About Us

Transforming children’s trauma to resilience through the arts.

Board of Directors

Amber M. Wayne
Nationwide Insurance Co President
Chadwick Campbell
Cathy Graham
Past President and Vice President, Board Governance
Timothy A. Smith
Treasurer and Vice President, Finance and Operations
Andrew Yocopis
Vice President, Development
Ted Anderson
Vice President, Marketing, Anderson Advertising Agency
Karen Grande
Vice President, Outreach
Board Members
Margaret Blackwell
Vicky Campo
Community Member
Melinda Conway
Northrop Grumman
Margarita Cortez
Phoenix Suns Charities & Social Responsibility
Nura Eltaib
American Airlines
Mayra Flores
The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation
Matt Hargis
Areté Collective
Amanda Ho
Arizona Public Service
Ryan Johnson
Salt River Project
Lisa Ludolph
Global Payments
LaMonte McDuffie
Sherida McMullan
Lyft Headquarters
Lane Seymour
Elizabeth Shabaker
Versant Capital Management
Diane Vanderburgh
Edward Jones
Julia A. Soto
Phoenix Children’s Hospital


Alicia Sutton Campbell
Executive Director
Marisa Skelpsa-Muñoz
Senior Executive Coordinator & Board Liaison
Jessica Flowers
Program Director
Rukiya Anthony
Program Administrator
Marisa Arellano
Program Manager
Justin Stewart
Senior Marketing Coordinator
Beth Garrett
Program Coordinator
Paula Wilson
Program Coordinator
Bridget Costello
Development Director
Tenneille Choi
Development Officer
Candace Langholff
Development Officer
Bee Bohannon
Development Assistant
Stephanie Smith
Operations Director
Travis Harrick
Operations Manager & Associate Director of Building Hope
Catherine Brennan
Finance Manager
Erina Meneses
Administrative Assistant

Teaching Artists

Kristine Kollasch

Shari Keith
Recycled Arts
Aaron Voigt
Metal Arts
Frank Thompson
Thomas Stanton
Spoken Word
Eileen Morgan

Taiko Drumming
Oliverio Balcells

Visual Arts, Acrylics & Mixed Media
Linda Pullinsi

Christy Puetz

Sculpture and Fiber Art
Annette Sexton Ruiz

Painting, Ceramics, Mural Artist, Bookmaking, and Illustration
Catherine Thompson
Melanie Sainz

Native Arts


Free Arts around the country operate independently, but we have very similar missions. Learn more about our affiliate partners and their creative communities.