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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, Coaches, Nutritionists, and more.

Mission and vision

Open Path provides people in need with access to transformative and affordable mental and holistic health care. We envision a just, compassionate world where all people can easily access the care they need to thrive.

Why Healing Arts?

We’re here to support you on your healing journey. Wellness is about a holistic view — that’s why we offer multiple 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 100,000 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

Lisa Isenhart
Deputy Director

As Deputy 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...

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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Karie Reinertson
Program Director / Healing Arts Collective

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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Charla Davis
Program Coordinator / 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...

Caitlin Murphy
Program Director / OPPC

Caitlin brings a diverse set of experiences working with people to Open Path Collective and enjoys putting her compassion to work as the Program Director. Caitlin graduated with her MA in Clinical Men...

Maggie Schroder
Program Coordinator / OPPC

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...

Melanie Wagner
Program Coordinator / 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...

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...

Pam Cuevas
Program Associate / OPPC

Pam earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Biology, pursuing the ‘Body, Mind, and Health’ independent study path within the major. During her time at Hunter College, Pam assisted in several p...


Board of Directors

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...

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...

Christina Simpson
Christina Simpson

Over the last 14 years, Christina has been building, managing, and protecting wealth for the families and businesses of Western North Carolina.  Her practice is focused on helping clients create and ...

Amy Durso

Amy Durso is an educator and musician. Her specialty areas include working with children with severe emotional and learning disorders and positive behavior management program design and implementation...