I am Executive Director of Artreach, Inc., and the Artistic Director of The Second Step Players Theater troupe. I have worked at Artreach since 1993. In 2007, I took on the Executive Director role, adding it to my current job of Artistic Director of The Second Step Players. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in CT, and am a National Certified Counselor (NCC). I am passionate about the power of the creative arts to heal, and working here at Artreach, have seen theater and music transform both our program members and audiences. We have had a direct impact on "busting stigma," reducing negative stereotypes about people who have mental illnesses. Our motto here is Artreach. . .because Creativity Heals!