MAAT President – Amy Rostollan-Hamman, MEd. ATR-BC
Amy Rostollan-Hamman is a board certified art therapist (ATR-BC, with a Master’s of Education Degree in Art Therapy from Wayne State and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Michigan. Amy has worked the last five years at Acadia Stonecrest Center, an inpatient psychiatric hospital in Detroit. Her current duties include facilitating groups and one-on-one art therapy with wide range of clients diagnosed with acute psychiatric issues, often with co-occurring challenges such as substance abuse, adjustment, and emotional disorders. Amy strives to cater her directives to individual needs, establishing appropriate boundaries, promoting positive outlooks and being sensitive to age, cultural and cognitive abilities of clients. Amy has also trained interns from Wayne State University and has participated in supervising new professionals who are working towards attaining their credentials. Amy feels the act of art making, communication of visual imagery and mindfulness can empower the client and give them a sense of healing and journey. Amy currently lives in Clawson Michigan and enjoys dogs, MINI-Coopers, art, traveling and spending time with her husband Josh.
MAAT President-Elect – Rachel Green, LMSW, MEd. ATR
Rachel Green works at Beaumont Hospital Farmington Hills in the Geropsychiatric Unit. After hours, she also has a private practice, Expressions Counseling, LLC, and incorporates an eclectic modality to her therapeutic practice. She combines several approaches including, art therapy, cognitive-behavioral techniques, strengths-based, systems, and person-center. Rachel looks for the strengths in her clients and helps them to understand how their situation can be influenced by a number of factors including their thoughts, emotions, social interactions, and environment. Rachel is licensed in the state of Michigan as a Licensed Master’s Level Social Worker (LMSW) and a Registered Art Therapist (MEd. A.T.R.) Wayne State University. She also certified in Gerontology. When Rachel is not helping clients, she loves working on her Manga comic and a variety of other art forms.
MAAT Secretary – Laura Fuller, LPC, ATR
Laura Fuller is a registered art therapist (ATR), a licensed professional counselor (LPC), and a National Certified Counselor (NCC) living in Allen Park, MI. She attended the University of Michigan where in 2007 she graduated with her bachelors degree in Psychology. Later on, she attended and graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School in 2012 with her Masters of Science in Art Therapy and Counseling. Laura has had the opportunity to utilize her art therapy skills in a variety of settings including a state psychiatric hospital, a juvenile detention center, an early childhood development center, a partial hospitalization program, and doing community/home based work. Through all of these experiences, Laura identifies youth and their families as her preferred population. Currently she works at the Guidance Center in Lincoln Park, MI. where she is a Multisystemic Therapist. In her position, she has increased her exposure to the juvenile justice system and hopes this will add to her ability to reach her goal of being an art therapist in a juvenile detention center. Laura views art therapy as a therapeutic experience that everyone can connect with without having to feel guarded in their artwork, as many individuals are with their words. Art is an experience that enriches the soul and has the ability to convey than words ever could.
MAAT Treasurer -Molly Schwarb, MS, ATR
Molly Schwarb is currently employed at StoneCrest Center in Detroit Michigan. She graduated with honors from Bowling Green State University, Ohio with a Bachelors of Fine Art in 3D studies with an emphasis in Sculpture and minor in Psychology. She later received a Master’s of Science in Art Therapy from Emporia State University. Molly’s professional experience includes working for Munro-Meyer Institute University of Nebraska Medical Center, Day camp for persons with intellectual, developmental and/or genetic disorders. She has also worked at various facilities including Marillac, The University of Kansas Hospital, helping kids with mental illness and behavioral health challenges transform their lives and Camp Carousel – Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care grief and bereavement camp. Molly believes Art Therapy is an essential field in health care just as art and creativity is essential to the human experience. Art therapy is not a modality to be used by other professions, but an independent profession to be used cooperatively with other fields. She looks forward to seeing Art Therapy as a respected and independent profession, which is affordable and available to all that seek it. With a balanced love for art and science, Molly loves being an art therapist and enjoys MANY different artistic hobbies. She loves to cook, paint, sculpt, create classical fiber arts, and spend time with her family, observing inspiring beauty of nature and support art therapy as a growing field.
MAAT Legislative Chair – Amber James, MS
Amber James is currently employed at Henry Ford Kingswood Hospital in Ferndale Michigan and St. John Oakland Hospital in Madison Heights Michigan. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design from Siena Heights University. She later received a Master’s of Science in Art Therapy from Emporia State University. She is from the Downriver area in Southeast Michigan.
MAAT Membership Chair – Autumn Heddy-Reed, MEd.
Autumn Heddy-Reed is the Art Therapist at Ennis Center for Children in Flint, Michigan and the Program Manager for Fostering Creativity: a Therapeutic Arts Program offered at Ennis Center’s Flint and Pontiac locations to support children and families affected by foster care. She is also a Lecturer I at the University of Michigan-Flint, instructing Introduction to Art Therapy courses. She earned her Master of Education in Art Education with a concentration in Art Therapy from Wayne State University in 2013 and is currently working towards earning her Master of Social Work from Michigan State University. Her art therapy-related experience includes: open-studio and small group sessions at the Art Experience, Hurley Medical Center, and McLaren Flint. In 2012, she was awarded the American Art Therapy Association Anniversary Scholarship, and she was a panelist during AATA’s 44th Annual Conference in 2013.
Other professional experience consists of eight years working with elementary and secondary students, providing educational and behavioral support in the Flint Community Schools, Seattle Public Schools, and Genesee Intermediate School District. While she has much experience working with underserved children who have oftentimes also experienced trauma, she also enjoys working with adults/older adults. Autumn utilizes an integrative approach in her art therapy practice, often considering family systems and attachment theories.
MAAT Delegate to the Assembly of Chapters and Ethics Chairman – Alison Maples, MA, LLPC, Art Therapist
Alison Maples is a graduate of Wayne State University with a Masters of Art in Counseling and Art Therapy. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Ceramics and in Art History from the University of Toledo. She is currently a Counselor and Art Therapist at Sollars and Associates in the Greater Detroit Area. Alison also spends her weekends performing as a mascot for a local professional sports organization. She is from Toledo Ohio and currently resides in Hamtramck, MI. Alison is both the Ethics Chairman for Michigan Association of Art Therapists and the Delegate for the Assembly of Chapters for the American Art Therapy Association.
Community Outreach – Angie Bolton, MA, LLPC, Art Therapist
Angie Bolton graduated in August, 2017 with her Masters in Counseling and Art Therapy from Wayne State University. She also has a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts, with a concentration in photography from Wayne State University. Angie is currently working as a counselor and art therapist at New Center Community Services in Detroit. As a therapist, she utilizes an integrative approach, drawing from trauma – informed, strength – based and mindfulness techniques. Angie has worked within the Community Mental Health, foster care and autistic populations and strongly believes that art therapy offers clients invaluable tools of self-expression and empowerment that cannot always be accessed through words. Angie lives in Detroit and enjoys coffee shops, sock monkeys and an endless supply of books.