Board and Staff


Susan McFadden President:  Dr. Susan McFadden, PhD Psychology, Emeritus UW Oshkosh, Fox Valley Memory Project

Phyllis Brostoff Treasurer: Phyllis Brostoff, CEO Stowell Associates

Dan Kuhn Dan Kuhn, VP of Education, All Trust Home Care

Kathryn Washington Kathryn Washington, Director of Diversity and Innovation, Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Dr. David Weissman David Weissman, MD, Palliative Care Network of WI and Palliative Care Education LLC



Anne Basting Founder, President:  Anne Basting

Basting is Founder and Director of TimeSlips, and Professor of Theatre at the Peck School of the Arts.  Basting is the author of / contributor to many articles and 3 books, including Forget Memory: Creating Better Lives for People with Dementia (2009), and The Penelope Project: An arts-based odyssey to change elder-care (2016).  She is an internationally recognized speaker on the arts and aging.  For more on Anne's work, see her website


Elaine Maly Vice-President of Development and Operations:  Elaine Maly

Former Executive Director of the Women's Fund of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, development director for Aurora Healthcare Foundation, and Chief Development and Marketing Officer for the YWCA of Greater Milwaukee. Maly is recognized as both a social innovator and a storyteller! 

Joan Williamson TimeSlips Training Coordinator:  Joan Williamson

Joan is the Training Coordinator and a Master Trainer for TimeSlips. Her ventures include a number of Organizational Certifications in the Midwest as well as an intergenerational TimeSlips program with the Boys and Girls Clubs. She also trains and oversees the UW-Milwaukee student TS volunteers, who facilitate sessions in 5 locations in the Milwaukee area. In 2015 she directed Moving Images, a theatrical performance of TimeSlips stories.

Becky Grandone Business Manager: Becky Grandone

Becky is a professional Nonprofit Manager who helps design business systems and provide long term planning for organizations. She enjoy working with new or reorganizing nonprofits and businesses as they develop human capital and succession plans, boards, strategic plans and pro forma budgets.

Katy Corey Communications Coordinator:  Katy Corey / Filament



2015 Jolene Hansen Student Fellows:

Melia Gonzalez is an upcoming Junior at Marquette University studying Theatre Arts and Digital Media. She treasures using her gifts to help others.

Sydney Hetman is a senior kinesiology major along with a minor in family studies and social work at Miami University in Oxford Ohio who has worked with the Opening Minds Through Art Program and hopes to continue in graduate school for Occupational Therapy.

2015 TimeSlips Intern:

Madonna Sussex is owner of Mobile Notary Signing Agency and holds an MBA in Healthcare Management from Wester Governors University. She volunteers for Hospice of Michigan and lives in Gaylord, MI.



Kathryn Louis Hawkins: Cleveland, OH Kathy has been a TimeSlips Facilitator for 10 years and is a Board-Certified Music Therapist. Her areas of expertise include intergenerational programming, creativity and aging, and dementia. She is a sought after conference presenter and lecturer who worked at Heather Hill as the staff Music Therapist/Internship Director/Supervisor for 10 years. She can be reached at

Susan McFadden: Appleton, WI   Susan is a retired professor of psychology at the UW Oshkosh, and author of Aging Together: Dementia, Friendship, and Flourishing Communities.  Susan is now doing research and evaluation for The Fox Valley Memory Project, a multi-faceted approach to creating a dementia-friendly community. You can email Susan at and check out her blog at

Beth Meyer Arnold: Milwaukee, WI 
Beth is the former Director of Luther Manor Adult Day Services in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, and has served as a keynote speaker and conducted workshops on the national level for the last 20 years. She is a nationally-recognized expert in person-centered clinical and creative interventions for care of persons with dementia. She is the co-author, with Lyn Geboy, of Person- Centered Care in Practice: Tools for Transformation. She continues to work with her health services consulting business, Cygnet Innovations Group and can be reached at 

Lia Miller: Greensboro, NC  Co-founder and executive director of Creative Aging Network-NC (CAN-NC), she facilitates TimeSlips and other creative programs in a variety of settings such as adult day care centers, libraries and long-term care facilities. Lia provides training and consultations for healthcare staff and artists throughout NC. She received training in other nationally recognized programs such as Memories in the Making, Alzheimer’s Poetry Project and Meet Me at Moma. You can email Lia at, or visit the CAN-NC website at to learn more.     

Liz Nichols: Berkeley, CA Liz has brought TimeSlips to residential communities, adult day care centers, eldercare professional groups, and senior clubs and centers from California to Virginia since 2007. She is also a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader. You can find out more about Liz at

Ellie Rose (Nocun): Milwaukee, WI and Mexico City, D.F. Mexico  Ellie uses TimeSlips as a literary art strategy to exercise the brain and build relationships.  She is a visual artist and gerontologist with her a B.A. in Fine Arts, Graduate Certificate in Applied Gerontology, and soon her MA in Social Gerontology. She is the CEO of GeroStart Inc., a binational arts and culture organization committed to enriching the lives of people as they age. Contact Ellie through email and learn more about GeroStart Inc. at