NEATO [New England Art Therapy Organization

Dear Art Therapist,

We are excited to announce the strengthening of our art therapy community centered around revitalizing the New England Art Therapy Organization (NEATO)! An important task before us now is to constitute an elected board. As the Nominating Committee, we are writing to urge you to nominate yourself or someone else you respect for any of the positions. We encourage those in the beginning of their careers, as well as those with more experience, to run for office. We believe that having a range of experience and perspectives will enrich the Board.

All nominations must be postmarked by Friday, March 21st. Along with the attached Nomination Form, we will need a written statement of consent from the person being nominated stating that they agree to run for office. In addition, we will need a very brief statement–three or four sentence—describing the candidate’s qualifications and perhaps why she or he would like to hold the office. If you are unable to get the candidate’s written consent for any reason, the Nominating Committee will follow-up with the nominee directly. Below are descriptions of the NEATO offices. All nominations should be sent to: Nominating Committee, c/o Dr. Susan Spaniol, Lesley University, 16 Wendell Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.

We also like urge you at this time to join—or perhaps rejoin—NEATO if you are not currently a member. You can join by filling out the attached application form or by down-loading the application form from the web-site at http://www.neatoart.com. As an affiliate chapter of the American Art Therapy Association (AATA), members of NEATO should also be members of AATA. (However, we wish to clarify that you will be welcome at our events even if you are not a member of these organizations, although you cannot vote in elections.)

We want to thank you for your contributions to our art therapy community. We welcome your support and look forward to working together to create the flourishing community we all desire and deserve. Please contact us with any questions or suggestions.

Most sincerely,

eMail: Susan Spaniol, ATR-BC, 617-349-8432

eMail: Michaela Kirby, ATR-BC , 617-349-8433

eMail: Leslie Abrams, ATR-BC , 413-748-3729

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