Our Team

Elizabeth FalesElizabeth Fales, Executive Director

Liz joined Art Impact Project as Executive Director in August 2023. Liz came to AIP as a seasoned nonprofit leader with almost twenty years of experience supporting survivors of abuse and violence. As a leader in our community, she served at Waukegan to College, CASA Lake County, Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center, and A Safe Place. She has a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and a master’s degree from Loyola University Chicago.

Liz grew up in Lake County and resides in Lindenhurst. She is married, has two young children, loves to travel, and lives to be in nature with her family.

Cassandra Anzelone, Manager of Programming

Cassandra was an Art Advocate Volunteer for five years prior to becoming Art Impact Project’s Manager of Programming in February of 2023. Cassandra came to us with over twenty years’ experience in banking, finance, and residential lending. She is also a professional artist and was involved in downtown Waukegan’s ArtWauk, where she owned and curated shows in a small, quirky gallery on Water Street. Cassandra attended College of Lake County and University of Illinois – Chicago.

Cassandra has lived in both Wisconsin and Florida, and currently resides in Waukegan. She is a wife, mother, and Mimi to three grandkids. Besides the arts, she loves spending time in the outdoors, hiking our National Parks, travel, attending live music events, and baking.