2018 NEATA Board Nominees


President | Katie Racanelli, LMHC, ATR-BC

Katie Racanelli is a board-certified registered art therapist and licensed mental health counselor, working with adults with serious mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders. Participating on the NEATA board since 2013, Katie has served two terms as the treasurer, and as the legislative co-chair for the past year. She is passionate about advancing the field of art therapy nationally and regionally. Katie is excited for the opportunity to serve as President, and is committed to working with NEATA, as well as the New Hampshire and Massachusetts delegates in order to and until art therapy licensure is signed into law.

Newsletter Chair | Jennifer Kray, ATR, LMHC

Jen is a 2015 graduate from the Lesley Art Therapy program.  She is an LMHC and an ATR and works for the Cape Ann Adult Behavioral Learning Center in Salem, MA running art and talk therapy groups for adults with persistent mental illness, trauma, and co-occuring disorders.  She is also a Nationally Registered Advanced EMT and volunteers for McGregor Memorial EMS in Durham, NH.  In her free time she likes spending time outside, and making art, mostly block printing and knitting.  This will be her second term as newsletter chair. 


Secretary | Theresa Citarella, MA

Theresa Citarella is eligible for state licensure as a Registered Art Therapist and Licensed Mental Health Counselor and is awaiting application approval from the Massachusetts state licensing board. Theresa works at a day treatment program for adults with chronic mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders, facilitating expressive therapy groups such as Creative Recovery and Expressive Mindfulness. In the evenings, she teaches a college-level creative writing course to individuals in the Threshold Program, a Lesley University sponsored initiative for individuals with developmental disabilities. On a daily basis, Theresa observes the healing effect Art Therapy has on her clients. Consequently, Theresa is passionate about Art Therapy and is eager to become a member of the NEATA board in order to better serve her field. Her dedication and passion will translate well to her service as board secretary.