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

Kimberly K. Peterka
Interim Executive Director

Since October 2020

Kimberly K. Peterka, OCAC's Board President, is currently serving as the Interim Executive Director. The Search Committee is in the process of finding the new Executive Director to lead OCAC into the next phase. The Executive Director is the key management leader for the organization. Responsible for planning, organization, and direction of the organization's operations and programs, they will oversee every aspect of every facet of the organization, including:

  • Administration of financial affairs
  • Strategic planning
  • Grant writing, donor development and recognition
  • Design and evolution of existing and new programs
  • Liaison with partner organizations and the community
  • Manage 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. Donna responsibilities include:

  • Building operations, including studios and facilities rentals
  • Manage building and event staff and volunteers
  • Liaison 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 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 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 & Building Maintenance
  • Sam Haven, Programming & Events
  • Jim Meador, Building Maintenance
  • Quintin Pace, Clerical & Events
  • Michael Robinson, Events & Technical Assistance
  • Warren Wright, Building Maintenance


NOTE:  Caroline Lehman-Croswell served as the Oxford Community Arts Center's first Executive Director from December 2006-October 2020. We wish her well in retirement!