Committee Members

Committee Members

Committee Members

  • Lynne Baker, Volunteer and Healing Arts Advocate
  • Gerry Bannan, Professor of Fine Arts at Patrick Henry Community College
  • Katie Snead Biddle, Expressive Arts Therapist in Psychiatry at Carilion Clinic
  • Angela Charlton, Clinical Dietitian in Oncology at Carilion Clinic
  • Shirley Holland, Vice President of Strategic Development for Carilion Clinic
  • Susan Jennings, Arts and Culture Coordinator for the City of Roanoke
  • Dan Keeley, Director of Music Ministries at Our Lady of Nazareth Catholic Church
  • Talia Logan, Fine Arts Gallery Director at Roanoke College
  • Amy Moorefield, Deputy Director of Exhibitions at Taubman Museum of Art
  • Peggy Sowers, Director of Guest & Volunteer Services at Carilion Clinic
  • Connie Stevens, News Director at WVTF Public Radio
  • Kay Strickland, Chief Development Officer for Carilion Clinic Foundation
  • Marie Webb, Senior Director of Community Outreach for Carilion Clinic

Latest Posts

My Heart Was Full by Tricia Scott

As I sit with a patient and we fold squares of colorful paper into cranes or cut up old magazines for a collage, we talk about how they have been creative in their lives, of art they’ve made in the past or things they’ve seen others do and wanted to do themselves. We talk about pets and places they’ve lived or about movies and books. In this first month with the program it has amazed and delighted me how excited everyone has been to dive into the projects I pull out of my art bag and how grateful the patients have been for a diversion or company.

Janet Wimmer
Artist-in-Residence
February 9, 2016
 
Putting a smile on people's faces is such a delight! This morning a little 5 year old painted a yellow bird on a flowering branch. He and I told a story about his bird who sang such a beautiful song another bird befriended him. The two birds became best friends and sang happy songs in the forest for all the animals to hear. What a precious time with this amazing little fella!

Pedro Szalay
Artist-in-Residence
February 5, 2016
 
I went today to do my dance at 5th floor Psychiatry. One patient in the end came to me and told me, ‘You made my day”. I am so happy to be able to accomplish this and make patients smile. Thank you all for letting take part of this beautiful journey.
Peace