The Board of Directors meet monthly and is the governing body responsible for CCAC policies and operations. Each Board Member is Chairperson for one or more of the Committees that carry out CCAC’s work.
2019 Board of Directors
President: Susan Guill
Susan is a philanthropist with a diverse background. Her experiences include serving as Vice President at The Linpro Company, a commercial real estate developer, writing humor columns and teaching writing as an adjunct professor in Philadelphia. Susan was an active member of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and chaired their major fund raiser, USArtists as well as the sale of student art at the Annual Student Exhibition. She is an avid photographer of wildlife and has been on trips to photograph pandas in China, moose in Nova Scotia, grizzly bears in Alaska, polar bears in Manitoba, jaguars in Brazil, whales in Baja California and anything that moved in Sub-Sahara Africa.
Secretary: Ann Canedy
Ann was born and lived in Baltimore, Maryland until moving to Cape Cod in 1991. She graduated from George Washington University and New England School of Law and began working as a social worker and a court advocate for adolescent foster children. Later, as an attorney, Ann practiced at a small firm in Harwich until becoming a legislative aide to Senator Henri Rauschenbach and then a town councilor in 2003. Ann is retired as an attorney and is a member of Hyannis Rotary, the Cape Cod Hospital Auxiliary Board, Episcopal Woman of St. Mary’s Church Board (past president) and various boards and committees in her capacity as town councilor. She enjoys swimming, boating, traveling, reading, writing and photography.
Treasurer: Laura Lincoln
Laura holds a Bachelors of Arts in Mathematics from Drew University and a Master of Science in Statistics from Rutgers University. After graduation, she went to work for AT&T in Central New Jersey and worked there for close to 23 years in the Finance and Controller departments. She is the owner of Sound Bookkeeping Services, LLC providing bookkeeping services to small businesses in the Mid Cape area. She is a Certified Bookkeeper (CB) through the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB) and is an Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor through Intuit. Laura is an active member of the Cape Cod Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) where she is currently their Treasurer. Other board positions include Treasurer and Secretary of her condominium association.
Executive Director: Roberta Miller
Roberta had a 23 year career in education as a media specialist, information technology expert and an Adjunct Professor at Framingham State College teaching technology courses for Educators in the MEd program. While Roberta spent part of her childhood on Cape Cod, she and her husband David moved here full time in 2004 and she quickly became active in the Cape Cod Art Center. She first joined the Board in 2005, served as our president and then volunteered as our full time, unpaid Executive Director. Roberta is an accomplished photographer and is very active in the Barnstable community. She is a member of the Board of Barnstable Village Association, a member of Barnstable Village Long Range planning Committee, a member of Cape Creative Committee and a partner in the Hyannis Cultural District.
Kristen has lived on the Cape since an early age and raised four children of her own here. Her career has been in retail, banking, and transportation management and she will have earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship by the end of this year. She became a certified yoga instructor in May after participating in a 200-hour teacher training that was a journey in self-discovery as well. Her interests include walking the beautiful, scenic trails of the Cape, photography, people, and anything that allows her creative side to flourish.
Barbara attended Bates College and was the first woman editor of the student newspaper. After graduation, she worked as a technical writer and editor, writing technical documentation and user training manuals for the IT department of an insurance company. She has lived on Cape Cod for 23 years. She was a founding member of the Asian Culture Society of Cape Cod, a non-profit that supports families with adopted children from Asia and transracial families. While a parent at the Waldorf School of Cape Cod, she helped start the school’s store, acting as buyer. She has also been on the governing body of the Unitarian Church of Cape Cod. Barbara has been a digital artist and has worked in the media for the last decade. She teaches workshops at the art association and regionally. She is a juried member of the art association.
Mary has been in Banking her entire career, almost 35 years, and at Cape Cod Coop Bank since 2011. She’s held various positions but most of her career has been in Commercial Lending. Mary’s current position with the Bank is Relationship Manager and Vice President, Commercial Lending. She appreciates working for a community bank where personal service, common sense, and community still exist. Mary has served on the Board of Directors of the Chatham Visiting Nurses Association, the Harwich Chamber of Commerce, and as the Secretary for Chatham Merchants Association. She has lived on the Cape since 1977 and in Chatham since 1948. Mary’s husband retired from the Coast Guard and they have a 23 year old son (two old cats and a priceless 1.5 year old female basset hound pup). Mary’s creative outlet is knitting, drawn to all the beautiful yarn colors. She is also an avid power yoga practitioner, spin class participant and loves all things Cape Cod.
