Personnel - Kiboko Projects

Jill Raufman, Executive Director of Kiboko Projects, has directed projects nationally and internationally using models which have resulted in successful cultural exchanges between groups in the USA, KenyaSouth Africa, and Russia.  Jill has documented through interviews, video, and photography such projects as the Youth Project USA-Kenya, which have been exhibited in New York, Nairobi, and St. Petersburg. She is currently the Associate Director of the Global HealthCenter at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She holds a Master of Public Health degree from Hunter College in NYC, as well as a MS in Nutrition in Public Health from Teachers College, Columbia University.  She also belongs to the Bronx Health Literacy Collaborative.


Mark Scheflen, visual artist, photographer and founded of Kiboko Projects in 1999.  His work involves the building of collaborative relationships between educational, art and community institutions throughout the USA, Africa and Russia. Through teaching workshops projects are designed, and develop into a cultural exchanges. Participants use different mediums such as creative writing, art, digital photography and video. Projects result in a collection of photodiaries, face masks, exhibitions, dance and short films. The finished products capture individual, social and cultural themes.

Nancy Koprak,MA,BC-DMT,LCAT, as a licensed creative arts therapist, has worked as a senior dance/movement therapist for over twenty five years at Maimonides Medical Center.  An NYU graduate, she has extensive experience with adult psychiatric patients, as well as Alzheimer’s, developmentally disabled and emotionally handicapped children.  She creates multi-cultural groups at Metropolitan Day Health Center.  She collaborated with Kiboko Projects on a multi-media work entitled “Alternating Faces”.  She presents at ADTA conferences and leads dance therapy retreats in the British Virgin Islands.  She supervises students and is on the faculty of the Creative Arts Therapy program at the New School.

Jo Ann Hammond-Meiers, Ph.D., R. Psych. #1321 (AB), BC-ADTR, RCAT, GDDET She has a private practice, part of which is the Alberta Creative Arts Therapy Center. She has years of experience in counseling with children, adolescents, adults, couples, families and groups and is a Registered Psychologist in Alberta, a Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist with the American Dance/Movement Therapy Association, a Registered Canadian Art Therapist, a Professional member of the American Art Therapy Association, a member of the Canadian Group Psychotherapy Association, and has Level II in E.M.D.R. training and numerous body therapy trainings. Additionally she teaches on contract, is a thesis supervisor, supervises hours for various registrations.