Meet Our Volunteers

Board of Directors

Susan Iverson, Co-Director, Resources
Terry Olson, Education Committee Chair
Michael Rohde, Co-Director, Member Services
Regina Dale, Finance Committee Chair
Patricia Dunston, Membership Committee Chair
Margo Macdonald, Exhibition Committee Chair
Dorothy Clews, Awards Committee Chair

Board Eligibility

All ATA members who have access to email are eligible to apply to become a member of the Board of Directors. Each board member heads one of ATA’s committees and works with a team. Board candidates should possess administrative and management skills, and be willing to dedicate time most weeks to fulfilling committee responsibilities. Interested members may contact:

Online Application for the ATA Board of Directors


Mary Lane, Executive Director
Rachel Fesperman, Assistant to the Director

Committee  Volunteers

Can you lend a hand? ATA’s programming is made possible by volunteers. Our committees are led by volunteers who work together under the leadership of a Committee Chair. ATA welcomes new volunteers at all times and will find a job that suits your interests, talents and availability. The Board of Directors hopes you will join the “inner circle” of ATA by getting involved. Contact our Volunteer Coordinator!

Awards Committee: Dorothy Clews, Chair

  • ATA Award for Excellence — Dorothy Clews
  • ATA International Student Award — Dorothy Clews
  • ATA Scholarship for Tapestry Study — Dorothy Clews
  • Emerge Award — Dorothy Clews

Education Committee: Terry Olson, Chair

  • Mentoring Program — Terri Stewart
  • Members Retreat & Workshops — Terry Olson, Mary Lane
  • Online Educational Articles — Terry Olson, Helen Keogh

Exhibition Committee: Margo Macdonald, Chair

  • World Tapestry Now — Ellen Ramsey and Margo Macdonald, Co-Chairs; Deborah Gibson, Catalog Designer
  • The Biggest Little Tapestries in the World: 12th unjuried small format show — Judith and Lawrence Romiti, Co-Chairs; Lindsey Marshall, Catalog Designer; Natasha Tahaei, Catalog committee
  • TEx@ATA Gallery — Valerie Kirk, Coordinator; Open, Layout
  • Venue Search — Margo Macdonald, Kate Colwell

Finance Committee: Regina Dale, Chair

  • Assistant  — Laura Kamian McDermott

Fundraising Committee: Open

  • Valentines Day Appeal — Mary Lane; Rachel Fesperman
  • Grants Research and Preparation — Ellen Ramsey
  • Advertising Coordinator – Linda Rhynard

Membership Committee: Patricia Dunston, Chair

  • Membership Database Maintenance and Renewals — Patricia Dunston
  • Membership Program Management — Patricia Dunston
  • Membership Brochures — Natallia Vilchenko
  • Volunteer Coordinator — Donna Wynn; Victoria Moore, Assistant Volunteer Coordinator
  • Membership Directory — Mary Anne Dyer

Member Communications Committee

  • Tapestry Topics: Quarterly Newsletter — Leslie Munro, Editor; Robbie Lafleur, Copy Editor; Open, Layout; Pat Williams, Proofreading; Kim Mumbower, Indexing
  • eNews — Mary Lane
  • eKudos — Open
  • ATA-Talk: Christine Laffer and Margaret Sunday, Moderators

Print Materials Distribution

  • Archives & Historic Documentation — Fran Williamson
  • Print Materials Shipping — Deb Shoenberger
  • Print Materials Label Production — Jessica Ostrow

Promotions Committee: Open

  • CODA 2017 — Christine Laffer, Editor; Anna Kocherovsky, Graphic Design
  • Advertising — Sandy Kennard, Graphic Design
  • Facebook — Janette Meetze, Tapestry of the Day; Mary Lane; Rachel Fesperman
  • Pinterest — Lin Squires
  • Instagram — Rachel Fesperman
  • Twitter —

Website Development & Management

  • Webmaster — Megan Herring
  • Web program managers — Sarah Warren, Artist Pages; Kim Mumbower, Links; Helen Keogh, Educational Articles; Blog, Barbara Burns, Janna Maria Vallee; Mary Lane

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