Phoebe obtained her Creative Arts Therapy Certification from the New School in Manhattan. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Fashion Institute of Technology, and her Master of Divinity from the Alliance Theological Seminary. For the past ten years, Phoebe has been involved in creating programs for families within the Chinese immigrant community that have children and youth with special needs. Aside from directing programming at Center for All Abilities, Phoebe works at Chinese Christian Herald Crusades-Manhattan, and facilitates the community program at the Children’s Museum of the Arts. She is passionate about making connections through visual arts. In her free time, Phoebe enjoys photography, arts and crafts, and running.
Creative arts Director / Lead Therapist
Wen is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist and a board-certified music therapist. As director of the Creative Arts Therapy Program at the Center for All Abilities, she oversees program development, provides supervision to creative arts therapists, and provides clinical services to neurodiverse individuals. Wen obtained her Master of Arts in Music Therapy from New York University and received internship training at the Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy. As a former staff at the Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Wen has extensive experience working with a variety of client populations throughout the lifespan. She currently owns a private practice in Queens. Outside of music therapy, Wen’s favorite thing to do is to sing, play, and have dance parties with her two amazing children and her wonderful husband.
Operations and Funding Development Director / Music Therapist
Jacqueline is a board-certified music therapist and a graduate of Molloy College, where she obtained her Master of Science in Music Therapy. She also holds a Master of Music in Flute Performance from McGill University. Jacqueline joined CAA’s Creative Arts team as a music therapist in 2016. She has held internships at the Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Beth Abraham’s Institute for Music and Neurologic Function, through which she gained experience using music therapy to meet diverse needs across populations. Jacqueline practices music therapy from a humanistic approach, using music as a tool to help individuals recognize their value and actualize their potentials. In her free time, she enjoys making music, cooking, and going to the park with her dog, Charlie.
Ann is an LCAT-LP art therapist and a graduate of New York University, where she obtained her Master of Arts in Art Therapy. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication Design from Parsons the New School for Design. Ann joined CAA’s Creative Arts team in 2018. She also works at the Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, an acute inpatient psychiatric facility, where she facilitates art therapy sessions for adult and geriatric patients. Ann gained experience working with children with special needs through a study abroad program in Italy, where she provided art therapy for children and adults with Down Syndrome. She has spent several summers volunteering at Camp Good Grief (East End Hospice) facilitating art therapy groups for bereaved children and adolescents. Some of Ann’s favorite pastimes are painting, collecting rocks at the beach, and drinking Jasmine tea.
Family Coordinator / blue hat vocational training coordinator
Desmond received his Mentoring Supervision Certification from Big Brothers & Big Sisters of New York City. He has been working with Center for All Abilities for the past four years and is the coordinator of CAA’s newest program, the Blue Hat Vocational Training Program, through which he teaches youth and young adults with special needs cooking skills and encourages them to collaborate, explore, and experiment to discover their favorite recipes as a team. Outside of CAA, Desmond is employed at Minis Design Inc. and Chinese Christian Herald Crusades-Manhattan, where he holds administrative positions. In his free time, Desmond enjoys cooking, going camping, watching movies, and listening to music.
Volunteer Coordinator / mentoring program coordinator
Alison is a graduate of Macaulay Honors College, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She is currently pursuing a graduate degree in occupational therapy from SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Alison joined the CAA team in 2016, and is particularly involved in volunteer outreach, the mentoring program, and activity and event planning. She has spent the past several summers working as a program coordinator at Camp Herald in Central Valley, a camp for youth to learn about character, responsibility, and independence through the Bible, teamwork, and daily life at camp. She is also the former Volunteer Coordinator for the Better Chinatown Society of New York. In her free time, Alison enjoys arts and crafts, baking delicious treats, and spending time with family and friends.
Angie obtained her Bachelor of Arts from Colby College, and is currently pursuing her Master of Social Work from the Silberman School of Social Work. She joined the CAA team in 2019 to assist with the Creative Arts Program. Angie holds an internship with the GO Project, an organization that seeks to ensure that under-resourced families with children who are struggling in public schools have access to the resources they need to ensure their child thrives. She works with both children and their parents through this internship, providing counseling and play therapy for the children, and workshops for their parents. Angie is also a program director at Chinese Christian Herald Crusades-Manhattan, where she supervises tutors and manages finances. In her spare time, Angie enjoys dog-spotting, drinking milk tea, and engaging in quiet conversation.
Social Media Manager / Program Assistant
Jessica is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism at Lehman College, with a Minor in Business Administration. She joined the CAA team in 2019 to manage social media and assist with programs and special events. For the past several summers, she has been a spiritual coordinator at Camp Herald in Central Valley, where she is involved in program planning, counselor training, and office administration. Jessica also volunteers with the Blueprint Ministry in Flushing, where she collaborates with other leaders to plan and execute team objectives. Prior to her position at CAA, Jessica was employed as the Reading and Writing Stations Administrator at the Murray Hill Neighborhood Association’s afterschool program in Flushing. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys spending time outdoors, exploring museums, practicing calligraphy, and playing with her pup, Luna.
it consultant / Bookkeeper
Kenny obtained his Bachelor of Arts in History from Brooklyn College, and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Network Administration from Western Governor University. Kenny initially began volunteering with the CAA team as an IT consultant in 2015, and is now the bookkeeper for the organization. He is also employed at Mediterranean Shipping Company, a global container shipping company, as an IT systems administrator. Kenny has worked in a variety of fields, including accounting, office administration, sound engineering, and music. He was the lead guitarist in a band called Crystal Tear that has a professionally-released album and has performed throughout the country. In his spare time, Kenny enjoys traveling the world, embracing the outdoors, and running. He has run two marathons and aspires to run the six major marathons of the world.