Cindy Cohen, MS, CCLS

Global Program Director

Cindy Cohen has been with the organization since 2004. She holds a Masters Degree in Child Life and Family Centered Care from Wheelock College in Boston, a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management/Leadership from Lawrence Tech University, and a Bachelor’s in Psychology from University of Michigan.
Cindy directed a hospital Child Life program for 18 years, and has worked in pediatric health care for over 30 years, helping children and families understand/cope with illness, hospitalization and loss. Her training focused on the integration of multiple techniques to lower the pain of hospitalized children.

Cindy is also the co-author of three books to help children cope with parental illness or death–Daddy’s Promise, My Daddy’s Cancer & My Mommy’s Cancer.


Help more children find

Power. Peace. Purpose.

Despite the ongoing challenges of the global pandemic, we are committed to empowering one million children to reduce their pain and stress with the help of our evidence-based martial arts therapy.