Vicki Mackie, Executive Director
I had semi-retired from my corporate career in sales management when I was diagnosed with cancer in 2007. My art background and my love of photography as a professional photographer for the past 20 years helped with my healing and dealing with cancer. After treatments, I found myself working at a local Cancer Center as program coordinator in the Supportive Services Department. I found the void of art and creativity for our patients and caregivers, which was my life support during this time of stress, fear and the unknown. I started experimenting, researching and studying how I could bring this in as a needed tool for healing and comfort.
Deb Peek, Director
Color and creative art effects my emotions, mood and spirit. I love to be surrounded by beautiful colors and have found how it effects other people and their emotions as well. I worked at University of Colorado Hospital 17 years, 13 as a Volunteer Coordinator. Over the years I’ve had the privilege of meeting so many patients that have shared their stories of Cancer and other devastating diseases. When they would stop by the office they would invariably complement me on the use of color and how it would make them feel so much better. I knew that using color and light would make a positive difference in their day.
US, Sites and Insights, Inc.®
As co-workers and friends, we found we both had the love, passion and compassion for art, color and helping cancer patients/survivors and caregivers. After researching several programs, we decided to return to school giving us training and certification as Healing Art Facilitators. Our Healing Art classes at UCH had a 3 month waiting list each time they were posted. Experience and trial and error led to our now copyrighted curriculum for Sites and Insights, Inc.®. To date, it has helped over a hundred people in the Denver area. It is the only nonprofit for cancer survivors/patients and caregivers offering healing art workshops and retreats in the United States.