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Dayna Block Executive Director
Dayna Block of OSP
Chantal M. Healey, Executive Director
Chantal joined OSP as executive director in January 2017. She is a lawyer, Evanston resident, and most recently the Founder and Executive Director of Cocodaco, a new Evanston dance company. Previously she worked at the Haiti Project where she directed US operations. She established a sewing center for Afghan women refugees living in Islamabad, and participated in the Knitting Project of the Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children. Chantal fell in love with the Open Studio Process a year ago and is passionate about its ability to help others.
  Chantal M. Healey, Executive Director
Karen Kellams, Office Manager   Karen Kellams, Office Manager
Karen manages the OSP office, facilities, database and finances. She also coordinates volunteers and work-study students. Karen also owns and operates a home organizing business in Evanston. She worked for years as a graphic designer and editor for the Chicago Tribune and other local publications. She also spent a year studying pastry arts at Le Cordon Bleu in Chicago. She and her husband are proudly raising their two children in southwest Evanston and love its vibrant community and cultural diversity.
Dayna Block, Co-Founder of Open Studio Project
Dayna Block, MAAT ATR, is an Instructor at the School of the Art Institute Chicago (SAIC) and a registered art therapist, with a MAAT from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Dayna lectures and runs workshops on the creative process locally and nationally. She exhibits her artwork frequently and curates shows that raise awareness of social issues in the community. As an architect of OSP's creative process programming, and an unwavering believer in the artist inside of everyone, she is the primary holder of our egalitarian vision, and of our ethic of care. Active with the OSP Board of Directors, Dayna also facilitates classes and workshops with her SAIC students and students from Y.O.U. Evanston.
  Dayna Block, Co-Founder of Open Studio Project
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