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Professional Team

Creative Washtenaw's professional team includes specialists with strong backgrounds in the arts + creative industries, education, communication, and public art and design sectors. The team remains current on trends, issues and public policy impacting the creative sector through their involvement as members, board members and volunteers in local, regional, state and national organizations, including Americans for the Arts, CultureSource, Arts Midwest, MichiganWorks! Southeast, National Small Business Association and MCACA, among others.


Creative Washtenaw contracts Artrain, a nonprofit arts management service organization, to provide its personnel, administrative, financial and project management services. This affords Creative Washtenaw to have highly qualified personnel manage its operations, programs and development and reduce its overhead costs by as much as 50% allowing it to focus precious resources on mission delivery. To guide human resource policies, practices and training, Creative Washtenaw’s board adopted the Personnel Guidelines of its contracting agency, Artrain, the employer of record for the professional team.

Deb Polich

Creative Washtenaw & Artrain
Creative: arts exec, advocate & radio host
Lives in Ann Arbor and works in Washtenaw County


Hannah Baiardi
Communications & Project Manager 

Creative Washtenaw & Artrain
Creative: composer, pianist, vocalist, lyricist and arranger
Lives in South Lyon and works in Washtenaw County


Catherine Moore
Communications & Project Assistant

Creative Washtenaw & Artrain
Creative: musician, vocalist, music education student
Lives in Ann Arbor and works in Washtenaw County


Creative Washtenaw