About

People

Our creative, inspiring, and passionate team
bringing play and joy to your inbox.

Our Team
Andrew Morton
Project Manager, Imagination Kits & Engagement Parties, Master Trainer
Angela Fingard
Program Director, Master Trainer
Anne Basting
Founder, Lead Creative Strategist
Mary Miho Schuler
Operations and Project Manager
Sam Goodrich
Tele-Stories Program Manager, Master Trainer
Kathy Hawkins
Engagement Coordinator, Master Trainer
Kate Britton
Interim Managing Director
Board Members
President: Kathryn Washington
Senior Vice President, Television Content: Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Dr. Arif Nazir, MD
Chief Medical Officer of Signature HealthCARE
Vice President: Cris Ros-Dukler
Retired COO of Public Allies
Chris Abbott
Healthcare Consultant
Dhruv Gami
Technology Strategy Consultant
Grant Johnson
CEO of Responsory, a Johnson Direct company
Marie-Therese Connolly
Elder Justice Lab
Master Trainers
Kari Hanson

Kari is a visual artist, teaching artist, creativity coach, and community organizer. She believes strongly in the transformative potential of the arts and creativity to empower individuals and unite and build communities. Having served in various roles in K-12 education, youth work, arts administration, and intergenerational programming - she approaches her work with a broad range of experiences and perspectives. This varied background positions her well to support communities in finding their own unique ways to engage in creativity that are meaningful for them and that raise the profile of the arts as not just an add-on, but an essential part of the human experience at all ages.

Sarah Jacobus

Sarah is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with an MFA in creative writing. She facilitates TimeSlips and poetry groups based on the Alzheimers Poetry Project model in residential care communities, senior centers and adult day programs and sees individual elders in their homes. She is a teaching artist in storytelling and creative writing with EngAGE, a non-profit that provides arts programming in senior housing, and also serves as an improv coach for elders through the LA studio, Improv for the People. Sarah is committed to the practice of creative engagement as a tool for meaningful self-expression, community building and fun.

Liz Nichols

Liz has brought TimeSlips to residential communities, adult day care centers, eldercare professional groups, and senior clubs and centers from California to Virginia since 2007. She is also a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader.

Joan Williamson

Joan has trained TimeSlips facilitators - from young teens
through adults - online, across the U.S. and in England, working with schools,
care communities and arts organizations. She was formerly the TS Individual
Training Manager, and is now focusing on individual online certifications. Joan
brings a multi-dimensional arts approach to her work, based on her training and
background in Theatre, Storytelling, Dance, Photography and Art.

Bob Martin

Bob works as a community theater artist and cultural organizer, producer and educator to support people and communities in transformative change. His approach is informed by two decades of work within cultural organizations, community advocacy non-profits, schools and universities, businesses, media firms, theater and film companies. He works intergenerationally and interculturally and has collaborated in projects ranging from rural Kentucky coalfields and farmlands to the urban centers of New York and New Orleans.

Nicole Garneau

Nicole is an interdisciplinary artist making site-specific performance and project art. Her book Performing Revolutionary: Art, Action, Activism was published in 2018 by Intellect Books and released at the MCA Chicago. Her work has been supported by the Living Copenhagen Artist Residency, Live Art Development Agency of the UK, Alternate ROOTS, the Illinois Arts Council, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, and Kentucky Foundation for Women. She resides in Rockcastle County, Kentucky, where she nurtures a multi-year collaboration with Clear Creek Creative. She teaches at Eastern Kentucky University, makes theater in non-traditional settings, facilitates meetings, throws parties, and does healing work. Nicolegarneau.com. Photo credit Christa Holka, 2020

Elaine Maly

Former Executive Director of the Women's Fund of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, development director for Aurora Healthcare Foundation, and Chief Development and Marketing Officer for the YWCA of Greater Milwaukee. Maly is recognized as both a social innovator and an award-winning essayist and storyteller. She is particularly passionate about intergenerational projects with underserved communities.

testimonials

What people are saying about us...

Oh my goodness - the JOY and DELIGHT of the whole shared creative process is so uplifting - who can stop smiling? It affects everyone and ripples out.  

- Victoria Orlando, Certified Facilitator, Bridgewater, NJ

The biggest high point for me is, I have one resident that doesn't come out of her room much, so I do a room visit with her and when I visit she will ask me if I brought a story picture. Storytelling has helped bring her out of her shell, and it's something that she enjoys.

- Joyce W.; Activity Director, Ladysmith Care & Rehabilitation, Ladysmith, WI

One of the participants proudly stated ‘I can’t remember, but here I can imagine’, which I found an incredibly moving testament to the power of this programme.

- Laura Menzies, Certified Facilitator, Falmouth, England
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