We are thrilled to announce that Jenny Baxley Lee, MA, BC-DMT, has been named Director of UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine.
Jenny brings with her over 20 years of experience in arts in health and dance/movement therapy. Eleven of those years have been spent in foundational and leadership roles with our sister program, UF Center for Arts in Medicine. Jenny comes to us with a depth of knowledge, understanding and implementation of the arts in a healthcare context. She has worked to develop a rich practice through many years of direct clinical experience and she provides exciting connections to the national and international field of arts in health.
“It is an honor to join the artists and leadership team at UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine in the mission to harness the transformative power of the arts for health. It is my highest aim to uplift and amplify the vital work of artists in healthcare and to co-create freshly and collectively imagined, sustainable, and far-reaching ways to serve patients, their loved ones, and healthcare providers. Guided by core values of creativity, well-being, and equitable access to the arts, and drawing from a deep well of professional experience in arts in health practice, teaching, and research, my life work aims to increase access to arts engagement and creativity in order to transform health and well-being among individuals and in communities.”
-Jenny Baxley Lee