People

People

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

Our Team

Board Members

Certified Trainers

Elaine Maly
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 an award-winning essayist and storyteller. She is particularly passionate about intergenerational projects with underserved communities.

Jackie Kostichka
Jackie Kostichka

Jackie received her undergraduate degrees in Dance and Psychology from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and her Masters in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. She first trained in TimeSlips in 2015 and has been involved in creative aging in many ways. She taught Folkloric Mexican Dance at the UCC Senior Center, has been a facilitator for Stage Right Theatre, was a Student Artist in Residence (SAIR) at Milwaukee Catholic Home, choreographed and performed a piece called “Moving Images” based on TimeSlips stories, interned at St. Ignatius Nursing and Rehab in Philadelphia, PA, as a dance/movement therapist from 2018-2019, and worked as a Life Enrichment Director at a skilled nursing facility in Port Washington, WI, from 2021-2022. She has also been a Community Engaged Artist for TimeSlips’s Tele-Stories in 2021 and 2022. Jackie loves to use music, movement, and person-centered care to help promote creative expression within her groups.

Liz Nichols
Liz Nichols

Liz has been sharing TimeSlips with residential communities, adult day care centers, eldercare professional groups, memory cafes, and senior clubs and centers since 2007. As a Certified Trainer, she has helped establish Creative Communities of Care in California and Arizona, bringing the talents and passions of community artists and eldercare staff together to create more joy and connection for elders. Liz is the former Storytelling Director at Stagebridge Senior Theatre in Oakland CA. She is also a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader. Liz shares the POWER OF FUN -- the value of play and creative expression -- with folks at every stage of life. Helping others try something new is what keeps her growing and thriving too.

Michael Snowden
Michael Snowden

Michael is a storyteller who uses multiple media of artistic expression to create experience. He is also the executive director of Evelyn’s Angel, working closely with family caring for loved ones with Alzheimers and Dementia utilizing his 10+ years of experience as a caregiver.

Nephelie Andonyadis
Nephelie Andonyadis

A theater artist and educator, gerontologist, and a Certified TimeSlips Facilitator, Nephelie works at the intersection of community, arts and policy to help change the culture of care and care systems for all older adults. With a long-time practice in community-engaged art-making as an ensemble member of Cornerstone Theater Company, Nephelie brings twenty-five years of university experience (in the classroom and in leadership) and her artistic practice into conversation with health care economics and policy to help transform the lives of older adults. With an MFA from the Yale School of Drama and an M.S. in Aging and Health from Georgetown University, Nephelie works in the space of creative aging to empower and advocate for older adults.

Rob Knapp
Rob Knapp

Rob is a singer, songwriter and producer based out of Milwaukee. He graduated from UW-Milwaukee with his Bachelor of Fine arts in acting in 2016. Since graduation, Rob has focused on expanding his music career and has been a staple artist in the local scene ever since. He specializes in audio editing, poetry and creating original content using words and music. Rob started working with Timeslips in 2020 as a Tele-Stories artist and enjoys his continued connection with the community through creativity.

Sarah Jacobus
Sarah Jacobus

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.

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