Who We Are

For over 20 years, Art with Heart has been using the healing power of creative expression to support kids and youth. Our therapeutic, art-based curriculum and books are a proven path to transforming pain into possibility. Now in our third decade, we’ve merged with Childhaven and a family of services dedicated to relational health and connecting with kids and their communities in all the places they live, learn, and play.

Former Board

Art with Heart had a board of talented community members with diverse skills and backgrounds. Their leadership guided our work before our merger with Childhaven and RAYs.

We thank the following for their time serving Art with Heart:

Matt Kelly, Mark Brizell, Rahmin Eslami, Amy Friedman, Kato Wade, and Kate Bedient.


Former board now a part of Childhaven:

Gini Beck, Board

Jackie Smith, Community Leadership Board

J.J. Westfall, Community Leadership Board

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.


  • Steffanie Lorig, Art with Heart Founder
  • Dena Frandsen, LMHC, CMHS, Sound Mental Health
  • Jilly Meyers, MA, CCLS
  • Karen Summers, Coach, Trainer, and Consulting, School’s Out Washington, Child Care Resources of King County, Page Ahead
  • Megan Lucas, LSWAIC
  •  Rosalie Frankel, ATR-BC, Art Therapist & Therapeutic Play Coordinator, Seattle Children’s Hospital
  • Sherry Burke, SEL & Training Consultant, Burke & Associates: Prevention Science Consulting
  • Tonje Molyneux, M.Ed, Tonje Molyneux
  • Zandi Salstrom, MA, LMHC, ATR, Seattle Expressive Arts Therapy, Art Therapist for the Swedish Cancer Institute

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