Elyse Simon, MA, MSC – Senior SALT Practitioner is a relational, mindfulness and compassion practitioner and educator. She received her Master’s degree in integrative health, and is trained in mindfulness-based treatment programs. She works with private clients and has led many support groups within the healthcare arena at institutions including the Lahey Clinic, Dana Farber, and the Cambridge Health Alliance. Courtney Lamothe, MSW, LCSW – Managing Member is a social worker with over a decade of service in the area of end-of-life care. As a hospice program developer, much of her focus has been on finding ways to more deeply connect and communicate. She has been studying and practicing compassionate communication for the past few years, and looks forward to sharing and gaining insights while creating a compassionate community here in Rhode Island. Courtney enjoys taking time for self-care, flea markets, and all things ocean.