The Board

IndiATA Board Members

  Cassie Dobbs, LPC, ATR, MAAT    President   Cassie Dobbs began working at Riley Hospital for Children at IUHealth in 2014 and is one of two full time art therapists working with the inpatient populations. She also began her contract position at Hope in Healing, Riley's Pediatric Bereavement center in 2014. Cassie obtained her BFA in painting from the University of Cincinnati DAAP program in 2010. Cassie then obtained her masters from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2012 and worked in Chicago as art therapists with several different population including bereavement, pediatric medical, inpatient psychiatric, and domestic violence. Cassie and her 2 Pomeranians currently live in Irvington, which is her favorite place in all of Indianapolis!

Cassie Dobbs, LPC, ATR, MAAT

President

Cassie Dobbs began working at Riley Hospital for Children at IUHealth in 2014 and is one of two full time art therapists working with the inpatient populations. She also began her contract position at Hope in Healing, Riley's Pediatric Bereavement center in 2014. Cassie obtained her BFA in painting from the University of Cincinnati DAAP program in 2010. Cassie then obtained her masters from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2012 and worked in Chicago as art therapists with several different population including bereavement, pediatric medical, inpatient psychiatric, and domestic violence. Cassie and her 2 Pomeranians currently live in Irvington, which is her favorite place in all of Indianapolis!

  Emily Allbery, LPC, ATR, MAAT    President-Elect    Emily is currently one of two art therapists at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health. She is also an adjunct instructor at Miami University in Oxford, OH. Emily received her graduate degree in art therapy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2014 and her B.S. in art education and painting from Miami University in 2012.

Emily Allbery, LPC, ATR, MAAT

President-Elect

 Emily is currently one of two art therapists at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health. She is also an adjunct instructor at Miami University in Oxford, OH. Emily received her graduate degree in art therapy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2014 and her B.S. in art education and painting from Miami University in 2012.

  Rachel Feldwisch, PhD, MA, LMHC, ATR-BC    Treasurer   Dr. Rachel Feldwisch is Director of Counseling and Art Therapy at the University of Indianapolis. She earned an MA in Art Therapy from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a PhD in Counseling Psychology from Indiana University.  Rachel also has a private practice on the north side of Indianapolis where she specializes in adolescent and adult mental health, life transitions, recovery from trauma and disordered eating.  She is a Board Certified Art Therapist, licensed counselor, educator, researcher, and artist.

Rachel Feldwisch, PhD, MA, LMHC, ATR-BC

Treasurer

Dr. Rachel Feldwisch is Director of Counseling and Art Therapy at the University of Indianapolis. She earned an MA in Art Therapy from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a PhD in Counseling Psychology from Indiana University.  Rachel also has a private practice on the north side of Indianapolis where she specializes in adolescent and adult mental health, life transitions, recovery from trauma and disordered eating.  She is a Board Certified Art Therapist, licensed counselor, educator, researcher, and artist.

 
  Amanda Benson, ATR-P    Secretary   Amanda is a provisional registered art therapist. She obtained her Bachelors of Fine Art degree from Huntington University and a Master’s of Science in Art Therapy from Emporia State University. Her internship experiences include work at Head Start and Emporia Presbyterian Manor in Emporia Kansas, as well as Two Rivers Psychiatric Hospital in Kansas City Missouri. Amanda currently works as an art therapy contractor for the South La Porte County Special Education Cooperative working with children with emotional disabilities. Amanda prefers to work in three dimensional, fiber and fiber dying art mediums and has recently expanded into working with glass.

Amanda Benson, ATR-P

Secretary

Amanda is a provisional registered art therapist. She obtained her Bachelors of Fine Art degree from Huntington University and a Master’s of Science in Art Therapy from Emporia State University. Her internship experiences include work at Head Start and Emporia Presbyterian Manor in Emporia Kansas, as well as Two Rivers Psychiatric Hospital in Kansas City Missouri. Amanda currently works as an art therapy contractor for the South La Porte County Special Education Cooperative working with children with emotional disabilities. Amanda prefers to work in three dimensional, fiber and fiber dying art mediums and has recently expanded into working with glass.

  Lisa Rainey, MA, ATR-BC    Delegate to the Assembly of Chapters    Lisa is a board certified art therapist (ATR-BC) with 8 years of experience, specializing in art psychotherapy with various inpatient medical populations. She raised $100,000 through grant writing to develop and implement a pediatric art therapy program.  She was the first art therapist to be hired within the St. Vincent Health system where she developed the successful art therapy program at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent. She also developed art therapy programs on the high-risk OBGYN units at both Indiana University Health, and St. Vincent Women’s Hospital. She researched the benefits of art therapy with the inpatient high-risk OBGYN population, and is published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She received 2 awards to support her work in art therapy from Karen Pence and Indiana First Lady’s Charitable Foundation.  Lisa is now working within the CompleteLife & Creative Arts Therapies Program at Indiana University Health, where she treats patients at Simon Cancer Center and University Hospital. Lisa is an Indianapolis native where she attended Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School. She holds a BFA from the Herron School of Art in Indianapolis, IN, and an MA in Art Therapy from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA.

Lisa Rainey, MA, ATR-BC

Delegate to the Assembly of Chapters

 Lisa is a board certified art therapist (ATR-BC) with 8 years of experience, specializing in art psychotherapy with various inpatient medical populations. She raised $100,000 through grant writing to develop and implement a pediatric art therapy program.  She was the first art therapist to be hired within the St. Vincent Health system where she developed the successful art therapy program at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent. She also developed art therapy programs on the high-risk OBGYN units at both Indiana University Health, and St. Vincent Women’s Hospital. She researched the benefits of art therapy with the inpatient high-risk OBGYN population, and is published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She received 2 awards to support her work in art therapy from Karen Pence and Indiana First Lady’s Charitable Foundation.  Lisa is now working within the CompleteLife & Creative Arts Therapies Program at Indiana University Health, where she treats patients at Simon Cancer Center and University Hospital. Lisa is an Indianapolis native where she attended Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School. She holds a BFA from the Herron School of Art in Indianapolis, IN, and an MA in Art Therapy from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA.

  Molly Meier, LMHC, ATR    Alternate-Delegate to the Assembly of Chapters   Molly Meier is a Registered Art Therapist and Licensed Mental Health Counselor.  Molly enjoys working with teens and adults in her private practice located in Broadripple Village.

Molly Meier, LMHC, ATR

Alternate-Delegate to the Assembly of Chapters

Molly Meier is a Registered Art Therapist and Licensed Mental Health Counselor.  Molly enjoys working with teens and adults in her private practice located in Broadripple Village.


Governmental Affairs Committee

Professional Chairs

Still Seeking

Cassie Dobbs

 

Student Chairs

Colleen Clawson

Naomi Nothdurft

 

Committee Members

Kaitlin Knapp

Janet Brown

Ami Fair


Membership Engagement Committee

Northern Indiana Membership Engagement Chair

Jessica Kindig

 

Central Indiana Membership Engagement Chair

Lisa Rainey

 

Southern Membership Engagement Chair

Valerie Milholland

 

Membership Management and Recognition Chair

Tami Harris

 

Committee Members

Heather Davis

Allyson Thammachack

Bailee Chillman

Brittany Hinkle

Colleen Clawson

Ami Fair