Erin’s involvement with Arts in Medicine began as a volunteer in 2010, shadowing then musician in residence Danielle DeCosmo, and providing patients soothing, lyrical music. Erin would return to AIM as a high school graduate and serve as the program’s receptionist and program assistant during school breaks from Stetson University, where she received her BA in Religious Studies.
After a time spent traveling, creating, and working in Western North Carolina, Erin returned to AIM as their Operations Assistant in 2018. During this time, Erin received the Masters Certificate in Social Media from the UF College of Journalism, which aids her in effectively promoting Arts in Medicine’s offerings. Erin now serves as the Administrative Assistant, with responsibilities including assistance in fiscal management, supply chain and visual arts programming support, among other administrative duties.
Why Arts in Medicine?
Erin continues to observe first-hand the benefits of the arts both in her community and in her personal life. Both as a scholarly passion and as creative outlets, she has pursued the arts through flute performance in her grade-school years, and now through hand lettering and modern calligraphy, singing with her family at various local venues, and slowly but surely learning to play the mandolin.
Erin believes that no matter the skill level, and often with the right assistance, anyone can channel their innate creativity and let it guide them to an artistic medium they enjoy. She is proud to assist in providing those interactions through her role with AIM.