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
Lilo Bowman
Fort Worth, Texas USA
Shannon M Conley
Moore, Oklahoma USA
Kathie Kerler
Vice President
Portland, Oregon USA
Claire Passmore headshot
Petit Raffray, Mauritius
Brenda Bailey-Hainer
Board Member
Broomfield, Colorado USA
Holly Brackmann
Board Member
Ukiah, California USA
Ana Buzzalino
Board Member
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Shin-hee Chin
Board Member
McPherson, Kansas USA
Jette Clover headshot
Board member
Lier, Belgium
Susie Goodman
Board Member
Bloomington, Indiana USA
Chawne Kimber
Board Member
Lexington, Virginia USA
Michael McCormick
Board Member
Tualatin, Oregon USA
Kestrel Michaud
Board Member
West Melbourne, Florida USA
Clara Nartey
Board Member
West Haven, Connecticut USA
Candice Phelan
Board Member
Boynton Beach, Florida USA
Carole Rossi
Board Member
Sacramento, California USA
Melissa Wraalstad
Board Member
Grafton, Wisconsin USA
Zara Zannettino
Board Member
Highbury, South Australia, 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