Jill E. Scheibler, MA, ATR-BC
Director / Program Administrator
Jill is a registered and board-certified art therapist, and a PhD candidate in
Human Services/Community Psychology at UMBC where she conducts qualitative research about community arts and issues impacting marginalized populations. She has over 13 years of experience working in educational and human services settings, including at St. Elizabeth School (Baltimore) and Art Enables (DC), and also currently works on program evaluations with Carson Research Consulting (Baltimore). As an art therapist she has worked in the areas of substance abuse, acute
mental health, and special education.
Cathy K. Goucher, ATR-BC, LCPC
Client Services & Outreach Coordinator
Cathy is a registered and board certified art therapist and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. She specializes in the treatment of adolescents and young adults with developmental disabilities. She is a graduate of the Art Therapy Program of the George Washington University, and has over 14 years of clinical experience. In addition to co-founding and working at Make Studio, she works at the St. Elizabeth School, per diem at the Retreat at Sheppard Pratt, and maintains a private practice that provides in-home art therapy services (all in Baltimore, MD). Cathy recently completed a chapter for the book Play Based Interventions for Children and Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum (Routledge, 2011).
Dipl. Beh.-Päd., Dipl.-Graf.
Stefan has over 18 years of experience in the U.S. and Europe working with individuals with developmental and physical disabilities. Before helping to found Make Studio, Stefan worked for over 10 years as an artist-instructor with VSA Arts, an arts-based training program for teenagers and young adults, and as the Art Director for Art Enables, an arts-entrepreneurial program for adults (both in Washingotn, DC). He holds a Diploma in Graphic Design and Illustration from HTL1 in Linz, Austria as well as a Diploma in Social Work / Counseling from LHB Gallneukirchen, Austria.
Studio / PR & Projects Assistant
Danna has been a spirited volunteer at Make Studio since October 2011, and is now a staff member. A native of the Chicagoland area, Danna received her BFA in Fiber and Material Studies from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2007. Previously she was Program Director of Elsewhere Collaborative, an experimental museum and artist residency program in Greensboro, North Carolina. An aspiring art therapist, she also makes drawings, embroideries, and home-brewed kombucha.
We host interns from fine arts, art therapy, and related fields, both self-sponsored and from institutions including Maryland Institute College of Art and The George Washington University.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Jean McAllister Brooks, MA, MIA, President
Advisory committee, ROAR, Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) at Kennedy Krieger Institute;
Board member, Information for Families (New York, NY)
Brian Kane, PMP, Vice President
Lisa Scherer, MA, MSW, LCSW-C, Secretary
Clinical Social Worker and Behavioral Support Specialist,
St. Elizabeth's School (Baltimore, MD)
C. Angell Richardson, CPA, Treasurer
Manager, Business Management, Northrop Grumman
Dave Cloutier, MFA
Foundation Faculty, Maryland Institute College of Art (Baltimore, MD)
James Davis, JD
Assistant Attorney General of Maryland,
Dept. of Budget and Management (retired);
Lecturer/Assistant Professor of Law, Villa Julie College (Stevenson, MD)
Nadine Finigan, PhD.
Prevention Research Scientist;
Research Specialist, University of Maryland School of Social Work
Long-time advocate for persons with disabilities;
Human Resources and Quality Assurance, USF&G Insurance, and independent consultant, former
Halle Van der Gaag
Executive Director, Blue Water Baltimore;
Mixed media artist;
Supervising Art Therapist, Retreat at Sheppard Pratt (Towson, MD);
Founding and current Board member, Creative Alliance (Baltimore, MD)
Artist, subject and writer of the 1999 Oscar award-winning documentary "King Gimp"
Painting Instructor, Anne Arundel County Community College
Art Director, Providence Art Institute, Providence Center (Millersville, MD), former
Alisa Rock (founding)
Pathfinders for Autism, Board member & former President