Loretta Pyles, PhD, MA, is Associate Professor in the School of Social Welfare at the State University of New York at Albany. She is an engaged scholar concerned with transformative social change and holistic social work practice and pedagogy. Her scholarship has centered on the ways that individuals, organizations and communities resist and respond to poverty, violence and disasters in a policy context of neoliberal global capitalism and social welfare retrenchment. She is a certified yoga instructor and utilizes mindfulness and embodied learning in her pedagogy, both in the classroom and in the community. Gwendolyn J. Adam, PhD, MSW, LICSW, is an Associate Professor at Central Connecticut State University, School of Education and Professional Studies. With a focus on mindful and experiential leadership, accountability in practice and education, and interdisciplinary teamwork, Dr. Adam has developed training curricula, a national strategic plan, competency assessment models and community-based services. She is committed to living and being fully, imperfectly, and to promoting compassionate presence.