Board of Advisors Jeannie Lindheim -

In 1996, Jeannie Lindheim went to Russia with Patch Adams and 35 other hospital clowns and started her Hospital Clown Troupe in Boston after she returned. The troupe has entertained over 40,000 children in the last 13 years. She wrote a Training Program which has sold in 17 different countries: France, Japan, Canada, Australia, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Greece, Portugal, Malaysia, and Japan  as well as throughout the USA!


After Hurricane Katrina , Jeannie went to Houston to clown and support the people who had been evacuated from New Orleans. Both Jeannie and a colleague clowned for a week at the George R. Brown Convention Center and did “by the cot” visits to 1100 people!


Some of Jeannie’s honors include:


  • The Boston Celtics has a ‘Heroes Among Us’ program that honors “individuals in our community who have made an overwhelming impact on the lives of others.” Jeannie was selected “because of her dedication to brightening the lives of the ill children of Boston’s hospitals.”

  • Jeannie was honored at the Magic 106.7 Exceptional Women Awards Luncheon in May 2003.

  • In the book, “Be Happy At Work, 100 Women Who Love Their Jobs, and Why”  by Joanne Gordon. Joanne Gordon interviews 100 women, including Jeannie Lindheim, who love their jobs, probing the why and what decisions they made along the way.

  • Jeannie Lindheim’s Hospital Clown Troupe was featured on WCVB-TV (Channel 5) magazine-format program Chronicle in a segment entitled, "Clowning Around: Just What the Doctor Ordered."  

Jeannie  has conducted over 100 regional and national workshops for primary care and specialty physician groups in Dealing with Challenging Patients and Situations and Communicating to Patients with Life-threatening Illness at some of the following organizations: Harvard Risk Management Foundation, The Society of General Internal Medicine, The American Academy of Pediatrics, Massachusetts Medical Society, Children’s Hospital, Harvard University School of Public Health, The Mass Chapter of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists,

Society of Gynecologic Oncologists ,Bayer Institute of Health Care Communication, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Beth Israel-Deaconess Hospital and

The American Cancer Society.

Jeannie taught acting, movement, improvisation, creativity, auditioning, characterization techniques for the past 30 years at a variety of educational institutions including: The Boston Conservatory of Music, Harvard University Law School (Theater in the Courtroom), Boston University, Boston College, Lesley College Expressive Therapies Graduate Program and many other institutions.


She has recently opened Jeannie Lindheim’s Center for Creativity- Turning Inspiration into Action and offers many experiential workshops on how to make your dreams happen!


( She has offered workshops in Boston, Vermont, Key West and at Patch Adam’s place in W. Va.


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