Our creative, inspiring, and passionate team
bringing play and joy to your inbox.

Our Team
Andrew Morton
Project Manager, Imagination Kits & Engagement Parties, Master Trainer
Angela Fingard
Program Director, Master Trainer
Anne Basting
Founder, Lead Creative Strategist
Elaine Maly
Project Manager, Master Trainer
Hadiya Nuriddin
Instructional Designer
Mary Miho Schuler
Operations and Project Manager
Kelly Sics
Business Manager
Sam Goodrich
Tele-Stories Program Manager, Master Trainer
Carol Varney
Executive Director
Kathy Hawkins
Engagement Coordinator, Master Trainer
Board Members
Treasurer: Phyllis Brostoff
Co-Founder, Stowell Associates
President: Kathryn Washington
Senior Vice President, Television Content: Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Dr. Arif Nazir, MD
Chief Medical Office of Signature HealthCARE
Vice President: Cris Ros-Dukler
Retired COO of Public Allies
Secretary: Dan Kuhn
Vice President of Education: All Trust Home Care
Chris Abbott
Healthcare Consultant
Dhruv Gami
Technology Strategy Consultant
Grant Johnson
CEO of Responsory, a Johnson Direct company
Master Trainers
Mindy Bolton

Minneapolis, MN: Mindy is an Intergenerational Creative Engagement Explorer with a love for silly hats, wonky accents, and cheesy puns! As a dementia practitioner and communication specialist who collaborates with many communities, Mindy uses TimeSlips’ creative, improvisational communication to quickly connect and build respect and community Most of all, she loves to have fun!

Bruce Devereux

Gibsons, BC, Canada: Bruce is the Recreation and Volunteer Manager for Good Samaritan Christenson Village, a 140 person Multi-Level Care Centre located in Gibsons, British Columbia, Canada. His 30+ year career has ranged from pediatric rehab to Olympic- level wheelchair sport athletics. The past 18 years he has been working within the field of geriatrics, and now focuses his career energies on the creative care movement.

Sarah Jacobus

Los Angeles, CA: Sarah is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with an MFA in creative writing. She facilitates TimeSlips and poetry groups based on the Alzheimers Poetry Project model in residential care communities, senior centers and adult day programs and sees individual elders in their homes. She is a teaching artist in storytelling and creative writing with EngAGE, a non-profit that provides arts programming in senior housing, and also serves as an improv coach for elders through the LA studio, Improv for the People. Sarah is committed to the practice of creative engagement as a tool for meaningful self-expression, community building and fun.

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.

Arti Prashar

London, England; UK: Since 2006, Prashar has been the Artistic Director of the UK-based Spare Tyre, which developed its inclusive creative practice championing diverse voices. Prashar has a strong commitment to collaborative participatory art, nurturing the creative impulse that leads to personal and political fulfillment. She was a 2013 Winston Churchill Fellow, researching spirituality, dementia and aging, and is a Fellow of the RSA and Centre of Contemporary Theatre at Birkbeck University.

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 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.

Magdalena Schamberger

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK: Magdalena is an independent creative collaborator, director, teaching artist and theatre maker. She combines nearly 30 years of experience in physical and visually driven theatre and theatre clowning with over 17 years of creatively engaging with people living with dementia. Magdalena is Co-founder and former Artistic Director of Hearts & Minds and creator of the unique Elderflowers programme. She was appointed Honorary Professor with the Division of Nursing at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, in 2016.


What people are saying about us...

Oh my goodness - the JOY and DELIGHT of the whole shared creative process is so uplifting - who can stop smiling? It affects everyone and ripples out.  

- Victoria Orlando, Certified Facilitator, Bridgewater, NJ

The biggest high point for me is, I have one resident that doesn't come out of her room much, so I do a room visit with her and when I visit she will ask me if I brought a story picture. Storytelling has helped bring her out of her shell, and it's something that she enjoys.

- Joyce W.; Activity Director, Ladysmith Care & Rehabilitation, Ladysmith, WI

One of the participants proudly stated ‘I can’t remember, but here I can imagine’, which I found an incredibly moving testament to the power of this programme.

- Laura Menzies, Certified Facilitator, Falmouth, England
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