Heather Spooner is an artist, art therapist and arts in health advocate with over 15 years’ experience in the field. Heather has worked in a variety of settings including healthcare facilities, museums, community-based treatment programs and the VA. Prior to joining the Center, Heather taught undergraduate art therapy and was the founding director of Arts for Health Florida. Heather joined the Center for Arts in Medicine in July 2014 as a research scholar and instructor in the Center’s graduate programs. Heather works in a dual capacity with the Center for Arts in Medicine and the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center. Within the VA, Heather works as an art therapist and co-developed the Rural Veterans’ Telerehabilitation Initiative Creative Arts Therapy Project, providing telehealth-based creative arts therapy services to Veterans. In its third year, this program has recently partnered with Creative Forces: The NEA Military Healing Arts Partnership to integrate telehealth within the Creative Forces network. Heather is a frequent speaker on topics related to art therapy and the arts in health.