L.I.F.E. Founder and President:
Mara Windsor, DO, FACEP
Dr. Windsor is a graduate of Midwestern University Medical School AZCOM. She trained in Emergency Medicine (EM) and did her residency at Kingman Regional Medical Center located in Arizona. She currently resides in Paradise Valley and is married with three children and three dogs.
Dr. Windsor has been practicing since 2009 and is currently the EM Clinical Site Director, CME and Education Director, as well as Chief Wellness Officer, for her physician group at HonorHealth John C. Lincoln Hospitals. She is also Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix and Clinical Assistant Professor at Midwestern University AZCOM. As a leader in EM, Dr. Windsor prefers to use her experience and expertise by treating her patients, colleagues, and learners with an all-encompassing approach that focuses on wellness and mentorship. She believes that the teacher and learner should be supported from a point of physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness in order to provide patients and learners with the best quality experience. It is with her passion in positive psychology and her undergraduate degree in psychology that she was inspired to become the founding partner of Exxcel Partners, LLC; an organization that supports physician and healthcare wellness. This has also inspired her to become the founder and president of L.I.F.E. (Living in Fulfilled Enlightenment) her nonprofit organization. Both of these organizations focus on supporting the well-being of professionals and members through various wellness, education, and life enhancement opportunities. She believes that in order to reach optimal individual performance a person must be supported in all areas of wellness in a manner that suits their personal needs and strengths. She also teaches elementary children Resiliency courses, Mindfulness Yoga, and Emotional Intelligence as a facilitator of Empowering Steps, LLC. Dr. Windsor transfers these philosophies in her teaching practices which make her unique. She enjoys educating from a state of fulfillment, which allows her to facilitate a new culture of medicine that is caregiver driven resulting in enriched patient experience. She currently serves as a board member of the Arizona Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians and founding chairman of the Wellness Committee for the Arizona Chapter.
L.I.F.E. Vice President: Elizabeth Simons
Elizabeth Simons is an ASU student studying Family & Human Development and Psychology. She will be attending medical school in the future in pursuit of a career in Emergency Medicine.
Elizabeth began her own journey in personal healing and self care by attending L.I.F.E. meetings in 2017. She found a purpose and sense of belonging within the L.I.F.E. community and through the various topics covered in L.I.F.E. meetings, she was able to begin living her life to the fullest potential. As a result, Elizabeth became the Webmaster for L.I.F.E. in 2019 and learned that she has great passion and dedication in sharing the mission and vision of the organization. She has a background in Human Rights, Diversity, and Leadership which have resulted in a synergistic relationship in the L.I.F.E.organization. As a leader and member of L.I.F.E., Elizabeth is committed to creating a life full of enlightenment, health, well-being, and sharing these practices with the community and her peers.