About the Director
Studio Director - Maurissa Stone
“Change is not an event, it’s a process”
Maurissa Stone the founder of Iona Concepts, Inc. an artist whose medium is life fulfills her passion for facilitating individual and community development by creating resource circles for human and community expansion. Maurissa’s artistic expression was formed by responding to the needs of social equity by designing and delivering creative, interactive media based training programs. Her career spans 20 years as a change agent conducting strategic planning, systems change and training initiatives for Federal, State, local governments and non-profit organizations.
Maurissa currently works as an Adjunct Professor for the University of Baltimore as well as a training consultant for NeighborWorks America's National Training Institute. She conducts community development training and consultation nationally. Her unique niche is working with arts organizations by supporting infrastructure and resource development.
Iona Concepts, Inc., a Training and Change Management Consulting organization, is the umbrella for The Living Well studio. Iona Concepts' mission is to facilitate planned change in systems, organizations and communities. Iona Concepts provides the following change management services.
- Strategic Planning
- Community Development/Organizing
- Non-profit Board Development
- Career/Life Coaching
- Retreat Planning/facilitation
- Motivational Speaking
- Organizational Development Training
- Iona Circles*
*Iona Circles an organizational, systems and personal change management process designed to address work and life conditions that impact the human spirit and energy.