Board of Directors
Scott MacLean - President & Treasurer
BSc (Eng.), MBA
After graduating from Queens University with a degree in Geophysical Engineering and from York with an MBA, Scott joined Ford Motor Company as a financial analyst. Over 10 years Scott had a variety of positions in Product Development, Manufacturing and Marketing. Most of his Ford experience came in Detroit with shorter stints in Canada and Mexico.
In 1996 Scott returned to Canada and took a position with Teknion Furniture Systems, where he holds the title of VP of Product and Manufacturing Finance. In this role, Scott is involved with corporate strategic planning, product development and marketing and manufacturing accounting.
Scott has been on the board of CREATE Institute for 15 years and President for 10. Working with CREATE has been profoundly rewarding for Scott as it has meant working with outstanding faculty and staff to develop and grow an organization that provides an important service to the community. He is extremely proud of the graduates of CREATE who continue to serve and improve the lives of countless people.
Beth-Ann graduated with a degree in Theatre and a diploma in Early Childhood Education. Her playful spirit and approachable manner are the qualities that have allowed her to remain dedicated in her career as a preschool educator. She has been acquainted with CREATE for many years and has participated in events through her sister who was in The CREATE Institute's first graduating class. Beth-Ann is excited to be involved in helping the CREATE community.
Catherine Marrion, MA (Expressive Arts Therapy), MFA (Theatre Performance), SMTT (Somatic Movement Therapy), is an expressive arts therapist in private practice in Toronto. Having both witnessed and experienced the transformative power of making art and the freeing power of creative play, it is an enduring joy and an honour to be a companion for others on their healing journeys. An embodied approach through all the art forms is a strong value in Catherine's work, and is well supported by her somatic movement therapy background and her extensive theatre experience, primarily as a voice and movement teacher in a conservatory-style theatre training program. In her practice, Catherine enjoys one-to-one work and also loves the energy of groups and other collaborations. She is comfortably multi-modal and maintains personal practices in visual arts and writing as well as classes in singing and movement improvisation. Catherine has facilitated “Giving Voice” expressive arts workshops for CATA and IEATA conferences in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Winnipeg and Berkeley. She serves on the Board of Directors for The Create Institute and is a member of OEATA and IEATA.
Double Hons. BA Psych/Communications Theory, EXAT
By the age of 16 Nadine was a member of SOCAN, received a scholarship to Banff Writing program and had achieved early conferral of her high school diploma based on her writing, music and art. In university, she received an invitation to work with bpNichol and Don Cole in their prestigious poetry program (published in in various anthologies, journals etc.) received offers to do two MA research in clinical psychology; however she left academia to parlay the research of one into a children’s television series she wrote, produced and developed. She was in the second graduating class of CREATE (ISIS) and worked in private practice in Toronto in a downtown studio with another CREATE grad.
After an absence from the healing field to raise her family and slay some dragons, Nadine returned to the world of EXAT by becoming a member of Create’s board in 2016 (using her past work experience at Penguin Books in marketing, & spreading the tenets of EXAT in social media), and by joining Rowesa Gordon in 2018 as a teaching associate for the first year class. She has continued to be involved in the arts; as a freelance story editor, multimedia artist, writer and musician. 2020 will see the release of a new single by her & long-term writing partner Leslie Stanwyck (Pursuit of Happiness, Universal Honey) in aid of therapy for parent survivors of their children’s suicides.
Nadine’s next goal? To finally finish that Masters, but at EGS… She’s in a race with her son to see who will get that Masters first!
Susanne has been facilitating expressive arts, during therapy, as the facilitator, for the past 11 years, then starting her work as a registered psychotherapist. She works with children, adolescents and adults who may be struggling with mental health (Psychosis, trauma, anxiety and PTSD) and stress. Susanne focus is to help strengthen self-efficacy within the people she works with. Her goal is to help individuals gain healthy awareness, understanding and acceptance of themselves. Susanne is competent in several therapeutic practices, CBT, Person Centered, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma Recovery Model, however works primary with Expressive Arts. As a result, Susanne has decided to position her private practice to focus on Expressive Arts and has recently opened her Expressive Arts studio in Mississauga with a satellite location in Georgetown, Ontario. Susanne also participates as a board member with the Create Institute.. She is also certified to practice as an expressive art therapist in Ontario and uses these skills during therapy and while training college students studying in the humanitarian field.
The Create Institute is looking to add new Board members.
Meetings are held one Tuesday evening per month, September to May, in the Bloor/Yonge area.
If you are interested, or if you know someone who might be, please get in touch with our administrator,
Pamela Rosales, at 416 539-9728.
Bring your enthusiasm, curiosity and your humour! Help us to shape CREATE's future!
THE CREATE INSTITUTE
468 Queen St. E. Suite LL01
Toronto, ON Canada
Tel: (416) 539-9728
Fax: (416) 531-8236