The Improv Therapy Group Advisory Board

Gregory Geffrard

Gregory Geffrard is a Haitian American who was born and was raised in Miami. After earning his M.F.A from the University of Iowa and relocating to Chicago, Greg feels blessed that in his six years of living in Chicago he has had the opportunity to work consistently in the multifaceted Chicago theatre scene. Gregory is an educator all over Chicago: teaching Sexual Assault Prevention and Response at Great Lakes Naval Base through Catharsis Productions; a teaching Artist with Steppenwolf’s Young Adult Program and teaching social change classes over the summer with Old Town School of Folk Music. You can usually find this intersectional feminist spoken word artist rocking a conversation starter shirt or hoodie. 

Sara Tigay, LCPC, CADC

Sara Tigay is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) with expertise in cognitive and dialectical behavioral therapy. She specializes in working with adults and couples coping with anxiety, depression, addictive disorders, eating disorders, and relationship issues such as infidelity, communication, and conflict resolution.  She is currently the director of outpatient services at Foundations Recovery, specializing in the treatment of the co-occurring disorder population. 

Katie Bellamy, LCPC, BC-DMT

Katie is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Board-Certified Dance/Movement Therapist, corporate coach, and Reiki practitioner. Katie's approach is to holistically heal the mind, body, and spirit. Her therapy experience includes working with substance use and mood disorders and her coaching experience includes working with large corporate teams on decision-making and workplace dynamics.  Katie also continues to keep her dance performance and mindfulness practices alive.

Colleen Prendergast

Colleen Prendergast is an experienced improviser, coach, and a mental health advocate.  She has gotten the opportunity to perform improv and sketch comedy at many theatres in Chicago and even directed and produced her own shows. Colleen currently works as a program assistant for OAI, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides workplace safety and skills courses to individuals and businesses.  Graduating from Loyola University Chicago with honors and two degrees in Psychology and Theatre wasn’t enough, Colleen also trained at various comedy theaters throughout Chicago including graduating from Second City’s improv conservatory program.