Creative Arts Therapist - Music, James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, Tampa, Florida

Natalie Quintana, MM, MT-BC, is a music therapist with US Department of Veterans Affairs at James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa, Florida and works in the Creative Forces®: NEA Military Healing Arts Network. She is a neurologic music therapist and an accomplished musician, proving proficiency in piano, percussion, jazz voice, classical guitar performance, and an adept navigator of music technology and recording software. Her educational background includes a BA and MA in Music Therapy from Florida State University and a physical medicine and neurological rehabilitation certification from the Robert F. Unkefer Academy for Neurologic Music Therapy. Natalie’s work within the Veterans Health Administration includes providing in-patient music therapy services within brain injury rehabilitation, transitional programs, various telehealth units, and the geriatric residential center. She is also responsible for advocacy and presentations on music therapy, curating the local portion of the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival, and building community arts partnerships to support the continuation of arts engagement in the Tampa Bay area. 


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