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Laila Voss

Executive Director

Laila Voss is an artist and educator who has devoted a career to the cultural vitality of the Northeastern Ohio region. She serves on non-profit boards, has engaged in community art projects, taught both children and adults, managed art departments, and converted an Ohio City school building into artist's studio-living lofts. Laila’s artwork has been featured in important cultural institutions and is held in major collections including the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Willam Busta Gallery, the Progressive Collection, and the University of Volgograd (Russia). Laila has worked with various neighborhood groups and Community Development Corporations to create parks and gardens. She has curated numerous exhibitions including a series of outdoor sculpture exhibits. She has received numerous awards: the City of Cleveland Volunteer of the Year Award; the Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award; the opportunity to represent Ohio at the FCCA Prague in the Czech Republic. Laila maintains a vigorous studio practice in the Collingwood Arts District. Recent exhibitions include the 2022 CAN Triennial: You Are Here/An Excavation of Sorts and the Yards Duo Show. She received her BFA from Ohio University and her MFA from Kent State University. Explore Laila Voss's artwork and learn more about her at:


Rebecca Kempton

Administrative Assistant

Rebecca Kempton provides administrative support to Art House Inc. Rebecca is a Cleveland native who loves her city and is a strong believer in resident-led civic engagement. She is a highly energetic individual who cares deeply for her neighborhood and serves her community wholeheartedly. She is a 2012 graduate of the Neighborhood Leadership Development Program. NLDP is a program of the Mandel Foundation. She chairs the Stockyard, Clark-Fulton and Brooklyn Centre Community Development Housing Committee which derives its mission and strategy from the residents who volunteer to serve on the committee. She also chairs the Fulton West Block Club. This block club has one of Cleveland’s most successful City Repair projects. This project led to the eventual passing of new legislation that insures residents will have the opportunity to create murals painted on streets and alleys.


Mikayla Chacalos

Social Media Coordinator

Mikayla Chacalos provides social media/ marketing strategies to support Art House's expansion and community building. After studying art at CSU and visiting art non-profits in the Cleveland area, Mikayla's interest in community work and passion for creativity drives her admiration for Art House. Her successful small business, Primitive Aura, enriches the lives of others through the power of expression at music festivals across the country. 

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Erica Raby

Program Director

Erica Raby is an artist and Program Director at Art House, Inc., where she passionately supports and nurtures creativity within the artistic community. Her own artistic practice centers around mixed-media works and installations that explore the fragility and vulnerability of the natural world. Utilizing traditional and found materials, including post-consumer waste, Erica's art delves into the relationship between materials and human experience. Erica earned her Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in painting and drawing from Kent State University, building upon her foundational studies at the University of Mount Union and the Savannah College of Art and Design. Having lived abroad and completed an artist residency in Washington, DC, Erica brings a diverse perspective. Her regional exhibitions showcase her ability to provoke introspection and dialogue on environmental and societal issues through art. Beyond her artistic endeavors, Erica is deeply committed to fostering creativity and supporting emerging artists through her role at Art House, Inc. Her leadership merges artistic insight with administrative expertise, creating a vibrant space for artistic expression and community engagement. Outside of her artistic pursuits, Erica finds solace in nature, indulging in activities like hiking and kayaking that inspire and inform her creative process. Explore Erica Raby's artwork and learn more about her at: 

Elizabeth Horrigan


Development Officer

Elizabeth Horrigan serves as Development Officer and comes to the organization with many years of leadership experience in nonprofit management and fundraising at organizations such as Cleveland Music School Settlement, Western Reserve Historical Society, Beck Center for the Arts, Cleveland State University, City Club of Cleveland and Cleveland Play House. Elizabeth has successfully started and built development programs at many organizations. During her career she has completed numerous capital and special project campaigns, 100th anniversary celebration events and programs, in addition to growing annual operating funding at each organization. Over the years, Elizabeth has served as a consultant providing expertise in governance, development, operations, marketing and communications. Elizabeth is an avid knitter and sewing enthusiast and enjoys spending time with her family.

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