Board of Directors

CASEY MARTIN, Executive Director, Non-Voting Board Member; Owner, Assistart LLC; RYT200; RCYT
Casey is a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher certified from Gathering Tree Yoga (200 Hour) and Awake to My Soul (500 Hour), with a focus in accessibility and inclusivity in yoga, Vinyasa, and Yin, and Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher with an emphasis on teaching from a trauma-informed perspective. Casey has been a student of yoga since the mid-‘90s, always seeking authenticity in teachers, and healing in the practice.

Casey’s goal in founding Seed Yoga is to ensure that this positive mind, mood, and life altering practice is brought to everyone that needs it – especially the youth, caregivers in families, and those that have much healing to do but don’t have yoga resources available or accessible to them.

Casey’s prior professional background includes non-profit arts administration, corporate administrative duties, and senior paralegal duties and training at an intellectual property law firm.  She has also managed event planning for various non-profit organizations, and planned local fundraisers in her community of Bay Village. Most importantly, she is a parent to two teens, and strives to better the world by helping others find peace, one little bit at a time.

SHEILA FELL, JD, MA, LPC, Board President; Psychotherapist, Wollemi Counseling and Attorney, The Fell Law Office, LLC

LISA ELLIS, Board Vice President; School Counselor, Cleveland Public Schools, MC2 STEM High School
Lisa, a Cleveland native, is the proud parent of two unique children and a high school counselor with twelve years of dedication to and passion for serving students in the Cleveland Metropolitan Area. Lisa has spent her career building relationships and securing partnerships within the community to connect her students with the resources and opportunities that will help them discover and use their voice, their talents, and lay the foundation for a successful future.

Some of Lisa’s central areas of focus in her current role as school counselor at MC2 STEM High School are on anti-racist teaching pedagogy, educational equity, LGBTQ+ advocacy, and other issues of inclusion and social justice. Lisa has been trained in Restorative Practices, which helps to reduce instances of violence and bullying in schools and improve interpersonal relationships. She is currently the advisor for: N.O.W. (Not on Our Watch, a CMSD anti-bullying initiative), W.A.V.E. (Winning Against Violent Environments, CMSD peer mediation), MC2 STEM Page Turners Book Club, MC2 STEM Rhythm Project, which teaches drumming as a form of creative and emotional expression, Yoga & Meditation Clubs, and the MC2 STEM Gender-Sexuality Alliance.

Lisa is active in her Alma Mater’s professional community, serving on the School Counselor Advisory Board at Cleveland State University since 2014 and regularly supervises graduate students from Cleveland State’s school counselor masters program during their practicum and internship experiences. Lisa was previously on both the Education and Membership Committees for the City Club of Cleveland and was a 2016 recipient of the Robert F. Kennedy Urban Education Award.

Lisa is also active in her own community of Lakewood, Ohio, where she volunteers for the local school district and has been a troop leader for Lakewood Girl Scout Troop 70188 since 2015. In her free time Lisa loves to cook, travel, play and see live music, and spend time with her family and dog.

KIM CORRIGAN, Board Secretary; Community Volunteer 

Kim Corrigan was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. She and her husband, Dr. Andrey Stojic, have three children.

Kim has worked in the veterinary field, having managed a veterinary group practice. For the past 14 years, Kim has been a stay at home mother and actively involved in her community.  She has served on the local PTA and most recently been appointed as the Health and Wellness Committee Co-Chair for the Bay Village PTA council.  Kim served as a Girl Scout leader for 7 years and coached youth soccer. She has served as a trustee for the Bay Village Education Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the Bay Village School District through grants to fund projects for students, as well as educator projects to innovate within the classrooms and college scholarships.   Kim has also played an active role in social justice as a member of the Bay Village Anti-Racism Network.

In her personal life, Kim is an avid lover of dogs, a “Hockey/Sports” mom and interested and active in local politics and community service.  She believes in the importance of child development that not only focuses on academic performance but also wellness, including physical activity, good nutrition, and mindfulness.

SUE WATKINS, Board Treasurer; Owner; Sancus Accounting Services

MICHELE ESPER, Board Member; Global Mobility Lead, Goodyear Tire and Rubber; Community Volunteer and Activist 


SARAH KELLY, Board Member; Teacher, Parma City School District; Registered Yoga Teacher

JAMES LEVIN, Board Member; Attorney, Founder of Cleveland Public Theatre; Executive Director of LegalWorks; Founder and Executive Director Firefish Festival 

KIMBERLY RUSH, Facilitator & Trainer, Youth Opportunities Unlimited PACE; Registered Yoga Instructor, Inner Bliss Yoga Studio

ALONSO SOUTHARD, Board Member; Wellness Director and Owner, The Dance Kitchen; Wellness Director Anytime Fitness

ELEINA THOMAS, Senior Associate, Gertsburg Licata

MURRAY WOODS, Board Member; Retired Certified Nurse Practitioner; Registered Yoga Teacher




DENA FISHER, Owner & Chef, Dena’s Table

MELISSA GRIMES, MS, BCBA, School Psychologist, Bay Village School District;  Registered 500 Hour Yoga Teacher