President: Naj Wikoff
C. Everett Koop Institute at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH
Naj Wikoff is the Director of the Healing & the Arts Project of the C. Everett Koop Institute at Dartmouth College, and is the current president of the Society for the Arts in Healthcare. In addition, he is Founding Director of the Lake Placid Institute for the Arts and Humanities and the Executive Director of the Adirondack Film Society. Previously he served as the Program Director of the Hopkins Center at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH; the Director of Arts & Productions for the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York City; the Coordinator of the Arts for the Global Forum of Spiritual & Parliamentary Leaders; the Vice-Chairman of the National Fine Arts Committee for the 1980 Winter Olympics; and the Executive Director of the Dutchess County Arts Council. A sculptor and celebration artist, Naj Wikoff serves on numerous boards and is affiliated with several national and regional cultural and educational associations.

Vice President: Elaine Sims
University of Michigan Gifts of Art, Ann Arbor, MI
Elaine Sims has been a member of the Society for Arts in Healthcare since 1990. She is co-director of the Gifts of Art program at the University of Michigan Health System. She also is co-chair of the University of Michigan Commission for Women and an active volunteer arts facilitator in her community. She and former SAH member Leigh Sweda have produced conceptual art pieces under the name Leighlaine, which have appeared in museums around the world.

Treasurer: Kim Shiley
Trumball Memorial Hospital Art Department, Warren, OH
Kim Shiley is a concert pianist and the Director of the arts program at Trumball Memorial/Forum Health. She oversees a variety of arts programs, including environmental art displays and in-hospital art activities. Kim assisted in the production of a nationally-touring art exhibit in conjunction with one of the Society's past conferences.

Secretary: Sally Bailey
Yale Cancer Center, New Haven, CT
Reverend Sally S. Bailey received her biblical training at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, and her masters degree in Professional Studies in Pastoral Counseling at the New York Theological Seminary. As a consultant in spiritual care and the arts, she developed a model program in the arts for patients, families, and staff at The Connecticut Hospice where she served for 18 years. Currently, Sally is developing a comprehensive spiritual care program integrating the arts for patients and families served through Yale Cancer Center. Additionally, she serves as co-chair of the sub-committee on the arts for The Program for the Humanities in Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, CT, and was elected to the International Work Group on Death, Dying, and Bereavement. A founding Board Member of the Society for the Arts in Healthcare, Sally has served as a retreat leader, lectured nationally and internationally, and is published in professional and lay journals and books on themes of spirituality, the arts in spiritual care, and issues of dying, death, and bereavement.

Past President: Chris Naughton
KMD Architects
Christopher Naughton is the past president of the Society for the Arts in Healthcare and is a registered architect who specializes in designing hospitals. Chris's professional career as an architect has been focused on the programming, planning, and design of these unique environments. Before becoming an architect, Chris studied drawing and painting earning his BFA in 1980 from Fredonia State College and his architectural degree from the University of Buffalo in New York. Chris's longtime interest in the arts, combined with his profession as an architect, has enabled him to understand the value and necessity of the arts in healthcare settings. As an advocate for supportive, compassionate, alternative environments for the ill, Chris has spoken to national audiences and has published numerous papers and articles about the arts and their role as healing agents.

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