CPSA Governing Board

Please feel free to contact us with questions or concerns you might have. Regretfully, we are unable to offer critiques of artwork, advice on marketing, or information about workshops.

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Founder – Vera Curnow, CPSA, CPX (IN)
President – Deborah Maklowski, CPSA, CPX (MD)
Vice President – Kay Schmidt, CPSA, CPX (OR)


Administrative Director – Mary Ellen Geissenhainer, CPSA (MD) 
Communications Director – Denise Howard, CPSA, CPX (CA)
Conventions Director – Kathleen Collins (OH)
Corporate Image Director – CJ Worlein, CPSA (OR)
Corporate Relations Director – Melissa Miller Nece, CPSA, CPX (FL)
District Chapter Development Director – Karen Saleen (OR)
Exhibitions Director – Anda Chance, CPSA, CPX (FL)
Finance Director – Mona Weidner, CPSA (FL)
Membership Director – Mandy Peltier, CPSA, CPX (OH)
Product Research Director – position open

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Executive VP of Consumer Standards Emeritus – Rhonda Farfan (OR)
Vice President Emeritus – Bernard Poulin (Canada)
Web Director Emeritus – Kay Dewar, CPSA (WA)