Susan Dlouhy is the Chief Executive Officer of Creative Abundance Consulting. She has worked for more than 35 years in a variety of administrative and executive roles supporting people with disabilities. She served as the director of two non-profit agencies in Ohio and has consulted with organizations in more than 20 states. She is currently the Operations Director for Passion Works Studio in Athens, Ohio.
Susan Dlouhy worked as the administrator for a statewide association for twelve years, where she developed training and provided technical assistance to sheltered workshops and day programs across Ohio. She was also a Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities surveyor for more than 25 years.
She is the Managing Director of Norwich Consulting Services, which provides technical assistance and training in the areas of community employment, strategic planning, and executive leadership mentoring. She has served as the interim director for numerous organizations and has helped transform programming to the Creative Abundance Model. Susan Dlouhy obtained her Bachelor’s Degree from Kent State University and her Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from The Ohio State University.
Patty Mitchell is a Senior Artistic Consultant for Creative Abundance Consulting. She has worked for more than 25 years as an artist and social innovator, specializing in collaborations between artists with and without perceived differences. She founded one of the first collaborative art studios in the country in 1998 - Passion Works Studio in Athens, OH (www.passionworks.org) After a ten-year hiatus, she recently returned as the CEO/Executive Director.
Patty Mitchell received a Distinguished Alumna Award from Ohio University’s College of Fine Art. In 2010, she received an Ohioana Citation for Art and Education, which recognizes outstanding Ohioans in a variety of fields. She has also received an Individual Artist Award from the Ohio Arts Council, Citizen of the Year from Athens Civitan, and The Keystone Award from Ohio University for outstanding community service. Patty Mitchell received her BFA and MFA from Ohio University's Fine Art Photography program. She is currently a Community Fellow at Ohio University with the Barbara Geralds Storytelling Institute.
Tina is a Creative Consultant for Creative Abundance Consulting. She also makes textile products for Passion Works Studio in Athens, Ohio using the designs of the artists.
"First of all, I am not now, nor have I ever been a princess. Princesses sit around and look pretty, We all know who does all the work...the Queen. I am the Queen of my own little world, and I like it just fine.
I live in Athens, Ohio. I not only clean my own house, but mow the grass and plumb the pipes as well. The neighbors have grown accustom to seeing me getting the mail or mowing while sporting a fine tiara. (well maybe not grown accustom, but they have stopped staring.)
I share our home with many animals. Currently: 3 dogs and 3 cats.
I have been designing and making tiaras for 12 years. The first ones as holiday presents for my Diva girlfriends. Well, the Divas squealed with delight and proceeded to wear them everywhere. Their friends saw them, liked them and the rest is history."