About the Workshop Facilitator

Donna Gentile is an artist, educator, community builder and activist. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design and is the founder of Community Mandala Project, an initiative offering meditative art workshops to inspire, empower, strengthen and transform people, relationships, businesses and communities.

Art and music helped Donna heal after trauma, and today, she inspires others to use therapeutic art and the power of stories to turn wounds into wisdom, tell new stories of triumph, celebrate diversity, strengthen resilience and thrive. Read more about Donna’s Story.

Gentile grew up in Barkhamsted, CT surrounded by nature and has strong connections to the natural world. She brings wisdom teachings to her workshops and is passionate about empowering others and advocating for the Earth.

Since 2004, Gentile has worked with thousands of people at incredible organizations across Connecticut and New England such as The Bushnell of Hartford, CancerCare, Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services (DMHAS), The Connecticut Women’s Consortium, Toivo by Advocacy Unlimited, schools, senior centers, recovery groups and more! View Client List.

Donna is also a graphic, brand and web designer, musician and mother.