Advisory Council

Art Therapy Without Borders, Inc. is proud to announce our Advisory Council!  We look forward to working with this group of stakeholders who help contribute to ATWB’s vision and purpose:
 Elizabeth Warson Elizabeth Warson, PhD, ATR-BC, LPC, NCC, is the Founder and Director of American Indian Art Therapy and is on the Board of Directors for the Society for the Arts in Healthcare. Her research interests focus on American Indian cancer survivors and their family members and is the recipient of a Johnson and Johnson grant, co-sponsored by the Mayo Cancer Clinic’s Spirit of EAGLES program and a 2010 National Endowment for the Arts grant. As a professional artist, she has exhibited her sculptural work nationally and internationally.
 Jennifer Navarro Jennifer Navarro, MA, ATR-BC, LMHC is a member of adjunct faculty in the Lesley University Expressive Therapies Program. She is an artist, art therapist and blogger. Her blog, Altered Art Therapist, focuses on maintaining a personal commitment to art making. Jennifer specializes in using altered books in supervision and recently presented nationally in the US on the topic. She currently works with adults in an inpatient psychiatric setting and for the past 15 years has worked with children, adults and elders in a variety of settings. She runs a vocational arts program that gives clients the skills to create and sell marketable art items. She is passionate about helping people understand and develop their creative abilities. Jennifer maintains a private practice in the Boston, Massachusetts area specializing in supervision.
 Laury Rappaport Laury Rappaport, Ph.D., ATR-BC, REAT, LMFT, LMHC is the Founder of the Focusing and Expressive Arts Institute whose mission is to cultivate mindfulness, compassion towards self and others, and expand healing through the arts.  Laury is a member of The Focusing Institute’s International Support Team for Ways of Fluid Conflict Resolving and has extensive clinical expertise, training both nationally and internationally. Laury is the author of Focusing-Oriented Art Therapy: Accessing the Body’s Wisdom and Creative Intelligence. Laury was also an Associate Professor at Notre Dame de Namur University in the Art Therapy Psychology Department and taught in Lesley University’s Expressive Therapies Program for over 30 years.
 Caroline Maby Artist and art therapist, Caroline Maby is the founding Director of Couleurs du Coeur,  a French non-profit organization that promotes humanistic philosophy and global collaboration through the use of art therapy. Its primary mission being to bring psychological care to victims of PTSD, for now to children in Haiti. Caroline works in France with various populations, including adults suffering from psychosis and bipolar disorders, violent adolescents and with people who are victims of exclusion. Caroline developed Mind Art, an interactive project, which aims to enhance creativity and is integrating digital art therapy into medical facilities. 
 Gloria Simoneaux Gloria Simoneaux, MA, REAT, EXA, is founding director of Harambee Arts  a program in sub-Saharan Africa. Gloria taught Expressive Arts to counselors in Nairobi as a Fulbright scholar, affiliated with the Kenya Association of Professional Counselors. She is the Founder of DrawBridge: An Arts Program for Homeless Children, has worked with pediatric oncology patients in San Francisco hospitals and is currently a consultant with Save the Children.
Fiona Chang, REAT, RSW, M. Soc. Sc. An expressive arts therapist, social worker and trainer, Fiona Chang has more than 17 years of experience integrating multimodal expressive arts processes in counseling and group therapy throughout a variety of settings in Hong Kong. Fiona is the Vice-chairperson of the “Art in Hospital” and honorary advisor of several patient self-help organizations. She is also an Honorary Lecturer of the Department of Social Work and Social Administration and Honorary Clinical Associate of the Centre on Behavioural Health of the University of Hong Kong. She conducts lectures and workshops at several universities and NGOs, locally and internationally.
 Tara Dr. Tara Leigh Tappert is an independent scholar and archives and an American art consultant.  In 2010 Tara was awarded a research grant from the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design to study 20th century American military uses of arts-and-crafts making for rehabilitation, vocational training, and soldier well being,. Tara then launched The Arts and the Military, a grassroots organization that produced Arts, Military + Healing: A Collaborative Initiative at major cultural, educational, and medical institutions across the greater Washington, DC area in 2012.  She is also the exhibitions curator for Combat Paper Project, the arts editor for Journal of Military Experience, and an adjunct professor in the History Department at University of Maryland Baltimore County, teaching about the arts and the military.  Tara holds a Ph.D. in American Studies from George Washington University, an M.S.L.S. in Library and Archives Administration from Wayne State University, and a B.A. in History from Hope College.
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portrait Krupa Jhaveri, MPS, is an International Art Therapist and Art Director, born in the US and of Indian ethnic origin. Based in south India, she bridges cultures and facilitates art-making for insight and empowerment through her grassroots art therapy initiative, Sankalpa: Art Journeys. Her experience includes work with children and women with HIV/AIDS, child protection, global art exchanges, creative literacy and empowerment, Trauma-Informed Art Therapy and the combined practice of Art & Yoga. Krupa also advocates for art therapy internationally, recently presenting on traditional arts and therapeutic awareness in NYC, China and India.