Jeannette Fierro

Jeannette Fierro

Gathering Place Admin

Jeannette facilitates the use of the Gathering Place for all sorts of activities that contribute to the wellbeing of the community, whether they be mindfulness retreats, choir rehearsals, parenting programs or artists’ workshops. She has a real knack for making our visitors feel welcome and ensuring that the space is kept in excellent order.

Jeannette comes from a close-knit family with strong ties to their mother country, Ecuador. Her parents emigrated to Australia in the early 70s and raised Jeannette in suburban Sydney, where they instilled in her an appreciation for community and a love of the outdoors.

Supporting well-being in the community has always been important to Jeannette. She has a background as a psych examiner in the Army, which was her full-time job before she retired in mid-2022. It was in the course of her professional work that she first learned about mindfulness, before going on to do the MBSR course in 2014. She has since been a regular practitioner, and was delighted to join the Simply Mindful team. She loves that her role gives her the opportunity to be more involved with Simply Mindful’s work, help communities to learn about mindfulness, and to connect with lovely people.

Nowadays Jeannette lives in Canberra with her daughter—a strong independent young woman of whom she is very proud—and a mad beaglier puppy named Kirby (after the High Court judge Michael Kirby). When she’s not managing bookings for the Gathering Place, you might find her spending time with her family at home or pottering about in the garden…although she’s just as likely to be out feeding her adventurous spirit on a bushwalk or bike ride.

meet our other team members

Megan Layton

Megan Layton

Director, Senior MBSR, PNT, Self-Compassion and Yoga teacher

Anthony Hopkins

Anthony Hopkins

Facilitator—Graduate Practice Groups

Jennifer Sexton

Jennifer Sexton

Program Facilitator, MBSR teacher in training

Antonia Anderson

Antonia Anderson

Simply Mindful Admin

Jeannette Fierro

Jeannette Fierro

Gathering Place Admin

Lesley Harris

Lesley Harris

Gathering Place Admin