Who We Are

For over 20 years, Art with Heart has been using the healing power of art to help kids in trauma and/or adversity find peace. Our therapeutic, art-based curriculum is a proven path to transforming pain into possibility. Now in our third decade, we’ll help 3.5 million more kids via online learning and collaborative partnerships.

Team

We are artists and dreamers, athletes and activists. Above all, we are passionate about making sure kids have opportunities to express what’s on their minds and in their hearts.

Chelsey Thornton

Chelsey Thornton

Senior Operations Manager
Briony Ball

Briony Ball

Associate Director of Philanthropy

Our training team of experienced professionals empowers adults serving kids to understand and experience how creative expression helps kids name and manage their emotions, develop strategies for coping, and build resilience and SEL skills.

Trainers

Sera Rogers

Sera Rogers

Teaching Artist
Bernie Liang

Bernie Liang

MA Student Development and Administration
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Jen McCormick

LICSW
Maggie Yowell

Maggie Yowell Wilson

MA, LMHC, CMHS, GMHS, RDT, REAT
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Helena Hillinga-Haas

MA, ATR, CL
Kate Baker

Kate Baker

Certified Teacher, NBCT in Art
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Teresa Luengo

MS, Certificate Art Therapy

Board

Art with Heart has a board of talented community members with diverse skills and backgrounds. Their leadership guides our work.

Mark Birzell

Mark Birzell

interim President and Treasurer
Gini Beck

Gini Beck

Vice President
Jackie Smith

Jackie Smith

Secretary
Kato Wade

Kato Wade

Member at Large
Kate Bedient

Kate Bedient

Member at Large
Rahmin Eslami

Rahmin Eslami

Member at Large

J.J. Westfall

Member at Large

Amy Friedman

Member at Large

Our advisory team is composed of mental and physical health providers, education professionals, bereavement specialists, developers of social emotional learning programs, and so many more. Their feedback is integral to the creation and development of our resources.

Advisors

Dena Frandsen

Dena Frandsen

LMHC, CMHS

Sound Mental Health
Jill Meyers

Jill Meyers

MA, CCLS

Karen Summer

Karen Summers

Coach, Trainer, and Consulting, School's Out Washington, Child Care Resources of King County, Page Ahead
Megan Lucas

Megan Lucas

LSWAIC

Rosalie Frankel

Rosalie Frankel

ATR-BC

Art Therapist & Therapeutic Play Coordinator, Seattle Children’s Hospital
Sherry Burke

Sherry Burke

SEL & Training Consultant, Burke & Associates: Prevention Science Consulting
Steffanie Lorig

Steffanie Lorig

Art with Heart Founder
Tonje Molyneux

Tonje Molyneux

M.Ed

Senior Program Developer, Committee for Children
Zandi Salstrom

Zandi Salstrom

MA, LMHC, ATR

Seattle Expressive Arts Therapy, Art Therapist for the Swedish Cancer Institute
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