Staff & Board

The Salem Art Association is committed to maintaining a staff and Board of Directors who work together to fulfill its 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.


Sandra Burnett

Executive Director
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Dia Devine
Office Manager
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Bush Barn Art Center

David Wilson
Gallery Director
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Jennifer Gimzewski

Gallery Coordinator

Lee Ann Tandy
Gallery Coordinator

Bush House Museum

Ross Sutherland
Bush House Museum Director

Community Arts Education

Kathy Dinges Rice
Community Arts Education Director
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Susan Powers

School Programs Coordinator
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Stephanie Patterson
Events Director
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Fund Development

Denise Magee

Development Director


James O’Shea
Marketing Manager
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Chloe Lawton

Marketing Assistant


Brooke Serres

Friends of Bush Gardens

Gretchen Carnaby
Project Coordinator
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Board of Directors


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

Susan Hick
Gallery Guides Representative

Chris Fischer
Financial Advisor/Wildlife Photographer

KC Hancock

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