Dr. Kaufman received his PhD from Unversity of lowa in Counseling and his Masters degree from University of Nebraska in Educational Psychology.
He is an experienced psychologist and administrator with over 40 years of experience in the field of healthcare, primarily in mental health and substance use/abuse. He has been employed by public and private agencies such as county mental health, faith based, health maintenance organization (HMO), residential substance abuse facility, hospital, state government, regional planning council as well as private practice. He has served on numerous boards and committees. As part of his retirement the past three years, he began to explore the field of art, specifically painting.
Regarding the pieces submitted, Joel has been inspired by the Impressionists. They painted their pictures with a lot of color. Their pictures were very bright and vibrant. His current paintings reflect that style.