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

Christiana Botic

Christiana Botic

OHIO Graduate Assistant

Kim Crum

Kim Crum

Appalachian Behavioral Health Program Facilitator

Kay Giffin

Kay Giffin

Teaching Assistant and Peer Mentor

Erin LaBelle

Erin LaBelle

Photography Services Coordinator

erin@athensphotoproject.org

Chris Leonard

Chris Leonard

Teaching Assistant and Peer Mentor

Chris Michael

Chris Michael

Director of Operations

chrismichaelapp@gmail.com

Stephanie Schmidt

Stephanie Schmidt

Teaching Assistant and Peer Mentor

Sandy White

Sandy White

Teaching Assistant and Peer Mentor