The National Office 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, 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.


aminer@arttherapy.org | 703-548-5863

Anuja Miner, Director, Membership is a strategic leader, with 25+ years of Association experience and has a proven history of driving operational excellence focused on membership growth, retention, and renewals while focusing on utilizing strategies to increase member engagement. Anuja is an active member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and serves as a judge on ASAE’s Power of Association Awards Committee and is also a member of ASAE’s Membership Professional Advisory Council. In her spare time, Anuja also serves as the First Vice Chair of the Alexandria Commission for Women and is a member of The Friday@4 Society. Anuja has a bachelor’s degree from The University of Michigan in Business Administration and is an avid sports fan including her beloved Michigan Wolverines. She also enjoys listening to country music and takes every opportunity to go dancing no matter the type of music.


rcorey@arttherapy.org | 703-548-5861

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. 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!


mashley@arttherapy.org | 703-567-9701

Meredith Ashley, Policy and Communications Coordinator, contributes to AATA’s internal and external communications and works with members to create grassroots campaigns for art therapy licensure within their state. Prior to her current role, Meredith served as an Intern with Virginia Tech Football Player Engagement, where she played a key role in organizing social and networking events and contributed 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 where she designed and marketed the Hokie Effect t-shirts to fund Undergraduate Student Senate. Graduating in 2023 with a degree in Political Science and minors in Spanish and Sociology, Meredith is fueled by a passion for empowering others to actively engage in politics and demystifying advocacy.



Dejah Chapple, Intern at the American Art Therapy Association, dedicates her time to supporting the organization’s mission through project work and daily tasks at the national office. Engaged in structured learning experiences in the field of art therapy, Dejah is not only an artist but also an active member of her community. Alongside her full-time role in residential treatment, she interns at Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads, providing art therapy services to residents. Through her involvement with AATA, Dejah eagerly connects, explores, and embraces the opportunities available as she pursues her journey toward becoming a Future Art Therapist.



Mia Pierce, Intern at the American Art Therapy Association, contributes to project work and membership services. She currently works virtually from Texas and will be based in New York in the fall, as she will be attending Pratt Institute to pursue her master’s degree in art therapy. Mia brings her experience from her previous role at Dallas Art Therapy, where she engaged in various art therapy community initiatives, to her current work. Through her work with AATA, Mia is hopeful to explore opportunities as a future art therapist. As an artist, she is passionate about art, its impact on mental health, and community involvement. 


jpowers@arttherapy.org | 703-548-5865

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!