Our Board Members

Cynthia Standley

Professor of Physiology and Director of Art in Medicine in the Department of Bioethics and Medical Humanism at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix. 

Cynthia received her Ph.D. in physiology from Wayne State University and is active in the community as a teaching artist. She is certified as an instructor in suicide awareness and prevention with the QPR Institute. Most recently, she completed the Molly Blank Fund Teaching Artist Program at ASU Gammage and is trained in the Kennedy Center arts integration method.

Michael Lee Zirulnik

Michael is an artist, educator, and administrator. He serves as Assistant Vice President of Development and Associate Professor in the School of Medicine at Creighton University. 

Michael earned a Bachelor of Science and a Master’s in Computer Information Systems from Rutgers University, and his Ph.D. from Arizona State University.

Lisa Swanson

Lisa is a teaching artist and the owner of ArtMobile-AZ, a non-profit organization. She has a Masters of Arts in Medicine and a Bachelor in Fine Arts, with a major in Ceramic Sculpture, from the University of Florida. 

Lisa is also a graduate of the Arizona Commission on the Arts’ AZ Creative Aging Teaching Artist Institute.

Cindy Williams

Cindy currently works at Banner Rehabilitation Hospital as a Payor Relations Specialist. She has a Bachelors in Elementary Education and an Associate in Applied Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant. 

Cindy has been working with the geriatric population since 2015.

Caden Gillespie

Caden is a proud Arizonan and Sun Devil with a passion for lifelong learning. He works at Arizona State University and is active in supporting local communities across the valley.

Caden has earned two bachelor’s and two master’s degrees all from Arizona State University in public administration and finance, as well as higher education and politics.