About The Breathe Network
We believe that embodied approaches to healing allow survivors to reclaim and reconnect their physical, emotional and spiritual selves in the aftermath of sexual violence – allowing them to live their lives in a full and integrated way. We envision that the sense of empowerment and purpose that may be discovered through the transformational process of healing can nurture creative, engaged and compassionate leaders across our globe – leaders that will both expand our understanding of resilience and bring an end to sexual violence.
The Breathe Network connects survivors of sexual trauma with sliding-scale, trauma-informed, holistic healing practitioners across the United States and Canada. Additionally, we train healing, health, and wellness professionals on the nuanced mind, body and soul impacts of sexual violence and how to cultivate best practices in trauma-informed care.
Learn more about The Breathe Network team below!
Molly Boeder Harris | Founder & Executive Director
Molly Boeder Harris is the Founder and Executive Director of The Breathe Network, a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, and a trauma-informed yoga teacher and trainer. Her own experiences of surviving sexual trauma catalyzed her to enter the trauma healing field in 2003. She has provided medical and legal advocacy support for children and adult survivors, delivered campus violence prevention programming, focused her yoga teaching in specializing in sexual trauma recovery, and completed a 3-year trauma healing certificate training through the Somatic Experiencing Institute. Recognizing the many barriers survivors face when trying to access whole-person healing resources, combined with her direct experience of their profound ability to nourish resilience, she was inspired to develop the vision for The Breathe Network. Molly believes that centering survivors’ healing in a way that attends to their bodies, minds and souls is fundamental within the larger movement to end sexual violence. She earned her Master’s Degree in International Studies and her Master’s Certificate in Women’s & Gender Studies, which inform the way she holds both individual and collective forms of trauma and oppression close together in her work. Over the last 2 decades of her career and her ongoing healing trajectory, she has found that the practices which recognize the wholeness of a person – body, mind and soul – and which also attend to and honor the ways in which trauma and resilience manifest physiologically, can offer the greatest possibility for embodied justice and social change.
Board of Directors
Joliz Cedeño is a youth development specialist who has trained students and educators in Croatia, Bosnia, South Africa, and across the United States on issues of social justice, foreign policy, and tech education. Her expertise led her to work with V-Day, the movement to end violence against women and girls, to advance their youth initiative, V-Girls. At V-Day she developed a curriculum targeted for youth ages 13-25 on gender based violence, health and identity. As a survivor Joliz believes in providing resources for healing to communities that may lack access. This passion drew her to the mission of The Breathe Network. Currently Joliz is the Senior Program Manager and Communications Lead at ScriptEd where she provides young people with the tools and access to disrupt the tech industry. Her command for social media has led to consulting for Studio 189 – a social enterprise that consist of creativities that seeks to provide a platform to help promote and curate African and African-inspired content. She has shared her expertise in tech education and youth empowerment through speaking engagements at Games for Change Conference, Digital Media and Learning Conference, NY State Association of Independent Schools, Games Learning Society, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the United Nations to name a few. Originally from the South Bronx, she can be found testing recipes and enjoying her reign as pop culture trivia queen in her Brooklyn apartment
Stacy Kellogg is passionate about The Breathe Network’s inspiring and far-reaching vision to build survivors’ access to holistic healing. She brings a multifaceted variety of experience from both the Social Justice and Healing Arts realms to our organization. Stacy earned her BS in Business Administration in 2005 from the University of Colorado at Boulder and her Master’s degree in Nonprofit Administration from the University of San Francisco in 2011. Her 12+ years of experience working in the Social Justice field has given her the opportunity to confront a variety of important issues ranging from anti-violence advocacy services in rural communities to building affordable housing, conducting inmate rehabilitation classes, and teaching vocational skills in urban cities. Stacy has enjoyed the opportunity to serve a number of organizations from a range of roles; including her experience as a volunteer hotline advocate, Board member, staff member and a former Executive Director. Stacy also brings her own healing arts background to our mission as a certified Nia Technique dance teacher. She received her White Belt in 2011 and her Blue Belt in 2014. Stacy founded her own coaching practice in 2019, Compass Rose Coaching and works with a strong network of global individual clients.
Tony Montenieri has spent the past 12 years working side by side with Tony Award Winning playwright and activist Eve Ensler. He serves as Vice President of Ensler’s production company, Lotus Productions and as the Director of Operations of V-Day. V-Day is the global movement to end violence against women and girls which grew out of Ensler’s infamous play The Vagina Monologues and has raised over 125 million dollars towards ending violence against women and girls. On V-Day’s 15th Anniversary, February 14th, 2013, it launched its most ambitious campaign, One Billion Rising, which inspired millions of people in 207 countries to mobilize against violence. V-Day has taken Tony around the globe addressing the issue of violence against women and girls in such places as India, Bangladesh, Egypt and the Democratic Republic of Congo, where V-Day opened and supports City of Joy, a transformational leadership center where survivors of gender violence turn their pain into power. In his tenure with Ensler he has worked both on and off-Broadway, most recently producing her critically acclaimed play Emotional Creature, The Secret Life of Girls Around the World as well as working on Ensler’s newest play O.P.C. at the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University.