Steering Committee of Mindfulness Toronto

Committee Members:
Mindfulness Toronto

  • Hersh I. Forman – Chair
  • Heidi Bornstein – Treasurer
  • Susan Meech
  • Aidan Tierney
  • Laurie Arron



  • Kyle Forman

Hersh I. Forman, BSc, MBA

Over 30 year’s Hersh Forman business experience as a senior marketing and sales professional. In addition, he has also operated his own consulting practice since 2001. Former Senior Trainer with The Potential Project, a global organization that specializes in Corporate Based Mindfulness Training (CBMT®) for companies that helps employees to be more effective, calm and focused at work and at home.
Member, Mindfulness in the Workplace/Mindful Leadership group (since 2011).
Steering Committee Member since 2013.
Elected Chair of the Steering Committee January 2014.


Heidi-Bornstein-Heidi Bornstein
Mindfulness Everyday co-founder, MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) Workshop Facilitator, The Mindful Edge – Stress Reduction & Life Strategies for Teens Instructor, Steering Committee member Mindfulness Toronto

Susan C. Meech, J.D. Susan_Meech-photo
Consultant specializing in mindfulness based coaching & facilitating.
Steering Committee Member, Mindfulness Toronto (since 2010)
Founder, Mindful Leaders-Mindful Workplace

Aidan-TierneyAidan Tierney
Owner and Principal instructor at QuietNorth, yoga and relaxation classes and retreats
Managing Consultant, IBM Canada

Laurie-ArronLaurie Arron

Managing Director of The Centre for Mindfulness Studies
Executive Director of Discover Mindfulness (supporting mindfulness in education in Ontario)
Lead organizer of Thich Nhat Hanh Toronto 2013
Former Executive Director of the Green Party of Canada
Former Director of Advocacy for Egale Canada and National Director of Canadians for Equal Marriage



Mindfulness Toronto Founding Members

Bobby Esbin, MD

David Etlin, MD, FRCP(C)

M. Lee Freedman, MD, CM, FRCP(C)

Shari Geller, PhD CPsych

Jackie Masson, MD, CM, FRCP(C)

Lisa Vettese, PhD, CPsych