The Executive Team is the core of the organization helping to support members of the American Art Therapy Association and the important work of hundreds of volunteers serving on its Board and Committees.
CYNTHIA YOUNG, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Cynthia Young, Executive Director, brought 20 years of experience in the corporate world to the Association. In 2007, she made a values-driven move into the nonprofit arena, where she held leadership positions in Rebuilding Together, Inc. and SOS Children’s Villages-USA. Cynthia is an active member of the Association Leadership community and has earned Certified Association Executive (CAE) status through the American Society of Association Executives. On a personal note, Cynthia’s family has personally benefited from art therapy, which adds to her passion for AATA’s mission to expand access to art therapy. A single mom, she lives in Northern Virginia with her son and “six-is-enough” rescued four-legged family members.
Meredith Ashley, Policy and Communications Coordinator, actively contributes to AATA’s communication strategies and works with members and chapters to facilitate advocacy for art therapists within their state. Prior to her current role, Meredith served as an Intern with Virginia Tech Football’s Player Engagement Department, where she played a key role in organizing social and networking events and made contributions to their alumni newsletter. Beyond her internship, Meredith has demonstrated proficiency in digital marketing, product design, and project management through her leadership as the Director of Hokie Effect. Graduating in May 2023 with a degree in Political Science: Legal Studies and minors in Spanish and Sociology, Meredith is fueled by a passion for empowering others and demystifying advocacy to make it more accessible for all.
BECKY COREY, OPERATIONS COORDINATOR
Becky Corey, Operations Coordinator, is an experienced professional in association management with a demonstrated ability to effectively plan, organize and manage complex projects. She uses best practices to propel continuous improvement and as needed implements new systems to resolve operational challenges, propel growth, and accomplish goals. Becky has successfully managed all phases of membership, enhancing member value and engagement. During this time, she also has managed the career center, providing important metrics to management and developing new tools to greatly improve the customer experience. She is able to maintain project deadlines and effectively work with volunteers on projects that are of great importance to an organization, such as online tools. Prior to working in associations, she provided cost analyst expertise to both a publishing and adhesive manufacturer. She has a BA from Rider University with a concentration in Business Administration and Health Administration. In her spare time, Becky practices yoga and loves Zumba!
Jeffrey Powers St-Aubin, Events and Continuing Education Manager, handles AATA’s Online Learning Academy and will be in charge of future AATA VIrtual Events! With a proven track record of success, Jeff embodies a unique blend of professional expertise and creative passion. Prior to his current role, Jeff was a valued member of Matchbox Virtual Media, where he acted as a talent and production coordinator. He also acted as project manager for a variety of virtual events and as video editor and session recording director. Beyond his Matchbox career, he has over 6 years of customer service experience. Drawing from a diverse array of roles, Jeff has steadily advanced in responsibilities, showcasing a robust skill set that spans project management, client relations, and creative content creation. This father of two growing boys is a pulp-culture fanatic who loves all things art and music alike!