Annette Ridenour, President
Annette has been a pioneer in applying the arts to improve health and healthcare. She served as one of the original board members of the Society for the Arts in Healthcare, and she co-founded the Blair L. Sadler International Healing Arts Competition, which recognized exemplary arts projects that have measurably improved the quality of healthcare. Numerous articles by her, about her, and about Aesthetics have appeared in publications that include Healthcare Design, Health Facilities Management, Healthcare Building Ideas, and Spirituality & Health. Annette is a member of the Planetree Visionary Design Network which provides holistic design services to Planetree members.
Liz Titus, Senior Vice President
Liz joined Aesthetics in 1993 to oversee company operations and specifically is responsible for planning, finance, contracts, and personnel. She brings 30 years of corporate management experience to assuring quality, reliability, and cost-effectiveness in the fulfillment of Aesthetics’ mission.
Roger Hill, Director of Architectural Services and Exterior Wayfinding
An architect with 30+ years of professional experience, Roger Hill has led more than 15 exterior wayfinding design and planning projects at major medical centers. He also has led “whole hospital analysis” projects, and provides recommendations for wayfinding, traffic circulation, parking, and architectural guidelines designed to improve the facility’s appearance and the patient and visitor experience.
Peggy McCartney, Senior Environmental Graphic Designer
Peggy began her career at Aesthetics as a graphic and production artist in 1995. Her designs can be seen in scores of donor recognition projects, cultural identity displays and history displays for a wide array of clients. Peggy is particularly skilled at creating an appropriate concept for a project based on client direction. She develops highly innovative and creative designs, taking graphic concepts from initial exploration through development and refinement to final art and fabrication. Her work has received design awards from “Graphic Design USA” in the category of Health + Wellness.
Pam Nickell, Arts Program Manager
Pam has been with Aesthetics since 1999 and has provided coordination and accurate documentation of various arts projects for over 14 years. In her role with creating arts programs, she is responsible for the art request for proposal process and coordination of presentations of art, reviewing and cataloguing art and commissioning original signature artworks collections for public spaces within hospitals. She also oversees art installations. Pam maintains relationships and serves as liaison with numerous artists and clients and ensures continuous communication with print house and framing representatives.
Sorina Igreti, Arts Program Manager
Sorina holds a master in landscape architecture from Virginia Tech and a BA in microbiology from UCLA. Prior to entering graduate school, Sorina worked in medical research, which brings a dual point of view to her approach – one that considers the scientific and technical aspects, as well as the social and cultural implications of arts in healthcare. Sorina excels in collaborating with large project teams of landscape architects, architects, and engineers. She pushes projects forward with strong design clarity and simple, innovative solutions.
Julie Lorenz, LEED AP, NCIDQ, Interior Designer
With 15 years of healthcare design experience, Julie has worked for healthcare design firms in Denver and Boulder, Colorado as well as Sacramento and San Diego, California. Her Arts experience comes from work in theatrical set design, and as a talented scenic artist. Lorenz has a diverse skill set and currently balances working with both the art and interiors teams at Aesthetics. She is proud to hold both her NCIDQ certification and LEED Professional Accreditation.
Christine Villegas, Executive Assistant / Marketing Coordinator
Christine is an executive assistant to Annette Ridenour, a marketing coordinator and an administrative and project assistant. From planning trade shows to administering project deliverables, Christine has provided valuable support to the Aesthetics team since 1994.
Naj Wikoff, National Marketing Representative
An expert about bringing original art into healthcare settings, Naj Wikoff has successfully established arts programming in healthcare facilities and medical schools. He has trained artists on how to work in clinical and community settings, has organized arts collections, and has developed strategic funding plans for healthcare organizations and community institutions. Naj is the former Director of the Healing and the Arts Project, C. Everett Koop Institute at Dartmouth College, and a past President of the Society for the Arts in Healthcare. He is a founding member of both the Institute of Arts & Health at Lesley University and the National Initiative for Arts in Health in the Military.