Cam Busch, MEd, RN, CS, ATR-BC, LPAT, is a masters level counselor, a board certified clinical nurse specialist in adult psychiatric and mental health nursing, a board certified registered and licensed art therapist and an exhibiting artist and photographer. She maintains a private practice at Art Therapy Consults and Studio, 715-B Mississippi Avenue, Signal Mountain, Tennessee 37377, telephone 423-886-7990. Cam provides contract services for children, adults, and geriatrics in hospitals and mental health centers. She presents art therapy workshops locally, nationally, and internationally.

Cam spearheaded the founding of the Tennessee Art Therapy Association, Inc., an official chapter of the American Art Therapy Association, Inc., and is serving a second term as President. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Society for the Arts in Healthcare, the American Art Therapy Association, and the Association for Visual Artists. She is a Fellow and Diplomat of the American Board of Medical Psychotherapists and Psychodiagnosticians. Her work with clients has been published in professional journals, healthcare magazines, books, and newspaper articles. She has exhibited art and photography widely in the U.S. and abroad.

Sally Denman is the Artist Administrator of the Arts in Mental Health Program at Napa State Hospital, in Napa, CA. This program provides visual, performing, and literary fine arts experiences to patients at this 1100 bed psychiatric hospital. Sally directs all aspects of the program including supervising and training artists-in-residence, curating patient artwork exhibits, scheduling guest artist and patient performances, collaborating with local arts councils, and acting as arts consultant to California Dept. of Mental Health State Hospitals.

Sally is also a visual artist, with a background in painting, drawing and photography, and Registered, Board Certified Art Therapist. She received her M.A. in Art Therapy from Vermont College of Norwich University in 1981. She has used the arts and art therapy in her work with patients in private and state hospitals, community mental health centers, nursing homes, public schools, prisons, and facilities in other countries. She has been a presenter and workshop facilitator at national and international conferences. She is also co-creator of the award winning Art of Healing Children Engagement Calendar, which, distributed internationally, annually showcased artwork by children at Napa State Hospital. Sally has served on several boards and been on the SAH Board of Directors since 1995.

Donna Glassford is the Director of Cultural Enrichment for Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. Donna oversees all the healing arts programs, curates changing exhibitions, and makes art acquisitions for the medical center. For the past 20 years she has worked extensively in the arts in museum settings, as a city Arts Commissioner and as a professional artist. She has served on many design committees in collaboration with architects to help identify sites and artists on projects that infuse art into architecture. Recent projects include a new children's hospital, the Nashville Public Library, and a 1% ordinance for the arts for the city of Nashville.

Betty Haskin has coordinated the Duke University Eye Center Arts Program, (est.1985) since 1986. The Touchable Art Gallery is the focus of the Eye Center's program, which operates under the umbrella of Cultural Services for Duke University Medical Center. In the past four years she has gained first-hand and in-depth knowledge about the flagship arts in healthcare program at Duke University Medical Center. She has gathered great quantities of information about the many successes and even several failures of this twenty-plus-year program. Haskin's expertise includes developing and mounting two- and three-dimensional exhibitions, curating and caring for permanent art collections, and fostering arts in healthcare projects.

In 1998-99 Haskin developed, authored grants, and administered the Able Arts North Carolina/Japan Exchange Project, an international project to support the creative work of students who are blind or visually impaired. She co-produced “Exceptional Vision,” a video documenting this project. Before entering the arts in healthcare field, Haskin taught college-level art history and studio art for ten years. She has worked as a professional artist for over twenty years. Betty Haskin is sincere and passionate in her love of the arts and in her desire to make the arts accessible to people living with disabilities.

Wende Heath is the Expressive Arts specialist for the Institute for Health and Healing Humanities at Marin General Hospital in Greenbrae and California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. There she supervises graduate level art therapy and music therapy students and artists. Together they bring Art to the Bedside and run a variety of art based groups such as Art and Imagery for cancer patients and art groups for depressed seniors post hospitalization. She is liaison to the Art Committee, composed of community artists and former patients, who mount four healing art shows a year at the Atrium Gallery in the Cancer Center at Marin General Hospital.

