The Artsy Staff


In The Admin Offices:

Paula Danoff, President & CEO: [email protected]

Paula Danoff currently serves as EAC’s President & CEO. She is responsible for development and fund-raising activities at EAC, and directs operational administrative and programmatic aspects of the organization, the school, exhibitions, and the facility. Danoff joined the EAC staff in 2008.  Prior to this, Danoff served as Director of Special Events and Fundraising at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  She holds a MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Business, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL and BA from Knox College, Galesburg, IL.  


Larry BoswellDirector of IT & Administration: [email protected]

Larry Boswell has over 25 years of experience with the Evanston Art Center. He is responsible for oversight and maintenance of registration in partnership with the Director of Education.  Additional responsibilities includes coordination and training of Information Technology for the Art Center. He is also responsible for the smooth operation, maintenance and safety of the facility, and maintaining computer records including the membership and donor databases.


Cara Feeney, Director of Exhibitions: [email protected]

Cara Feeney (she / her / hers) serves as the Director of Exhibitions, coordinating all solo, group and curated exhibitions in each EAC gallery. This also includes the ongoing Studio Exhibition series, which provides EAC students of all ages and backgrounds with the opportunity to display their artwork in a professional gallery setting. Previously, Cara served as the Office Manager for Redmoon Theater and got her start with the EAC as an intern in 2012. Feeney holds a B.S. in Studio Arts with an emphasis in Painting from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and a Museum Studies Certificate from Northwestern University.


Emma Rose Gudewicz, Manager of Development: [email protected]

Emma Rose Gudewicz (she/her) serves as the Manager of Development. She is responsible for creating an overarching philanthropic focus throughout the EAC by creating and implementing fundraising strategies and initiatives. This includes annual giving, grant writing, special events, membership, corporate and foundation support. Emma Rose graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a BFA in Fiber Material Studies, and Colorado State University with a Masters in Art Leadership and Cultural Management.


Ellie Hazlett, Director of Education: [email protected]

Ellie Hazlett serves as the Director of Education. She is responsible for overseeing the school which entails all classes and workshops both virtually and in person. In addition, she coordinates all outreach programming with various organizations. Prior to joining the Evanston Art Center, Ellie worked at the Art Institute of Chicago and later became the Assistant Director of Education at One River School of Art and Design. During this time she taught all ages in a variety of mediums including painting, drawing, and digital programs. Ellie has her BA from Union College in Schenectady, NY, and her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


Katie O'Neill-Sneed, Manager of Special Projects: [email protected]

Katie O'Neill-Sneed serves as Manager of Special Projects.  In this capacity, she supports all EAC staff with administrative operations, and assists with special events, including visual merchandising for Winter Expo and Summer Gala. Prior to joining the Art Center in 2019, Katie enjoyed nearly two decades of retail experience on Central Street as manager and buyer for Perennials. She studied English at Lawrence University in WI and photography at Columbia College Chicago.


Front & Center:

Joanna Goodson, Evelyn Morales, Samantha Nelson, Ashleigh Pastor