Who We Are
We know that art can heal and change lives — we see it happen every day.
In 1988, Paula Conrad – educator, choreographer, and dancer – founded Express Yourself to bring creative arts programs to youth in residential and outpatient treatment facilities. Stan Strickland – educator and award-winning musician and performer – joined her as co-executive director in 1995.
Over the past 25 years, we’ve developed a team of creative professionals who care deeply about our community. Our team is committed to being a positive, consistent presence in the lives of the youth we serve.
These remarkable artists and musicians bring great talent and valuable professional experience to Express Yourself.
Express Yourself is fortunate to have a passionate and committed network of advisors who care deeply about the growth of our organization.
Our work – and the change it ignites – is made possible thanks to the support of our funding partners. We deeply appreciate their commitment to the young people we serve.