Staff & Board of Directors

Staff

Amy Lynch,
Founder and President
Amy has been working for almost 30 years helping a variety of populations through the use of body awareness exercises and creative arts activities. Amy is also a Pilates instructor and a fitness trainer. Amy’s studies include an M.A. in Health Education with a major in Somatic Movement Education from John F. Kennedy University and a B.S. in Education with a major in Recreational Therapy from University of Georgia.Her hobbies include swimming, writing, hiking and snow shoeing with her husband and dog.

Lise Bodine,
Director of Administration
Lise Bodine has worked over 20 years in the corporate world designing, implementing and managing programs for many of the worlds’ largest companies. She is passionate about customers, service and problem solving. Working for an international company, she was fortunate to have many opportunities to travel for work and develop long-lasting friendships with both her business associates and clients from around the world. Lise holds a B.A. in Communications from Susquehanna University. Her hobbies include movies, music, theater, letterboxing, photography and any activity that brings people together to share a positive fun experience. Lise is excited to bring her corporate skills and passion to the non-profit sector and give back to the community.

Heidi Holm,
Art Specialist
Heidi is an Art Specialist that consults the art programs implemented by ARM of Care. She holds a B.A. in Liberal Studies from California State University and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. She is the Art Docent Program Coordinator for her community’s schools. She was also an Admin Assistant, respite residential counselor and special events coordinator at a private nonprofit agency serving youth and families in the San Francisco Bay Area. She also worked in the intensive treatment foster care system. She has worked with children for over 20 years and has six of her own. She is especially gifted at finding creative projects that evoke healing and enjoyment for our clientele.

Kelsey Ellis,
Program Assistant
Kelsey is a graduate of California State University Chico, with a BA in both Psychology and Theatre Arts with hopes to bring positive change through the power of creative thinking and expression. With a passion for acting she truly believes in the transformative power of the arts and expression. She has volunteered at a school in rural India, where she implemented an expressive arts therapy and empowerment program for over 200 children affected by extreme poverty. In Chico, Kelsey worked as a children’s Theatre Director, while putting on playwriting and improv workshops with teens. She is thrilled to inspire and empower girls with ARM of Care.

Kim Maree,
Expressive Arts Therapist Intern
Kim is passionate about trauma recovery (PTSD and C-PTSD) and using a variety of arts to facilitate this process. Kim’s previous work includes counseling for adult survivors of childhood trauma and also volunteering as a mentor for women exiting prison. Her studies include a B.A. in Fine Arts from the National Art School (Australia) and a Diploma in Transpersonal Art Therapy from the College of Complimentary Medicine (Australia). Kim has also recently graduated with a M.A. in Transpersonal Psychology from Sofia University (U.S.). Kim is completing her Creative Expression specialization and accumulating her practical training hours for professional registration as an Expressive Arts Therapist with IEATA (International Expressive Arts Therapy Association).

Board of Directors

Amy Lynch,
Board President
See bio above.

Harriette Heibel,
Board Member
Harriette Heibel is an organizational development consultant with H2 Solutions, a company that helps organizations run better from the inside out by providing training in communication and team building, meeting and group dynamics facilitation, and strategic planning direction. She has over 25 years of experience working in and with public agencies, solid waste companies, school districts, chambers of commerce, and not-for-profit organizations. Harriette holds a Masters Degree in Organizational Development from the University of San Francisco, and a Bachelors of Arts Degree in both English and German from the University of Illinois. Harriette also coaches Special Olympics basketball and bowling, and teaches Sunday School for the developmentally disabled. Additionally, Harriette is the Adult Discipleship Ministry Leader for Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church, and a member of The Barnabas Group.

Tim Hintzoglou,
Board Member
Tim is a graduate of Biola University with a degree in Business Administration-Accounting. He works as a tax and financial advisor in Walnut Creek, CA. He also currently serves as the Global Missions Ministry lay leader for his church.In his spare time, Tim enjoys spending time with his family and exploring the trails of Mt. Diablo State Park.

Kit King,
Board Member
Kit King served for 38 years in the public school system – as a classroom teacher, a Reading Specialist, and a Mentor./Coach for Student Teachers and beginning teachers. Completing her undergraduate work at University of Arizona, she earned a MA in Reading Leadership at St. Mary’s College; and subsequently taught at St. Mary’s College in Moraga as a Graduate Reading Instructor. She was a Model Technology teacher in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District, and has been given many awards for her teaching. Kit started the Pay It Forward Literacy Enrichment Program at Shepherd’s Gate Shelter in Livermore for abused and homeless women and children in 2002, and continues to volunteer her time there. She served as Elder at Community Presbyterian Church in Danville, was CPC’s Volunteer Coordinator for eight years, and has facilitated many women’s Bible Study Groups. She is currently Historian of the local chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society, and produces their award winning newsletter each month.  Kit has a heart for serving others.

Kim Carroll,
Board Member
Kim Carroll is a Certified Hospice Nurse with her Masters Degree, an Approved Educator for Hospice Care and End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC)Trainer. Starting her career working in a large medical center Burn Unit, Kim has been in a variety of healthcare settings over the past 35 years, with a focus on education. For the last 14 years, she has had several roles with hospice care. Her primary focus is to empower families and facility staffs with knowledge and support, to care for loved ones at End of Life, be they extremely young or very old. Kim looks forward to working with others to empower and support new beginnings for the Bay Area’s most vulnerable.