Directors & Advisors

Board of Directors

Shaun McNiff, Ph.D. | Board Member 

Lesley University Professor, President American Arts Therapies Association, and author of several books including “Art as Medicine”

Mary Aarons | Board Member

Director of Strategic Relationships, The Quarto Group

Karen Nascembeni | Board Member

General Manager of North Shore Music Theatre

Nicolas D’Onofrio, MBA | Board Member

Health Care Manager, Director Satellite Boston Children’s Hospital

Julianne Stoughton, M.D.  | Board Member 

Vascular Surgery Mass General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

John Collins | Board Member

Program Director, VINFEN, Newburyport Community Based Flexible Supports

Judy A. Delucia, Ph.D. | Board Member

Affiliations: Former Superintendent of Schools Greater Lawrence, National and Mass Association of Superintendents, Council of Exceptional Children, Association of Curriculum Development, adjunct professor Salem State College.

Paula Belezos Conrad, M.Ed | Co-Executive Director & Founder 

Affiliations: National Guild for Community Arts, Mass Creative, Artworks, Cultural District Advisory Board

Stanley L. Strickland, M.A. | Co-Executive Director, President and CEO

Affiliations: Lesley University, Berklee School of Music, Longy School of Music, One World Living Arts Association, Mass Association of Arts Educators

Development and Event Committee

Since 2004, the women on our Development and Event Committee have provided invaluable support to Express Yourself. We are deeply grateful for their commitment to guiding our growth and raising awareness in the community.


L to R: Robyn Milbury, Barbara Parker, Kate Stavis, Therese Melden, Paula Conrad, Jackie Harriss, Lili Nissenbaum, and Anne Jennings, MD.

Debbie Ponn & Vicki Boylan