Our Staff

It takes a special person to devote their career to helping improve the lives of others. Fortunately, at Goodwill Columbus, we have a company full of wonderful people. We’d like you to meet some of them:

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Deborah Griffing, Studio Manager
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Kate Sturman Gorman, Resident Artist
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Cody Miller, Resident Artist

Deborah Griffing, Studio Manager

Deborah Griffing has two degrees from The Ohio State University: a Bachelor of fine Arts in ceramics and Master of Fine Arts in painting. She has been a visiting lecturer at OSU in the Fine Arts Program and has taught through the Ohio Arts Council Artists in Education Program. As an Artist in Education (AIE) Deborah worked at Passion Works Studio in Athens, Ohio, where she made art dolls in collaboration with artists with disabilities. In 2005 Deborah joined Goodwill as the Art Studio was being launched. Deborah has shown her work in many galleries including The Dairy Barn Arts Center, the Vern Riffe Gallery, the Pearl Conard Art Gallery, and Barth Gallery. Deborah has won various awards for her work including the prestigious Ohio Arts Council Individual Fellowship in 2002 and 2013.When not at Goodwill, she works in her studio at home. Her blog can be found at www.deborahagriffing.com