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Isabel Fryszberg • Creative Lead • Occupational Therapist/ multidisciplinary artist

Isabel Fryszberg – BSc OT Reg. ON, Creative Lead and Occupational Therapist of Creative Works Studio. She is also a practicing artist of several disciplines (filmmaker, musician and visual artist). Isabel Fryszberg has pioneered and been running the Creative Works Studio program for 15 years. She is the recipient of Advancing Occupational Therapy Practice Award from the University of Toronto Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy; as well as the Health Disciplines Clinical Excellence Award from St. Micheal’s Hospital.  She is very passionate about the role of creativity and the healing power of art, music, and film in our work, health and lives. Isabel is also a singer/songwriter, old time southern fiddler, and known for being one of the lead vocalist and cofounder of the Sisters of Sheynville. The band had a successful six year  history of touring and playing at a variety of national and international venues (2005-2011).

Isabel is currently working on a new recording project of her own original songs with some of Toronto’s leading and cutting edge, roots musicians.





Isabel Fryszberg • Occupational Therapist and Creative Lead • Creative Works Studio

Marlena Zuber • Studio Assistant • Creative Works Studio

Christy Pickles
• Clinical Leader Manager •  Ambulatory Mental Health and Addictions, St. Michael’s Hospital

Arlene Coventry • Business Manager • Mental Health and Addictions, St. Michael’s Hospital

Stewart Hunt • Director • Stewart Hunt Consulting, Inc.

Judy Allen • Director • Art Gems 

Ginny Leuty • Chair • Art Gems Committee

Shelley Yampolsky • Former VP Marketing; Current Visual Artist

Myra Cridland • Senior Vice President & Head BMO  Private Banking, Canada & Asia • BMO Financial Group

Erin Thadani • Philanthropy Officer • St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation

Lawrence Rutherford • CWS Member

Gail Woolnaugh • CWS Member

Cavelle “Coco” Wilson • CWS Member



Sarah Vincett



Ginny Leuty • Director

Judy Allen • Incoming Director, Art Gems 2016

Josette Lamoureux
• Assistant Director • Art Gems

Shelley Yampolsky • Past Chair

Lindy Green • Co-Chair, Art Committee

Martha Reeve • Co-Chair, Art Committee

Mary-Ellen Hynd • Communication/Event Specialist

Haley Gilis • Fundraising and Ticket Sales

Nancy Evans • Fundraising and Ticket Sales  

Ann Katrusiak • Fundraising and Ticket Sales

Alison Dalglish-Pottow • Co-Curator

Isabel Fryszberg • Occupational Therapist & Creative Lead of Creative Works Studio,
St. Michael’s Inner City Health Program

Nancy Garner • Past Chair • Director, Good Shepherd Non-Profit Homes Inc.

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