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. Arif Nazir Dr. Arif Nazir, MD; Chief Medical Office of Signature HealthCARE 



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 & Program Director: 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. 


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. 

Director, NextGen Program: Kari Hanson

Project Manager, StoryKits and Engagement Parties:  Andrew Morton



Joan Williamson: Milwaukee, WI:  Joan has done a bit of everything at TimeSlips. As the former As Training Coordinator, Williamson offered trainings across the world and warmly guided trainees through our process. She coordinated an intergenerational TimeSlips program with the Boys and Girls Clubs and in 2015 she directed Moving Images, a theatrical performance of TimeSlips stories.

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. 

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. 

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

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. As a certified TimeSlips facilitator, Bruce has been a regular at the Create/Change Institutes and is focusing his career energies now into the creative care movement. You can contact him at

Sarah Jacobus: Los Angeles, CA Sarah is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master of Fine Arts Degree in creative writing. In addition to TimeSlips, she facilitates Poetry Alive! based on the Alzheimer's Poetry Project model; is an improv coach for elders through the LA studio "Improv for the People;” and a teaching artist with EngAGE. Sarah leads workshops in residential care communities, senior centers and senior housing. She is committed to the practice of creative engagement as a tool for meaningful self-expression, community building and fun. Visit her website at and contact her at

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 that collaborates with many communities, Mindy uses TimeSlips storytelling methods and creative, improvisational communication to quickly connect and build respect!  Most of all, she loves to have fun! Check out her website at, or contact her directly at

Arti Prashar: London, England; UK Under Arti’s leadership and vision since 2006, Spare Tyre (in the UK) has developed its inclusive creative practice championing diverse voices. She has a strong  commitment to collaborative participatory art, nurturing the creative impulse that leads to personal and political fulfillment. She is a Winston Churchill Fellow 2013 researching spirituality, dementia and aging, and is a Fellow of the RSA and Centre of Contemporary Theatre at Birkbeck University. You can contact her at

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. Check out her website at, or contact her directly 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