Board Of Directors

Louise Okin- Cofounder


Louise Okin, Ph.d is the cofounder of Matthew’s Mindful Moment. She is a

licensed clinical psychologist in private practice for over thirty years and currently serves on the board of The Inspired Child Foundation, a position she has held for the past five years. She served as an officer on the executive board of NAMI, Montgomery County for ten years, and previously served as chairperson for the divorced and single women program for Montgomery County Women’s Center. Dr. Okin helped develop a program for single parents of pre-school and school age children for the Catholic Dioceses of Camden County, a program that was translated into Spanish and used by other dioceses. She has been an active mediator for twenty years. Dr. Okin is excited to bring meditation to the children in schools throughout

the area through Matthew’s Mindful Mome.

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Michael Okin- Cofounder


Dr. Okin is a Board Certiied Orthopedic Surgeon; a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He has provided Orthopedic Surgical Care in Northeast Philadelphia for over forty

years. He provided orthopedic trauma care at Aria Torresdale, a level II Trauma Center, for thirty years. Dr. Okin practiced at Lourdes Hospital of Burlington, New Jersey, for 10 years. He was the Orthopaedic Consultant for Fort Dix in New Jersey, providing orthopaedic care to the soldiers both returning from the Mid East and deploying to the Mid East. Dr.Okin is an active board member of the Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society; he was a past president of that society. He served on the Board of Counselors of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons for 7 years. Dr. Okin was the

Orthopaedic Consultant to the Standards Committee of the

Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Standards Foundation. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Rowan University School of Medicine and Dentistry, School of Osteopathic Medicine

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Ricki Jacobson


Ricki Jacobson is a masters prepared nurse focused in two areas: Adult Health and Illness and Marriage and the Family. She has been active in using a holistic approach to care for clients that have chronic illness issues. She has participated in fund raising for the AJ Foundation that offers education for children with Autism.  A program was developed with Dr Louise Merves Okin  for  single parents of preschool and school age children in conjunction with the Camden Diocese. The program was translated into Spanish and used in other dioceses. Ricki Jacobson believes strongly in the practice of meditation and has been meditating for over 20 years.

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Irene Schilling


Irene Schilling, graduated with a B.S. in Elementary education, an M.A. in Clinical psychology and a Psy. D. in Psychology.  She has run individual and group therapy sessions at the Institute for Learning and Project Transition for many years.  Dr. Schilling has also been in private practice with children and adults for over 15 years.  She has served as an officer on the Executive Board of NAMI for 10 years.  Dr. Schilling was a docent at the Philadelphia Zoo for over 20 years and served on the Board of Directors.

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Associate Members

Toni Montague

Fran Davis 

Marilyn Nyman