Leadership + Staff


Leadership

Suzanne Fetscher

President + CEO 

Suzanne Fetscher was appointed founding President of McColl Center for Art + Innovation in April 1998.  Prior to this appointment, Ms. Fetscher served for five years as Executive Director of Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.  Before becoming Executive Director, Ms. Fetscher served as Atlantic Center’s Assistant Program Director, and then Program Director.

Atlantic Center is a multi-disciplinary artists-in-residence community with a strong commitment to engaging the area population through outreach.  A graduate of the University of Central Florida, Orlando (B.F.A., 1979) and University of Florida, Gainesville (M.F.A., 1982), she spent several post-graduate years teaching design and drawing, serving as adjunct instructor at Rollins College, Winter Park and University of Central Florida, Orlando, and as a full-time visiting instructor at Stetson University, DeLand.

Mrs. Fetscher served three terms (1996-1999) as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Alliance of Artists’ Communities, a national consortium of organizations and individuals established to improve the environment in which artists’ communities support artists in the creative process.  She serves on the International Advisory Board of Akiyoshidai International Art Village in Japan and served on The Advisory Board and as Treasurer of Res Artis, the international consortium of artists-in-residence programs. She is a member of Charlotte’s Women Executives and a former Board member of the Friends of Fourth Ward.

In her spare time, Suzanne reads, keeps to a yoga program and travels with her husband, Elmar, who is a retired professor of 19th Century European Intellectual History.

Board of Directors

CASSIE BROWN, CSEP
Board Chair
Tribble Creative Group
Chief Experience Officer

JON JOFFE
Vice Chair
Carolinas HealthCare System

SANDY BERLIN

DR. KIM BLANDING, DDS
Charlotte Pediatric Dentistry

ALLEN BLEVINS
Bank of America
Arts and Heritage Program Director

ANDREW BROWN
Pricewaterhouse Coopers
Manager

DAVID CAMPBELL
Boxman Studios
CEO

JOHN CULBERTSON
Cardinal Real Estate Partners

PATRICK DIAMOND
Children's Home Society of NC
Director of Development

LAN DIEP
Safehaven Concepts
Owner

WALTER DOLHARE
Wells Fargo Securities

DEIDRE GRUBB
Civic Leader

SARAH HUTCHINS
Parker Poe

CYRUS JOHNSON
Womble Carlyle

BRETT KRUEGER
MRK Investments LLC
Vice President

ULRIKE MILES
Kingfisher Capital, LLC
Investor Relations

PAT MORELL
Sealed Air Corporation

CHERYL MYERS
Charlotte Center City Partners
Senior Vice President, Chief Planning & Development Officer

ISAAC PAYNE
CPCC
Artist + Art Instructor

MANUEL RODRIGUEZ
Chiquita

PAM STOWE
Civic Leader

THOMAS THOUNE
Artist

MARCIA TILLOTSON
TillotsonKenefick Private Health
Managing Director – Investments

CHERYL WALKER
Gantt Huberman Architects
Principal

BANKS WILSON
Union, LLC
President

ADRIAN WOOLCOCK
ProSidian Consulting, LLC
Managing Principal

National Advisory Board

BARBARA LAUGHLIN
Board Chair
Civic Leader

SHAUN CASSIDY
Winthrop University
Artist and Professor of Fine Arts

LORI McGEE
National Advisory Board Recent Past Chair

OLGA GARAY
Independent Consultant

KEN LAMBLA
University of North Carolina Charlotte
Dean of College of Arts & Architecture

RUBY LERNER
Founding Executive Director, Retired
Creative Capital

NUNALLY KERSH
Independent Producer and Consultant

SARAH SCHULTZ
Independent Curator and Consultant

Staff Directory

ARMANDO BELLMAS

Director of Marketing + Communications

704-944-8235
abellmas@mccollcenter.org

NICOLE J. CARUTH

Artistic Director

704.944.8215
ncaruth@mccollcenter.org

CLAUDIA GONZALEZ GRIFFIN

Manager of Residencies + Exhibitions

704-944-8216
cgriffin@mccollcenter.org

SUSAN JEDRZEJEWSKI

Director of Innovation Institute + New Initiatives

704-944-8224
susan@mccollcenter.org

ANNE LAMBERT

Grants Manager

704-944-8211
alambert@mccollcenter.org

DENNIS LEMMONS

Manager of Facilities + Studios

704-944-8217
dlemmons@mccollcenter.org

WILLIAM (BILL) MEALY

Facilities Associate

704-332-5535

KATIE MILLER

Director of Development

704-944-8240
kmiller@mccollcenter.org

SANDY PATRICK

Director of Finance

704-944-8221
spatrick@mccollcenter.org

HEATHER PRESLEY

RENTAL + EVENT MANAGER

704-944-8218
hpresley@mccollcenter.org

MATTHEW STEELE

Manager of Creative Services

704-944-8226
msteele@mccollcenter.org

ERIN TAYLOR

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT, ACCOUNTS PAYABLE

704-332-5535
etaylor@mccollcenter.org

APRIL VAHEY

ASSOCIATE OF DEVELOPMENT

704-944-8234
avahey@mccollcenter.org