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Introducing TimeSlips' New Executive Director, Carol Varney

January 15, 2020

For the first time in it’s 20 plus year history, TimeSlips welcomes Carol Varney as a Full Time Executive Director. Carol was selected from an inspiring and expansive pool of applicants and will come on board to work closely with TimeSlips Founder and President, Anne Basting.

Carol is a creative strategist, an empathetic listener, and a servant leader whose roots in New England and career on the West coast inform her work. Carol will be leaving her role as Executive Director of the Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona to join the TimeSlips team in February. She also currently serves on the Executive Committee of the board at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, where she earned her degree in Media and Cultural Studies. 

In her former position at the Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) in San Francisco, the organization received many awards, including: the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions (MACEI); an award for innovation from the Aspen Institute; elevation to the position of San Francisco’s first-ever Tech Sector Coordinator; and the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award given by the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities.

Carol’s experience in fundraising, program development, and building technical and operational infrastructure make her a perfect match for our quickly growing organization; while her journey as a lifelong lover of and advocate for the arts, make her a perfect match to support the TimeSlips vision for a creative care revolution!

“It is an honor to have been selected to join the TimeSlips team as the organization's first executive director. I am moved by the inspiring, boundary-pushing work that TimeSlips has developed and engaged in across the creative and healthcare sectors. And I am impressed by the organization’s founder, staff and board who understand that steady, strategic growth at the intersection of art, storytelling, healthcare and well-being can change the lives of caregivers and those living with dementia for the better. I look forward to supporting the organization's continued evolution and its relevance in the creative work of dementia care - something I have experienced personally - over time. We need to ensure that people living with dementia and their caregivers, no matter who or where they are, have access to high-quality health care and creative resources that positively impact their lives, those of their families, and their communities of care. TimeSlips work is what the future of healthcare should look like.”

-Carol Varney