Cormac is the Executive Director and Lead Meditation Instructor for Elm Village. He is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School and worked as a hospital chaplain for six years. As a hospital chaplain he had the opportunity to offer meditation to people struggling with addiction and mental health issues. It was in this setting that he first developed a passion for teaching meditation to people struggling with mental health and addiction issues. He has been teaching meditation for almost a decade and is currently a teacher in the New Haven Insight meditation community.
SARAH tRACY-wANcK (tw)
Sarah, also known as TW, is the Director of Programs. She is deeply grateful to the book by Thich Nhat Hanh that fell on her mother's head when she was 7, initiating a meditation practice that has been at the center of this life journey ever since.
TW lives for her home and community in New Haven, where she has been learning and growing through her work as an educator for the last 10 years. Her work is propelled by the principle that awareness is a critical starting point we can work from to undo the roots of systemic racism and oppression and move towards wholeness. Both spiritual practice and dancing are what connect TW to a collective journey of healing!