Accessibility Statement

Creative Forces®: Healing the Invisible Wounds of War

Exhibition Credits

Creative Forces®: Healing the Invisible Wounds of War was originally organized by the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the National Museum of Health and Medicine, a division of the Defense Health Agency Research and Development Directorate. The exhibit was developed at the request of former Second Lady Karen Pence to commemorate Creative Arts Therapies Week 2020.

Creative Forces® Clinical Sites Contributing Artwork

1. National Intrepid Center of Excellence, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD

2. Intrepid Spirit Center, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Fort Belvoir, VA

3. Intrepid Spirit Concussion Recovery Center, Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, NC

4. James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital, Tampa, FL

5. Malcom Randall VA Medical Center, Gainesville, FL


Bill O'Brien, Director Creative Forces®
Melissa Walker, ATR, Lead Art Therapist
Rebecca Vaudreuil, MT-BC, Lead Music Therapist
Liz K. Freeman, MA, BC-DMT, Lead Dance/Movement Therapist

Creative Arts® Therapist Curators

Curatorial support has been provided by the following creative arts therapists across the Creative Forces® Network.

Danielle J. Braxton, MA, ATR-BC
Gioia Chilton, PhD, ATR-BC, LCPAT, CSAC
Jessica Herman, MA, ATR-BC 
Merrilee Jorn, MS, ATR-BC 
Diane G. Langston, MM, MT-BC
Nathaniel McLaughlan, MA, MT-BC
Abigail Palmer, MT-BC
Natalie Quintana, MM, MT-BC, NMT
Heather Spooner, MA, ATR-BC
Allison Winters, PhD, BC-DMT, E-RYT

Video Team

Bill O'Brien, Producer
Amanda Voisard, Lead Videographer
Alex Mandiola, Florida Videographer
Sarah Grile, Florida Videographer
Jason Arthurs, North Carolina Videographer
Molly Brock, North Carolina Assistant Videographer
Natalie Rich, North Carolina Camara Assistant
Michelle Price, Media Coordinator
Brennan McClean, Editing & Post Production
Kelly McClean, Editing and Post Production
Bridge Post, Color Correction, Special Effects and Final Mixing

Web Team

Mason Plunkett, Design Lead, Taoti Creative 
Scott Spector, Director of Accessibility and Quality, Taoti Creative 
Charlotte Sisk, Creative Forces Project Manager, Taoti Creative 
Javier Reartes, Tech Lead – Developer, Taoti Creative
Fei Lauren, Developer, Taoti Creative
Carlos Diaz, Developer, Taoti Creative

Aimee Fullman, Director, Creative Forces® National Resource Center
Santina Protopapa, Manager of Content and Design, Creative Forces® National Resource Center
Amanda Voisard, Photography and Visuals Director


Featured Music

"Should Have Known Better" by Sufjan Stevens (BMG)

"The Black Hawk War, or How to Demolish an Entire Civilization and Still Feel Good About Yourself in the Morning..." by Sufjan Stevens (BMG)

"The Walk" by Kyle Vanick

"Helium" (Extreme Music)

"Inside Influences" (Extreme Music)

"Laying Low" (Frisbie Music)


Additional Support

Adrianne Noe, Director, National Museum of Health and Medicine
Beth Eubanks, Registrar, National Museum of Health and Medicine
Steven Hill, Production Manager
Warren Williams, Exhibit Coordinator
Jana Jones, Creative Forces® Project Administrator, Americans for the Arts


Creative Forces: NEA Military Healing Arts Network is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the U.S. Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs and the state and local arts agencies that seeks to improve the health, wellness, and quality of life for military and veteran populations exposed to trauma, as well as their families and caregivers. Creative Forces is managed in partnership with Americans for the Arts and the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine. 

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