Shyamala Balasubramanian is the Volunteer Coordinator for Kids & Art, involving the community of supporters in various events and programs to support the organization. Her passion for creative problem solving and bringing people together helps foster a strong volunteering community. As the main point of contact for volunteers, she provides direction, coordination, and consultation for all volunteer functions. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kiran Chadha serves as the Workshop Coordinator for Kids & Art. She joined the Kids & Art team after seeing the joy on her son’s face during the workshops the family attended. Kids & Art gives Kiran an opportunity to give back, and specifically to help kids with cancer enjoy the present moment. Her talents and experience in program management are put to use managing the logistics of our monthly destination workshops. She can be reached at Workshops@kidsandart.org.
Valerie Greene is the Events Manager at Kids & Art. She helps organize experiences that raise funds and awareness to support the programs and workshops. After volunteering as an artist, she felt compelled to get more involved when she saw the joy Kids & Art brings to families affected by childhood cancer. Because art heals and cancer sucks. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Jade Kwan, Catalyst
Jade Kwan is Community Development Manager at Kids & Art, sometimes called the catalyst. She seeks out inspirational opportunities for our children, families, and volunteers creating artful and memorable experiences. With great passions for project-based learning, the arts, and fostering an inclusive - empathetic environment, she enjoys hearing every story and connecting the dots. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Helen Cole Lew Program Director
Helen Cole Lew combines her love of being a teacher and an artist in her role as Program Director for Kids & Art. The strength and courage of the children and families she met during her first workshop in 2009 profoundly touched her. This experience remains an integral reason for her involvement. Helen takes the lead in many of our group projects, such as collaborative paintings, collage works and sculptures. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Caroline Robins, BA (Honors), is a Workshop Manager and Lead Artist for Kids & Art at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. She has worked in children’s art education for many years and has witnessed the healing power of art. She feels honored to be part of this incredible organization which makes such a difference to kids and their families who have been touched by cancer.
Kids & Art focuses on the emotional and psychological state of the pediatric cancer family. We strive for an integrated care model where healing through the arts is part of the treatment plan. We team up children who are touched by cancer, their siblings, and caregivers with local artists.
Together they use art as healing to empower, encourage and create memorable experiences.