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May 10, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This program is being offered to support Smith Center’s 25th Anniversary. Participants are encouraged to donate $25 (or whatever amount you can afford) to support our work.

This program is being offered virtually through Zoom. In order to participate and receive the Zoom link, you must register using the button above or by emailing carla@smithcenter.org

Featuring Charles Leighton, Laura Pole, Lorraine Washington, Lucia Effros, Rick Steinberg, and Jim Wilner. Hosted by Lisa Simms Booth.

Smith Center 25th Anniversary Conversation Series

The year 2021 marks the 25th anniversary of the founding of Smith Center for Healing and the Arts. In celebration of this momentous achievement, we are launching a series of special conversations. Across the course of the coming year, members of our Smith Center family will join us to reflect upon Smith Center’s roots, examine its present programs and impact, and imagine what the future may hold for us at Smith Center and the larger world of integrative healing.

Our next collection of conversations, focused on Smith Center’s Signature Programs, will begin on Monday, May 10th from 6 – 7:30 pm (Eastern Time). We are excited to welcome a few of our core retreat alumni and staff: Charles Leighton, Group Leader, Laura Pole, RN, Chef, Lorraine Washington, Alumni, Volunteer Staff, Lucia Effros, Alumni, Volunteer Staff, and Rick Steinberg, Alumni, “Viking Group” , and Jim Wilner, Alumni, “Viking Group.” The panel will be interviewed by Smith Center’s Executive Director, Lisa Simms Booth.

We hope you will join us for the conversations in this special series. Please feel free to circulate this announcement and share with others the details of this upcoming conversation.

Tickets for this event will be $25 and will help raise money for Smith Center’s 25th Anniversary Fund.

Smith Center’s 25th Anniversary Conversation Series will be hosted throughout 2021.

Selected Themes:

  • Visionary Leaders in Integrative Care
  • Smith Center’s Signature Programs
  • Participants’ Perspectives
  • Envisioning the Future

Tickets for each conversation will be $25.

Charles Leighton, LCSW


Laura Pole, RN, MSN

Laura Pole

Lucia Effros

Lorraine Washington

Rick Steinberg

Rick Steinberg

Jim Wilner