President: Tami Harris, MA, ATR-BC, FCC

Tami is a board certified art therapist who holds a Master’s in Fine Arts degree (University of Indianapolis) and a Masters in Art Therapy degree (Saint Mary of-the-Woods College). She is a full-time practicing Family Centered Clinician/Clinical Art Therapist for SCAN. She provides intense home-based family centered and individual therapy to families in crisis. Family crisis pertaining to, but not limited to, substance abuse, trauma, mental illness, poverty, and delinquency. Prior to Tami’s work for SCAN she gained most of her clinical training as a clinical art therapist at Bloomington Meadows Hospital (8 years) as a TF-CBT clinician working with individuals, groups, and all populations within a residential, acute, and outpatient setting. Earlier training consisted of women and children’s shelter at the Julian Center; school based for Community Health Network; cancer patients at IUPUI Hospital; and previous home based clinical work Faith Based Services.

In addition to her art therapy profession, she is an adjunct professor of Art Appreciation and Psychology for adult learning programs for Indiana Wesleyan University (15 years).  She is currently a doctoral candidate in Psychology at Walden University.

President-Elect: Cassie Dobbs, ATR, LPC, MAAT

Cassie is a registered art therapist and licensed professional counselor. She obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from the University of Cincinnati DAAP program and a Master of Arts in Art Therapy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Cassie currently works as a full-time art therapist at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health working with children facing critical and life threatening illnesses as well as with caregivers and other family members. Cassie also provides contract based counseling services at Hope in Healing, Riley’s pediatric bereavement program. Prior to her work in Indianapolis, Cassie worked as an art therapist in Chicago at Advocate Children’s Hospital as well as several inpatient psychiatric facilities and a domestic violence shelter. Cassie also continues to practice as an oil painter and show work around Indianapolis and Chicago.

Treasurer: Natasha K. Young, ATR-BC, LMHC

Natasha is a registered, board-certified art therapist and licensed mental health counselor.  Natasha has experience working with clients across the life span in a variety of settings.  Natasha currently works as a medical art therapist at IU Health Simon Cancer center and Indiana University Hospital working with cancer patients, serious illness and caregivers. She also coordinates IU Heath's complementary therapies program called Complete Life. She also supervises graduate art therapy students and post-degree art therapists.

Natasha works part-time at Art of the Soul, a private practice center serving all ages with specialities in using art therapy and trauma-focused CBT for behavior management, impulse control, and emotional regulation.

Natasha sees individuals and families  on a sliding fee scale.  For more information contact Natasha at nyoung.artofthesoul@gmail.com

Secretary: Karissa Rumsey, MA, CAS, ATR

Karissa is a 1985 graduate of George Washington University's Masters program in Art Therapy, and a 1993 graduate of Old Dominion University’s Certificate of Advanced Study program in Guidance and Counseling. She has an undergraduate degree (BFA) in Drawing and Painting from James Madison University.  She is formerly a Board Certified Art Therapist and LPC in Virginia.  Her background includes work with the US Marine Corps and US Navy’s substance abuse and addictions programs at Camp Pendleton in California as a counselor and art therapist; and work as an art therapist, counselor, and substance abuse counselor for Community Services Board in Chesapeake, Virginia.  She also worked as an art therapist at Tidewater Psychiatric Center, Portsmouth Psychiatric Center, and Poplar Springs Hospital in Petersburg, Virginia; and as an individual and family therapist with The Pines Residential Treatment Center in Portsmouth, Virginia. Her training included art therapy internships with both Adult Psychiatry; and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC.  Karissa is an artist who prefers to work in water-based oil paint.

Chapter Delegate: Kathy Gotshall, ATR-BC, LCSW

Ms. Gotshall is an accomplished artist, Director and Assistant Professor for the Master of Arts in Art Therapy at Saint Mary of the Woods College. She is an abstract watercolorist who is inspired by allowing the creative process to unfold.

Alternate Chapter Delegate and Legislative Committee Co-Chair: Juliet King, MA, ATR-BC, LPC 

Currently Juliet L. King, MA, ATR-BC, LPC is Assistant Professor and Director of the inaugural Graduate Art Therapy program at Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis, IN. Professor King is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology for the Indiana University School of Medicine. She has spent the last sixteen years as a clinician, administrator and professor of art therapy education at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Juliet has worked extensively with children and adolescents with behavioral disorders, and has direct clinical experience that includes the adult forensic, rehabilitation and psychiatric inpatient and outpatient populations. Juliet is engaged in research that involves the connections between art therapy treatment and intervention within a neuroscience context, helping to understand the impact of art therapy interventions on the brain and provide information for healthcare practitioners to understand the value of symbolic non-verbal expression and communication.

Auxiliary Positions (non-board members)

ATR-BC, LPC Student Liason & Activities Chair: Kristi Gmutza, MAAT, ATR-BC, CPDPE

Kristi is a registered art therapist with experience in a diverse array of job settings, and has practiced art therapy with various ages and populations for over 10 years.  She received her undergraduate degree at Indiana University in Bloomington and her M.A. in Art Therapy from Marylhurst University in Portland, Oregon.  Kristi provides individual and group art therapy sessions in a private practice setting specializing in the treatment of trauma, anxiety and behavioral issues with both children and adults.  She works with female and male veterans, elementary and middle school children and refugees.  She also facilitates mindfulness-based art therapy groups for both children and adults.

Kristi offers supervision for art therapy students and for graduates seeking their ATR.

Kristi is also a Positive Discipline Parent Educator and offers workshops, classes, and private parent coaching.

Public Relations: Linda Bannister

Linda Bannister has over 25 years experience in graphic design and marketing management (lbvisualdesign.com). She is a recent graduate of the St. Mary of Woods College, Masters of Art Therapy program.  Linda currently works as a school based therapist with Community Health Network.

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