Christina Muscatello, Ed.M.
Christina was born and raised in a multigenerational home on a small, dead-end street where everyone was retired. Always full of curiosity and energy, she hopped from porch to porch listening to and telling stories with some of the most fascinating characters a girl could imagine.
While attending Binghamton University, Christina worked as a care partner for a family friend living with Alzheimer’s. Together they read books, painted, shared stories, and philosophized. Christina noticed early on that the arts soothed this woman and allowed them to communicate and connect when words failed.
Christina went on to pursue a Masters Degree in Integrated Teaching Through the Arts at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. After graduation, she worked in the Boston area as a program coordinator and research assistant for ARTZ: Artists for Alzheimer’s through the I’m Still Here Foundation—one of the leading researchers and practitioners of non-pharmacological interventions for people living with memory loss.
After extensive training and many inspiring experiences in the field, Christina was motivated to develop similar programs for older adults in her hometown, who were such a special part of her upbringing.
In addition to the Memory Maker Project, Christina provides one-on-one art lessons for people living with memory loss, consults with families to create individualized activity care plans, and partners with like-minded organizations around the world.
On her downtime, she can be found writing what may or may not someday be a book, gallivanting through the woods, singing in her car, and spending quality time with her friends and family.
Farrah Schiff, Marketing consultant and Jack of all trades.
Nicole Kradjian, Grant writer and administrative support.
Alisha Sickler-Brunelli, Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Art and Design at Binghamton University, Director of KAPOW! Art Now, and graphic design guru.
Marcia Craner, Lecturer in CCPA Student Affairs Administration at Binghamton University and development wiz.
Anne Larrivee, Librarian at Binghamton University and research enthusiast.
Dan McCormack, Research Associate at the CCPA Dean’s Office at Binghamton University and grant writer connoisseur.
Dara Riegel, Internship and Career Consultant at Binghamton University, marketing mastermind, and Christina’s big sister.