CURRENT DIRECTORS AND STAFF

Profile Primary Contact Information Committees & Key Roles

Chris Staley

Chris Staley

President 2016-2020
Chris Staley
Penn State University
State College, PA
cxs41@psu.edu
Executive, Finance, Development

Holly Hanessian

Holly Hanessian

President-Elect 2012-2018
Holly Hanessian
Tallahassee FL
holly.nceca@gmail.com
Executive, Finance, Development, Nominations Committee, Co-chair

Reena Kashyap

Reena Kashyap

Treasurer 2016-2019
Reena Kashyap
Chair, Finance Committee
Executive Committee

Jill Oberman

Jill Oberman

Secretary 2014-2017
Jill Oberman
joberman.nceca@gmail.com
Chair, Curatorial Task Force
Executive Committee
Finance Committee
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
Executive Committee
Exhibitions Committee (per conference)
Finance Committee

Mary K. Cloonan

Mary K. Cloonan

Programs Director 2015-2018
Mary K, Cloonan
Baltimore Clayworks
Baltimore, MD
mkcloonan.nceca@gmail.com
Board Liaison to Green Task Force
Executive Committee
Finance Committee
K-12 Programming selection
Process Room

Cindy Bracker Sturm

Cindy Bracker

Communications Director
2013-2019

Cindy Bracker
Bracker’s Good Earth Clays
Lawrence, KS
communications@nceca.net
Chair, Communications Task Force
Executive Committee
Finance Committee
50th Anniversary Task Force A/V Project-Chair

Jane Shellenbarger

Julia Galloway

Director at Large 2018-2020
Julia Galloway
janeshellenbargernceca@gmail.com
Emerging Artists – Chair
International Residencies- Liaison

Roberto Lugo

Roberto Lugo

Director at Large 2015-2018
Roberto Lugo
roblugo.nceca@gmail.com
NCECA Connections/ Topical Discussions

Russell Wrankle

Russell Wrankle

Director at Large 2016-2019
Russell Wrankle
wranklenceca@gmail.com
Gallery EXPO

Naomi Clement

Naomi Clement

Student Director at Large
2016-2018

Naomi Clement
ncecasdal@gmail.com
Lead, Student Critique Mentor Solicitation/Student Sign-up Assist, NSJE Jurying, Awards Student Perspectives  Selection

Shayla Marsh

Brandon Schnurr

Student Director at Large
2017-2019

Brandon Schnurr
Morgantown, WV
BrandonSchnurNCECA@gmail.com
NSJE Jurying, Awards Solicitation Assist, Student Critique Mentor Solicitation/Student Sign-up
Student Perspectives Selection

Steve Hilton

Steve Hilton

Board Steward
Steve Hilton
Midwestern State University
Wichita Falls, TX

steve.hilton@mwsu.edu
Executive
Nominations Committee, chair
Shoji Satake 2018 Pittsburgh, PA On-Site Liaison
Shoji Satake
West Virginia University
Morgantown, West Virginia 
shoji.satake@mail.wvu.edu
Pittsburg Development Committee
Kate Lydon 2018 Pittsburgh, PA On-Site Liaison
Kate Lydon
Society for Contemporary Craft
Pittsburgh, PA
lydon8@gmail.com
Pittsburg Development Committee
Sarah Millfel 2019 Onsite Liaison- Minneapolis, MN
Sarah Millfelt
Northern Clay Center
Minneapolis, MN
sarahmillfelt@northernclaycenter.org
2019 Onsite Liaison- Minneapolis, MN

 

STAFF All staff roles on committees are ex-officio

Primary Contact Information Committees & Key Roles
Finance & Accounting Manager
Helen Anderson
helen@nceca.net
Accounts Payable, fiscal processes
Website & Communications Manager
Candice Finn
candice@nceca.net
Graphic Design, Website Development and Updates, E-News, Social Media, Board nominations and election processes
Executive Director
Joshua Green
josh@nceca.net
Finance Committee – (ex-officio)
Executive Committee – (ex-officio) Development Committee –(ex-officio)
Communications Committee (ex-officio)
Development Initiatives
Grant Proposals and Reports
Contract Review and Approval
Office Manager/Membership Coordinator
Jacqueline Hardy
jacqueline@nceca.net
Conference Registration, Membership, Mailing/ Communications Lists, Collectors Tour contact, Order Fulfillment
Conference Manager
Dori Nielsen

dori@nceca.net
Conference Presenter, Facilities, Vendor and Hotel agreements, Research Future Conference Sites
Projects Manager
Kate Vorhaus

kate@nceca.net
Exhibitions, Student Fellowships, Awards Nominations, Resource Hall, International Residencies, Emerging Artists, Gallery EXPO, Communications for program proposal submission process,Cup Sale Prep and implementation
NCECA Conference Assistant
Tammy Lynn
tammy@nceca.net
Advertising Sales Contact
Lead Volunteer  Coordinator
Conference Exhibition Guide
Bus Tour coordination
 NCECA Journal Designer
Jeff Guerrero
journal@nceca.net
Journal design and production