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Georgette Seabrooke, Recreation in Harlem, 1936


Larissa W. Trinder, Assistant Vice President of NYC Health + Hospitals Arts in Medicine

As Assistant Vice President of Arts in Medicine, Larissa Trinder is responsible for stewarding NYC Health + Hospitals’ collection of more than 7,000 works of art, the largest such collection in New York City, as well as creating and implementing programs for patients, staff and the community that utilize the arts as a tool in healing. A seasoned professional with more than 20 years in the healthcare field, Larissa has a Master’s degree in Public Policy from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Before joining H+H, Larissa worked for more than ten years at Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters in Norfolk, Virginia, in philanthropy and creating programs to integrate the arts into the hospital system. She is a staunch advocate for the importance of the arts and humanities within a healthcare system to advance patient health outcomes, enhance staff engagement, morale and retention and to empower communities.

Arts in Medicine Team

Monica Mariño, Director of Programming

Monica Mariño had dedicated her career to making art accessible to a wide range of audiences in museums and educational settings.  She believes in the healing power of the arts and is thrilled to bring her 20 years of experience as an advocate for the arts and educator to healthcare.  As Director of Programming, Monica will be building upon and growing Arts in Medicine’s suite of programs to foster staff wellness, care across the community, and positive patient outcomes. Prior to joining H+H, Monica was the Senior Manager of Adult Learning Manager at the Brooklyn Museum, and held full-time positions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the NYC Department of Education, and served as a freelance educator and consultant for various museums and organizations in New York City and Buenos Aires.

Ashley Arnold, Program Coordinator

Ashley Arnold coordinates Arts in Medicine’s HHArt of Medicine observational art workshops and Music for the Soul Concert Series. She works closely with museum educators, musicians, and wellness directors to deliver high quality arts experiences for clinical and non-clinical staff members across the system. Ashley received her Bachelor of Science in Media, Culture, and Communication from New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. Prior to joining NYC Health and Hospitals in 2021, she served as a Program Coordinator at The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment where she gained a deep knowledge of NYC’s arts and cultural sectors

Pat Parker, Administrative Support

Pat supports all our initiatives, helps develop creative branding and is an integral partner in our Community Mural Project.

Ryan Patrick, Senior Project Manager

As Senior Project Manager for Arts in Medicine, Ryan Patrick supports the Assistant Vice President in developing strategic direction and implementing ongoing and new initiatives. Previously, Ryan was the Program Manager of the NYC Mural Arts Project, collaborating with artists, community-based organizations and advocacy groups to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness through public art. He holds an MFA in curatorial practice from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Ryan is passionate about the intersection of the arts and health in particular neuroaesthetics, social prescribing, and the relationship between spatial design and well-being.

Emireth Herrera Valdés, Curatorial and Public Affairs Associate

Emireth Herrera Valdés collaborates closely with the Director of Programming on the Community Mural Program and other public initiatives, emphasizing the transformative power of healing through the arts and celebrating the richness of diversity within the community’s diaspora. As an independent curator, Emireth has curated exhibitions for prestigious institutions including the Queens Museum, Penn State University, the Institute of Fine Arts at NYU, 601Artspace, and Flux Factory. Her curatorial practice is dedicated to socially-engaged projects and a nuanced exploration of issues surrounding migration, mobility, displacement, refugee experiences, and indigenous cultures. Emireth holds a Master of Arts degree in Art History from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University.

Arts in Medicine Advisory Council – The Arts in Medicine Advisory Council provides non-binding strategic advice to NYC Health + Hospitals Arts in Medicine department on the provision and delivery of arts for health programs and art collection projects.