Board & Volunteers

Board of Directors

Shelley Socolofsky, Director at Large, President

Susan Gangsei, Director of Promotions

Kennita Tully, Director of Volunteers

John Paul Morabito, Director at Large

Claire Most, Director of Membership, Secretary

Hadeyeh Badri, Director of Awards

Barbara Heller, Director of Education

Janette Gross, Director of Finance, Treasurer

Judy Newland, Director of Exhibitions

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 email board(at)


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. Fill out the following form below or contact our Volunteer Director by emailing volunteer(at)

Volunteer Skills Survey Form

Volunteer Experience Survey Form

Awards Committee: Hadeyeh Badri, Chair

  • Award for Excellence — Hadeyeh Badri
  • International Student Award — Hadeyeh Badri
  • Scholarship for Tapestry Study — Hadeyeh Badri
  • Emerge Award — Hadeyeh Badri

Communications: Maggie Leininger

  • Let’s Talk Tapestry — Kristin Kelley Munoz
  • eKudos — Virginia Taylor
  • eNews — Maggie Leininger
  • Artist Pages — Jeane Vogel

Education Committee: Barbara Heller, Chair

  • Mentoring Program — Linda Disosway
  • Convergence Members Retreat & Workshops — Barbara Heller
  • Online Educational Articles — Barbara Heller, Leslie Mitchell
  • Website Links — Kim Mumbower

Exhibitions Committee: Judy Newland, Chair

  • Exhibitions Coordinator — Ila McCallum
  • TEx@ATA Gallery — Barbara Burns, Coordinator
  • Catalog Design — Lindsey Marshall
  • Print Materials Shipping — Deb Shoenberger
  • Print Materials Label Production — Jessica Ostrow

Finance Committee: Janette Gross, Chair

  • Archives & Historic Documentation — Fran Williamson
  • Financial Management — Janette Gross

Fundraising Committee: John Paul Morabito, Chair

  • Donor Acknowledgement— John Paul Morabito

Membership Committee: Claire Most, Chair

  • Membership Database Maintenance and Renewals — Claire Most
  • Tapestry Topics mailing — Ruth Manning
  • Membership Directory — Claire Most
  • Member Survey and Think Tanks — Maggie Leininger

Promotions & Social Media: Susan Gangsei

  • Scheduling — Susan Gangsei
  • Tapestry of the Day — Margot Anderson
  • Spotlights — Adia Olguin
  • Advertising — Susan Gangsei, Layout–Diane Chicoine
  • Outreach — Susan Gangsei

Tapestry Topics: Leslie Munro, Editor

  • Robbie Lafleur, Copy Editor; Leslie Mitchell, Prooofreading; Lindsay Kronmiller, Design; Kim Mumbower, Indexing; Kennita Tully, Volunteer Column

Volunteers Committee: Kennita Tully, Chair

  • Volunteer Coordinator — Patricia Sindewald