Paul holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Systems Management from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. Paul is a lifelong resident of Cape Cod and his family has lived in the area for over fifteen generations. He has written several articles for both locally and nationally published magazines on the subject of technology and Information Security. Paul and his wife Danielle live in West Yarmouth and are avid art and antique collectors. They have been fortunate enough to travel and appreciate history of art from around the world. Paul now looks forward to enthusiastically supporting and growing art appreciation locally.
Louise has an extensive educational background with advanced degrees from Bryn Mawr, Columbia and University of Chicago. She spent 25 years in R&D at the Polaroid Corporation blending the art of photography with the science behind design and manufacture of film and cameras. She retired as Research Fellow and Senior Manager of Corporate Systems, Quality and Reliability. On a visit to China, she was drawn to the work of the old Chinese masters and studied Chinese Brush Painting for twelve years with Qingxiong Ma at DeCordova Museum. She recently shifted to acrylics studying with Odin K. Smith, Mary L. Moquin and Herbert Holden. Louise is a Juried Artist Member of the Cape Cod Art Association and also exhibits at the Mariposa Gallery in Sandwich. She and her husband, Ed, are third generation owners of a summer cottage in a 136 year old Chautauqua community on Little Traverse Bay in Lake Michigan which, together with Cape Cod, inspires her paintings.
Alyssa is an architect and, together with her husband Ben, owns and manages Lineal, Inc. Architects + Builders located in Barnstable Village. She is also active with the Cape Cod Young Professionals. Alyssa takes oil and acrylic painting classes with the Cape Cod Art Center and has been active with the Exhibition committee.
Susie has a Bachelor of Science in Urban Landscape Design from CCNY, a MA from University of California, Berkeley and an AB from Harvard University in Fine Arts. She owns and operates a Residential Garden Design business, is a Free-Lance Garden Writer for Edible Cape Cod, Conn Cottages and Gardens, House & Garden, Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Fairchild Tropical Garden. She has volunteered for many organizations, most recently she is a Trained Hospice Volunteer for Hope Hospice in Hyannis, Independence House and WE CAN.
I’m Jane Reed, relatively new to Cape Cod. I am the daughter of a noted medical illustrator who also painted landscapes and western art his entire life. As a child living in MD, my favorite field trip was visiting the National Gallery of Art. No school field trip could ever compare! We moved to MI in 1960 and in junior high I read a book called Paintbox Summer that introduced me to Peter Hunt and the apprentices at his studio in Provincetown. I insisted my parents take me there. They did, only to find he had moved his studio to Orleans! We stopped there on our way back down the Cape, met him, and the trip was a success. Back in MI, I later studied elementary education at tiny Adrian College, raised my family and taught elementary school for 39 years. In 2012, I met Alan (who is an amazing artisan), moved to Nantucket in 2013 and was fortunate to spend 3 1/2 years there soaking up art events and collecting Nantucket artists’ art. We moved to Cummaquid in 2017. Cape Cod has always called to me and I feel very lucky to be surrounded by such beauty. As a teacher witnessing how important art was to all my students, seeing what a difference art teachers made in children’s lives, and watching how painting was responsible for keeping my father alive his last two years, I continue to value art education for people of all ages. Art is not something extra, it is essential to enrich people’s lives. I look forward to taking an active part in supporting the art education of local artists by participating on the Board of the Cape Cod Art Center.
Susan Simon spent nearly forty years teaching middle school English and American history, most of it in Barnstable. Susan also spent several years as step on bus tour guide for Hyline and also worked at the Cahoon Museum of American Art. A self-taught photographer, and juried member of the Cape Cod Art Association, her work has been shown in many venues in the area as well as the Griffin Museum of Photography. Susan teaches photography to teens and adults, leads photo walks, and help organize both the camera club at CCAC and the Click! Photography Conference each fall sponsored by the Photography Center of Cape Cod.
Upon graduating from Colgate University where Jim earned a BA in Political Science, International Relations and Russian Studies, he joined the US Peace Corps and served in the Dominican Republic. Next came family and a 38 year career in international business, traveling the world, including an assignment in Australia. Jim moved to the Cape in 2013 and now he spends his time devoted to his photography. Jim is a member of the Cape Cod Art Center Camera Club, where he assists the Competition chair with the selection and recruitment of the judges. Jim is the Vice President of the Cape Cod Viewfinders Club and is directly responsible for the education program among other duties. Jim has achieved the Master level in both clubs. He is also Juried through Cape Cod Art Center. Jim’s photography has been recognized receiving over 80 awards including local, NECCC and National.