Whole Village Art Therapy

Make art. Feel good.

 Whole Village Art Therapy, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides high quality, community based art therapy services to improve access and reduce systemic barriers to mental health services in New Orleans.  Some of the services we provide include free and sliding scale individual and group art therapy, school based art therapy services, counseling, community art making, and professional development.


L. Keith Bartlett,

board president

L. Keith Bartlett recently retired after 44 years in the field of education serving as teacher, principal and CEO in parochial, traditional public and charter schools.  Much of his career was spent working with students in alternative settings and those from underserved neighborhoods.  Bartlett’s most recent position was principal and CEO of Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans, a free public language immersion school in New Orleans.


Susan Ratterree


Susan Ratterree has worked as a school psychologist for Orleans Parish Schools, Plaquemines Parish Schools, as well as Orleans Parish Charter Schools. She has also served multiple positions on both the state and national school psychology organizations, LSPA and NASP. She has also worked in her neighborhood association following Hurricane Katrina. Susan is currently retired although does some consulting in Orleans Charter Schools and rides on the Mental Health Crisis Unit.


Derrick D. Floyd

Vice President

Derrick D. Floyd is an advocate of the Faubourg St. Roch Improvement Association (FSRIA) and a community activist in the St. Roch neighborhood. His drive to improve the St. Roch neighborhood and to ensure that residents of all income levels are able to participate in the neighborhood’s growing prosperity lead him to join the Whole Village Art Therapy board.


You can create art therapy opportunities to support mental health, community, and creativity.