Staff and Board
Christopher (Chris) Smit, PhD is a respected voice in the areas of Disability Studies, art and media, having spent the last 20 years teaching, writing, and speaking about the curious blend of art, politics, and disability.
Jill Vyn, MSW, received her undergraduate and Masters degrees from the University of Michigan. Vyn is an adept community organizer, event planner, and program developer.
Together they co-founded DisArt and have been working earnestly to increase the voice, value, and visibility of Disabled people through curated art exhibitions and productions, the DisTopia Podcast, and consulting.
The DisArt Board of Directors includes representatives from professional and private sectors with expertise in Disability advocacy, Disability art and media, nonprofit organizational development, business and professional strategy, user experience, technology, and executive leadership.