Women's Recovery Conference 2021

Keynote Presenter

Carol A. Penn, DO, MA, ABOM, FACOFP

Dr. Carol Penn is doubly Board Certified in Family Medicine and Obesity Medicine as well as being a master movement, meditation, and mindset coach. She has more than 40 years of experience and expertise in mind body medicine and the movement sciences. Gifted with the ability to inspire and educate about self-care, Dr. Penn brings a unique set of skills to her work as a physician.

Dr. Penn holds a national certification in Mind Body Medicine from the Center for Mind Body Medicine; she also holds a certification for Health, Wellness and Fitness Coach from Wellcoaches and is a certified Personal Trainer with the National Council on Strength and Fitness. Additionally, she has a 500 hour certification in yoga from Soma Yoga and is certified in Organ Cleansing Qigong. She brings her artistic sensibilities to the marriage of the arts and medicine with her background as a professionally trained dancer and choreographer with the world famous Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and a Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Teaching Fellow.

Dr. Penn is a Fellow in the American Academy of Osteopathic Family Physicians and is Clinical Faculty with Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, the Center for Mind Body Medicine and the Medical Moguls Academy. She is a recent graduate of the Whole Health Medical Institute and serves as a leader in her community as a member of the board of health and in her capacity as a trustee with Lunch Break Inc. She is also a two-time bestselling author and her book, Meditation in a Time of Madness, launched in 2019 as a number one bestseller in the category of meditation and alternative medicine.

She is a medical correspondent for WURD Radio in Philadelphia where she is a frequent guest and podcaster as well as the host of her own weekly show and podcast: Weightless in Mind, Body and Spirit. A creative forever, she continues to direct her all volunteer women's dance ensemble, Core of Fire.

An activist, Dr. Penn has most recently taken on as her mission the ending of racism on a global level. Viewing racism as a chronic disease, Dr. Penn is the content creator for both a seminar/webinar entitled "The Mindful Genogram: The Examination of Ancestral Bias" and a course that is gaining national recognition: "Unpacking Racism through the Lens of Mind, Body and Spirit Meditation and Movement."

She is a super proud wife, mom and daughter living and loving in the midst of a beautiful blended family, surrounded by a beloved extended family and connections and kinship with friends and colleagues.