CURRENT DIRECTORS AND STAFF

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Profile Primary Contact Information Committees & Key Roles

Deborah Bedwell

Deborah Bedwell

President 2012-2018
Deborah Bedwell
Baltimore Clayworks Founder
Towson, MD
deb.bedwell.nceca@gmail.com
Committees: Executive (Chair), Finance, DevelopmentTask Forces: 50th Anniversary (Chair), Executive Leadership Assessment (Chair)

Patsy Cox

Patsy Cox

Past President 2010-2016
Patsy Cox
California State University Northridge
Northridge, CA
patsycoxnceca@gmail.com
Committees: Development (Chair), Nominations and Awards (Chair), Executive, FinanceTask Forces: Executive Leadership Assessment

Paul Sacaridiz

Paul Sacaridiz

President-Elect 2014-2020
Paul Sacaridiz
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Madison, WI paulsacaridiz.nceca@gmail.com
Committees: Executive, Finance, Development, Nominations and AwardsTask Forces: 50th Anniversary Social Practice, Curatorial, Executive Leadership Assessment, Board Liaison to Collectors Tour

Lee Burningham

Lee Burningham

Treasurer 2010-2016
Lee Burningham
High School Educator, Retired
North Logan, UT
leeburninghamnceca@gmail.com
Committees: Finance (Chair), ExecutiveKey Roles: K-12 Programming Selection

Jill Oberman

Jill Oberman

Secretary 2014-2017
Jill Oberman
Carbondale Clay Center
Carbondale, CO
joberman.nceca@gmail.com
Committees: Executive, FinanceKey Roles: Board Meeting Minutes, Voting oversight

Leigh Taylor Mickelson

Leigh Taylor Mickelson

Exhibitions Director 2014-2017
Leigh Taylor Mickelson
Clay Art Center
Port Chester, NY 10573
ltmnceca@gmail.com
Committees: Executive Exhibitions (per conference), FinanceKey Roles: Exhibitions oversight

Steve Hilton

Steve Hilton

Programs Director 2009-2015
Steve Hilton
Midwest State University/Art Department
Wichita Falls, TX
steve.hilton@mwsu.edu
Committees: Executive, FinanceKey Roles: Conference Programming Review and Process Room artist selection (lead)

Cindy Bracker Sturm

Cindy Bracker

Communications Director 2013-2016
Cindy Bracker
Bracker’s Good Earth Clays
Lawrence, KS
cindynceca@me.com
Committees: Communications (Chair),  FinanceTask Forces: 50th Anniversary Media Project (Chair)

Key Roles: NCECA Blog and Social Media strategy and implementation

Garth Johnson

Garth Johnson

Director at Large 2012-2015
Garth Johnson
The Clay Studio
Philadelphia, PA
garthjohnsonnceca@gmail.com
Committee: CommunicationsTask Forces: 50th Anniversary Book Project (Chair), Curatorial Practices

Key Roles: NCECA Connections/ Topical Discussions Programming

Dandee Pattee

Dandee Pattee

Director at Large 2013-2016
Dandee Pattee
Casper, WY
dandeenceca@gmail.com
Task Forces: Curatorial Practices (Chair), 50th Anniversary Book Project, 50th Anniversary Social PracticeKey Role: Gallery EXPO

Jane Shellenbarger

Jane Shellenbarger

Director at Large 2014-2017
Jane Shellenbarger
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY
janeshellenbargernceca@gmail.com
Committee: Nominations and AwardsKey Roles: Emerging Artists, International Residencies

Jennifer Chua

Jennifer Chua

Student Director at Large 2014-2016
Jennifer Chua
University of Hawaii
Honolulu, HI
jenchuanceca@gmail.com
Committee: Nominations and AwardsKey Roles: Student Perspectives Programming, Student Critique Mentor Recruitment, NSJE Coordination (with Exhibitions Director)

Jay Lacouture

Jay Lacouture

2015 Providence, RI On-Site Liaison
Jay Lacouture
Salve Regina University
Newport, RI
jay.nceca2015@gmail.com

Larry Bush

Larry Bush

2015 Providence, RI On-Site Liaison
Larry Bush
Rhode Island School of Design
Providence, RI
lbush.nceca15@gmail.com

Paul Donnelly

Paul Donnelly

2016 Kansas City, MO On-Site Liaison
Paul Donnelly
Kansas City Art Institute
Kansas City, MO
pauldonnellynceca@gmail.com
Committee: Kansas City DevelopmentTask Force: Curatorial

 

STAFF
All staff roles on committees are ex-officio

Primary Contact Information Committees & Key Roles
Accountant
Helen Anderson
helen@nceca.net
Committees (ex officio): Finance, Development
Key Roles: Accounts Payable, fiscal processes
Publications Manager
Marko Fields
markofields@msn.com
Advisory: 50th Anniversary Book Project Task Force, NCECA Journal
Website & Communications Manager
Candice Finn
candice@nceca.net
Committees (ex officio): Communications
Task Force: 50th Anniversary Media Project
Key Roles: Graphic Design, Website Development and Updates
Executive Director
Joshua Green
josh@nceca.net
Committees (ex officio): Finance, Executive, Development, Communications
Task Force: 50th Anniversary Media Project
Key Roles: Organizational, fiscal and strategic oversight, Initiatives, Development, Agreements
Office Manager/Membership Coordinator
Jacqueline Hardy
jacqueline@nceca.net
Key Roles: Conference Registration, Membership, Mailing/ Communications Lists, Collectors Tour contact, Order Fulfillment
Conference Manager
Dori Nielsen
dori@nceca.net
Key Roles: Conference Presenter, Facilities, Vendor and Hotel agreements, Research Future Conference Sites
Projects Manager
Kate Vorhaus
kate@nceca.net
Committees (ex officio): Communications
Key Roles: Staff contact for Exhibitions, Student Fellowships, Awards Nominations, Resource Hall, International Residencies, Emerging Artists, Gallery EXPO