She owns “Playing for Life”, which specializes in making therapeutic dolls and puppets for hospitals. She is the author of “Cancer Comics, the Humor of the Tumor”, a booklet of humorous cartoons about cancer. It invites cancer patients to write to her with funny stories which are then made into cartoons. They may be seen on the web at She is passionate about introducing creativity and art into HealthCare. She looks forward to bringing her expertise and enthusiasm to hospitals, clinics, and communities who wish more art in their life.

Lynn Kable was Program Development Director (1976-93) for Hospital Audiences, Inc. (HAI) New York. Lynn developed programs in theatre, dance, film, folk arts, and music for institutionalized adults and children, performance series featuring major performers, programs increasing accessibility for blind theater and museum audiences, and prevention/education programs on AIDS, fire safety and drug abuse for schools, mental health programs and shelters. Since 1993 Lynn consulted with HAI, Rise and Shine Productions, the YHC/Hospital League/1199, and GOH Productions/St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital/Martin Luther King, Jr. High School.

Internationally, Lynn has developed arts in healthcare initiatives with Silesian Dance Theatre in Bytom, Poland (1995-00) and conducted workshops with refugee children and pediatric cancer patients in the Macedonian State Hospital (1999). Recent speeches include: the First International Conference on the Arts in Healthcare, Kobe, Japan; Atlantic City Medical Center-100th Anniversary Conference; North East Ohio College of Medicine, and the SAH 2000 National Conference. For SAH: Founding Board member; president (1995-96). Lynn has worked on SAH fundraising, and developed with artist Hollis Sigler and the National Museum of Women in the Arts the Hospital Replica Tour and educational programs for Sigler's “Breast Cancer Journal: Walking with the Ghosts of My Grandmothers.”

Paula Most is Arts Coordinator for Lifespan in Providence, Rhode Island and provides consultation on all matters pertaining to the arts at Rhode Island Hospital (RIH), Hasbro Children's Hospital (HCH) and the other six Lifespan affiliates. This involves collaborating with local arts agencies, schools and organizations, curating art exhibitions, supervising and training artist-in-residence and work/study college students and advocating incorporation of the arts into all the Lifespan facilities. Paula is one of the founders and is current director of Museum on Rounds, an award winning art program for patients at HCH. The success of this program inspired creation of Art on Rounds, an art program for adult oncology patients at RIH and The Miriam Hospital.

The central theme of her work is heightening awareness of the role for art in a health care setting. Paula was an adjunct professor in the Art Education Department at Rhode Island College. For ten years she was employed by the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design in the Education Department where Museum on Rounds originated. Paula is a Board member of SAH and served as host of the 2000 national conference.

Helen Orem, Associate Member, IIDA, is a licensed interior designer and healthcare arts consultant. She is president of OREM ASSOCIATES, INC. of Chevy Chase, MD, specializing in healthcare environments. Prior to establishing her own firm in 1990, Helen was Director of the Art and Signage Program at the Clinical Center, The National Institutes of Health, a program which she created and for which she received the Director's Award.

Today, her clients include the Georgetown University Medical Center, the Lombardi Cancer Center and Children's National Medical Center, all in Washington, DC, the National Cancer Institute and the Children's Inn at NIH, in Bethesda, Maryland. Helen is one of the founding members of the Society for the Arts in Healthcare and is a frequent speaker in the field of the arts and humanities in healthcare.

Janice Palmer. For twenty-one years (1978-1999), Janice Palmer directed the development of Cultural Services, a multi-faceted arts and humanities program serving the patients, visitors, staff, and students of Duke University Medical Center. In 1989 Palmer organized and hosted the first convocation of healthcare arts administrators, which led to the founding in 1991 of the Society for Healthcare Arts Administrators, the forerunner of the Society for the Arts in Healthcare. She served as President of the Society's Board of Directors in 1992-93 and as host of the 1996 conference. Palmer has also served on the Board of the International Association of Arts-Medicine. Palmer co-authored the Hospital Arts Handbook, has written a number of articles, and is a frequent presenter about the arts in healthcare.

