Tiffany Paige Ramirez is the Founder and Creative Director of the non-profit, Artisan Mind. She is dedicated to providing creative experiences that support the hope and faith of people living with physical and cognitive challenges.

She holds a BFA from Parson’s School of Design and worked in the design industry until her calling into creative arts care. Moved by the loss of her grandfather to Alzheimer’s and her awakening to faith, Tiffany started pursuing her passion to bring the healing properties of art and imagination to lives of people living with dementia.

Through partnership with ARTZ: Artists for Alzheimer’s and the I’m Still Here Foundation, Tiffany launched ARTZ Sacramento in 2011 and then founded Artisan Mind in 2014. She is responsible for initiating an art liaison program for hospice care and developing numerous person-centered life enrichment programs throughout Northern California.

In response to the world’s great need for Truth and Love, Tiffany is committed to raising awareness of the value of creativity and faith for people living with cognitive challenges among memory care communities, care partners, support groups, and spiritual organizations. Her work has been recognized by the County of Sacramento with the Hero of Human Services Award.

Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust Him, and He will help you. He will make your innocence radiate like the dawn, and the justice of your cause will shine like the noonday sun. -Psalm 37:5-6

Our Creative Enrichment Specialists

Risa Burmich
Nancy McMurchie

Risa Burmich earned her Art History degree from UC Berkeley and studied abroad at the American University of Paris. Risa has over a decade of experience working for non-profit organizations, including at Roots and Horizons (a mentoring program for children with incarcerated parents), Girl Scouts Heart of Central CA, Stand Up Placer (a safehouse for victims of domestic violence, human trafficking, and sexual assault), and the Crocker Art Museum.

Risa has been an artist all of her life and particularly enjoys drawing and painting portraits. She practices yoga, plays soccer, and loves to spend time with her dog – an American Eskimo named Tofu.

In June of 2021, Nancy McMurchie joined the Artisan Mind team as a Creative Engagement Specialist. Her passion for helping seniors and those living with cognitive and/or physical challenges came from Nancy’s personal experience – helping care for her mother-in-law who had vascular dementia and recently helping with her father during the late stages of his life. She brings an understanding of the care of seniors and support for their families through this personal experience.

Nancy worked for Elder Care Management of Northern California from 2011-2019 as the lead in the Accounting Department and as Office Manager working hand-in-hand with Care Managers and staff. Nancy has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from California State University, Chico and successfully operated her own creative graphic design business after graduating in 1998.

Nancy volunteered as an Art Docent for Gold River Discovery Center for 10 years, helping to artistically enrich and motivate elementary school children from Kindergarten through 8th grade. During her free-time, Nancy enjoys cooking, gardening, painting and spending time in the mountains with her family.