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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Madison Florence

Marketing and Communications Senior Manager

Madison joined the New Art Center team in February 2021. She received her BA from Simmons University in Public Relations/Marketing Communications and Graphic Design. She has always loved the arts and grew up dancing and studying drawing and painting. Her passion for sharing the arts and community driven work led her to a career in nonprofit and arts marketing. Madison is an active dancer and choreographer in the Greater Boston Area and spends her time in rehearsal, taking classes, and spending time with friends and family.

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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Samuel Sadowsky

Development Manager

With a decade of experience directing successful capital and annual campaigns at three New England independent schools, Samuel came to the New Art Center in November of 2020 and manages all fundraising and development programs and efforts.  He believes art can create community and enjoys working toward that goal.  As a musician, Sam can improvise over the “I Got Rhythm” changes.  And like anyone, he enjoys a fresh powder day.

Suchi Mumford

Office Manager

Suchi is back, part time, in the role of Office Manager which she held from 2018-2020. She holds a BA in Business Management from Antioch College in Ohio she has a passion for the ‘business of art’. Suchi was the founder of Indigo Fire Ceramics studio in Belmont which she sold in 2017. When not in the office she enjoys time with her family, the outdoors and developing a small online boutique that imports textiles made by artists in India.

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.