Staff

Erin Armington

Education Coordinator

Erin Armington

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Over the past 20 years, Erin Armington has taken classes with long time instructors Libby Ramage and Bob Jenkins, volunteered for Communiversity, and worked as a counselor at the Summer Camp program. After graduating from Rutgers University, she worked for several years in customer service and administration, and spent a year as an AmeriCorps member at the College of New Jersey, collaborating with local arts organizations. As a lifetime lover of the arts and arts education, she is excited to be the Education Coordinator for such a long running community nonprofit.

Barbara DiLorenzo

Outreach Program Manager

Barbara DiLorenzo

Barbara DiLorenzo began her teaching career with The Creative Center in New York City, where she worked specifically with seniors and cancer survivors. In 2013, she completed their Creative Aging Training program–learning valuable information about how to work with physical and mental challenges present in some of her students. After moving to New Jersey, and teaching all ages and abilities at the Arts Council of Princeton, Barbara is enjoying her role as Outreach Program Manager. In this role, she is searching for populations of people who benefit from art instruction–but may not have the resources necessary to ensure a consistent, quality art experience. Her biggest joy is teaching ArtsExchange, the program with talented young artists from HomeFront in Trenton, NJ. Barbara is also a fine artist and illustrator, with two published picture books: RENATO AND THE LION (Viking Children’s Books, 2017) and QUINCY: The Chameleon Who Couldn’t Blend In (Little Bee Books, 2018). To see more of her work, please visit: barbaradilorenzo.com.

Maria Evans

Artistic Director

Maria Evans

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Maria Evans graduated from Humboldt State University with a BA in Art and Design. Maria apprenticed with sculptor Craig Nutt while living in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and attending the University of Alabama. She moved to Princeton in 1993 after her husband (a book conservator) was hired at Princeton University. Maria began her work with the Arts Council of Princeton in 1998 teaching children's ceramics classes. Maria served as ACP's Gallery Manager for four years before becoming the Community Arts Manager and now serves as the Artistic Director for the organization.

Mark Germond

Director of Operations

Mark Germond

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Mark Germond's business management background includes store design, construction management, lease negotiation, and retail operations management for Williams-Sonoma, Marimekko, Conran's, and Anthropologie. He has worked for The Arts Council of Princeton since September of 1994. His responsibilities include operations management, financial and benefits management, facilities management, and IT systems management and gallery installations. He holds a BA in English Literature and is also an accomplished woodworker.

Beth Harrison

Office Administrator

Beth Harrison

beth Ten years ago Beth began volunteering at the Arts Council, winning the Volunteer of the Year award with her daughter in 2011. The majority of her career has been spent in higher education, healthcare, and non-profit management. She holds an undergraduate degree from Douglass College, Rutgers University and a Masters Degree from New York University. Beth lives in Princeton with her family, including their rescue dog who participated in the ACP Summer Camp, Pets of Princeton: Photography.

Melissa Kuscin

Program/Marketing Manager

Melissa Kuscin

 

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Melissa Kuscin is the Program/Marketing Manager for the Arts Council of Princeton. She holds a BA in Arts Administration from Rider University and is passionate about collaborative art making and its ability to unite and strengthen communities. Melissa is responsible for designing inclusive and accessible arts and cultural programming for the greater Princeton area’s diverse populations, including Martin Luther King Jr. Day, annual Fall Open House, and Day of the Dead, as well as booking performing artists for Communiversity ArtsFest and the long-running Summer Courtyard Concert Series at the Princeton Shopping Center. Melissa manages ACP social media, website, and online marketing. She is a practicing artist who draws and paints. 

Jim Levine

Interim Executive Director

Jim Levine

Jim Levine completed a 28 year career in Corporate America in 2016, most recently serving as Vice President of Human Resources at Church & Dwight, an S&P 500 consumer products company. Jim has served on the Board of Directors of the Arts Council of Princeton for four years, most recently as President of the Board. Jim, and his wife Lisa, have had a long relationship with the Arts Council, including sponsoring chalk drawing at Communiversity for the past 21 years and having children who attended a variety of education programs. Jim and Lisa have been Princeton residents for the past 24 years, and have raised three children, Zeke, Freddie, and Elijah, in Princeton. Jim’s excited to take on the role of Interim Executive Director to continue ACP’s fine tradition of programming and building community through the arts.

Stephanie Nazario

Financial Administrator

Stephanie Nazario

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Stephanie Nazario joined the Arts Council of Princeton as Financial Administrator in July of 2009. She has over twenty years of experience in non-profit financial management including organizations such as Princeton in Africa, the Project on Ethnic Relations, and the Population Resource Center. She also worked previously as an audit field examiner for Trump Lender Services. Stephanie studied finance and computer information systems at Rider University where she received her degree in business administration.

Chelsea Mia Pierre

Marketing/ Education Assistant

Chelsea Mia Pierre

Kathleen Preziosi

Ceramics Manager

Kathleen Preziosi

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Kathleen Preziosi is head of the Ceramics Studio at the Arts Council of Princeton. She received her BA in Liberal Arts, specializing in the Studio Arts, Art History and Arts Management, from Sweet Briar College. Her work includes functional forms and explores the sculptural aspects of clay. She is in a constant state of exploration, stretching the parameters of this medium, currently throwing classic shapes and distorting them with applied assemblage.

Betsy Riley

Receptionist

Betsy Riley

Tom Seeland

Sound Engineer

Tom Seeland

ACP Nov 12 009 As Sound Engineer for ACP, Tom is responsible for connecting the audience with the many musical productions we, at the Arts Council, have to offer. Tom has a broad range of experience in providing audio production for many diverse groups including international jazz festivals, rock bands and musical theatre — with groups ranging from singer/songwriters at a coffeehouse to venues with thousands of guests. Come see and hear the many culturally rich concerts that ACP has to offer!

Curry Simmel

Administrative Assistant

Curry Simmel

csimmel@artscouncilofprinceton.org (609) 924-8777 Curry Simmel grew up in Princeton, attended Princeton High and graduated from Emerson College, Boston with a BA in Communications. She began her career as a page for NBC Studios in NYC and later moved to Vermont where she worked as an advertising copywriter at WCAX-TV in Burlington. After returning to the Princeton area, Curry managed retail accounts for Lenhart USA and Gillespie Advertising agencies and Lenox China and Crystal. Curry has been an active volunteer in many community organizations, joining the Arts Council of Princeton in 2010.

Emma Stephens

Development Associate

Emma Stephens

Emma Stephens is a graduate of Rider University, where she received her BA in Arts Administration with a concentration on the visual arts. She has always had a love of and appreciation for the arts and theater, which put her on the path to joining the ACP team. Her experience in customer service and administration makes her an ideal fit for our Development department.