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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 Defibaugh

    President (Term: 2017-2019)

    Arts and Education Consultant

  • President- Elect

    Position Vacant

  • Patricia “Pat” Franklin

    Past President (Term: 2017-2019)

    Supervisor of Visual and Performing Arts

    Newport News Public Schools

  • Jeffrey L. Broome

    Division Director (Term: 2017-2019)

    Assistant Professor of Art Education, Coordinator of Teacher Education, Department of Art Education

    Florida State University

  • Cris Guenter

    Regional Vice President (Term: 2016-2018)

    Professor, School of Education, California State University-Chico

  • Deborah B. Reeve, EdD

    Executive Director

National Vice Presidents

  • Diane Wilkin

    Eastern Region Vice President (Term: 2016-2018)

    Secondary Art Educator

  • Position Vacant

    Eastern Region Vice President-Elect

    (Term: 2016-2018)

  • Cris Guenter

    Pacific Region Vice President (Term: 2016-2018)

    Professor, School of Education, California State University-Chico

  • James Rees

    Pacific Region Vice President-Elect (Term: 2016-2018)

    Art Instructor/Art Department Chair/District Arts Coordinator

  • W. Scott Russell

    Southeastern Region Vice President (Term: 2016-2018)

    Elementary Art Educator

  • Meg Skow

    Southeastern Region Vice President-Elect (Term: 2016-2018)

    Art Teacher, Rollings Middle School of the Arts

  • Cindy Todd

    Western Region Vice President (Term: 2016-2018)

    Professor/Art Education Program Chair, Kendall College of Art & Design, Ferris State University

  • Bob Reeker

    Western Region Vice President-Elect (Term: 2016-2018)

    K-5 Visual Art and Computer Science Specialists & University Adjunct Instructor

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

  • Kim Soule

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

    Art Teacher, Warren County School

  • Jeffrey L. Broome

    Higher Education Division Director (Term: 2017-2019)

    Assistant Professor of Art Education, Coordinator of Teacher Education, 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

    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)

    Assistant Curator of Education & School Programs, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

  • Juline Chevalier

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

    Head of Interpretation and Participatory Experiences, Minneapolis Institute of Art