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Annamarie Fernyak
Founder/CEO

Annamarie Fernyak is the founder and CEO of Mind Body Align LLC based in Mansfield, Ohio. She is a certified life coach, mindfulness meditation teacher, and serial entrepreneur. The development of the MBAwareness Education Program was conceived while Annamarie was volunteering to teach mindfulness in a local middle school and found that the teachers and students were struggling to grow calm for their guest teacher, students seemed unable to pay focused attention, and the teachers were growing frustrated.

Annamarie’s focus was to create a program that would transform the lives of the students. She focused on hiring a licensed teacher to create and instruct the mindfulness-based social and emotional learning curriculums to elementary and secondary school students and teachers. Due to the challenges associated with global health concerns, Annamarie’s mindfulness education program is further now evolving into online mindfulness education focusing on teaching tools that reduce stress and support a life where people can feel more at ease. We also teach as a part of corporate wellness programs.

In 2017, Annamarie launched Align Mindfulness which is a FREE app downloadable from your app store that sends prompts a few times a day, bringing attention to what’s happening in your world. Intentionally simple, these reflections help you build a well-rounded “mindfulness” muscle by offering variety in where you place your awareness.

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Jennifer Blue
President

Mind Body Align's President is Jennifer Blue. No stranger to small business, Jen is a community leader, an entrepreneur, and a published author who has led several successful startups. Responsible for overseeing the creation and implementation of all programs and events offered at the historic Butterfly House, home of Mind Body Align, as well as overseeing all operations for the company.

Jennifer has worked alongside entrepreneurs and visionaries in various industries and positions over her 30-year management career. A Mansfield, Ohio native, Jen returned to Ohio after living and working in Louisville, Kentucky, as well as South Florida. She studied political science at Otterbein College and the University of Louisville. Adventure, creativity, and new challenges are “musts” in her life; these drives have led Jen to work as a freelance writer, chef, and abstract artist.

Linda Snyder
Chief Operating Officer

As the Chief Operating Officer for Mind Body Align, Linda is in charge of all aspects of daily business operations. Her unique experience, skill-set, creativity, and excellent insights allow her to design projects and processes that allow our team to be successful. 

Linda and her husband travel around the country for their work in auto racing. Living proof that auto racing and mindfulness go hand-in-hand, Linda is also a 200hr yoga instructor, has an active mindfulness practice, is a  health coach, and is a laughter yoga leader who believes we all must incorporate more laughter and play into our daily lives. In her free time, Linda likes to hike, dance, paddleboard, sing off-key, and spend time with family. 

Julie Braumberger
Director of Education
Julie Braumberger is an elementary school teacher for grades Kindergarten through grade eight and is licensed by the Ohio Department of Education. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Notre Dame College. Affectionately called “Mrs. B,” Julie taught third grade in Ohio for more than 10 years before she joined Mind Body Align as the Director of Mindful Education with the mission to find ways to teach children and other teachers how to bring themselves to focused attention and improve their learning. She chose a proven teacher certification program to teach mindful social-emotional learning in schools. Julie developed the MBAwareness Educational Program, a social and emotional learning wellness program for schools that has helped over 90% of teachers and students to manage and reduce stress.
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Mary Kennard
Creative Director

Mary Kennard is the Creative Director for Mind Body Align, LLC. A Richland County, Ohio native, Mary earned a degree in Art History from Bowling Green State University in 2008 and focused on the development and support of non-profits prior to joining MBA. Always working to break down barriers, Mary strives to elevate wellness for individuals and companies, making it a part of their personal and professional cultures. Kennard oversees all opportunities for creatively engaging clients and designing fantastic educational materials for clients.

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Brenda Engelman
Mindful Educator

Brenda Engelman is a Mindful Educator for the MBAwareness Educational Program, where she teaches engaging social-emotional lessons to students in the classroom.  She has a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from The University of Findlay and is licensed by the Ohio Department of Education.  She has experience teaching in general as well as special education classrooms and is passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of children.

When she is not at work, Brenda can be found spending time with her family.  She enjoys reading, listening to music, and experiencing the beauty of nature.  She is a lifelong learner who values wellness, personal growth, and mindful living.

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Madeline Young
Sales Development Representative

Madeline Young is a sales development representative at Mind Body Align, L.L.C. To Mind Body Align, Maddy brings the vibrance and spirit of a performer and an educator. She worked in education and with school leaders, always collaborating to problem solve and to find the solutions that fit a situation best. Maddy is also experienced in ed tech, after working for a top education and tutoring company, where her accomplishments include building and maintaining training portals and programs for employees.

In 2020, Maddy earned her first bachelor’s degree, in fine arts, theater performance and contemporary vocal performance, from the  University of Central Oklahoma. She has continued pursuing additional degrees and will have two in 2023. She was president of the Alpha Psi Omega actor’s society and was awarded Longhorn of the Year for her commitment to her school.

Outside of work, Maddy spends her time writing music, scoring short films, and teaching voice. She is  a foodie with a knack for trying new things, a dog lover, and loves to travel, counting getting lost in new cities as one of her favorite things.

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Caitlin DiLallo
Sales Development Representative

Caitlin DiLallo is a sales development representative for Mind Body Align, LLC. A former principal and a career educator, Cait blends her understanding of the whole child with compassion for and expertise in educating those with special needs.

After serving as a special education teacher, Cait joined the administration of the Komarek School District 94, a Chicago-area public school system, for nearly four years, serving in various roles including director of student services and principal. While serving as an administrator at Komarek, she co-led a winning school district levy referendum in 2020 to fund the construction of a new building.

Cait graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Roosevelt University in Chicago with a focus in special education. She earned two masters, one in education from Western Michigan University and another in educational leadership from Lewis University. 

One of six children, Cait lives in Homer Glen, IL with her husband, a firefighter and insurance industry professional, their four children, two dogs, and rescue dogs. When she is not at work, she enjoys cross-country road trips, spending time with family, and photography.

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Our Mission

The mission of Mind Body Align, LLC. is to transform lives through mindfulness.

Our Core Values

The Creative Team of Mind Body Align conducts ourselves with the highest level of ethics both personally and professionally.

Together, we choose to follow these core values:

Be impeccable with our word

Foster curiosity & beginners mind

Always do our best

Keep things simple & authentic

Build open & honest relationships

Live vibrantly

Nourish, Embrace & Inspire

Be flexible & enjoy the journey