Our Staff

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Dr. Nancy Barno Reynolds

Executive Director

Dr. Nancy Barno Reynolds has been an active participant in the arts for more than 30 years, as a student, working artist, judge, curator, teacher, collector, and patron. Since 2018, she has served the Broome County Arts Council as their Executive Director, responsible for an organizational rebrand, overhaul in mission and vision, and creation of increased public programming, services, and membership. Through grant writing, Barno Reynolds raised over a half million dollars for the arts in Broome County and, in 2018, launched BCAC’s Artisan Gallery, an arts retail and exhibition space. In 2019, Barno Reynolds and the Broome County Arts Council introduced the first of an annual County-wide open studio and self-guided weekend, The Broome Art Trail, featuring over 100 artists and 54 venues.

Formerly, Barno Reynolds was the Director of Inclusive Adolescence Education at Cazenovia College and the Founder and Director of The Art School.

Barno Reynolds attended Binghamton University where she earned an Ed.D. in Educational Theory and Practice, an M.S.Ed in English Education (7-12) and Elementary Education (N-6), and a B.S. in Literature and Folklore, with a minor in Anthropology.

Barno Reynolds is a lifelong resident of Broome County, where she resides with her husband and four children. She serves on the Advisory Boards of the Susquehanna Heritage Area Commission, Binghamton Business & Arts Alliance, and more, advising on a number of educational committees as well. She is a recent Member of the Broome County Vision’s Arena and Forum Theater Board of Directors.

Beth Shumaker

Executive Assistant

Beth has lived most of her life in Binghamton. After raising her family, she returned to the workforce in office administrative roles. Beth has done extensive work in non-profit organizations including Make A Wish and A Room to Heal. After losing her son Sean to cancer at the age of 21, Beth created the Sean Standing Strong Memorial Fund, a non-profit for young adults with cancer, to provide financial assistance for educational and recreational pursuits. The organization was able to award grants to seventeen people.

Laura Fallon

Development Coordinator

Laura Sacco Fallon was born and raised in Binghamton, New York and attended Broome Community College and Binghamton University earning a Bachelor’s in English. She was the Public Program Coordinator at Roberson Museum and Science Center for three years before moving into Digital Fundraising at SaveAround, working with numerous schools and organizations nationwide. She has appreciated being able to give back to the community she grew up in by serving as a substitute teacher in the Binghamton City School District. When she’s not spending time with her family, Laura enjoys reading, eating at local restaurants, and listening to true crime podcasts. Laura resides in Endicott with her husband, Graham.

Bella Seastrand

Marketing Manager

Bella recently earned her BA in Graphic Design from Binghamton University and has worked within the arts, design, and nonprofits through her internships at the Tioga Arts Council and Binghamton University’s Music Department. Bella has provided freelance work to local artists and organizations, and in her free time, she can be found hanging out with her Golden Retriever, exploring nature, and sampling iced coffee.

Holly Cooper

Community Programs Manager

Holly attended Boston University where she earned her MFA in Film and Television Studies. Before her time in Boston, she attended Cazenovia College and earned her BFA in Visual Communications, with concentrations in Animation Illustration and Graphic Design. Holly formerly worked as a Teaching Assistant in Boston University’s College of Communication and was a Public Relations Intern for Cazenovia College’s Campus Activities Board (CAB). In her free time Holly enjoys watching TV, reading, and knitting.

Abigail Cornelia

Marketing Associate

Abigail Cornelia recently received her Bachelor’s degree from Binghamton University in English and Philosophy, Politics, & Law. Abigail has been involved with the arts in Broome County as a former intern for the Binghamton Poetry Project and the founder of the Student Art Exhibition at Binghamton University’s Harpur Edge office. Abigail is originally from Long Island, New York, and enjoys spending her time reading, writing, and clearing trash from beaches.

Barbara Call

Events Coordinator

A native of Upstate New York, Barbara earned an AAS from RIT in Communication Design and her BA in Graphic Design from Binghamton University. She worked in art and design before and while raising her children. As a homeschooling parent, she taught art classes and organized educational events for youth. Upon re-entering the workforce, Barbara happily supported BCAC’s staff and artists as office manager, and has now transitioned into BCAC’s events coordinator. Barbara enjoys spending time outside gardening, kayaking, and hiking.

Constance Barnes

Gallery and Education Manager

Connie Barnes has been living and working in the Southern Tier for more than 40 years. Currently a founding board member of VINES (Volunteers Improving Neighborhood Environments) and a long-time board member of the Broome County Public Library, she also served as a founding board member of Binghamton Imaginink, an arts and science-based organization featuring the DaVinci Festival. As Executive Director of the Edward L Rose Conservancy, PA, she helped create the long-running semi-annual art exhibition Images of Susquehanna County.

As co-owner and event coordinator for RiverRead Books, she hosted monthly art shows and opened the doors for many author readings, poetry gatherings and music events. She looks forward to working with BCAC in the creation of another great ‘Third Place’ in Broome County.

Ann Pellegrino

Gallery and Marketing Associate

Under the studio name Spotgirl Design, Ann Pellegrino is a freelance art director, designer, illustrator, and lettering artist. She has also completed many projects as a muralist, including giving a new look to Blossom the Cow at the Discovery Center in 2021. Ann received a BFA in Communication Design from University of Buffalo and has been a Broome County resident since 2005. She is proud to be part of our vibrant Broome Arts community and especially enjoys connecting with and supporting other artists.

Program Volunteers

Lori Warfield

Artisan Window Design 
Artist & Paralegal

Broome Arts Mirror

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Barb Van Atta Krongold


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George Basler


Nancy Oliveri headshot

Nancy Oliveri


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Tony Villecco


Board of Directors

Debra Colón


Nick Cortese

Vice President
Associate Attorney, Coughlin & Gerhart LLP

Tad Cline

ICS Solutions

Cindy Henry

Artist, Art Educator,
Union-Endicott Central School District

Greg Chianis, AIA

Partner, Chianis & Anderson Architects, PLLC


Orazio Salati

Programs & Membership Chair
Gallery Owner, Orazio Salati Studio & Gallery


Denise Edmister

National Sales Manager


Jenny Chang

Campaign Analyst, Ad Council
Arts Marketer

David W. Mixter, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies and Anthropology, Binghamton University