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Our Founder + Board

Ayanna Freedom, LICSW + RYT 500 

Founder

Ayanna is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and 500hr Registered Yoga Teacher.  She is trained in restorative yoga, Yoga of 12 Step Recovery, and multiple trauma-sensitive yoga-informed programs.  She has developed her own business model that gives people an opportunity to release complex trauma out of the body using movement, holistic and mindful techniques. She is the New Author of Becoming Free, A Memoir that talks about her journey from addiction to recovery, and her latest book Unf*uck Your Stuck.  She is the co-host of the Podcast Fit Phat Chat about body positivity and accessible movement.

Ayanna is also a leader and organizer in the Social Justice movement, the founder of Love & Revolution, an action-based anti-racist social media group based on Cape Cod and beyond with over 3,000 members.​

She believes in mental wealth as opposed to health.

She is a dancer, writer, mom, stepmom, dog mom, a person in joyful recovery, yogi, and a lover of breath.

Ayanna Lives at home on Cape Cod, MA with her daughter Blessing, dog Sawyer and her two older step sons Sean and Holden.

For more information about Ayanna, please visit ayannafreedom.com.

Or visit her IG profile @ayannafreedom

B Free Board of Directors

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Josh Mason

Josh was born in Houston, TX, but grew up locally, graduating from Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School and then Hofstra University with a degree in film production. He spent almost ten years working in the television and film industry in Los Angeles. Upon returning to Cape Cod in 2014, Josh became an active community member, devoting his free time to activism and volunteerism. Josh chaired both the Dennis Democratic Town Committee and Dennis Housing Trust. He was also a member of the Dennis Planning Board, the Barnstable County Home Consortium, and the Community Partnership Committee. Josh also ran for state representative in the First Barnstable District in 2020, coming up shy of a victory. Josh took over operations of the Cape Cinema in 2021; as Executive Director, he moved the theatre into a 501c3 and, aside from movies, uses the cinema to promote the arts and community programming. Josh also continues to advocate for his political platform of building a year-round economy in a tourist-based economic landscape.

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Damon C. Green

Damon is an entrepreneur and a dog enthusiast/lover who recently established his professional dog training business here on Cape Cod. Serving as a member of the Cape Cod Times Diversity Advisory Group, Damon is focused on the betterment of our community.  As an Army veteran, Damon is always offering volunteer support to the veteran community.  He is a lover of artistic expression and is an experienced recording/performing artist and poet who creates under the stage name KAIROS.  Damon also serves as a Brand Ambassador for Cape Life Brand Company and D'IYANU.m across the US and as far as  South Korea, Japan, Thailand, Hungary, and Egypt.​

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Liberty Schilpp

Liberty is an educational coordinator and teacher at Nauset Academy, a program for court involved youth on Cape Cod. She is passionate about creating opportunities for underserved and marginalized populations. In her free time, she loves to trail run with her crazy dog, surf, travel, read and especially hang out with her children and family.

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Jeanne Cutrona
Treasurer

Jeanne Cutrona (she/her) is a financial professional and Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-500). Jeanne brings extensive experience in accounting, finance and budget, having worked for over 35 years in higher education and public accounting. In addition to 500 hours of yoga teacher training, Jeanne has completed trainings in Restorative Yoga, Trauma-Informed Yoga, Skill In Action-Yoga for Social Justice, and Yoga for Osteoporosis. Jeanne brings a mindful approach to her yoga instruction and strives to lead a class that is inclusive and accessible for all bodies.

Jeanne is mom to three adult children, whom she credits as some of her greatest life teachers. Jeanne and her husband, Peter, make their home on Cape Cod. Together they are avid hikers, adventurous travelers, and lovers of sunsets and the sea.

Visit her IG profile to learn more

@someday.girl
 

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Ian Kilpatrick

Ian grew up in the Greater Boston area and since he can remember, has been passionate about social change and community building, in part due to the influence of his incredible big sister. After graduating from UMass Amherst in 2008 he began his career in fitness as an Athletic Training Coach, Personal Trainer, and Group Fitness Instructor. He spent the majority of that time employed by Equinox and Public Body, a Boston-based bootcamp community.
 
Wanting to make a bigger social impact, Ian pivoted careers by attending The Heller School of Brandeis University where he earned his MBA in Nonprofit Management with a focus on Community and Social Impact. This program led him to his current role at the nonprofit fitness community, InnerCity Weightlifting. ICW’s mission is to amplify the voice and agency of those most impacted by mass incarceration and systemic racism. 
 
He has proudly made it his life’s work to abolish the US’s system of prison, punishment, and patriarchal white supremacy and replace it with human-focused love and support systems. Ian is excited to use the knowledge he has gathered from his academic, work, and personal experience to help B FREE grow and flourish to end the stigma and epidemic of addiction.

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George "Leo" Blandford

The director of Community Based Care at Outer Cape Health Services, Leo works in a department designed to incorporate community outreach services into the medical health setting. Over the past twenty years, Leo has worked at the American Red Cross National Headquarters where he supported business operations in the international relief and development programs, which included a three-year field placement in Sri Lanka working on tsunami relief efforts. More recently, he has worked in a range of social services in Massachusetts, including youth and families through the Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative, outpatient behavioral health therapy, homeless outreach, and has experience with two state agencies at the Department of Children and Families and the Department of Mental Health as a clinical social worker. 

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Tamora Israel
Secretary

Tamora Israel is a Long Island, NY native and proud wash-ashore. She has been a Cape Cod resident for 15 years, currently residing in Dennis Port. She is a poet, writer, performer, podcaster, public speaker, graphic designer, and entrepreneur.

In October 2019 She wrote and filmed a TEDx talk in Provincetown on "Consent and Boundaries in a Post Me-Too Era."

She started Communi-T Productions LLC with business partner Em Entwisle. From 2019 to 2020, she reported, wrote, and edited visual and audio recordings of local news stories for Cape Media News. From 2021 to 2022, she reported and wrote news stories for the Provincetown Banner and the Cape Cod Times; she currently works as a Goldsmith, with 13 years of experience, for a small jewelry store.

Tamora is a graduate of the Cape Leadership Cape Cod class of 2021. She also recently graduated from the E-for-all Cape Cod business accelerator program, where she was awarded the 2nd prize of $3000 for her business.

Tamora has showcased her performance-style poetry and hosting skills at several events, including a number of Open Mic nights on and off Cape Cod, the Barnstable No Place For Hate listening session on race, and the George Floyd Memorial A-Way with Words event on the Hyannis Village Green.

Under her direction, CTP has organized "A Night of Black Excellence" for the Arts and Justice Collective. And just wrapped their first film project, a mini-documentary, "The Lowdown on Main Street: Perspectives from Underrepresented Community Members."

For more information about Tamora, check out her Facebook page:

Communi-T Productions

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