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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

  • Thomas Knab

    President (Term: 2019-2021)

    Visual Arts Educator, Dodge Elementary School

  • James Haywood Rolling, Jr.

    President-Elect (Term: 2019-2021)

    Professor/Chair of Art Education; Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Syracuse University

  • Kim Huyler Defibaugh

    Past President (Term: 2019-2021)

    Arts and Education Consultant

  • Diane Wilkin

    Eastern Region Vice President (Term: 2018-2020)

    Secondary Art Educator

  • Lorinda Rice

    Supervision/Administration Director (Term: 2019-2021)

    Visual Art Curriculum Specialist, Lincoln Public Schools, NE

  • 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 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

  • Michelle Lemons

    Elementary Division Director (Term: 2019-2021)

    Elementary Art Teacher, Albuquerque Public Schools

  • Tiffany Beltz

    Elementary Division Director-Elect (Term: 2019-2021)

    K-5 Art Educator, Irving Pertzsch Elementary

  • Kathryn Rulien-Bareis

    Middle Level Division Director (Term: 2019-2021)

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

  • Aimee Burgamy

    Middle Level Division Director-Elect (Term: 2019-2021)

    Art Educator, Richard Hull Middle

  • Kim Soule

    Secondary Division Director (Term: 2019-2021)

    Art Teacher, Warren County School

  • MaryJane Long

    Secondary Division Director-Elect (Term: 2019-2021)

    Art Educator, 9-12, Dover High School

  • Amy Pfeiler-Wunder

    Higher Education Director (Term: 2019-2021)

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

  • Christina Hanawalt

    Higher Education Division Director-Elect (Term: 2019-2021)

    Assistant Professor of Art Education, The University of Georgia

  • Tori Lynne Davis

    Preservice Director (Term: 2019-2021)

    Student, James Madison University

  • Lynn Loubert

    Preservice Division Director-Elect (Term: 2019-2021)

    Student, Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University

  • Lorinda Rice

    Supervision/Administration Director (Term: 2019-2021)

    Visual Art Curriculum Specialist, Lincoln Public Schools, NE

  • Jeremy Holien

    Supervision/Administration Director-Elect (Term: 2019-2021)

    State Visual & Media Arts Education Specialist, Perpich Center for Arts Education

  • Juline Chevalier

    Museum Education Director (Term: 2019-2021)

    Head of Interpretation and Participatory Experiences, Minneapolis Institute of Art

  • Jaime L.M. Thompson

    Museum Education Division Director-Elect (Term: 2019-2021)

    Learning and Programs Director, Contemporary Arts Center

Board of Directors Meeting

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