Our staff and mentors have largely been drawn to this work through personal and family experiences with mental health challenges. They are professionally trained photographers, artists, and visual storytellers who believe photography has the ability to transform lives and create positive connections and understanding.

Staff and mentors are committed to the overall well-being of our artists and serve in long-term supportive relationships with our artists as they explore how the tools of photography and self-expression are relevant in their individual lives.

Jay Maffay

Jay Maffay

Clinical Supervisor

Josh Birnbaum

Josh Birnbaum

Summer Youth Photo Program Facilitator

Srijita Chattopadhyay

Srijita Chattopadhyay

Interim Social Enterprise Photography & Community Coordinator

sri@athensphotoproject.org

Jess Fritz

Jess Fritz

COMCorps Arts & Wellness Coordinator

jess@athensphotoproject.org

Chris Michael

Chris Michael

Director of Operations

chris@athensphotoproject.org

Morgan Timms

Morgan Timms

OHIO Graduate Assistant

morgan.a.timms@gmail.com