Hancock Center Board of Directors



Carol Murphy, President

Carol Murphy, BA, BSN, has worked as a psychiatric nurse in private practice, in-patient hospital work, and as an outpatient psychotherapist. She has held leadership positions on many boards and committees over the years.

Amy Bennett, Secretary/Treasurer

Amy Bennett is a school Social Worker and PBIS Coach in the Madison Metropolitam School District and serves on leadership teams within the schools. She has a BA in Dance Therapy and is a former volunteer aide in Hancock Center programs. Amy has had subsequent and on-going  training in several alternative approaches that she implements in her work with children, youth and families and now has her yoga teacher certification .

Sharon Chaiklin

Sharon Chaiklin, BC-DMT is the former president of the Marian Chace Foundation of the American Dance Therapy Association. She worked for close to 40 years as a dance therapist in psychiatric hospitals and private practice. Teaching included the Goucher College Graduate Program in Dance/Movement Therapy, the University of Haifa, Israel and many workshops nationally and internationally such as in Argentina, Japan, Korea and Spain. She has written several articles on dance/movement therapy and is in the ADTA film The Power of Movement.

Jeanine Kiss

Jeanine Kiss, MA, BC-DMT, DTRL earned her Master of Arts in Dance/Movement Therapy from the University of California, Los Angeles and was a Hancock Center staff dance/movement therapist for 33 years. Recently retired, she continues to be invested in the mission and future of the Hancock Center and is pleased to serve on its board of directors.

Robyn Lending Halsten

Robyn Lending Halsten, MA, LPC, BC-DMT, DTRL is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist with training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and a Certification in Internal Family Systems Therapy. Robyn was a staff therapist at Hancock Center for over 27 years and now has her own private practice providing body centered, movement based psychotherapy, as well as supervision and consultation to other practitioners.

Jane Wilson Cathcart, Marian Chace Foundation Representative

Jane Wilson Cathcart, LCSW-R, BC-DMT, CMA is currently president of the Marian Chace Foundation of the American Dance Therapy Association.

Members of Hancock staff and board meet via video conference. November, 2020