The Board of Directors meet monthly and is the governing body responsible for CCAA policies and operations. Each Board Member is Chairperson for one or more of the Committees that carry out the Association’s work.
2017 Board of Directors
President: Louise Foster
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.
Vice 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 Scholl of Law and begun working a s 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 Association. 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.
Bobby Baker has an extensive art and business background. Awarded Copley Artist status by the Copley
Society of Art and Master Artist designation by CCAA, his photographic art has been widely published in magazines, books, online events and websites, and his limited edition prints have been collected and exhibited in galleries and internationally, winning numerous accolades. His art is represented on the Cape by the Steve Lyons Gallery in Chatham. Bobby’s business career encompasses nearly 25 years of senior level sales and marketing management overseeing a New England music retailer. After summering on Cape Cod for more than 20 years Bobby, and his wife Dena, are now year‐round residents on the Cape enjoying their antique home, converting their barn into an art gallery.
Susan Dewey has lived year-round in Centerville for the past 10 years having summered there with her husband, Steve, for many years. She recently retired from a long career in publishing and non-profit management that included the last 10 years as associate publisher and editor for Cape Cod LIFE, Cape Cod HOME, and Cape Cod ART. Before moving with her family to the Cape, she worked as an editor for Worcester Magazine and as a writer/editor for the Worcester Telegram. Her non-profit experience includes five years as membership/development director for WICN 90.5FM Public Radio, Worcester’s NPR station and several years handling membership/development responsibilities part-time for Forum Theatre and the Foothills Theatre. She is on the board of The Beach Club of Centerville, a member of the Osterville Garden Club, and a long-time Garden Club of America judge in floral design
Bob received a BFA from MA College of Art, studied printmaking at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and received a MA degree in Visual Design at the Univ of MA, Dartmouth. He was an Educator in the Needham school system for 36 years and was owner of Charles River Art Center.
Jo grew up in Connecticut, the daughter of a competent artist with talented hands and a keen eye, and a father who liked words and music. She attended UConn, Northern Illinois University and Long Island University, and holds a Masters in Library Science; her long career in libraries began in the elementary schools of the mid-west. In Maine, Jo created and administered a regional media center to serve the teachers and students of four adjacent school districts in the South Central district and maintained a small book collection. Finally, in New York, she spent 4 years in a chain bookstore, and 22 years in a big, suburban public library on Long Island, where she worked with children, teens and adults, as both a department head and the manager of their branch building.
Alyssa is an architect and, together with her husband Ban, 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 Association and has been active with the Exhibition committee.
Before retiring to Cape Cod, in 2009, Rebecca Lawrence, a graduate of Smith College in art history, was the Director of the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. As NHSCA Director and previously as Assistant Director she managed or oversaw multiple grant programs and initiatives, and was responsible for developing the state’s strategic arts plan. Prior to New Hampshire, she held positions at Hawaii’s state arts agency, local museums, and a community college where she taught art history. Before Hawaii, she worked for the Museum of Arts, Boston, producing interpretive media programs within the galleries and for WGBH-TV and earlier, she was an Instructor for the Toledo Museum of Art (Ohio). Her recent volunteer service on the Cape includes being Chair of the Mid-Cape Cultural Council and a Trustee for the Cultural Center of Cape Cod. She is an enthusiastic traveler, most recently to Cuba and Trinidad, but her most frequent destinations are Istanbul and San Francisco where her daughters live. She credits her improved travel and family photographs to John Tunney’s photography classes at the Cape Cod Art Association.
Annette holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from Brown University. Active in many arts organizations, including 10 years on the Board of Directors for the Attleboro Arts Museum, she is currently on the Board of the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod. She chaired its 2012 Member show, co-chaired the 2013 Member show and is the Society’s volunteer coordinator. In addition to pastels, Annette works in a variety of media, including oils, acrylics and encaustics. Her background includes positions as a public relations account executive and media relations and editorial writing specialist for agencies in Providence, RI and Boston, MA.
Nancy Mueller has a background in marketing, operations, publishing, financial planning and volunteerism. She has a BA from Loyola Univ. in Chicago, and an MBA from Boston College. After college, she spent 13 years working for North American Philips/GTE Corporation in their healthcare division. In 1986 she founded AHN, a healthcare publishing company and successfully operated it for 17 years. She then completed the Financial Planning Certification Program at Boston University, passed the CFP exam and began another career as a financial planner. She retired 6 years ago and has been a volunteer for the Alzheimer’s Association of MA/NH, and the SHINE program in Allston/Brighton. She has served on the Board of New England Baptist Hospital and currently serves on the Board of Tales of Cape Cod. She resides in Newton MA and Barnstable Village with her husband Charlie. They have one son.
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 in their satellite gallery at the Stoneham Theater. She also teaches photography to teens and tweens at the Cape Cod Art Association, and co-leads the photography club at Barnstable High School where she currently substitute teacher.
2016 Annual Report Given October 2016