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 Veteran’s Memorial Arena and Forum Theater Board of Directors.

Rebecca Browne

Executive Assistant
Rebecca has been an Administrative Professional  for over 20 years. She has provided support in both the private and non-profit sector and was the Mayor’s Confidential Secretary from 2007 – 2013 in the City of Binghamton.

Rebecca served her country in the United States Navy from 2003 – 2006 in Jacksonville, Florida. She graduated top of her class in basic training and was awarded the Navy League Honor Recruit in January 2004. She served with VFA-203, an F-18 Naval Aviation Squadron where she enjoyed time on the aircraft carriers USS Enterprise and USS John C. Stennis.

Rebecca was born and raised in Broome County and currently resides in Endicott with her husband Gary and dog Phillis.

Shawna Stevenson

Programs & Marketing Manager

Shawna has been a lifelong artist, and has earned her BFA from Syracuse University in Illustration, and her AAS from the SUNY Broome Community College Visual Communication Arts program.

Shawna has been involved in roles of community outreach since 2013, when she served a term in the AmeriCorps Clean Energy Service Corps. After volunteering as a volunteer coordinator for multiple non-profit organizations, she has sought opportunities to utilize her experience in communications and outreach to connect the community to local, beneficial resources.

Shawna is native to New York State, and can often be found bicycling around town, enjoying the scenery.

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Jenny Chang

Gallery & Events Manager
Jenny Chang has been actively participating in the arts and cultural industry many years in various cities—Taipei, San Francisco, Detroit, and Los Angeles—in both nonprofit and business environments. Born in Buffalo, she is happy to move back to upstate New York and become part of the Broome County Arts Council family.

Her past projects included Asian Art Biennial, art and cultural exchange program meeting in France, ICOFOM at National Palace Museum (Taipei), artist participation in art fairs (e.g. SOFA Chicago), International Glass Invitational Award Exhibition (Detroit), charity fundraising gala with Pacific Symphony, artist trunk shows at Wynn Las Vegas, etc.

In her prior role, Chang was in charge of the Marketing activities and Gallery Partnerships for a global art brand, LIULI, where she coordinated trunk shows, artist exhibitions, art fair opportunities, charity collaborations and worked with local galleries, retailers, and museum stores.

She holds an MA in Literary and Cultural studies and enjoys writing about arts and culture. Her vision is to bridge the gap between business and art and connect people from diverse backgrounds through art.

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Constance Barnes

Gallery & Retail
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.

Program Volunteers

Lori Warfield

Artisan Window Design 
Artist & Paralegal

Broome Arts Mirror

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Barb Van Atta Krongold

Director

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George Basler

Contributor

Katherine Karlson

Contributor

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Nancy Oliveri

Contributor

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Sherri Strichman

Contributor

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Tony Villecco

Contributor

Board of Directors

Cynthia Rotella

President 
Owner, Regalo Gifts & Designs
Development, Special Events – Southern Tier AIDS Program

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Debra Colón

Vice President
Second Vice President, Columbian Financial Group

Stephanie Krummenacker

Treasurer
Programs & Membership Chair
Owner, MediaBrush Marketing

Dr. Larry Dake

Secretary
Assistant Superintendent, Union-Endicott Central School District

Greg. Chianis, AIA

Partner, Chianis & Anderson Architects, PLLC

Artist

Marcia R. Craner

President, Cameron & Associates

Yaron Kweller

Real Estate Developer

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Dorollo Nixon, Jr, Esq.

Facilities Chair
Attorney, Lachman & Gorton

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Scott Rosman

Nurse Practitioner, UHS Binghamton Primary Care

Orazio Salati

Gallery Owner, Orazio Salati Studio & Gallery

Artist

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Mary M. Surdey

Leadership Consultant