Board of Directors

The Salem Art Association is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of local business people, teachers, artists and more. Board Members volunteer their time to provide oversight to the organization and support SAA’s mission:

To actively engage the community in the appreciation of the arts through contemporary art exhibitions and events, arts education for youth and adults, and the preservation and interpretation of our shared cultural heritage.


Celia Batlan, President
Attorney, Evans Batlan

Bruce Rodgers, President Elect
Chief Administrative Officer, Salem Health West Valley

Ryan Pasquarella, Treasurer
Partner, Grove, Mueller & Swank

Leslie Coleman Zeigen, Secretary
Chair, Friends of Bush Gardens

Board Members

Jane Cummins-Fidler
Gallery Guides Representative

Chris Fischer
Financial Advisor/Wildlife Photographer

KC Hancock

Richard McCloud, Jr.
Artist, Musician

Janet Neuburg
Retired Physician/Artist

Barry Shapiro
Art Teacher/Photographer, Leaping Dog Marketing

Bob Speckman
Retired General Manager, Salem Electric

Laura Tesler
Willamette Wildlife Mitigation Program Coordinator, Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife

Laura Zenthoefer
Relationship Manager, US Bank


Sandra Burnett
Executive Director, Salem Art Association