About Us


Begin with Me has been founded to promote Mindfulness and Compassion practices as:

  • A way to support physical,
    emotional and spiritual well being and growth in the individual and improved interpersonal relationships in the family, community and workplace;
  • A framework for approaching and resolving conflict;
  • A guide for social action and social justice activities; and
  • A tool to help care providers, educators, activists and others involved in social service and social justice engage their work more effectively.

Begin with Me Board of Directors

Mary McGovern (founder, Williamsburg, VA).
Read more about the inspiration for Begin With Me.

Kathy Sterbank (Eugene, OR)

Laura McMarlin (Annapolis, MD)

Leslie Kiernan (Chevy Chase, MD)

Joanne Brown (Baltimore, MD)