Tickets on sale for 10SoCo Concerts: Acoustic Eidolon on March 25 at 8PM.
Tickets on sale for 10SoCo Concerts: Acoustic Eidolon on March 25 at 8PM.
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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.


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 facility operations. She works with individuals, groups, and organizations interested in renting OCAC for their special events. In addition, she helps develops and coordinate programs and classes. Donna's responsibilities include:

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

Bonnie Kretschmer
Office Manager
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

Trisha Porter
Community Relations Coordinator
Since October 2021 

Trisha Porter manages all the marketing and public relations for the OCAC. She is responsible for:

  • Community Relations
    • Plan and execute a marketing and social media strategy
    • Coordinate creation and distribution of OCAC communication materials and advertising through various avenues and website
  • Donor Relations
    • With ED, develop, market, and execute the OCAC’s fundraising plans
    • Assist in the planning and execution of donor events.

Our Team

  • Connor Gray - Building Attendant, since 2022
  • Eric Hanekom - Grounds Maintenance, since 2020
  • Jim Meador - Building Maintenance, since 2002
  • Josie Vail - Building Attendant, since 2022
  • Quintin Pace - Building Attendant, since 2015
  • Ron Hautau - Theatre Technician, since 2022
  • Syd Allison - Building Attendant, since 2023
  • Warren Wright - Building Maintenance, since 2002


Our Heartfelt Thanks:  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!