About the Podcast
Voices of Compassion is a weekly podcast brought to you by Children’s Health Council. We look forward to you tuning in each week. After all, we are in this together.
Featured on Voices of Compassion are CHC mental health, wellness and learning specialists, parents in the trenches and other experts who can help us with the mighty job of raising compassionate and courageous kids in the midst of a global pandemic.
Tune in regularly to hear about how you can help yourself, your kids, your family and others in your community to make it through another day. We’ll offer thoughts and inspiration that will make you think and even laugh! Compassion can take on many forms – it might be exercising some self care, learning some tips about how to support your child with distance learning, strategies around talking with your kids, or parenting techniques. And we know – healing isn’t linear.
It takes a village to make a podcast! Thank you to the CHC podcast team.
Cindy has more than 20 years experience in K-12 education, as a classroom teacher, a curriculum developer in educational publishing, and as Director of Curriculum Development and Professional Growth at a school for students with language-based learning differences. With a deep understanding of what works and doesn’t work for children who don’t fit the mold of a traditional classroom, Cindy has poured her wisdom, experience, and commitment into the founding of Sand Hill School. Outside of school, Cindy enjoys watercolor painting, walking her two Golden Retrievers and spending time with family and friends.
Taylor has several years of marketing and fundraising experience with various human service nonprofits. Prior to her Advancement roles at CHC, Taylor worked in development for a homeless services agency in New York City and an adoption advocacy firm in Washington, DC. From a young age Taylor knew she wanted to work in service and on behalf of children, and families, and has found her home at CHC. Taylor has experience in many areas of fundraising and marketing, and enjoys working to connect people to causes and resources that could change their lives.
Originally from Washington, DC, Taylor is a bona fide transplant. During her free time she loves to see live music and explore the San Francisco Bay.
Micaelia is a native San Franciscan. She has been associated with children and learning for her entire career and she is a fierce advocate for programs that celebrate student strengths. She has been a classroom teacher, a content developer, a publishing executive, a marketing director and a pioneer in online content for kids. At CHC Micaelia uses her marketing and communication skills to spread CHC’s message of promise and potential. In her free time, Micaelia enjoys singing, riding horses, and spending time with her husband and dogs.
Mike is a recent graduate from Loyola University Chicago, where he received his Bachelor of Business Administration in business, marketing.
He worked as a Communications and Media Facilitator, educating adults with developmental and learning differences for one of the leading nonprofits in Silicon Valley, Hope Services. At Hope, he worked with a local community college to cultivate personal development, autonomy, interdependence, and emotional well-being, while incorporating technology.
At Loyola, he was a Marketing Assistant for both Student Government and for a community of family-owned businesses at Loyola’s Family Business Center. In his spare time, he worked as a freelance writer curating a Wikipedia page for a breast cancer survivor and advocates for the cause who ignited a national campaign called “Paint the Town Pink.” As a writer, educator, advocate, and marketing intern, he has established an educational framework, bridging communities together while offering digital, social, and written content as a resource.
Mike is elated to be joining the CHC team, to attentively address the national movement of 1 in 5, affecting those with learning and mental health needs. Work aside, Mike loves running and just finished his first half marathon in San Jose. He enjoys cinematic photography, cuddles with his Scottish Terrier, adventuring near and far and discovering new coffee shops.