Updated September 21, 2022

Beginning Monday, September 12, AATA voting members have the chance to shape the future of our association by voting in our election for AATA’s leaders and proposed governance changes.

As AATA President Girija Kaimal, EdD, MA, ATR-BC, explained during the August All Member Meeting, AATA is evolving to meet the changing needs of our members and examining all our work through a DEI lens — in order to create a more inclusive future for our association and our profession. As part of this effort, the AATA Board has proposed four changes to our association’s bylaws, which are now on the ballot for our members’ approval. 

Calling All American Art Therapy Association Voting Members!

If you are an AATA voting member (Professional, Credentialed Professional, Retired Professional, New Professional, and Honorary Lifetime Members), you should have received an email from Association Voting with the subject line “Cast Your Vote in the 2022 American Art Therapy Association Election” with instructions on how to cast your vote. For any questions, please contact info@arttherapy.org.

2022 Candidate Slate 

Speaker of Assembly 

There is an empty spot for Speaker. In the event that the proposed bylaw changes are voted in and ratified, the first runner up for Board of Director will be selected to serve as a Director at Large. If the proposed changes are not passed, the President will select a qualified individual to act as speaker until the next election.

Treasurer (1 Candidate for 1 Position)

  • Marygrace Berberian, PhD, LCAT, ATR-BC, LCSW

Board of Directors (5 Candidates for 3 Positions)

  • Wendy Bradley, ATR-BC, CLAT
  • Kelly L. Burns, MA, LMHC, ATR-BC
  • Maria Kim, PhD, ATR-BC, LMFT
  • Rachel Mims, MS, ATR-BC, LPC-AT
  • Maru Serricchio-Joiner , PhD, LMFT, ATR-BC

Nominating Committee (1 Candidate for 1 Position)

  • Ori Cruz, MPS, LCAT

Honorary Lifetime Member

  • David Gussak, Ph.D., ATR-BC