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


Gregory Liakos


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Bil Thibodeau

Artistic Director

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Stephanie Schmidt-Ellis

Program Director (Clinical)

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Ted Lampe

Program Director

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Studio Supervisors & Support Staff

River Cortes

Pottery Studio Supervisor

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Etta DeMartino


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Aurore Dinwoodie

Fabric Studio Supervisor

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Kaleigh Hansen

Studio A Supervisor

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Mark Hennen

Paper Studio Supervisor

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Sarah Kershaw

Multimedia Supervisor & Community Integration Coordinator

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Ketsia Leroy


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Leah Medin

Weaving Studio Supervisor

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Isa O'Neill

Folk Art Studio Supervisor

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Administrative Staff

Danica Dignan

Clinical Program Coordinator

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Carolyn Farley

Marketing Specialist & Online Content Manager

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Nicolas Kane

Development Manager

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Kyle Moran

Financial Manager

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Matt Olsen

Store and Gallery Manager

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