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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is composed of the President, President-Elect, Past President, Regional Vice Presidents, the Divisional Directors, and the Executive Director. The NAEA Board is the executive authority of the Association. The President serves as Chair of the Board and of the Executive Committee.

Executive/Finance Committee

  • Kim Huyler Defibaugh

    President (Term: 2017-2019)

    Arts and Education Consultant

  • Thomas Knab

    President-Elect (Term: 2018-2019)

    Visual Arts Educator, Dodge Elementary School

  • Patricia “Pat” Franklin

    Past President (Term: 2017-2019)

    Supervisor of Visual and Performing Arts

    Newport News Public Schools

  • Diane Wilkin

    Regional Vice President (Term: 2018-2020)

    Eastern Region Vice President (Term: 2018-2020)

    Secondary Art Educator

  • Jeffrey L. Broome

    Higher Education Division Director (Term: 2017-2019)

    Associate Professor of Art Education, Director of Doctoral Program, Department of Art Education, Florida State University

  • Deborah B. Reeve, EdD

    Executive Director

National Vice Presidents

  • Diane Wilkin

    Eastern Region Vice President (Term: 2018-2020)

    Secondary Art Educator

  • Andrea Haas

    Eastern Region Vice President-Elect (Term: 2018-2020)

    Art Teacher

  • James Rees

    Pacific Region Vice President (Term: 2018-2020)

    Art Instructor/Art Department Chair/District Arts Coordinator

  • Michele J. Chmielewski

    Pacific Region Vice President-Elect (Term: 2018-2020)

    Art Teacher

  • Meg Skow

    Southeastern Region Vice President (Term: 2018-2020)

    Art Teacher, Rollings Middle School of the Arts

  • Catherine Campbell

    Southeastern Region Vice President-Elect (Term: 2018-2020)

    Curriculum Facilitator/Visual Arts Educator

  • Bob Reeker

    Western Region Vice President (Term: 2018-2020)

    Lincoln Public Schools K-5 Visual Art & Creative Computing Specialist & Nebraska Wesleyan University Adjunct Instructor

  • Kimberly Ann Cairy

    Western Region Vice President-Elect (Term: 2018-2020)

    4-8th grade Visual Art and Design Educator

National Division Directors

  • Jennifer Dahl

    Elementary Division Director (Term: 2017-2019)

    Elementary Art Educator

  • Michelle Lemons

    Elementary Division Director- Elect (Term: 2017-2019)

    Elementary Art Teacher, Albuquerque Public Schools

  • Peter Curran

    Middle Level Division Director (Term: 2017-2019)

    Visual Art Educator, Grades 6-8

  • Kathryn Rulien-Bareis

    Middle Level Division Director-Elect (Term: 2017-2019)

    Art Teacher, Adaptive Art Specialist, Art Department Chair, Eau Claire Area School District

  • Joshua Drews

    Secondary Division Director (Term: 2017-2019)

    High School Art Teacher, Spring Valley High School, Columbia, SC

  • Kim Soule

    Secondary Division Director-Elect (Term: 2017-2019)

    Art Teacher, Warren County School

  • Jeffrey L. Broome

    Higher Education Division Director (Term: 2017-2019)

    Associate Professor of Art Education, Director of Doctoral Program, Department of Art Education, Florida State University

  • Amy Pfeiler-Wunder

    Higher Education Director-Elect (Term: 2017-2019)

    Associate Professor and Graduate Co-Coordinator, Art Education and Crafts Department, Kutztown University

  • Jessica Burton Aulisio

    Preservice Division Director (Term: 2017-2019)

    Preservice Art Educator

  • Tori Lynne Jackson

    Preservice Director-Elect (Term: 2017-2019)

    Student, James Madison University

  • Elizabeth Stuart Whitehead

    Supervision/Administration Division Director (Term: 2017-2019)

    Instructional Supervisor, Visual Art, Prince George’s County Public Schools

  • Lorinda Rice

    Supervision/Administration Director-Elect (Term: 2017-2019)

    Visual Art Curriculum Specialist, Lincoln Public Schools, NE

  • Michelle Grohe

    Museum Education Division Director (Term: 2017-2019)

    Interim Curator of Education, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

  • Juline Chevalier

    Museum Education Director-Elect (Term: 2017-2019)

    Head of Interpretation and Participatory Experiences, Minneapolis Institute of Art

Board of Directors Meeting

View highlights from the 2017 NAEA Board of Directors Super Summer Summit.