Jessica is one of the nation's foremost Creative Arts' Therapists. Specializing in the effects of trauma, Jessica has been tapped to work with some of the country's most difficult cases. Along with her private practice, Jessica is the lead therapist and director of Witness Theater - a program that works with the world's last surviving Holocaust victims. She has also devoted her time and talents to The Animation Project, which works to provide at-risk youth in the juvenile justice system with the tools to work through their everyday traumas as well as with challenging inmate cases in the New York Prison System. Jessica began her career as an actress, attending the Baltimore School for the Arts and the University for the Arts in Philadelphia as well as being mentored by the likes of Anna Ortiz and Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Well aware of the restorative power of the arts, Jessica has dedicated her life and career to using the arts to empower and heal others. She is a licensed creative arts therapist in the state of NY and a registered drama therapist. received her Masters degree from the esteemed NYU School of Tisch in Drama Therapy.
Jane is a two-time Emmy Award-winning producer of factual television. Her 15 year career spans many genres including large, studio competition series, like NBC's America's Got Talent, to natural history series like ABC's Sea Rescue, for which she received an Emmy nomination for her work as Supervising Producer. Considered a triple threat, Jane has worked at high executive levels and led departments in development, production, and producing having worked as a Co-Executive Producer, Executive in Charge of Production and Director of Development. Jane is an avid traveler who has visited over thirty countries in search of the world's most spectacular stories and is currently developing projects in Palestine, Bosnia, London, and Romania. She has dedicated most of her life to the arts and storytelling, having graduated from the prestigious conservatories Baltimore School for the Arts and North Carolina School for the Arts. She currently splits her time between her beloved hometown of Baltimore, Maryland and Los Angeles, California
Bree earned her Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy with a concentration in voice from Nazareth College in Rochester, NY. After completing a 6-month internship at Hospice of Palm Beach County, Bree earned her board-certification and continued working primarily with hospice patients in residential and medical settings. She also received training and certification from the Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy at Colorado State University. Bree currently works as the Director of Creative Arts Therapies and Managing Partner at Palm Beach Music Therapy Institute, where she develops and manages music and art therapy programs throughout Central and South Florida
Paula is a board-certified Clinical Art Therapist currently working for Miami-Dade County Public Schools where she services at-risk children and adolescents. She is also certified to teach Art (K-12) curriculum in the State of Florida. Paula received her Master’s degree in Art Therapy from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She is a chapter member of the Florida Art Therapy Association, a professional member of the American Art Therapy Association, and a credentialed member of the Art Therapy Credentials Board. She has 25 years of experience providing individual and group art therapy services to children, adolescents, adults, and seniors in South Florida and the Maryland/Washington, D.C. area. In her career, she has provided services in a variety of settings including psychiatric hospitals, outpatient programs, in-home services, drug treatment programs, senior day programs, and schools. She is currently under contract with the Children’s Bereavement Center of Miami providing group art directives related to grief and loss. Paula’s personal and professional goal has always been to give a voice to others through art media. A native of Prince George’s County, Maryland, she currently resides in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Her motto? “Art Therapy – Making the invisible visible”
A proud alumna of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and National Council Representative for Mobilizing MSD Alumni, Angela has dedicated her career to producing films that make a social impact. She’s worked on a range of projects from Emmy-winning commercial campaigns to feature-length films, including "How to Survive a Plague", an Oscar-nominated documentary about HIV/AIDS activists. She recently produced a series of documentary videos on climate change and cybersecurity for Microsoft, which screened at the 2017 Paris Climate Summit and 2018 Munich Security Conference. Angela holds a Bachelor's of Science in Film and Television Production from Boston University and a Master’s of Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Angela is a victim of gun violence who is committed to making a difference for other victims. She dedicated much of her work at John Hopkins to curbing the gun violence that afflicts those living all over the globe.
lisa powers tricomi
Lisa Powers Tricomi is a powerhouse in the world of creative arts therapy. With over 25 years of experience, Lisa has worked with some of the country’s most important cases including combat veterans, children and adults on the autism spectrum as well as patients battling serious diseases such as Parkinson’s. As an experienced actress, licensed creative arts therapist and registered drama therapist, Lisa combines her passion for the expressive arts with her desire to provide actionable healthcare methods to those in need. She has co-created the ACT Method to help children on the autism spectrum or with other developmental disabilities and she has won Emmy for her work on the Telling Project, which brought healing combat veterans suffering from PTSD through drama therapy. Lisa is the former artistic director of St. Petersburg's American Stage and holds a master's degree in drama therapy from New York University's Steinhardt School. Lisa has worked as an Associate Professor at University of South Florida, a drama therapist for FOCUS Academy, and a a Production Director for the Florida Humanities Council. Her goal is to engage people in order to improve their lives through self-expression, by listening to them, opening them through the expressive arts, and helping each person find and tell their own stories.
**Lisa is based out of Tampa, but as a freelancer she can dedicate large chunks of time to any project. She can work as a local in Parkland and would be ecstatic to work on long term projects with the community