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 in conflict mitigation. Deb lived in Israel from 1976-1979, where she observed that the Palestinians and Israelis residing there are remarkably similar, with shared concerns, though the outside world views them as disparate and incompatible. Upon moving back to the U.S., she received master’s degrees in Mental Health Counseling and Art Therapy from Lesley University, and pursued a career as an artist and art educator.
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.
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.