Jill E. Scheibler, PhD, 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.
Bart O'Reilly, MFA
Bart was born in Dublin, Ireland. He has an MFA in studio art from The Maryland Institute College of Art and a BFA from The National College of Art and Design in Dublin. A prolific painter and video artist, he has shown extensively in the US and Ireland. Having previously worked as an arts instructor with individuals with disabilities at the Providence Center, he now works at Make Studio and also teaches visual art courses at Anne Arundel
Community and Harford Community Colleges.
Erin Barach, MFA
Program & Exhibitions Associate
Erin started volunteering at Make Studio in January 2013 and joined the staff in August as the Program/Exhibitions Assistant. A native of the New York metropolitan area, Erin received a Bachelor of Science degree in Studio Art from Skidmore College in 2006. She also had the opportunity to study at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. While living in New York, she was a Membership Services Assistant at the Museum of Modern Art and an Intern at Pace Prints Gallery, as well as working as a professional artist. She moved to Baltimore in 2011 to pursue an MFA in Drawing at the Maryland Institute College of Art and is proud to be part of the Make Studio community! In her free time, she likes to explore her new hometown, improve her yoga skills, and rearrange furniture.
Carolyn Shayte, BFA
A native Baltimorean, Ms. Shayte recently completed a 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 to young people in various settings. Her own art practice involves interactive art, video art, performance art, sculpture, and fiber-based work..
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
James Davis, JD
Assistant Attorney General of Maryland,
Dept. of Budget and Management (retired);
Lecturer/Assistant Professor of Law, Villa Julie College (Stevenson, MD)
Long-time advocate for persons with disabilities;
Human Resources and Quality Assurance, USF&G Insurance, and independent consultant, former
C.J. Persson, Esq.
Adelberg, Rudow, Dorf & Hendler, LLC
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)
Dave Cloutier, MFA
Foundation Faculty, Maryland Institute College of Art (Baltimore, MD)
Artist, subject and writer of the 1999 Oscar award-winning documentary "King Gimp"
Alisa Rock (founding)
Pathfinders for Autism, Board member & former President