Meet Our Volunteers

top row: Susan Iverson, Terry Olson, Michael Rohde, Margo Macdonald

bottom row: Pat Dunston, Regina Dale, Dorothy Clews, Nicki Bair

Board of Directors

Dorothy Clews, Director of Awards
Terry Olson, Director of Education
Margo Macdonald, Director of Exhibitions
Regina Dale, Director of Finance, Treasurer
Patricia Dunston, Director of Membership, Secretary
Nicki Bair, Director of Promotions
Susan Iverson, Director at Large
Michael Rohde, Director at Large, President

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

Communications Committee: Open

  • Tapestry Topics: Quarterly Newsletter — Leslie Munro, Editor; Robbie Lafleur, Copy Editor; Open, Layout; Pat Williams, Proofreading; Kim Mumbower, Indexing
  • eNews — Mary Lane
  • eKudos — Virginia Taylor
  • ATA-Talk: Christine Laffer and Margaret Sunday, Moderators
  • Webmaster — Mary Lane
  • Web program managers — Sarah Warren, Artist Pages; Kim Mumbower, Links; Helen Keogh, Educational Articles; Blog, Barbara Burns, Janna Maria Vallee, Mary Lane

Education Committee: Terry Olson, Chair

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

Exhibitions 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
  • Small Tapestry International 6: Beyond the Edge — Carolle Ternus, Exhibition Chair; Dianne Chicoine, Catalog Design
  • TEx@ATA Gallery — Valerie Kirk, Coordinator; Sue McDowell, Website design
  • Venue Search — Margo Macdonald, Kate Colwell, Jacqueline Mehring

Finance Committee: Regina Dale, Chair

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

Fundraising Committee: Open

  • Valentines Day Appeal — Mary Lane
  • Grants Research and Preparation — Ellen Ramsey
  • Advertising Coordinator – Open

Membership Committee: Patricia Dunston, Chair

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

Promotions Committee: Nicki Bair

  • Blog Tour – Janna Maria Vallee
  • 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 —

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