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Ashley Rogols

Ashley Rogols

MA, ATR-BC, ATCS, LPCC-S

info@buckeyearttherapy.org

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President

Ashley Rogols (pronouns: she/her) is a Board Certified Art Therapist, Certified Art Therapy Supervisor, and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with Supervision Designation. She received her Bachelor's in Art Therapy, Psychology, and Studio Art from Capital University in 2010, and Master's in Art Therapy and Counseling from Ursuline College in 2013. Ashley currently develops and facilitates clinical educational opportunities as Supervisor of Training and Development at Ohio Guidestone. She is also an Adjunct Professor in the Counseling and Art Therapy Graduate Program at Ursuline College, and has served two terms as 1st Vice President and two terms as President of the Buckeye Art Therapy Association. Ashley’s particular areas of interest are in trauma work, therapeutic photography, international outreach, mindfulness, and clinical education. She looks forward to the opportunity to continue serving Ohio’s art therapy community.

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Tammy Shella

Tammy Shella

PhD, ATR-BC

Shellat@ccf.org

216-444-4792

First Vice President

Dr. Shella created and manages the art therapy program at Cleveland Clinic Arts & Medicine. She is a board certified art therapist and holds a PhD in Psychology with a specialization in Health Psychology. Tammy began her career at Cleveland Clinic in 1998, working with psychiatric patients on both a general adult unit and the specialized Cleveland Clinic Center for Mood Disorders Treatment and Research. She is co-founder of the Behavioral Health Fund, developed to provide assistance to psychiatric patients. Tammy received the Patient Support Service Collaboration award in 2009 for her work at Lutheran Hospital, and was nominated in 2012 for the Cleveland Clinic Health Science Educator award. In her current position she has focused on patients with neurological diagnoses including epilepsy and multiple sclerosis, as well as the used of the arts for employee health, resilience, and wellness. She has published in several peer-reviewed journals, and presented locally, nationally, and internationally, including the Kochi-Muziris Biennale in Cochin, India, and at the University of Oxford in England.

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Katherine Jackson

Katherine Jackson

Ph.D., ATR-BC, RYT

kjackson@ursuline.edu

440-484-7022

Second Vice President/Symposium Chair

Dr. Katherine Jackson (pronouns: she/her) has taught in the Counseling and Art Therapy Graduate Program at Ursuline College since 1993 as an adjunct faculty, and is now a full time Associate Professor. While at Ursuline, she has been the research and thesis coordinator. She also created the service learning program for graduate Counseling and Art Therapy students and has taken students to El Salvador, Ecuador, Zimbabwe, South Dakota, Hungary, South Africa, Peru, and Nepal. Along with her work at Ursuline College, Dr. Katherine Jackson has been a practicing art therapist for 30 years, and is currently in private practice at Beachwood Counseling Center (www.katherinejacksonphd.com), where she enjoys providing services for a variety of clients including children/teens, couples, and adults. Dr. Katherine Jackson is also a registered yoga teacher, providing yoga and mindfulness groups in her private practice.

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Diane Fleisch-Hughes

Diane Fleisch-Hughes

MA, ATR-BC, LPC

dhughes@jbschool.org

216-381-1191 x209

Secretary

Diane grew up in New Jersey where a great appreciation for the arts was nurtured from a young age. She graduated with a BFA in Illustration from FIT in NYC. Diane received her MA in Art Therapy and Counseling from Ursuline College. She is the Art Therapist for Julie Billiart School, a K-8 school for children with special learning needs. Within this school, Diane provides art therapy for groups, individuals needing more one on one support, a parent support group as well as social skills groups for adolescent girls. She also serves individual adult clients through the Fine Art Association in Willoughby. Diane is passionate about community art and enjoys organizing and inviting community members to come together to support one another through creating art. She has organized Umbrellas for Peace on the Ursuline College campus, The Puzzle Project, Art4Africa, and the International Intercultural Mural Exchange among others.  Diane is a working artist, her artwork is represented by Stella’s Art Gallery in Mentor, Ohio. Diane looks forward to another term serving on the BATA board.

