Our Staff

Jenny Chang

Interim Executive Director

Jenny Chang is an arts leader and marketing strategist with nearly 15 years of experience in the field. Born in Buffalo, New York, Jenny has contributed to the arts communities of diverse cities including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Taipei, and Binghamton. Most recently, Jenny started The ARTing Project, an initiative focused on producing artist interview videos for emerging artists worldwide, while also conducting marketing analytics for national social good campaigns with the Ad Council.

Prior to these roles, Jenny served as the Gallery & Events Manager at the Broome County Arts Council, where she played a vital role in the establishing the Artisan Gallery. As part of the inaugural staff, she managed monthly exhibitions, led the launch of Shop Art, and initiated digital programs for online exhibitions. Before returning to the East Coast, Jenny oversaw marketing activities and gallery partnerships for LIULI, a global art brand.

Jenny holds an MBA from Binghamton University School of Management and a Master’s degree in Cultural & Literary Studies. She resides in Broome County with her husband and child.

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.

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.

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

Wendy Neuberger

PURSUIT Mindfulness and Meditation Instructor, Events Volunteer

Broome Arts Mirror

Barb Van Atta Krongold headshot

Barb Van Atta Krongold


George Basler headshot

George Basler


Nancy Oliveri headshot

Nancy Oliveri


Tony Villecco headshot

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


David W. Mixter, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies and Anthropology, Binghamton University

Richard G. Nolan

Sculpture Artist