Madeline Rugh, Ph.D. A.T.R., is a consultant and educator in visual art and health care, serving the needs of mental health centers institutions for special needs children, adult day health care and long term care facilities for older adults. She holds a doctorate in Adult and Community Education specializing in the design, development and study of art programs for elders. She was a recipient of the National Research Service Award from the National Institute of Aging for art-based research with disabled and frail older adults.

In her consultations and program designs, Dr. Rugh modifies the physical environment for use as a learning and healing tool and incorporates the unique attributes of a community or institution. She developed Oklahoma's first program for art with older adults and was instrumental in laying the groundwork for an arts-based adult day health care facility in Iowa.

Madeline works with cancer patients and has written a grant with a local art center to create an open studio for individuals with chronic, debilitating or terminal illness. Currently Dr. Rugh is developing programs for professional healthcare providers in art, creativity and stress management based on principles of ecopsychology emphasizing the role nature plays in human development and wellness.

Elaine Sims, AB, MA, is the coordinator of the University of Michigan Hospitals and Healthcare Centers Gifts of Art program. She has worked in the arts in healthcare field for the past ten years. Her areas of special expertise include the performing arts, marketing, promotion, and healing gardens. She also possesses a general knowledge of the full spectrum of the arts in healthcare field including the visual arts, art cart programs, artist-in-residence programs, medical school arts and humanities electives and fundraising. Elaine is a great networker and an avid practitioner of and advocate for collaborations of all types. She is currently Vice President of The Society for the Arts in Healthcare. She recently spoke at the 1999 Symposium for Culture, Health and the Arts in Manchester, England and the SAH Conference 2000 in Providence, RI.

Gary Smith, B.Sc. Eastern Michigan University, '72; M.F.A. Ohio University, '76, is one of the original founders of The Society for the Arts in Healthcare and has served as its president on three different occasions. As the Director of Gifts of Art at the University of Michigan Health Systems he designed and initiated one of the largest programs of its kind in the country: 8 galleries/50 exhibits annually; 50+ performances annually; an Art Cart; a Library Cart; and a Health & Wellness Library. Gary is now President of his own firm Art & Exhibit Services, a business-to-business fine art installation service for galleries, museums, and corporate collections. His consulting credits include full proposals for Mid-Michigan Regional Medical Center in Midland, Michigan and St. Alexius Medical Center in Bismarck, North Dakota. He has lectured and spoken on the arts in healthcare across the United States, as well as, The World Symposium, Culture, Health, and the Arts, Manchester, England in April, 1999.

Naj Wikoff is the Director of the Healing and the Arts Project, C. Everett Koop Institute, Dartmouth College, and the President of the Society for the Arts in Healthcare. Previously he was the Founder and Director of the Lake Placid Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Director of Programming of the Hopkins Center at Dartmouth, Director of Arts & Productions at the Cathedral St. John the Divine, Coordinator of the Arts for the Global Forum of Parliamentary and Spiritual Leaders, and Vice-Chairman of the National Fine Arts Committee for the XIII Winter Olympics in Lake Placid.

At Dartmouth, Mr. Wikoff develops arts and humanities programs in the hospital and medical school for the purpose of supporting the process of healing, improving doctor-patient relations, communicating health care messages, and helping health care workers address job related stress. Healing & the Arts programs include: medical school arts and humanities electives; ArtCare, arts activities, concerts and performances in patient care units, waiting rooms, daycare and nursing homes involving community and undergraduate volunteers; and In Poetry & Prose, lunch-time readings and presentations. Mr. Wikoff is a sculptor, storyteller, celebration artist and also the Executive Director of the Lake Placid Film Forum.

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