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About Us

Open Path Healing Arts Collective is a nonprofit nationwide network of holistic health-focused professionals dedicated to providing healing arts care at a steeply reduced rate to people in need. Our Collective includes Massage Therapists, Naturopathic Doctors, Coaches, Herbalists, Physical Therapists, and more.

Mission and vision

In partnership with licensed or certified healing arts professionals in private practice throughout the fifty states, Open Path Healing Arts Collective provides middle and lower-income level people with access to affordable holistic health care.

Why Healing Arts?

We’re here to support you on your healing journey. Wellness is about a holistic view — that’s why we offer 12 unique disciplines to choose from. Want to learn more about the Healing Arts Collective? Click here for new client information.

 

A Proven Model to Serve Those in Need of Affordable Care

Healing Arts Collective is leveraging the success of their sibling organization, Open Path Psychotherapy Collective, which has provided sliding scale therapy services via their member therapists since 2013. Open Path has connected over 50,000 clients in financial need to Open Path therapists offering their services on a sliding scale. If you are in need of affordable mental health care, visit Open Path Psychotherapy Collective.

Meet Our Core Team

Karie Reinertson
Healing Arts Collective Program Manager

Karie comes to Open Path with 11 years of small business ownership and management with her design studio Shelter Collective, as well as managing programs for arts non-profits in Washington, DC prior t...

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Lisa Isenhart
Program Director

As Program Director, Lisa Isenhart is responsible for overseeing the coordination and administration of Open Path’s affordable psychotherapy and mental health education programming. She received her...

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Sheena Ruffin
Director of Community and Marketing

A proud Brooklyn native and recent Stockholm transplant, Sheena brings over 16 years of experience working in diverse environments, leading marketing and social media initiatives across the globe. Fro...

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Paul Fugelsang
Founder, Executive Director

Paul has worked in the mental health field since 1996 with a focus on projects committed to improving mental health services for lower-income individuals and families. Before beginning his own private...

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Charla Davis
Membership Associate/MHE

Charla graduated from the University of Alabama as a Blount Scholar with a BA in Studio Art. Her passion for accessibility in schooling brought her to Detroit to pursue service opportunities within ed...

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Caitlin Erwin
Program Manager

Caitlin brings a diverse set of experiences working with people to Open Path Collective and enjoys putting her compassion to work as the Program Manager. In May 2018 Caitlin graduated with her MA in C...

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Shelby Strong
Membership Associate/OPPC

Shelby is passionate about using her lived experiences and deep commitment to social justice to help people thrive. After earning her M.A. in East Asian Studies from the University of Illinois at Urba...

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Maggie Schroder
Membership Associate/MHE

Maggie earned her Bachelor of Social Work at NC State where she focused on interpersonal violence prevention education, farmworker rights, and nonprofit studies. She finished graduate school at Wester...

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Melanie Wagner
Program Associate OPPC

Melanie comes to Open Path with a decade of experience working in education and social services. She holds a B.S. in Adolescent to Young Adult Education from Bowling Green State University and has ser...

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Elizabeth Thompson
Community and Social Media Manager

Elizabeth earned a Master’s Degree in Arts Administration in 2016 and has been working in Marketing and Communications roles ever since. She enjoys working collaboratively to tell digital stories ac...

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Board of Directors

Elizabeth Graves

Elizabeth Graves, Ph.D., LPCS, NCLPSC is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Services in the College of Education and Allied Professions at Western Carolina University in Asheville, Nort...

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Ian Henderson

Ian Henderson is a studio artist and Director of Operations at Penland School of Craft, where he works to cultivate a supportive community and an environment of safe abandon for the school’s more th...

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Myleik Teele

Myleik Teele is the founder and Chief Experience Officer of curlBOX, the first monthly subscription service for naturally curly hair. Juggernaut brands such as L’Oreal, Procter & Gamble, Unileve...

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