Our Team

We are a dedicated team.

At Gateway Arts, our 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 also provides 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:
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Rae Edelson

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Stephen DeFronzo

Artistic Director
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Stephanie Schmidt

Program Director (Clinical)
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Ted Lampe

Program Director
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Studio Supervisors & Support Staff

Gary Batty

Assistant Program Art Director
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Carolyn Burns

Studio A Supervisor
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River Cortes

Pottery Studio Supervisor
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Aubrey Daugherty-Costa

Weaving Studio Assistant
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Kathleen Gens

Jewelry Studio Supervisor
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Mark Hennen

Paper Studio Supervisor
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Jillian Hurley

Fabric 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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Cathy Moynihan

Art Making Studio Supervisor & Drama Facilitator
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Marjorie Schechner

Education Supervisor
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Erica Sutherland

Studio Facilitator
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Bil Thibodeau

Folk Art Studio Supervisor
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Administrative Staff

Andrew Levine

Administrative Assistant & Design Specialist
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Kyle Moran

Financial Manager
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Christine Nolan

Development Specialist
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Justine Portmann Katz

Marketing Specialist
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Joe Rodriguez

Clinical Specialist
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Loel Westermann

Store Manager
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