Committees & Members

Executive Committee

  • President
  • VP
  •  Treasurer
  •  Secretary

  • Ellen Hardy, President
  • Rebecca DeVries, Vice President
  • Cheryl Frary, Treasurer
  • Sarah Coakley, Secretary

Operations Committee

  • Operations Committee

  •    Mary Szeman Best
  •    Jeff Bowie

Communications Committee

  • identifies and pursues alternative ways to create a buzz
  • produces and distributes marketing materials, newsletters, etc
  • writes and distributes press releases

  • emails temporarily go to "president"

Development Committee

  • researches and writes grants
  • solicits cash & in-kind donations
  • identifies and pursues sponsorship & other fundraising opportunities

Events Committee

  • plans and executes all exhibitions & screenings, including gallery shows
  • plans and executes all performing arts events (music, dance, theater, etc.)
  • plans and executes all literary events (readings, storytelling, etc.)
  • plans and executes all special events (e.g., Open Studios.)
  • arranges and oversees demonstrations, lectures, workshops, etc.
  • develops event-specific educational programming & materials

  • Ellen Hardy
    ad hoc - committee is formed for each event

IT Committee

  • Creates and maintains the website; trains and supports committees in Website updates
  • administers Wild Apricot (our website & membership management system)
  • plans for, manages, and documents our IT infrastructure
  • SAA-related technical assistance & training to Board & Committee members
  • works with committees to assess the IT needs of our programs & activities

  • Tommy Gagnon,  IT Chair  
  • Jim Bostick
  • Kimberly Underhill
  • (Email also goes to Ellen Garvey)

Membership Committee

  • processes new applications & renewals
  • recruits new members
  • works with other committees to recruit & coordinate volunteers

  • Mary Szeman Best, Chair
  • Kim Underhill
  • Mary Ellen McHugh-Sullivan
  • Lisa Schraffa

  • (email also goes to Treasurer for finances)

Finance Committee

  • all things money

  • Cheryl Frary, Treasurer
  • Ellen Garvey, Bookkeeper

Volunteer Coordination

  • tracks volunteer opportunities and matches volunteers to tasks
  • supplies updates for web pages related to volunteering
  • responds to members' questions and offers to volunteer
(does not include retail or event staffing)

Retail Committee

  • collects demographic data on visitors
  • develops procedures & policies for retail operations
  • manages & maintains retail space
  • trains retail shop volunteers

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