M.Ed., LPCA, ATR
Hannah earned her Masters of Education in Counseling and Art Therapy at the University of Louisville in KY. She spent several years working in Substance abuse treatment and eating disorder recovery prior to returning to graduate school and gaining graduate experience in School-based Art Therapy and Grief/Hospice Counseling. Following graduation, Hannah worked in community mental health and in-home settings. She is currently providing Art Therapy and Grief Counseling at a local Hospice Bereavement Center.
Lauren studied at The George Washington University where she gained experience working with children on the autistic spectrum, the homeless population, and those who suffer from chronic mental illness. Following graduation, Lauren returned to her home state of New Jersey where she focused the last seven years on working with high risk families affected by domestic violence and trauma as well as with varied populations, ranging from children to geriatrics coping with a variety of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, self harm, addiction, mood and thought disorders. Lauren has recently relocated with her family to Apex, NC where she has been providing ATR supervision.
Uli Schempp received a Master’s Degree in fine arts from UNC-Greensboro in 1985 and has worked as a ceramic artist since then. He taught as a technical instructor and taught ceramics in the sculpture department of the School of Visual Arts in New York. In 2003, he obtained Master’s Degree in art therapy from New York University. He conducted art therapy groups with Liberian refugee children and adolescents through Safe Horizon/Solace and the International Rescue Committee on Staten Island and worked for five years as a creative arts therapist in adult inpatient psychiatry at Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn.
He has been a member of the Art Therapy Institute since 2011 and has been working with Burmese refugee children and adults in the Chapel Hill/ Carrboro Schools and at the Carrboro Community Health Center.
Katharine Phlegar Broughton, MA, ATR-BC
Membership Committee Chairperson
Katharine Phlegar Broughton earned her Masters in Art Therapy from The George Washington University. Her clinical art therapy experience has primarily focused on working with children and families in the medical setting. Katharine currently works as the Program Coordinator for a non-profit bringing arts into the hospital setting for children and families receiving care at Duke Children's Hospital and Health Center.
Kerri Irvine, MA
Government affairs co-chairperson
Kerri Irvine graduated with a Masters in Art Therapy from George Washington University. As a student she worked with emotionally traumatized children, adults diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder, homeless women, and older adults living a senior care residence. In the years since graduating, Ms. Irvine has worked in Washington DC, Maryland, and Chicago, Illinois with adults and older adults in psychiatric hospitals and senior care facilities. She has also spent over a decade practicing solely as a freelance painter (and a stay-at- home parent) and has some artwork in private collections. She now lives with her family in Cary and leads art therapy groups at senior daycare centers in Wake County.
Cassie Hamrick, MAAT
Technology committee chairperson
Cassie Hamrick earned a Masters in Art Therapy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, with a background in fine and community-based art and social activism. She currently operates a private, social justice oriented art therapy practice at Radical Healing in Durham, where she practices relational, trauma-informed counseling and art therapy with special interests in advocacy for youth, persons with chronic mental health concerns, survivors of violence, and LGBTQIA-identified individuals.