Roxie McGovern

CHAP Advisory Board Member

Growing up surrounded by artists Roxie developed a passion for art making very early in life.  It wasn’t until she was working on her thesis at the Pacific Northwest College of Art that the healing power of art was realized in her. Her thesis explored her family’s survival of the Armenian Genocide.  Learning about what…

Scarlett Aguilar

Outpatient Program Coordinator

Scarlett was born and raised by the beach in San Diego, California. She earned her Bachelor’s of Arts in Anthropology from UCLA in 2014 where she was a manager at UCLA Radio and co-hosted her own radio show. Scarlett discovered her love of spreading the joy of healing art experiences after volunteering at a group…

Jeannie Peterson

CHAP Advisory Board Member

Jeannie is a native Portlander who earned her BA in sociology from the University of Washington. While planning a career in social work, she got sidetracked by an offer to work in the field of human resources and accounting. That career lasted for 35 years! During that time she continued to support and advocate for…

Kathy Bayha

CHAP Advisory Board Member

Kathy is a native Oregonian. She graduated with a BA in interior design from Western Washington University. She worked as a decorator for 28 years and co-owned two small businesses with her husband Chris. She is now retired and fills her time doing stained glass mosaic, traveling, and sharing time with her kids and grandkids.…

Barb McDowell

Executive Director

Bringing people together to make a difference in the lives of others is Barb’s passion. Through her nonprofit experience at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in the San Francisco Bay Area, Store to Door in Portland, and Project ABLE in Salem/McMinnville, Barb has realized this passion for more than 15 years. Now, as CHAP’s Executive…

Honor Hehn

Hospital-Based Teaching Artist

Honor is a Portland native currently earning her BA in Art Practices at Portland State University. Her focus is illustration but she recently started exploring painting and printmaking. She has always loved kids so she was thrilled to learn about CHAP while applying to be a volunteer at OHSU. Honor was immediately impressed by CHAP’s…

Faye Pendergrass

Program Manager

Faye lives in a world where there is no separation between art and life, believing everyone is creative and it’s just a matter of finding one’s “voice.” Graduating from the University of Oregon’s Arts Administration program, Faye has created and developed award-winning art programs, festivals, art auctions and activities reaching “kids of all ages.” Working…

Mary Miller Doyle

Hospital-Based Teaching Artist

Born and raised in Portland, Mary graduated with an arts degree from University of Oregon and then studied illustration at The Art Institute of Boston. Living in the charming seaside town of Nahant, Massachusetts, she encountered an incredible group of artists who encouraged her to exhibit her paintings in Boston. She continued showing her work…

Maxine Hartswick

Hospital-Based Teaching Artist

Maxine earned a BFA in Photography from Tyler School of Art, followed by a MFA from Florida State University. While in graduate school she continued to study photography, but was also seduced by the excitement of theater, and was inspired to design costumes and props to use in her photographs. After graduating from Florida State…

Carolyn Brecht

Hospital-Based Teaching Artist

Carolyn began volunteering at CHAP in 2011 and was hired as a hospital-based teaching artist in 2012.  She holds a MA in Counseling with additional coursework in Art Therapy, and worked as an elementary school counselor for 20 years.  While living on eight acres in the country and raising her two children, she also made…