Emily O’Neil

Executive Director

Emily O’Neil joins the New Art Center with more than a decade of strategic planning, program development, community building and grant-making experience in the arts and culture nonprofit sector. Emily graduated magna cum laude from Bowdoin College with a degree in Art History, and later completed a Master’s degree in Urban Policy from Tufts University, focusing her thesis on the value of arts education in Boston’s public school system.

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Madeleine Delpha

Director of Education

Madeleine Delpha joined the New Art Center as Director of Education in 2020. She has a BA and MA from New York University, and previously taught fiber arts and the history of craft at the Experimental College at Tufts University where she also oversaw their Visiting Lecturer program and administrative operations. In addition to her own artmaking, Madeleine enjoys reading, baking, gardening, and spending time with her husband and two children.


Marte Humbert


Marte Humbert has been at the New Art Center since 2010. As the Registrar she is the point person for the Center along with overseeing registrations and class availability. Her early working career was in the field of Employee Relations. In her free time she enjoys designing and creating jewelry and spending time with family and friends.

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Jennifer Lamontagne Kirwin

Marketing & Communications Director

Jennifer Lamontagne has been at the New Art Center since January 2019. At the New Art Center she oversees all graphic design, social media and website content, marketing collateral, and more. In addition, she teaches embroidery workshops. She received her BFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of New Hampshire. In her free time she embroiders and explores New Hampshire with her husband, Mike.

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Julie Fox

Ceramics Program Manager

Julie Fox is Ceramics Program Manager. If it’s happening in Ceramics, then it’s Julie. She is also a Faculty member and has taught at New Art since 2007. Julie has a Fine Arts degree from the University of Washington. Pottery making has been her profession for 25 years. She has had a residency at the Hudson River Museum and been on the Westchester County roster of teaching Artists. Julie and her husband spend their free time managing their dog’s social calendar.

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Nooshin Ghazi

Office Manager

Nooshin Ghazi has been at the New Art Center since January 2020. At the New Art Center she oversees all office related and in her free time she reads, paints, and goes to the movies with friends.

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Abbie Ireland

Studio Coordinator

Abbie joined the New Art Center team in the fall of 2020. She received her BFA from New Hampshire Institute of Art with a concentration in Painting and Printmaking. Her passion for the arts developed at a young age when she began taking community art classes. Throughout her professional career she has continued taking courses and workshops to develop and deepen her knowledge of traditional art practices and techniques. Currently, she is enrolled in the Atelier program at Academy of Realist Art in Boston. When she is not in the studio working on art, she enjoys spending time with her family, being outside, and watching films.


Jim Garber

Facilities Manager

Jim Garber accepted a permanent position with the New Art Center in December, 2013 as the Facilities Manager. He attended Trade School. He likes to fix and build things. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, especially his 4 granddaughters.