MEET OUR STAFF
Terry Foreman joined our staff as Executive Director in September, 2016. She has been involved in community arts development for over twenty-five years. Most recently she served as Retail & Membership Manager at The Delaware Contemporary, and had previous experience as an art teacher for Newark Center for Creative Learning and as the Executive Director for the Newark Arts Alliance, an organization she helped found. Terry is also a fine art and craft artist and has completed several community murals and has exhibited her photography, mosaics and fiber creations in regional shows and galleries over the years. Her lifelong work has been to engage others in her passion for the arts.
Ralph Kuebler is our longest serving Board member, having joined in 1997. With 30 years of banking experience, he is retired from MBNA America Bank where he was an Executive Vice President. Today he serves on numerous boards including Public Allies of Delaware, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and The Conference Board Business and Education Council. He has also served on advisory panels for the University of Delaware Academy for Nonprofit Leadership, Delaware Foundation for Science and Mathematics Education, and the Business/Education Partnership for the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce. He is past chairman of the Superstars in Education Selection Committee, has served for four years as a judge for the State of Delaware Higher Education Commission - Merit Scholarship Program, and has been a grant review panelist of the Delaware State Arts Council's. Ralph has two daughters Karen and Susan and two grandchildren. In his spare time, Ralph enjoys traveling and spending time with his family.
Emily A. Reed earned B.A., M.P.A., and Ph.D. degrees from Marquette University, and the Universities of Hartford and Massachusetts, respectively. She worked for the State of Delaware for seventeen years and taught criminal justice for ten years at the University of Delaware. She has published two books (one co-authored) and innumerable articles. She is a versatile artist working in oil, pastel, watercolor and photo art. Her artwork has won numerous awards. Many of her photos have appeared inside the PNC Bank Annual Calendar, and on the cover four times. The Wilmington News Journal has published 278 of her panorama photos. The Delaware Department of Natural Resources displayed her “Birds of America” exhibit in five state parks for three months each. Twenty-three of her photos hang as a permanent exhibition the Community Living Center of the Wilmington Veterans Hospital.
Nancy Rumfield is a member of the Board of Directors and has served as the Secretary since 2012. She has also served on the Luck of the Draw committee since 2011. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art + Design at West Chester University. Currently she teaches film and digital photography as well as digital media and has also taught 2D design and drawing. Her work has been shown regionally, nationally and internationally. She earned her BFA from Moore College of Art, an MS from WCU and her PhD from Nova Southeastern University. Her work is in the recent book One-Hundred Artists of the Brandywine Valley. She enjoys being involved with CCArts and nurturing the creative spirit in people of all ages. Nancy resides in Westtown PA with her husband Mark Hockman
and their cats.
Emory Au is a graphic designer and art director with more than 25 years of experience. He is also an award-winning fine artist and an accomplished illustrator who also has published book designs to his credit. Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, he decided to make a career change which led him to pursue an Advertising Design degree from The Columbus College of Art & Design in Ohio. A job opportunity brought him to Delaware and he has since been a successful graphic design professional. It wasn’t until the early 2000s that he began to extend his creativity into the fine arts. To Emory, creativity is an ongoing learning process and in an effort to always challenge his creativity and nurture his artistic growth, he is currently pursuing his interests in motion design and animation as well as wood sculpture. Emory has served as a Board member since 2005 and is proud to be a part of the growth of The Center for the Creative Arts and the community it serves.
Sally Van Orden has been teaching at the University level for twenty-seven years. As an Associate Professor, her responsibilities include maintaining an active art exhibition record, applying for grants, conference participation and presentation, curriculum development and advising students. A highlight in her career included receiving an Established Artist Fellowship Award in 2012 that included a Solo Exhibition, at The Delaware Division of the Arts Mezzanine Gallery in Wilmington. Other highlights included directing study abroad programs to Italy, France, Greece, Ireland, England and Wales.