Lisa comes to Simply Jane/ArtAble after a 28 year career in health care working as a physician in private practice where she held a number of leadership positions.She graduated from Creighton University with a double major in Biology and Philosophy and received her Doctor of Medicine degree from Creighton University. As an inveterate globe traveler, she always seeks out viewing art from many cultural perspectives and passionately believes in the power of art to transform lives.She supports many local and national non-profits including Animal Humane Society, Feline Rescue, Inc. Catholic Charities and Hawaii Community Foundation. Lisa lives in Minneapolis with her physician husband and their two cats.
“(Art is) not like butter on the bread. … It is the yeast. It is the very thing that gets it all going. It gets people rallied against issues, it creates jobs, it stimulates our economy and it also creates peace and joy. It improves the overall well-being of our community.”
Karen Savage - Secretary
Karen is a mosaic artist and teaches mosaic classes for children and adults. She is a Speech/Language Pathologist for Minneapolis Public Schools. Her previous experience includes teaching children and adults with special needs. Karen has extensive volunteer experience as a photographer and communications liaison with youth organizations like Southwest High School Soccer and the Minneapolis Alpine Ski Team.
Kristen Miller - Treasurer
Kristen enjoys volunteering at the studio and is passionate about helping others. She is a care giver through and through, tending to the needs of her three children and extended family. She is self employed as a birth doula in the community and has been on the staff of volunteer doulas at Woodwinds Hospital. She is excited about being a part of the board this year.
Ruth Hornstein - Board Member
Ruth Hornstein is a Clinical Psychologist. With over 25 years of experience working in community mental health and private practice, she works with children, adolescents and adults. She has known Jane Elias for nearly 30 years and is excited about being a part of Simply Jane/Artables and its valuable mission.