Our Team

We are a dedicated team.

At Gateway Arts, our team of administrative leadership and direct service staff members have professional art backgrounds, and experience in providing human services.  Working here provides a rare opportunity to combine the arts with human services.  Our staff members are highly trained, possessing Masters degrees in Fine Art, Art Therapy, Human Services, and Arts Management, as well as extensive internal First Aid, CPR, MAP, and Safety Care certifications.

Gateway Arts also offers a wide array of professional opportunities through volunteer, internship, and work-study programs.  These programs provide direct experience working with individuals with diverse diagnoses, strengths, and needs, including but not limited to: developmental and psychiatric disabilities, traumatic brain injury, autism spectrum disorders, visual and hearing deficits, learning disabilities, and behavioral disorders.

To learn more about opportunities to join the team at Gateway Arts:

See Employment Opportunities

Our Team

Cherry Applebaum

Community Engagement Coordinator

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River Cortes

Main Studio Facilitator

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Etta DeMartino

Main Studio Facilitator

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Danica Dignan

Clinical Program Coordinator

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Aurore Dinwoodie

Main Studio Facilitator

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Carolyn Farley

Marketing Specialist & Online Content Manager

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Mark Hennen

Main Studio Facilitator

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Nicolas Kane

Development Manager

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Sarah Kershaw

Main Studio Facilitator

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Ted Lampe

Program Director

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Ketsia Leroy

Float Facilitator

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Gregory Liakos


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Leah Medin

Main Studio Facilitator

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Kyle Moran

Financial Manager

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Isa O'Neill

Studio A Facilitator

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Stephanie Schmidt-Ellis

Program Director (Clinical)

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Bil Thibodeau

Artistic Director

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Jasmine Williams

Float Facilitator

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