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The Circle of R.E.S.T.E is a series of self-care events hosted throughout the year for all professions.

Our mission is to provide self-care resources that help professionals renew their energy, reignite their purpose and maintain work-life balance.

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Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith

Helping organizations overcome burnout, decrease employee turnover, and cultivate a well-being culture featuring her proprietary 7 Types of Rest framework.

Join Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith as she educates and encourages you with her approach to burnout prevention, change management, personal wellbeing, and success. Whether addressing corporate audiences, motivating your team, speaking to young professionals, or leading workshops around personal development, Dr. Saundra provides actionable steps you can implement immediately.

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Tameika Isaac Devine

Attorney, Speaker, Board Member, Former Elected Official, Speaker, Entrepreneur, Author, Consultant & Work Life Integration Specialis

Sheriff Leon Lott

Richland County, SC
45 year veteran
International recognition for community policing

2021 National Sheriff of the Year
Brigadier General SC National Guard

Mental Health Advocate

“I’ve got to see it first hand, and that’s one of the reasons why I’ve dedicated myself to make sure that we do not treat those with mental illness as a criminal,” Lott said. 

He said the sheriff’s department has created a crisis intervention team and deputies are proud of that. 

The intervention teams are deputies who are not in uniform or in police cars but respond to mental health calls. They work to de-escalate a scene and keep those struggling with their mental health out of a detention center. 

A day for mental health advocacy in SC

By Grace Brown | Mar 31, 2023

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The Honorable Cheryl Hinton Harris

Board Chair Richland County School District One

Board Chair Cheryl Hinton Harris will provide comments in support for mental health resources in schools and the general community.


Jelena Popovic

School psychologist, Program Facilitator for Mindful Schools, Awakening Joy for Educators teacher

Jelena Popovic is a veteran school psychologist who is experienced in creating communities of care for educators and supporting them in cultivating their mindfulness practice and teaching. She has dedicated her career to mindfulness group facilitation and leadership, peace education and is committed to justice and service.

She co-created and co-facilitated the inaugural South Carolina Mindfulness for Educators Retreat at Newberry College in June 2016. Since then, Jelena has guided numerous in-person and virtual retreats for educators including Greenville County School District, Buncombe County Schools, Mindful Schools, Copper Beech Institute and international At Home In the World family retreats.

She currently serves as a WholeSchool Mindfulness Director at an early childhood education center in Greenville, South Carolina, works as a Program Facilitator for Mindful Schools, is an Awakening Joy for Educators teacher, and serves on several non-profit advisory boards. She is also a co-founder of Design to Connect, LLC, an educational consulting organization, that assists schools in their efforts in skillful, integrated, and sustainable communities of care practices and wholeschool mindfulness implementation.​

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