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Deborah Nathan - Founder & Executive Director

is an experienced artist, psychotherapist, art therapist, and manager. She has been a professional mixed media and fiber artist for over 30 years, and has taught art to children and adults, run a retreat center, and directed various art programs. Her focus over the years has been the impact of trauma on youth and family systems, and the use of arts with communities in conflict. She received her master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling and Art Therapy from Lesley University. Aside from being the founder and executive director of Artsbridge, she has a private practice in Salem, MA and is adjunct faculty in the Graduate Program in Expressive Therapies at Lesley University.

 
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Alexandria Rivera - Administrative Assistant

graduated in May 2016 from Gordon College with a degree in English and Art. During her college years, she had the opportunity to travel to Orvieto, Italy for four months, interacting with its culture, customs, and people while simultaneously studying studio art. Alex has previously worked at Gordon’s Global Education Office as a Student Care Intern where she was able to inform and educate students on the benefits of studying abroad and immersing within a culture unfamiliar to their own. 

 
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Godwin Nnanna - Communications Intern

is a journalist with extensive reporting experience in Africa. He worked for many years reporting for newspapers, magazines and online publications in Africa and Europe. As a communications specialist he is adept at working with a wide variety of community demographics. He is currently pursuing a graduate degree at the Boston University School of Theology.