Board & Staff

Over the past 30 years, SAQA has evolved into an active and dynamic organization that offers many services to our members as well as to the community at large. We are a global community of artists, curators, collectors, and art professionals who appreciate and love art quilts.

Together, we work to promote the art quilt through our exhibitions, educational resources, and publications. 

Board of Directors
Mel Beach
San Jose, California
Lilo Bowman
Vice President
Fort Worth, Texas
Shannon M Conley
Vice President
Moore, Oklahoma
Gwyned Trefethen
Cohasset, Massachusetts
Claire Passmore headshot
Petit Raffray, Mauritius
Holly Brackmann
Board Member
Ukiah, California
Shin-hee Chin
Board Member
McPherson, Kansas
Jette Clover headshot
Board member
Lier, Belgium
Carolyn Ducey
Board Member
Lincoln, Nebraska
Susie Goodman
Board Member
Bloomington, Indiana
Kathie Kerler
Board Member
Portland, Oregon
Michael McCormick
Board Member
Tualatin, Oregon
Candice Phelan
Board Member
Boynton Beach, Florida
Maggie Vanderweit
Board Member
Fergus, Ontario (Canada)
Melissa Wraalstad
Board Member
Grafton, Wisconsin
Zara Zannettino
Board Member
Highbury, South Australia
Staff Members
Jennifer Solon
Assistant Executive Director
Taylor Freeman
Development Director
Diane Howell
SAQA Journal Editor
Allison Reker
Membership Coordinator / Editor
Bil Reker
Director of Global Exhibitions
Lucy Shaiken
Communications Coordinator
Amanda Snavely
Communications/Technical Assistant
Desiree Vaughn
Regional Reps Coordinator