YAA! Folks

Heather Wilson_PicHeather Martin
YAA! Founding Director

Heather Martin holds a Master’s of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan.  Heather has extensive experience in the coordination and management of innovative, creative arts programming.  Her introduction to creative arts interventions began at a drop-in center facilitating a graphic novel workshop. Since, she has facilitated hundreds of creative arts workshops for youth and adults impacted by the criminal justice system.  Additionally, she has lead training on best-practices for creative arts interventions/workshops/collaborations to activate personal transformation and sustained community collaboration for community members/artists, criminal justice professionals, students and faculty.  Heather founded Youth Arts Alliance! in an effort to establish opportunities for creative expression in the juvenile justice system. 

YAA! Committee

Lisa Greco

Melissa Strong

Geremy Burns

Kevin Mitchell

Mike Langenright

Adrian Shaheed

Maya Mulligan

Terrence Williams

Liz Yeager

Josh Chavarria

Jessica Balowski

Peggy Jennings

LaNiece Moss

Becky Stemen

Lisa Medina

Samantha Slone

Kelly Weeks