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Chantal M. Healey, Executive Director
Chantal joined OSP as executive director in January 2017. She is a lawyer, Evanston resident, and most recently the Founder and Executive Director of Cocodaco, a new Evanston dance company. Previously she worked at the Haiti Project where she directed US operations. She established a sewing center for Afghan women refugees living in Islamabad, and participated in the Knitting Project of the Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children. Chantal fell in love with the Open Studio Process a year ago and is passionate about its ability to help others.
  Chantal M. Healey, Executive Director
 
Liz Jackson, Business Manager   Liz Jackson, Business Manager
Liz manages the OSP office, facilities, database and finances. She also coordinates volunteers and work-study students. She started off as a volunteer in children's art classes and was on the Artopia committee before eventually becoming a staff member. She moved to Evanston in 2015 from Germany where she worked as a Foreign Exchange Administrator at Service Credit Union handling the bookkeeping and helping find payment solutions within the euro zone. Prior to Germany, she worked on membership drives and event planning at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture in Spokane, Washington. She holds a B.A. in Languages, Literatures, and Cultures with a minor in History from Colorado State University.
 
Janet Beals Orejudos, Grantwriter
Janet served as OSP's executive director for five years, and first came to the OSP as a participant in 1996. Janet now works as a grantwriter for OSP. At the end of April she will retire to Virginia and we will miss her! She has been an OSP Board Member and Artist/Facilitator for over 15 years. Previously, Janet was the Chief Development Officer at Gads Hill Center, a family resource center in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood. She was also former Director of AIDS Walk Chicago, and was a consultant to nonprofits for many years. Her first job was at Yale Gallery of Art, where she worked in the Prints and Drawings Department. Janet has a BA in English and Art History from Florida State University and an MBA from Simmons College in Boston, MA. In addition to her work at OSP, she is a fundraising and grant writing consultant.
Contact: janet@openstudioproject.org (Photo credit: Nancy Wong)
  Janet Beals Orejudos, Grantwriter
 
Dayna Block, Co-Founder of Open Studio Project   Dayna Block, Co-Founder of Open Studio Project
Dayna Block, MAAT ATR, is an Instructor at the School of the Art Institute Chicago (SAIC) and a registered art therapist, with a MAAT from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Dayna lectures and runs workshops on the creative process locally and nationally. She exhibits her artwork frequently and curates shows that raise awareness of social issues in the community. As an architect of OSP's creative process programming, and an unwavering believer in the artist inside of everyone, she is the primary holder of our egalitarian vision, and of our ethic of care. Active with the OSP Board of Directors, Dayna also facilitates classes and workshops with her SAIC students and students from Y.O.U. Evanston.
 
 
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