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 Little, B.A., E.C.E.
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 makes marks on paper (a poem or a picture), pets her cats and drinks coffee most mornings before going to work as a Voice and Movement professor in two acting programs at Humber College. She maintains a small Expressive Arts practice and sees clients for theatre coaching. Catherine is completing her Masters in Expressive Arts Therapy (European Graduate School) and also has a Masters of Fine Arts in Performance (York University). Most evenings, Catherine and her grandson make up stories about trucks, play piano and make marks on paper.
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