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 & CEO: Anne Basting

Basting is Founder and Director of TimeSlips, and Professor of Theatre at the Peck School of the Arts. In 2016 she was awarded a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship. 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.  

Chief Operating Officer: Kate Britton

Britton established her devotion to nonprofit leadership at the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship and Discovery Creek Children's Museum. She brings a passion for amplifying the impact of life-changing organizations and believes in fostering high-performing teams, creating efficient infrastructure, and building robust partnerships. 

Elaine Maly Master Trainer & Project Manager: 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!

 Master Trainer & Project Manager: Angela Fingard 

Fingard, MS, is a leader of cultural change using the arts to demonstrate that people of all ages & abilities are capable of creating. She is committed to the creative care revolution as a TimeSlips Master Trainer, Theatre Director, and Creative Engagement Facilitator in the healthcare setting. 

Joan Williamson Master Trainer & Training Coordinator: Joan Williamson

As Training Coordinator & Master Trainer for TimeSlips, Williamson's ventures include Organizational Certifications in the Midwest, development of the 2-day In Person Certification training, webinar planning and oversight, an intergenerational TimeSlips program with the Boys and Girls Clubs and more. Williamson trains and oversees the UW-Milwaukee student TS volunteers, who facilitate sessions in 6 locations in the Milwaukee area. In 2015 she directed Moving Images, a theatrical performance of TimeSlips stories.

Image result for kelly sics timeslips Business Manager: Kelly Sics (CPA) 

Sics, CPA, holds an MBA from UW Whitewater and comes to TimeSlips through Sics CPA Services. Her consulting company offers financial management and guidance to small and non-profit organizations. 

Image result for katy corey Communications: Katy Corey / Filament

Corey is the Director of Collaboration at Filament Communication and shares her creative writing & communication skills with TimeSlips. A Marquette Grad, Corey is also a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, having served as a Municipal Development Specialist in Guatemala for two years. 


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

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

Sammy Goodrich: Chicago, IL is the artistic director of Stage Right and a TimeSlips Master Trainer. Influenced by the TimeSlips principles of open-ended questioning and "no wrong answers," Stage Right provides creative workshops with seniors during which participants create and perform their own original musicals. Goodrich graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a BFA in Musical Theatre. In 2013 she was chosen as a UWM Student Startup Challenge Recipient. With a performance background and a personal connection to the aging community, she hopes to challenge the status quo of senior care, celebrating creativity at every age.

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.     

Ellie Rose: 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