Deforia Lane, Ph.D., MT-BC serves as Associate Director of the Ireland Cancer Center, & Director of Music Therapy at University Hospitals of Cleveland, Ireland Cancer Center and Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital. Dr. Lane has designed and implemented music therapy programs for such diverse populations as the mentally handicapped, abused children, geriatric clients, behaviorally and psychiatrically disturbed, adult and pediatric cancer patients and the terminally ill. Public notice of her work extends from recognition in publications such as Reader's Digest and Coping magazine to forums such as National Public Radio, Cable News Network, CBS This Morning, Wall Street Journal TV and ABC World News with Peter Jennings.
Edward Gallagher, MT-BC, is Director of Education & Creative Arts Therapies at the Beck Center for the Arts, and received his Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy from Cleveland State University. Mr. Gallagher oversees a full range of arts education classes in dance, music, theater and visual arts; creative arts therapies; and education outreach. He founded the Creative Arts Therapies program at Beck Center, the first program of its type in Ohio. Mr. Gallagher is Immediate Past President of the Great Lakes Region of The American Music Therapy Association and is a frequent presenter on the uses of music in therapy and in the early childhood classroom. In 2007, he received the Service Award from the Great Lakes Region of The American Music Therapy Association.