Meet the Team

Our Staff

Sarah Laing

Sarah Laing

Executive Director

 

Sarah Laing, MAAT, ATR joined as Executive Director in March 2019.

Sarah is an artist, art therapist, and community leader and has been working with OSP since 2000 when the studio moved from Chicago to
Evanston. Over the years, Sarah was instrumental in initiating youth programs,numerous partnerships, and the founding of Gallery 901.She served as the Associate Director until 2011 and served in an Advisory Board capacity through 2018.

As a strong advocate of art, education, and public engagement, Sarah has worked in the art education field- working as a Teaching Artist, and served on numerous boards including Chicago Public Art Group, as Lincoln School PTA President, Foundation 65, Young Evanston Artists (YEA!), and with Chicago Public Schools through Ingenuity Inc.

Her experience with all aspects of art, her passion for arts curriculum in schools, and strong leadership skills make her a match in support of OSP’s mission.

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“I understand the transformative power of art and what it can do for individuals and society. We are excited about the direction of OSP and particularly the work we have evolving with our social-emotional learning arts curriculum.”

 

Meghan Bortle

Meghan Bortle

Business Manager

 

Meghan is a recent Evanston transplant, but a lifelong art lover. After completing her BFA in Acting from Albion College in Albion, Michigan, Meghan worked in the Detroit theatre scene before moving to Evanston and continuing her love of arts administration

Jill Tolentino

Bookkeeper

Our Facilitators & Teaching Artists

Jan Ellenstein

Jan Ellenstein

Patti Vick

Patti Vick

Terry True

Terry True

Liz Bell

Liz Bell

Iris Jacobson

Iris Jacobson

Anne Rush

Anne Rush

Joselyn Arana

Joselyn Arana

Art Therapy Interns:

Nate Love & Terrin Sharp

Our Board Members

Dayna Block

Dayna Block

President

Ted Harris

Ted Harris

Vice President

Bridget Stump

Bridget Stump

Secretary

Maria Opdycke

Maria Opdycke

Treasurer

Ravi Batista

Ravi Batista

Ellen Burton

Ellen Burton

Jeanette Brown

Jeanette Brown

Marcia Powers

Marcia Powers

Elaine Tennant

Elaine Tennant

Advisory Board

Jodi Block

Anya Cordell

Ellen Glassmeyer

Barbara Goldberg

Chantal Healey

Guylaine Herzig

Kay Israelite

Elena Kaiser

Marianne Moberly

Barbara Murphy

Janet Beals Orejudos

Elory Rozner

Gina Saunders

Casey Varela

Honorary Life Mentor

Don Seiden