Tag: Meet Our Community

Meet Our Community: Kari Allen, MS Candidate in Mind-Body Medicine

Body and mind integrative healing traditions have been the cornerstone of Kari Allen’s work for over a decade. As a substance abuse counselor, she integrated expressive mediation practices into programs of recovery, in both prison and hospital settings. She taught her clients practical self-care living practices that are important components of sustained mental health and… Read more »

Meet Our Community: Alisha Smith, PhD Candidate in Mind-Body Medicine


I currently work as the data manager for a federally-funded program called Indianapolis Healthy Start, geared at reducing infant mortality in the United States.  Additionally, I serve as an adjunct faculty member at Ivy Tech Community College where I teach an Introduction to Communication class.  My academic career began with a focus in vertebrate zoology… Read more »

Meet Our Community: Carrie Phelps, PhD Candidate in Mind-Body Medicine


Carrie Phelps has over 30 years experience in the health and wellness field.   Formally trained in the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Methodology, Carrie served as a consultant and project manager for Activate America, a national YMCA organizational wellness initiative.  Recently she served as the Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives for the YMCA of the Pikes… Read more »