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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Pat Walker

Deputy Director of Programs

Pat Walker studied studio art at Queens College in NY and received an M.F.A. in Painting from Boston University, where she studied with Philip Guston and James Weeks. She is committed to art making, and making art accessible to the community.  For over 20 years, she worked as an artist and taught drawing, painting, watercolor and mixed media at a variety of institutions in the Boston area including the Museum of Fine Arts, Danforth Museum of Art, Regis College and Pine Manor College.

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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 NAC 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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Jennifer Lamontagne Kirwin

Marketing & Communications Manager

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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Quinell Feder

Development Coordinator

Quinell Feder has been at the New Art Center since August of 2019. At the New Art Center she is responsible for organizing and executing fundraising efforts, planning events, managing donor engagement, and more. She also occasionally teaches children’s art classes at the New Art Center. Quinell received her BA in Art History with a minor in Studio Art and Sociology from the University of Vermont. In her free time she paints, rock climbs and enjoys skiing in Vermont with friends.

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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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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.


Kyle Mendelsohn

Studio & Exhibition Coordinator

Kyle Mendelsohn has been at the New Art Center since November 2019. At the New Art Center he oversees exhibitions, art materials and studio maintenance for classes, and more. He received his BA from American University with a double major in Analog Photography & Creative Writing. He spends most of his free time reading or taking care of his 3 month old puppy.

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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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