Our Team

Everyone at Cincinnati Arts and Technology Studios, from our internal team members to our instructors, board of directors and partners, are dedicated to furthering our vision to ensure student success.

Internal Team Members

Clara Martin, Chief Executive Officer

Laura Greene, Director of Education

Jamie Rahe, Art Communication and Technology Instructor, Ceramics

Charlene Smith, College and Career Program Manager

Kasey Jo Trbovich, Director of Development

Brooke Sallas, Director of Marketing and Communications

Diane Masters, Administrative Specialist

Art Instructors

Tonya Bolton, Digital Multi-Media

Kerri Bram, Sculpture, Glass and other 3D Media

Jay DeFlazio, Digital Multi-Media

Jen Edwards, Stained Glass

Amanda Hudson, Drawing, Painting and other 2D Art

Ryan Little, Digital Multi-Media

Theresa Primm, Adult Computer

Derek Toebbe, Drawing, Painting and other 2D Art

Marty Vincent, Digital Multi-Media

Board of Directors

Chairman Amy Hanson, Amy Hanson Advisory Services

Secretary Bill Lecher, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

At Large Bob Castellini, Cincinnati Reds

Douglas Adams, PNC

Andrea Ayers, Independent

Lee Carter, Independent

Kathleen Fish, Proctor & Gamble

Rick Hulefeld, Children, Inc.

Laura Mitchell, Cincinnati Public Schools

Bill Strickland, Manchester Bidwell

Kristen Wevers, UC Health

Vice Chair Kelly Kolar, Kolar Design, Inc.

Treasurer Stephen Avila, Macy’s

Executive Director Clara Martin, Cincinnati Arts and Technology Studios

Peter Bergman, Messer

Micah Carroll, Rookwood Pottery Company

Jim DeLuca, Western & Southern Financial Group

Kevin Grandison, Proctor & Gamble

Dr. Whitney Gaskins, University of Cincinnati

David Hummel, Bank of America

Carol Shea, Olivetree Insights

Linnell Sullivan, Merrill Lynch Private Wealth Management

Melissa Wideman, Cincinnati Reds & Castellini Management


Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) provides 2.5 full-time staff members to CATS and encourages CPS students who are in jeopardy of not graduating to apply for the CATS program. With their support we are able to change the lives of students, giving them hope and opportunity to succeed.

Cincinnati Youth Collaborative (CYC) has an on-site college resource center at CATS, where CYC advisors offer college access services to CATS students. The CYC advisors provide assistance with college applications, financial aid, scholarship searches, career advice, college tours and various informational events.

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati Works and L&H Healthcare Services, L.L.C. also partner with us to help CATS students launch their careers by providing career training and employment.