Who We Are

Advisors & Ambassadors

We’re fortunate to have a robust coalition of arts, health, media, and policy luminaries that contribute to our organization’s mission and activate the health improving qualities of the arts.


Choreographer, director, master educator, scholar, and designer

Stephanie Cacioppo

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience; Director, Brain Dynamics Laboratory, University of Chicago

Erica Curtis

Author, Marriage and Family Therapist, Curriculum Developer – UCLArts & Healing, Board of Behavioral Sciences – Loyola Marymount University

Renée Fleming

Singer, arts advocate, Winner of four Grammy awards and presented the U.S. National Medal of Arts

Edward Hirsch

President, Guggenheim Foundation

Julianne Holt-Lunstad

Associate Professor, Brigham Young University

Lewis Kazis

Professor, Boston University School of Public Health

Ji Lee

Creative Director, Facebook

Tali Lennox

Artist, model, actress

Robert L. Lynch

President and CEO, Americans for the Arts

Charles Marmar

Chairman, Department of Psychiatry NYU Langone Medical Center

Jason Molony

Aging & Gerontechology Advisor for The Foundation for Art & Healing

Executive Director, Massachusetts AI & Technology Center


Carla M. Perissinotto, MD, MHS

Geriatrician, palliative care physician; Associate Professor, Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Eileen Rockefeller

Author, public speaker, and venture philanthropist

Kristin Russell

Physician, entrepreneur

Lisa Marsh Ryerson

Executive Vice President – Strategy and Special Initiatives @SNHU

Joshua M. Smyth

Distinguished Professor of Behavioral Health and of Medicine, Penn State

Susan Stith

Vice President, Diversity, Inclusion, Civic Affairs, Cigna Foundation

Lauren Thermos

Director, Global Integrated Media & Marketing Strategy, Revlon Inc.

Jennifer Weiss

Nonprofit Public Health Consultant and author

Michelle Williams

Dean of the Faculty, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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Our Supporters

Review the supporting organizations that join us in advocating for the evidence-based improvements the arts impart upon personal and public health.

Our Board

Read about our Board members who inform our strategic vision and increase our capacity to improve health and well-being.. 

The Foundation for Art & Healing

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