Our Team

We are a dedicated team.

At Gateway Arts, our team of administrative leadership and direct service staff members have professional art backgrounds, and experience in providing human services.  Working here provides a rare opportunity to combine the arts with human services.  Our staff members are highly trained, possessing Masters degrees in Fine Art, Art Therapy, Human Services, and Arts Management, as well as extensive internal First Aid, CPR, MAP, and Safety Care certifications.

Gateway Arts also offers a wide array of professional opportunities through volunteer, internship, and work-study programs.  These programs provide direct experience working with individuals with diverse diagnoses, strengths, and needs, including but not limited to: developmental and psychiatric disabilities, traumatic brain injury, autism spectrum disorders, visual and hearing deficits, learning disabilities, and behavioral disorders.


To learn more about opportunities to join the team at Gateway Arts:
Employment Opportunities



Gregory Liakos

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Bil Thibodeau

Artistic Director
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Stephanie Schmidt-Ellis

Program Director (Clinical)
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Ted Lampe

Program Director
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Studio Supervisors & Support Staff

River Cortes

Pottery Studio Supervisor
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Aurore Dinwoodie

Fabric Studio Supervisor
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Kaleigh Hansen

Studio A Supervisor
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Mark Hennen

Paper Studio Supervisor
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Sarah Kershaw

Multimedia Supervisor & Community Integration Coordinator
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Leah Medin

Weaving Studio Supervisor
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Isa O'Neill

Folk Art Studio Supervisor
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Administrative Staff

Alison Beitzel

Store and Gallery Manager
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Carolyn Burns

Marketing Specialist & Online Content Manager
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Kathleen Driscoll

Senior Communication and Public Affairs Specialist, Development
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Kyle Moran

Financial Manager
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Joe Rodriguez

Clinical Specialist
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Gateway Advisory Committee

Lorri Berenberg, Chair
Sara Arshad
Beverly Bernson
Julie Bernson
Amanda Clark MacMullan
Andy Eisenmann
Colleene Fesko
Martha Field
Gerry Frank
Kathleen Hobson
Nicholas Kane
Beth Kantrowitz
Cheryl Katz
Patti Kraft
Cynthia Randall
Jennifer Rathbun
Gail Ravgiala
Martha Richardson
Lindsay Rust Perper

Friends of Gateway

Laura Eisenmann
Hilary Emmons
Jane Feigenson
Grace Gregor
Chobee Hoy
Alyssa Jones
Wendy Tarlow Kaplan
Jane Maxwell
Oswald Mondejar
Shirley O’Neil
Lisbeth Tarlow