Jill E. Scheibler, PhD, ATR-BC, LCPAT
Director / Program Administrator

Jill is a community psychologist and a licensed and board-certified art therapist. She completed her doctoral studies in Human Services Psychology at UMBC, where she also has taught and conducted qualitative research about community arts, nonprofits/NGOs, and issues impacting marginalized populations. She has over 20 years of experience working in arts, 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
Artist Services & Outreach Coordinator

Cathy is a licensed and board-certified art therapist and a licensed 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 20 years of clinical experience. In addition to co-founding and working at Make Studio, she is an associate professor and the program director of the new art therapy department at Notre Dame of Maryland University. She maintains a private practice that provides in-home art therapy services, after having worked for many years at the St. Elizabeth School in Baltimore, and per diem at the Retreat at Sheppard Pratt. Cathy was proud to author a chapter for the book Play Based Interventions for Children and Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum (Routledge, 2011)

Stefan Bauschmid,
Dipl. Beh.-Päd., Dipl.-Graf.

Studio Manager

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.

Carolyn Shayte, BFA
Program & Exibitions Associate

A native Baltimorean, Ms. Shayte completed her BFA in Interdisciplinary Sculpture, with a concentration in Video and Film Arts and a minor in Literary Studies/Critical Theory. She now splits her time between working at Make Studio, and teaching art and art history to young people and senior adults in various settings. Her own art practice involves interactive art, video art, performance art, sculpture, and fiber-based work. She’s a co-founder of the lively local event known as Powerpoint Night.

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.


Lisa Kelemen, President
Adjunct Faculty, Nursing,
Carroll Community College (Westminster, MD)

Vicki S. Koussoglou
, Vice President
Operations Associate,
Education Forward DC (Washington, DC)

Lisa Scherer, MA, MSW, LCSW-C, Secretary
Clinical Social Worker and Behavioral Support Specialist,
St. Elizabeth's School (Baltimore, MD)

Jodi Jones, CPA, Treasurer
Director of Finance,
Change, Inc. (Westminster, MD)

Rosanne Boehm, SPHR
Senior Vice President Human Resources,
Fidelity & Guaranty Life (Baltimore, MD)

James W. Curran, III, CFP®
Managing Director,
Harbor Investment Advisory, LLC (Lutherville, 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)

Kathy Lumsden
Long-time advocate for persons with disabilities;
Human Resources and Quality Assurance, USF&G Insurance, and independent consultant, former

Jean McAllister Brooks, MA, MIA
Advisory committee, ROAR, Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) at Kennedy Krieger Institute;
Board member, Information for Families (New York, NY)


Dave Cloutier, MFA
Foundation Faculty, Maryland Institute College of Art (Baltimore, MD)

Daniel Keplinger
Artist, subject and writer of the 1999 Oscar award-winning documentary "King Gimp"

Paul Shortt
Artist / Arts Administrator / Educator

Halle Van der Gaag
Campaign Manager, National Wildlife Federation (Philadelphia, PA)