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Melissa Hladek

Melissa Hladek

MA, ATR-BC, LPCC-S

melissa.hladek@wellnessgrove.com

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Treasurer

Melissa Hladek (pronouns: she/her) is an experienced licensed professional clinical counselor supervisor and board-certified art therapist who works with children, adolescents, adults, couples, families, and groups. Her specialty interests include girls’ and women’s issues, trauma, wellness and development, and integrating creativity and positive psychology into counseling practice. Melissa earned her bachelor’s degree in fine and performing arts from Youngstown State University, and her master’s degree in counseling and art therapy from Ursuline College. She is currently earning her doctorate degree at Walden University in counselor education and supervision. Melissa practices counseling and art therapy at Wellness Grove, a private practice setting in Canton, Ohio. Prior to private practice, Melissa worked with diverse clients in school settings and community mental health settings. Over the last 6 years, she has gained clinical experience in seeing individual clients, facilitating and co-facilitating women’s groups, and developing adolescent groups, all of which have contributed to her love for using the creative arts to help and heal others. Melissa currently has advanced training in dialectical behavioral therapy and is certified in perinatal mental health.

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Maryann Sender

Maryann Sender

MA, ATR, CRC, ABDA

maryann.sender@tri-c.edu

216-987-2475

Bylaws Chair

Mary has over 20 years of professional experience in academia and in public and private organizations. She is currently a Professor and Program Manager of the Art Therapy Program at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C). Prior to this position, Mary was Director and Program Manager for disabled students at Tri-C for 14 years. She served as an academic counselor in higher education student affairs. She speaks locally and nationally on such topics as ADA, Accommodating Students in Higher Education, Rights of People with Disabilities, learning disabilities, ethics, and more. Before her role at Tri-C, Mary was the Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Director at Lakewood YMCA. She was also an Activity Therapy Director at Northside Hospital in Youngstown, directing that program for over seven years. While working at the hospital, she created a program for the adult, adolescent, and rehabilitation units consisting of art therapy, music therapy, physical therapy, and movement groups. During this time she also took art therapy courses at the University of Illinois with Harriet Wadeson and Bob Ault. Mary obtained her Master of Arts in Art Therapy & Counseling at Ursuline College as part of its first graduating art therapy class in 1989. Mary obtained her undergraduate degree in Activity Therapy and Business, with a minor in Arts and Health, from The Ohio State University. She is a national Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. Mary's past BATA Board work has included serving four years as BATA's External Relations Chair and Alternate Chapter Delegate.

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Janeanne Grisez

Janeane GriseZ

MA, ATR-BC, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, GAMB

janeane.grisez@stellasdream.org

440-543-1507

Clinical Chair

Janeane has a master’s level education in both Art Therapy and Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is a registered and board-certified art therapist, a licensed professional clinical counselor with supervision designation, a licensed independent chemical dependency counselor with clinical supervision and a gambling addictions endorsement. Janeane has experience in a variety of settings, including; community mental health, forensic settings, chemical dependency treatment, inpatient mental health, school-based services, and private practice. Most of her work has been focused in chemical dependency and dual diagnosis where she developed and implemented a program for outpatient treatment in a community-based reentry program. Janeane has also worked with the American Psychiatric Association as a collaborating investigator in the development of the diagnostic criteria for the DSM-5. She is an experienced presenter of workshops and currently serves as the Clinical Chair for the Buckeye Art Therapy Association (2016-2020). Janeane enjoys working with adolescents and adults and currently provides art therapy and counseling services along with managing her private practice, StellasDream Art Therapy and Counseling. She is also an Adjunct Professor and offsite Clinical Supervisor for Ursuline Counseling and Art Therapy Program. Janeane enjoys creating her own artwork for processing and self-care. She continually seeks ongoing education and supervision.

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Molly O'Neill Haaga

PhD, ATR-BC, LPC

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External Relations Chair/AATA Alternate Chapter Delegate

Dr. Molly O’Neill Haaga is a board-certified art therapist, licensed mental health counselor, and college instructor. She currently serves as Assistant Professor in Ursuline College’s Art Therapy Program. Molly earned her Master’s in Art Therapy and Counseling from Ursuline College and her Doctorate in Expressive Therapies from Lesley University. Her doctoral research focused on the role of art therapy in assessment, treatment, and management of medical illness and psychosocial comorbidities. Her clinical experience has included work with individuals, families, and groups in community mental health, hospital, school, rehabilitation, and studio settings. Molly’s areas of expertise are centered on using mind-body oriented art therapy approaches to identify, examine, and alter maladaptive thoughts and behaviors in an effort toward achieving wholeness and balance. Her current clinical and research interests include: expressive arts in healthcare and medicine; pedagogical approaches in art therapy education; trauma-informed therapeutic practices; and artistic expression across stages of human growth and development.

