Maria Lupo, MFA, MA-ATR, a registered art therapist, is the Healing Arts Manager for Atlantic Health System which includes Morristown, Overlook, Newton and Chilton Medical Centers and she presides over The Healing Arts Coalition, a community group sponsored by Atlantic Health System. Ms. Lupo received her Masters of Fine Arts degree from Hunter College (CUNY), NYC and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Rutgers University, NJ. Ms. Lupo also holds a Masters of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Caldwell University with a Post-Master’s Certificate in Art Therapy. Currently, Ms. Lupo is a doctoral student in Medical Humanities at Drew University.
Ms. Lupo has presented her Healing Arts initiatives, research and case studies in many venues including: The Mayo Clinic, NJ Medical School-Rutgers, Global Alliance for Arts and Health and University of Pittsburg, KS. In addition, she has held various visiting and adjunct faculty positions. Ms. Lupo is Past-Chair of NJ Alliance for Arts and Health and received the 2010 award for Outstanding Arts Professional from the Arts Council of the Morris area. Ms. Lupo, a recipient of a NJ State fellowship award, is a nationally recognized artist and her artwork is included in many public and private collections. www.Lupoart.com