Angel C. Duncan


Angel C. Duncan, M.A.-MFT, ATR has an extensive background as a mental health, art therapist in counseling psychology: marriage and family therapy. She specializes in psychopathology and dementia forms. Angel works at the Neuropsychiatric Research Center of Southwest Florida where she is involved in clinical research trials in Alzheimer's Disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), under Principal Investigator, Frederick Schaerf, M.D., Ph.D, formerly on the faculty at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

In addition, Angel is the Founder and Executive Director of Cognitive Connections, Executive Arts Director under Cognitve Dynamics, a national training program in expressive arts therapy for those with neurological disorders, Ambassador and Research Committee Member for the American Art Therapy Association, and consultant for General Electric (GE Healthcare's MIND iPad app). She also serves as a program development and grants consultant for corporate and non-profit organizations looking to enhance community outreach. Angel trains art docents, and facilitates art therapy tour programs, Artful Minds and Creative Expressions: Arts for Health and Wellbeing for all populations with dementia and mental health disorders within diverse populations. She holds a faculty position at Albertus Magnus College in the Graduate Psychology-Art Therapy Department, and is a Visiting Instructor throughout the country in mental health and dementia forms. Angel has been featured and interviewed on television, radio and in national newspapers for her work. She is widely published and a contributing author for books and journals such as: Geriatric Neurology, Art Therapy and Healthcare, and the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. Nationally recognized, Angel is a professional speaker and consultant to leading professionals in brain health initiative programs.

Affiliations include, but are not limited to: Dartmouth-Hitchcock School of Medicine, Alzheimer's Association, General Electric (GE Healthcare), National Center for Creative Aging, the University of California- San Francisco, San Francisco Department on Aging and Adults with Disabilities, Carter Burden Center for the Aging, Newark Museum, Newark Beth Israel, Montclair Art Museum, the Alliance for the Arts, and the Miami Jewish Health System.

  • Education
    • MA: Notre Dame de Namur University