Heather Martin

Heather Martin, Founding Director

Lucy Cahill, Creative Director

Heather Martin, Founding Director

Heather Martin holds a Master’s of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan. Heather has extensive experience in the coordination and management of innovative, creative arts programming. She has facilitated hundreds of creative arts workshops for youth and adults involved and impacted by the criminal justice system. Additionally, she leads training on best-practices for creative arts interventions/collaborations to activate personal transformation and collaboration for community change. Heather founded Youth Arts Alliance in an effort to establish opportunities for creative expression in the juvenile justice system.

Lucy Cahill, Creative Director

Lucy Cahill is a lifelong visual artist and craft maker, specializing in illustration and concert poster design. Her work has spanned themes such as the feminine body, mass consumerism, and the visual motifs of mid century print media, and reflects an introspective yet interrogative artistic inner voice. Her past work in curation and arts administration has informed her role as YAA’s Creative Director, where she commits to centering youth experiences and youth creative visions by amplifying their ideas to reach broader audiences.