Board and Committees

2017-2019 Executive Board


Mallory Van Fossen, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT

Mallory has served on the executive board since 2015. She works as an art therapist at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. With a specialization in the treatment of complex trauma, Mallory developed the art therapy component of the DoD's first military sexual trauma program. She is an active member of the research team, and a recipient of the ‘Extra Mile Award’ for recognition of excellence in service by the Director of Behavioral Health. Mallory has presented regionally and nationally  about her clinical work in art therapy.  Most recently, Mallory presented at the 48th Annual Conference of the American Art Therapy Association in Albuquerque, NM.  When she isn’t hard at work, Mallory skates in the Baltimore women’s roller derby league, and enjoys making art. Mallory is a proud Maryland native.


Roz Vanderpool, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT, LCPC, LPC
Programming Chair

Roselynn is the current Secretary and former President (2015-2017) of the Maryland Art Therapy Association. Originally from Philadelphia PA, she graduated Summa Cum Laude from Albright College in Reading, PA and went on to attend The George Washington University. Since graduating, she has worked in a variety of settings offering mental health counseling and art therapy to clients in inpatient hospitals, group homes, and day centers. Roselynn is currently in private practice in Rockville, MD where she specializes in working with multicultural clients. When she is not in the office, Roselynn is an avid yoga student, SciFi fan, dog lover, comedy enthusiast, and podcast listener.


Jill Scheibler, PhD, ATR-BC

Jill is a licensed, board-certified art therapist and a community psychologist. She completed her doctoral studies in Human Services Psychology at University of Maryland, Baltimore County where she continues to teach and also collaborates on qualitative research about issues impacting marginalized populations. She has over 15 years of experience working in arts, educational, and human services settings. In addition to serving as Program Director for Make Studio, a community-based art center in Baltimore, Jill is also a Senior Research Analyst with Carson Research Consulting. A member of MATA for over 10 years, Jill is very pleased to now be serving on the Executive Board!


Peggy Kolodny, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT
Delegate to the American Art Therapy Association Assembly of Chapters

Peggy Kolodny is a Board Certified and Licensed Art Therapist and a founder of The Art Therapy Collective of Owings Mills. She is a trauma-focused art therapist with Level 2 certificates in IFS and EMDR. An adjunct faculty member of the University of Maryland School of Social Work, she is past faculty of Goucher College and MICA. Peggy is also on the professional training faculties of The Ferentz Institute, Chesapeake Beach Play Therapy Seminars and  Expressive Therapies Summits, teaching nationally. A past president of MATA, she has served on many of its committees and has been a member  of MATA since she was an undergraduate student in 1975. She has no plans to retire!


Charlotte Boston, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT
Alternate Delegate to the American Art Therapy Association Assembly of Chapters

Charlotte is an experienced clinician, educator, administrator and consultant in art therapy with psychiatric inpatients.  Her experiences include a broad range of populations including military psychiatric inpatients at WRAMC. She has served on various committees of the American Art Therapy Association, and the AATA Board of Directors. She is currently President-Elect of the Art Therapy Credentials Board.  She has presented and published locally and nationally. 

2017-2019 Committee Chairs


Erin McConnell, MA, LCPC, LCPAT
Ethics Committee Chair

Erin works in private practice in Bel Air, Maryland. Erin provides individual therapy for men and women specializing in ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Abuse, Co-dependence, and recovery issues pertaining to alcoholism. She has received training in EMDR and is currently in supervision for certification.


Elizabeth Hlavek, ATR-BC, LCPAT
Legislative Chair

Liz is an art therapist in private practice in Annapolis, MD and a doctoral candidate at Mount Mary University. Her research explores the relevance of artwork created by victims during the Holocaust to art therapy theory and practice. Liz works primarily with adolescents and adults struggling with eating disorders and body image concerns. She gained experience with this population from employment at the Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt and the Renfrew Center. In 2012, she worked with state legislators to develop the first clinical art therapy license in MD and previously sat on the MD Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists. Liz received a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and completed her Master's in Art Therapy at Pratt Institute.


Maralee Syers, MS, LCPAT, LGPC
Membership Committee Chair

Maralee has her Master's Degree in Art Therapy from Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, WI. She currently practices art therapy in Frederick County with children affected by family substance abuse. Maralee treasures her free time and spends much of it making collage and mixed media artwork, walking and gardening.


Kim Harvanek, LGPC, LGPAT
Public Information/ Social Media Committee Chair

Kimberly is an art therapist working in Baltimore at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.  She is a graduate of the George Washington University Masters in Art Therapy program. Kimberly specializes in working with adolescents who have a variety of mental health concerns.  


Tracy Weitkamp
Student Representative, St Mary of the Woods College

Tracy is a student in the MAAT program at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, and will graduate in December. Tracy holds a Bachelor's degree in Family Studies from Towson University.  She has worked as a rehabilitation therapist and case manager with children and adolescents experiencing emotional and behavioral challenges.  While in school, Tracy works as an Administrative Supervisor for Pearson Online and Blended Learning.