All Of Us

The Building Blocks of NIAD

Vision: Our vision is a unified community where everyone is included, and art makes the individual and their story visible.

Mission: NIAD promotes creative expression, independence, dignity and community integration for people with disabilities.

Values:

  1. Diversity, inclusivity, and accessibility
  2. Open, straightforward communication
  3. Support, respect, and safe spaces
  4. Our community and the opportunity to work together
  5. Environmental awareness and sustainability
  6. Artistic growth and hard work
  7. Exploration, change, taking risks, and failing forward
  8. Trust, mindfulness, and self-ownership
  9. The needs and perspectives of others
  10. Humor, fun, and joy!

Theory of Change: Through its visual arts studio program, NIAD gives people with disabilities the skills and experience to express themselves, be independent and earn income as an artist. This nurturing community of artists fosters experimentation, increases competence to make informed choices and increases connections of diverse communities through the commonality of creative expression.

Our Administration

Executive Director // Amanda Eicher

Community Programs Director // Arden Fredman

Development Associate // Alice Wu

Office Manager // Ingrid Alonso-Rodriguez

Online Services Coordinator // Dawline-Jane Oni-Eseleh

Assistant Gallery Director // Julio Rodriguez

 

Studio

Studio Manager // Liam Golden

Studio Manager // Nan Collymore

Community Programs Manager // Shantanice Jones

Community Programs Manager // Terri Moore

Art Facilitator // Andres Cisneros-Galindo

Art Facilitator // Maria Guzman Capron

Art Facilitator // Kieren Dutcher

Art Facilitator // Kim Huhta

Art Facilitator // Em Kettner

Art Facilitator // Chelsea Smith

Art Facilitator // Josh Solis

Art Facilitator // Emma Spertus

Art Facilitator // Bill Zindel

Behavioral Support Specialist // Josh Vidal

Behavioral Support Specialist + Community Programs Assistant // Amber Avalos

 

Board of Directors

Chairperson // Pam Martin

Vice-Chairperson // Karen DiDomenicis

Treasurer // Jay Youngdahl

Secretary // Antonia Dapena-Tretter

Sarah Rothstein

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