Our Staff

The Oxford Community Art Center has a small staff who works to preserve and maintain our beautiful historic building and grounds—and to bring arts programming to Oxford and the surrounding area. Together, they work to ensure OCAC’s ability to serve future generations of artists, performers, audiences, and visitors.

Leadership Team

Heidi E. Schiller
Executive Director

Since January 2021

Heidi Schiller is the key management leader for the organization, supervising and directing all staff efforts. Responsible for planning, organization, and direction of the organization's operations and programs, she oversees all aspects of the organization, including:

  • Administration of financial affairs
  • Strategic planning
  • Grant writing, donor development, and recognition
  • Design and evolution of existing and new programs
  • Collaboration with partner organizations and the community
  • Management of staff, interns, and volunteers


Donna Stevens
Facilities Coordinator

Since January 2005

Donna Stevens supervises day-to-day facilities operations. She works with individuals, groups, and organizations interested in renting OCAC for their special events. In addition, she helps develops and coordinates programs and classes. Donna responsibilities include:

  • Building operations, including studios and facilities rentals
  • Management of event staff and volunteers
  • Collaboration with community members and partner organizations to plan and coordinate special events including weddings, corporate dinner and speakers, special meetings, commemorative occasions, performances, and more.


Kari E. McLean

Associate Director, Development & Marketing
Since February 2020 

Kari McLean promotes the OCAC's wide array of cultural and arts programming, performances, and exhibits to enrich the life of the community. Along with the Executive Director, she leads fundraising efforts. On behalf of OCAC, Kari handles:

  • Public relations efforts and appearances
  • Marketing and communications strategy and implementation
  • Community and club presentation needs
  • Grant writing, donor development, and recognition
  • Individual donations
  • Planned giving

Office & Clerical

Bonnie Kretschmer
Administrative Assistant 
Since March 2017 

Bonnie Kretschmer handles day-to-day front office clerical operations in support of OCAC's mission. She's responsible for:

  • Accounts payable/receivable
  • Donor database input and reporting
  • Class registrations and administration
  • Exhibit inventories, labeling, art sales
  • Contracts for Instructors, Performers, and Studio Renters

Our Team

  • Eric England, Clerical & Events
  • Erik Hanekom, Custodial & Grounds Maintenance
  • Sam Haven, Programming & Events
  • Jim Meador, Building Maintenance
  • Quintin Pace, Clerical & Events
  • Michael Robinson, Technical Assistance & Events
  • Warren Wright, Building Maintenance

 

NOTE:  Caroline Lehman-Croswell served as the Oxford Community Arts Center's first Executive Director from December 2006-October 2020. Under her guidance and vision, OCAC bloomed from an idea into a strong community organization. She leaves Oxford a solid foundation from which to adapt and evolve. We thank her for 14 years of dedication and hard work, and wish her well in retirement!