Board and Committees
2019-2021 Executive Board
Maralee Syers, MS, LCPAT, LGPC
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.
Roz Vanderpool, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT, LCPC, LPC
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.
2019-2021 Committee Chairs
Elizabeth Hlavek, ATR-BC, LCPAT
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.
Membership Committee Chair
Rick Conway is a recent graduate of The George Washington University art therapy program. This is Rick’s second master’s degree after years of working in the theatrical arts. Rick would like to support current MATA members by helping to increase the MATA community. Rick hopes to encourage recent grads to become aware of all the art therapists already in Maryland and how interacting with them can be not only a mechanism of support, but a chance to network with active, experienced professionals.
Kimberly Kelly, LCPC, LCPAT
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.