elementary School