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FSU Art Therapy Association 2018-2019 Elections

Published March 5, 2018

FSU Art Therapy Association (FSU-ATA) 

2018-2019 Officer Election Results

The Department would like to formally introduce the following as the new Florida State University Art Therapy Association (FSU-ATA) representatives, who will officially start their positions in April. FSU-ATA  elected new officers for the 2018-2019 academic year on Tuesday, February 6th, 2018.


President: Emma McGovern

I am humbled and honored to have been elected FSU-ATA President for the 2018-1019 academic year by the amazing peers within my program.  I look forward to representing and advocating for the field of art therapy alongside this group of phenomenal ladies.  As president, I will continue the work of the previous FSU-ATA presidents before me by promoting the values of the American Art Therapy Association as well as those of Florida State University. I will continue to use the organization to accurately and effectively represent our field and students through community outreach and advocacy with the help of an exemplary team of peers, faculty, and community.



Vice President: Emily Frost

I am very grateful to work with this group of incoming officers. It is a strong group of leaders that have so much potential. I look forward to seeing what this upcoming year has in store for all of us!





Secretary: Anna Higgins

I’m thrilled to work alongside my phenomenal cohort to advocate for art therapy! As secretary, I look forward to assisting the president and VP during events and ensuring our meetings run smoothly. I’m excited to contribute to the growth of FSU-ATA!





Treasurer & 1st/2nd Year Liaison: Emi Illig

As treasurer, I am excited to use my money management skills to help FSU ATA run smoothly.  I am also excited to take on the role as first and second year liaison! Meeting incoming students is exciting, and pairing them up with a second year pal will help them tremendously through the transition process of beginning graduate school.





Conference Coordinator: Marissa Sowinski

I am so excited to organize and prepare our members to attend the national AATA conference this fall in Miami!





Community Service Coordinator & 1st/2nd Year Liaison: Jasmine Dukes


My name is Jasmine Dukes and I currently serve as a liaison between the first and second-year students as well as the Community Service coordinator. As a first/second-year liaison, I help bring compatible students together in effort to form strong, supportive and guiding relationships. Similarly, as the Community service coordinator, I engage with organizations within the Tallahassee and surrounding areas to advocate for art therapy, build and strengthen community ties, and to provide services to those in need.





Public Relations Coordinator & Multicultural Co-Chair: Pam Salcedo

I am excited to be the new Multicultural co-chair. I look forward to building connections with our community to help advocate for the field of art therapy as well as raising multicultural awareness by organizing outreach opportunities.


As the new Public Relations Coordination, I look forward to promoting awareness of FSU ATA events through social media pages and to keep members of our community updated with relevant information about our program as well as the association.





Self Care Coordinator: Maggie Wood

“Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel”. Eleanor Brownn





Florida Art Therapy Association (FATA) Liason: Theresa Sanchez

I’m excited to be FSU ATA’s Florida Art Therapy Association’s Liaison for this 2018-2019 academic year! As the FATA Liaison, I work in relations with the both associations to communicate events and art therapy opportunities that each group partakes in, to encourage awareness and participation from our association towards a statewide involvement. It will be exciting to learn more about the art therapy workforce in Florida and the impact we can contribute as students!



Multicultural Co-Chair:
 Audrey Sanchez

I am excited to be in a position where I can reach out to our community. I am committed to creating opportunities for our organization to continue learning about Multiculturalism. As well as organizing events for FSU ATA and multicultural partners in the community.