Inspired by her mother, Theresa Bond Zelazny, founded the Mobile Art Program after seeing how the process of creating art helped her mother reduce stress and anxiety during her 6 year battle with colon cancer. Theresa began by taking art materials into local nursing homes on weekends and discovered a need for art-based activities in nursing facilities and day programs across the city. In August 2007 MAP was formed and received its 501(c)3 designation from the IRS.
Our 2011 – 2013 Board Members are (L to R):
- Delia Kothmann Paskos, PhD., Delia received her PhD in Cognitive Psychology (Neuroscience Track) from Rice University in 2006. She is currently an Assistant Professor at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas.
- Maggie Schmitt, BA in Human Services from St Edward’s University. Maggie has served both as an intern and a paid instructor for the Mobile Art Program. In June 2011 she took the role of Program Assistant for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas.
- Emma Lou Linn, PhD. Emma Lou received her PhD in Educational Psychology from UT Austin in 1966. She served on the Austin City Council 1975 – 1977. Emma Lou has been a professor of Psychology and Forensic Science at St Edward’s University since 1971.
- Kate Harrington, M.A., in Marriage, Family & Child Therapy from California Family Study Center (since renamed Phillips Graduate Institute), Los Angeles. Kate is a practicing Psychotherapist in Austin, Texas.
- Staff & Volunteers: Austin Junior Forum, Ben Bond, Elizabeth Contreras, Fawn Krisenthia, Teri Segal & Theresa Zelazny
We are funded through grants from A Glimmer of Hope; Austin Junior Forum; the Burdine Johnson Foundation; the Carl C. Anderson, Sr. and Mary Jo Anderson Charitable Foundation; the LCRA Employees’ United Charities; and the SQLC Foundation (Querencia at Barton Creek). This project is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Growth & Redevelopment Services Office/Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com. And by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art. We are a 501(c)3 organization founded in August 2007.
Contact Mobile Art Program at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-632-4453