OUR TEAM

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 WOODRUFF, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Cynthia Woodruff, 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.

BARBARA FLORENCE, DIRECTOR, EVENTS & EDUCATION

Barbara Florence, Director, Events & Education has more than 30 years of experience in nonprofit and association management in the areas of corporate business development, membership, marketing, human resources, professional and career development, training, and conference and meeting planning. She is responsible for the Annual Conference, education, and professional development disciplines for the Association. She previously worked for Gifts In Kind International and the United Way of America. This year Barbara is celebrating 10 years with the AATA!

TERRI COCHRAN, MANAGER, MEMBER SERVICES

Terri Cochran, Manager, Member Services. An accomplished association management professional with 8 years of experience in member operations.   Internally motivated with a strong attention to detail, she has a passion for enhancing the member experience and engagement within an association.  Terri manages membership retention and recruitment while serving as the internal expert on AATA’s association management system.  She leads the team in using data and industry best practices to position the organization as a must-have membership.  Terri is currently studying to earn the Certified Association Executive (CAE) status through the American Society of Association Executives.  She is a strong library advocate and in her spare time serves on the Board for the Friends of the Cascades Library.  She is also active in the National Association of Parliamentarians.  Terri graduated with a B.S. degree in Psychology from Virginia Tech.

EUGENIA BRAVO, COORDINATOR, MEMBER SERVICES

Eugenia Bravo, Coordinator, Member Services, supports state advocacy work as well as conference and membership operations. Eugenia recently submitted her culminating paper for her Master’s in Art Therapy from The George Washington University (GWU).  Her paper shared a case study from a grief and loss group for immigrant adolescents.

YASMIN ELIAN, OPERATIONS ASSISTANT

  Yasmin Elian, Operations Assistant 

 

 

INTERNS

 CLAIRE KALALA

  Claire Kalala, Special Projects Intern