The following individuals possess a variety of professional expertise that helps us carry out our important work. Together, we are committed to improving the lives of youth in crisis through creativity.

Board of Directors

  • Jeff Nelson, Attorney, Cairncross & Hempelmann, Board President 
  • Kato Wade, Director of Client Experience, Ascent Private Capital Management of U.S. Bank, Board Vice President & Treasurer
  • Dan Moore, Manager, IT Business Services, TalkingRain Beverage Company, Board Secretary
  • Jaimi Dennehy, Vice President, J.P. Morgan Private Bank, Member at Large
  • Virginia “Gini” Beck, Principal, Exceleration Coaching, Member at Large
  • Jason Childers, Principal, 2Ten Consulting, Member at Large
  • Rahmin Eslami, Vice President, Creative, Hornall Anderson, Member at Large
  • Mark Birzell, Founding Partner, Loft 9, Member at Large

Interested in joining our board of directors? See the AwH Board Expectations.doc and if you are interested, please download the Board Application Form and submit to development@artwithheart.org.


  • Rosalie Frankel, MA, ATR: Art Therapist & Therapeutic Play Coordinator, Seattle Children’s Hospital, WA
  • Peter Drury: Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations at Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, WA
  • Jeanean Jacobs, MA, ATR-BC, CPAT, CPC: Louisville, KY
  • Hallie Holton: Youth Advisor / cancer survivor, Issaquah, WA
  • Steffanie Lorig: Art with Heart Founder
  • Melissa Morrisette, MSW, CDP, CMHS: Sound Mental Health
  • Dena Frandsen, LMHC, CMHS: Sound Mental Health
  • Donald Summers: President, Altruist Partners, Seattle, WA
  • Barbara V. Wollner: Artist & Activist, Healdsburg, CA
  • Howard Wollner, Retired Senior Vice President, Starbucks Coffee Company, Healdsburg, CA


  • Heidi Durham: CEO
  • Tim Morley: Operations Manager
  • Jake Abbott: Development Manager
  • Katie Choate: Program Instruction & Assessment Supervisor
  • Lisa Caldwell: Data & Development Coordinator
  • Sarah Lancaster: Sales Admininstrator and Representative
  • Kathryn Mataya: Office & Projects Coordinator
  • Erica Sklar: Communications & Publications Specialist
  • Ellen Rose Kret: Bookkeeper
  • Annie McCall, MA, LMHC: Contract Trainer
  • Lulu Verneuil, MSW: Contract Trainer
  • Nancy Stillger: Program Consultant
  • Sally Neumann: Program Coordinator
  • Sera Rogers: Program Coordinator
  • Anne Basham: Contract Research & Evaluation Consultant

Interested in a paid position? Please check Idealist.org for any openings.The staff can be contacted by writing to info@artwithheart.org.