Board & Staff

Any member in good standing is eligible to run for a position with the ISGB.  We'd love to have you enrich our community with your experience!

  • Learn about the responsibilities shared by all of our board members HERE
  • Spring elections run every May
  • Terms are two years beginning September 1st

Our organization is governed by a Board of Directors elected by our membership. Our Board of Directors uses policy governance to envision the future and to ensure operations are aligned with our mission statement and meet the evolving needs of our constituency. Our board currently meets once a month via conference call.

For more information, contact

Board of Directors

Bronwen Heilman

Bronwen Heilman
President / Chairman of the Board

Located in Arizona

Bronwen looks forward building on our mission and expanding our online presence.

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Susan Richards
PastPresident / Chairman of the Board

Located in Michigan

Susan served a 4 year term promoting the art of glass and bringing the value of the ISGB to our members.

Martha Giberson 2019 (3)

Martha Giberson
Vice President / Director of Organizational Support

Located in Massachusetts

Martha is active in planning our annual Conference, "The Gathering", and all aspects of fundraising.

Bryna Lumb

Bryna Lumb
Treasurer / Director of Finance

Located in Missouri

Bryna keeps our finances up to date, guiding the organization to success.

Joan Keller (2)

Joan Keller
Director of Membership

Located in California

Joan is working on growing the ISGB membership with chapter outreach and vendor discounts.


Floor Kaspers
Director of Education

Located in the Netherlands

Floor looks forward to expanding the ISGB educational programs. 

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Michelle Pearson
Director of Communications and Marketing

Located in Alaska

Michelle is the publication advisor to the Glass Bead Evolution and communications editor.

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Terry Henry
Director At Large

Located in California

Terry will be assisting the Director of Education with our educational programs.

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Andrea Symons
Director At Large

Located in British Columbia

Andrea is the facilitator for our local chapters.


Laura Simone 2021 (2)

Laura Simone
Director At Large

Located in Missouri

Laura is the editor of the Glass Bead Evolution and will be focusing on creating value to her readership.

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Patty Lakinsmith
Director At Large 

Located in California

Patty is looking forward to assisting with our new online initiatives.


ISGB is a volunteer run organization with a working Board.  We employee an Operations Manager who oversees the day-to-day running of the organization.  Our Sales Representative is here to serve your advertising needs for our quarterly publication the "Glass Bead Evolution", our monthly membership newsletter the "Bead Release", and Gathering sponsorship opportunities.


Karyn Sweezy
Operations Manager

Located in Connecticut

Karyn is happy to assist you with any of your ISGB needs.


Advertising Sales Representative

An opportunity to join the ISGB team in exchange for a commission on ad sales and membership in the ISGB.  Contact to learn more.


Get Involved!

This is an exciting opportunity to join a group of dedicated glass beadmakers and share your skills within the community.  Volunteers are always needed! If a board position is not for you,  join a committee or offer to share your skills on a project.  We are beadmakers supporting beadmakers.

Raise Your Hand!

Open Positions

The ISGB seeks an Advertising Sales Representative to sell and promote advertising for the ISGB's many diverse publications.  The qualified candidate will have the requisite time, energy and skill to devote to the endeavor in exchange for a commission on ad sales and membership in the ISGB.  Contact to learn more.

Volunteer Opportunities

The ISGB has several appointed positions and committees that can use your help.  Find out more about them HERE.  Please consider sharing your talent and experience with us!

Interested in becoming a board member? Email us at for information regarding upcoming board vacancies.