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Ashley Skelly

Ashley Skelly

MA, ATR, LPCC-S

Ashley.Skelly@nationwidechildrens.org

614-361-2375

Legislative Chair/AATA Chapter Delegate

Ashley graduated from Capital University in 2011 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Therapy and Psychology. Ashley graduated from Ursuline College in May 2014 with a Master's Degree in Art Therapy and Counseling. Ashley has worked as a counselor and supervisor at Nationwide Children’s Hospital for the past 7.5 years. She currently supervises the CALL program, which provides clinical mental health consultation for child welfare systems and staff. Ashley specializes in early childhood mental health treatment, specifically practicing Child-Parent Psychotherapy. She recently began training in Perinatal Child-Parent Psychotherapy.

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Samantha Bobinski

Samantha Bobinski

MA, ATR-BC, LPCC

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Membership Chair

Samantha earned her bachelors in Art Education from the University if Akron in 2008. After working in various school districts Samantha made the decision to pursue Art therapy at Ursuline college. From there she graduated with her Masters degree in Counseling and Art Therapy in 2015. Since graduating Samantha has become a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a Registered Art Therapist. Samantha currently works on inpatient psych as well as detox units at Lutheran Hospital in Cleveland. Over the past five years she has also presented a workshop at BATA in 2017 and has been a guest presenter for art therapy classes at Ursuline. She looks forward to the opportunity of being on the BATA Board.

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Heather Denning

Heather Denning

MA, ATR-BC, ATCS, LSW

hdenning@mercyhurst.edu

814-824-2212

Publications Chair

Heather (pronouns: she/her) is a registered and board-certified art therapist with a supervisor credential with the ATCB and a licensed social worker in the state of Ohio. She is a professional member of the American Art Therapy Association, Buckeye Art Therapy Association, and Pennsylvania Art Therapy Association. She has presented at art therapy conferences locally and nationally. Abroad, she has presented at the International Art Therapy Practice/Research Conference in London, England hosted by the British Art Therapy Association and American Art Therapy Association. Currently, she serves as the Publication Chair for the Buckeye Art Therapy Association and as a committee member of the American Art Therapy Association’s Undergraduate Education Sub-Committee.  She has recently written a book chapter "Beginning Concepts of Group Work" in Foundations of Art Therapy: Theory and Applications (2022).

Heather began her art therapy career in the mental health field in 1994 facilitating and directing group therapy programs for adults with severe mental illnesses and substance use disorders at Ravenwood Heath. She has directed both the Adult Partial Hospitalization and Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement Programs at Ravenwood Health. At Ursuline College, Heather has taught art therapy courses, overseen students in clinical and internship placements, been a thesis reader, and traveled on service-learning trips. She is currently the undergraduate art therapy program director at Mercyhurst University in Erie, PA. She is an art therapy graduate of Bowling Green State University and Vermont College of Norwich University.

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Molly Kometiani

Molly (Mary) K. Kometiani

MA, ATR, LPCC

ArtTherapyHealsLLC@gmail.com

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Resources Chair

After graduating from Miami University with a BS in Art Education, Molly received a MA in Art Therapy and Counseling from Ursuline College. Molly has diverse professional work experience in settings such as pediatric hospital, hospice and bereavement, homeless shelter for women and children, and safe house for survivors of sex trafficking. She has experience as an instructor of art therapy, and has provided supervision to both internship students and art therapists. She has delivered numerous creative workshops and presentations at regional, national, and international conferences. In addition to authoring several professional journal articles and chapters in books, Molly edited Art Therapy Treatment with Sex Trafficked Survivors: Facilitating Empowerment, Recovery, and Hope. Molly has served on the Buckeye Art Therapy Association Board for over a decade, and she looks forward to the opportunity of continuing to serve the Ohio art therapy community.

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