We value courageous creative expression in diverse form, people and backgrounds and the connection between self awareness and self expression. We believe in the power of the human spirit to heal the mind and body. Through artistic approaches to healing, Urban Artery supports individual transformation and collective growth.
Marcus "Adeshima" Penn, M.D.
Cardum Harmon, M.A.
Marcus Lorenzo Penn, MD, CYT brings over 14 years of experience working with diverse populations as a holistic health and wellness consultant and coach. He has a strong desire for informing people about novel practices that support living a healthier life. In this role he helps populations become informed of their own health and empowers them to adopt healthy behaviors that lead to their healing. Dr. Penn received his M.D. degree from Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C. with postgraduate medical training at Alameda County Medical Center Highland Hospital in Oakland. Currently he serves on faculty at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, CA. He is certified in Raja and Hatha yoga styles receiving his yoga and mindfulness training through an Integral Health Fellowship with Niroga Institute in Berkeley, CA. As a photographer and founder of Self Care Reform Wellness, he is passionate about providing tools and creative strategies for self-awareness, personal transformation, stress reduction and lifestyle change.
Cardum promotes whole person centered program models and trainings which emphasize an engagement philosophy focused on resiliency, recovery and healthy lifestyle choices. What inspires her most about such an approach is that it allows those in need to experience a process that is non-pathologizing, encourages empathetic responsiveness and places emphasis on an integrated approach. Based on the premise that extreme emotional states can be potentially transformative and that psychosis can be a temporary, natural experience, she believes that recovery is possible.
Prior to becoming CEO of Heart and Soul, Inc., she served as a Program Manager for the Health and Human Resources Education Center, successfully managing five innovative community health focused programs bringing healing and education to the communities they serve. As a Campaign Manager for Alameda County’s 10x10 Wellness Campaign, she effectively maintained a diverse campaign steering committee and subcommittees - composed of consumers, providers, family members and Behavioral Health Care Services staff. These committees promoted wellness from a holistic perspective and a desire to reduce stigma by spreading awareness of mental health issues from a strength-based perspective.
As Co-Founder of the Bay Area Mandala Project, a program of the Total Health Institute, she engaged with consumers, family members and mental health and medical professionals holding expertise in psychiatric crises, spiritual emergencies, peer support, and wellness and recovery support services.
With a Master’s degree in Culture and Spirituality, Cardum has studied and experienced various faith traditions and worked as a wellness consultant and retreat facilitator in the Bay Area for over 20 years. While engaging in several programs around the country, she has educated children and adults on a more balanced way of living. She uses her lived experience to create compassionate approaches to mental wellness.