the junction where the arts and community meet

Emily Dean of Oaklyn, NJ has accepted our offer to become the new full time Program Manager at WWAC. Emily’s background in communications, education, and the arts will be a great asset as we look to grow our programs, partnerships, and visibility.

Emily’s love for the arts is grounded in her theater training, having studied theater education at the University of Central Missouri and serving as a Drama Teacher for the Franklin Towne Charter School. Emily also holds a Master in Liberal Arts from Temple University allowing her to take an interdisciplinary approach to her degree. She has also been the house manager for the Lantern Theater Company of Philadelphia and the site director for the Watoto After School Care where she was the liason with the local school district and helped promote their programs through outreach to the community. Emily also brings valuable nonprofit human resources experience from her most recent position at the Franklin Institute.

At this time, we are lucky enough to be able to bring on another part time staff to help WWAC run smoothly. Kimberly Schimmel of Monroe Twp, NJ will be our part time Admin Assistant. Kimberly’s background as a photographer, instructor, and business owner have given her great skills that we have observed as she has volunteered as the Chair of the Exhibit Committee for over two years. Through that position she has proven her thoughtfulness, attention to detail, reliability, and skill at managing projects. As the Admin Manager Kimberly will help to cover the front office during evening classes and on weekends. While doing this, she will also help us with our Volunteer, Membership, and Exhibition programs as well as rentals as needed.

Finally, Corinna Bisgaier will transition from Director of Education to a consultant for the organization through the end of the 2017. In this position Corinna will assist with the orientation of the Program Manager and take on several projects that further develop and implement supporting programs for the education department. Corinna’s commitment and contributions to the development of WWAC are greatly appreciated, and she is now poised for new challenges in her career. We wish her all the best as she shares her skills both with us and other organizations in need.