CHCW Guest – Mark Schapiro

Mark Schapiro.jpegHONORED:  We’re hosting US Diplomat Mark Schapiro on June 3, 2017!  Mark entered the U.S. Foreign Service in 2000 as an Economic Officer, and has focused on the Middle East, North Africa, and Southern Europe. Prior to entering the National War College, he served as Director for Turkey, Greece, and Cyprus at the National Security Council from 2015-2016. He will transfer overseas in July 2017 as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Valletta, Malta.

Mark has received three U.S. Department of State Superior Honor Awards and four Meritorious Honor Awards, a medal of excellence from U.S. Army BG Mark Kimmitt for his work at CPA Baghdad (2004), the Commander’s Award for Public Service from General David Petraeus (2007) and the Superior Civilian Service Award from U.S. Army 3ID Commander MG Anthony Cucolo (2010). Mark speaks Arabic, French, Italian, and basic Spanish. A native of New York City, Mark is a graduate of Brown University and the London School of Economics, and recently self-published “Authorized Departure,” a book on the U.S. diplomatic experience in Iraq available on Google Books and at


CHCW Guest – Wendy Miller, PhD

THRILLED: Dr. Wendy Miller will be visiting us on June 17!  Wendy Ph.D., LPC-BCPC, ATR-BC, LCPAT, REAT, is a writer, sculptor, expressive arts therapist, and educator. She has taught at JFK University, San Francisco State University, Southwestern College, Lesley College, California Institute of Integral Studies, and George Washington University. She is the cofounder of Create Therapy Institute, which offers clinical services in arts-based psychotherapy and trainings in experiential approaches to learning. She is a founding member and first elected (past) executive co-chair of the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association, where she continues to be on their Advisory Council. She is also on the Advisory Board of Maine General’s Healthy Living Resource Center and Blossom Arts Board of Advisors.

Miller’s skills take her into the worlds of fine art, writing, psychology, expressive arts therapy, and mind­–body medicine. She has published on medical illness and the arts as complementary medicine, the use of sand tray therapy with internationally adopted children, experiential approaches to supervision in expressive arts therapy, and the cultural responsibility of the arts in therapy. Her current work is evolving as she continues the legacy of her late husband’s work and his Washington, DC, Center on Aging, where she is guiding it into projects on intergenerational communication. She continues to research the relationships among the arts, creativity, and health.

Dr. Wendy Miller FLYER