Project Coordinator: Terry Foreman joined our staff as Executive Director in September, 2016. She has been involved in community arts development for over twenty-eight years. In March, 2019, Terry stepped down as the executive director and will continue to serve as a consultant and art teacher for CCArts. Terry is investing more time in pursuing her art and other creative pursuits. A new executive director will be hired in Spring of 2019. You can email Terry at: email@example.com
Program Director: Nicole Schmid joined our staff in April, 2018 and has helped coordinate our classes, programs and special events. She is also the owner of First State Flea, a popular flea market series that brings upscale flea markets to area parks throughout the state. Nicole has taught art, been an administrator for senior centers and has done work in the non-profit sector for many years. You can email Nicole at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bookeeper/Registrar: Bonnie Kinsley is a retired administrator and dedicated volunteer for Longwood Gardens. She helps students register for classes as well as managing our membership records and keeping our quick books up to date. You can email Bonnie at: email@example.com
President, Board of Directors: 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. You can email Ralph at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Member, Board of Directors: Emily A. Reed is a photographer and artist working in oil, pastels and watercolors. She has had innumerable solo shows and exhibits. She has had 444 panorama photos published in the Wilmington News Journal. She has a BA from Marquette University, a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Hartford and a PHD from the University of Massachusetts. Her husband is CCArts attorney.
Member, Board of Directors: Nancy Rumfield 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 Hockmanand their cats.
Secretary, Board of Directors: Manisha Antanihas been involved with CCArts since 2014 as a ceramic student. She primarily sculpts and carves. To pay the bills, she is currently employed as a risk analyst at Wells Fargo. When she's not at work or art center, she can most often be found outside hiking, kayaking, camping or attending music festivals with her young son.
Member, Board of Directors: Sally Van Orden has been teaching at the University level for twenty-nine 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.
Treasurer, Board of Directors: Noreen Campbell joined the CCArts board in 2018 as treasure. She is retired from EI DuPont de Nemours, as an Operations Manager. She also serves as a Teacher/Naturalist for the Delaware Nature Society.
Member, Board of Directors: Susan Lipscy has supported CCArts since 1984, when her oldest child first took clay classes. She herself has dabbled in stained glass and even ballroom dance. A reference librarian at the Newark Free Library, Susan has volunteered on the Board since 2007.
Member, Board of Directors: Paul Throne is a retired chef, CEC from the Navy. He is also a sales associate at Staples. Paul is an avid music lover and supports CCArts performing arts programs by providing equipment and sound support for plays, concerts and special events. He is also helping to shape future music events at CCArts.
Member, Board of Directors: Kari Getchonis is senior gardner at Longwood Gardens and is also an experienced ceramic artist. Kari supports the ceramic studio with maintenance support, new glaze mixing, pottery sales and odd repairs. She also lends her expertise to the grounds and helps with yard clean up and pruning.
Member, Board of Directors: George Esterling is the owner of George & Sons Seafood Market and Oyster House in Hockessin, DE. George supports several causes with his popular shrimp feasts.