Examples of Mental Health Exhibits ▾
Toward a National Museum
I Get It
Paul is a co-developer of the National Museum of Mental Health Project and teaches in the Grenon School of Business at Assumption University. Paul’s professional background includes new product development experience for companies such as Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. He co-presented the concept for a National Museum of Mental Health at the 2018 annual conferences of the New England Psychological Association and the New England Museum Association. Paul’s editorials on exhibitions about mental health have appeared in the Des Moines Register, Omaha World-Herald, and other outlets in the U.S. and Canada. A past advocate for NAMI’s CEOs Against Stigma, Paul’s lived experience with depression adds dimension and passion to his work. Read More.
Alexandra is a co-developer of the National Museum of Mental Health Project. She is currently a Mental Health Specialist at McLean Hospital where she works on an inpatient unit for older adults with mental illness. A 2019 Psychology graduate of Assumption University, Alex was awarded a research fellowship for her work related to social entrepreneurship and mental health. Alex co-presented the National Museum of Mental Health concept at the 2018 annual conferences of the New England Psychological Association, and the New England Museum Association. Her editorials on exhibitions about mental health have appeared in newspapers in the U.S. and Canada. Read More.
Graphic & Web Designer
Kate Kruzick is an Assumption University Graduate, Class of 2020; She studied Graphic Design, Marketing, and Studio Art. Kate has grown professionally completing internships at The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory, and Reverb Digital and being a featured artist in art galleries in Worcester. She currently is an independent freelance Graphic and Website Designer working alongside small businesses such as Manchester CPR Programs and Structural Graphics and also non-profits such as The National Museum of Mental Health Project and Art in the Park. Kate is an advocate for mental health awareness and is passionate about breaking down stigmas using her creative abilities. Read More.
Emily Taylor is a Psychology major and Neuroscience minor at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. At Holy Cross, Emily is an intern for the Donelan Office of Community-Based learning, where she is able to engage with several community partners and volunteer with local schools such as Worcester East and Woodland Academy. As a member of the College Honors Program, she is planning to write her thesis on opioid use disorders. Emily is passionate about increasing accessibility and equity in education, healthcare, and human services, and she is currently planning to specialize as a pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist. She is from Hopkinton, MA, where she currently lives with her parents, her older brother, and their black lab. Read More.
Anne Walton RN, AE-C joined the NMMHP in July 2020 as Secretary of the Board. Anne has a long history of working in academic research on projects that promote health equity for at risk groups including pediatric asthma and elders. As clinical coordinator & project manager her work has focused on improving health outcomes by addressing unmet needs related to the social determinants of health, working within a community health worker model of care. She is a proponent of Motivational Interviewing and Appreciative Inquiry as tools to facilitate change in health behaviors. She serves as a training consultant to the Boston Public Health Commission and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and is a past board member of the Association of Asthma Educators. Read More.