Board of Directors
Janet is a member of our Millwood Chapter and was region director for our Carolinas Region.
Janet Noble - President
Janet Noble’s grandmother taught her to embroider as a small child, and embroidery has remained an essential part of her life ever since. A member of the Millwood Chapter (Carolinas Region), she served as newsletter editor, programs chair, and president; at the region level, she has served as education chair and assistant region director. Before becoming president she was region director of the Carolinas Region. Noble has also been the chair and dean of faculty for region seminars and has worked on the 2017 national seminar committee.
After graduating magna cum laude from Duke University with a Bachelor of Science in nursing, Noble worked as a critical care nurse at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital in London. She helped open the first open-heart surgical unit in the Netherlands at the Academisch Ziekenhuis Utrecht. Commissioned in the South Carolina Air National Guard in 1982, she rose through the ranks to colonel and retired as the mission support group commander. She combines her love for stitching with volunteering in the drama department of a local school. She also enjoys scuba diving with her husband, Dick.
Marnie is an EGA Life Member and has been with the Tennessee Valley Region since 1999.
Marnie Graley - Vice President
Marnie Graley has been an EGA member of the Tennessee Valley Region since 1999. She is a life member who has served in numerous local leadership positions such as president, treasurer, and newsletter editor of the Tri-Area Needle Arts Chapter. On the region level, she has served as outreach chair, assistant region director, and is currently region director; and at the national level, she has been outreach chair and worked as a member of the membership and marketing committees. In addition to her EGA activities, she enjoys traveling and photography.
Graley earned a Bachelor of Business Administration with highest honors from Marshall University. Undergraduate studies included time at the University of Valencia in Spain and Oxford University in England. During her twenty-year federal service career with the Social Security Administration, she served as a translator, social insurance specialist, technical expert,
and operations manager
Maria has been a member since 1999 and is a founding member of Skyland Stitchers of the Metropolitan Region.
Maria Hall - Secretary
Maria Hall has been a member of EGA since 1999 and is a founding member of Skylands Stitchers of the Metropolitan Region. She is also a member of two other chapters in the region, Suffolk and Monmouth. She is currently president of Skylands Stitchers and past president of Suffolk. Other chapter positions she has held are region representative and membership chair. At the region level, Maria has been assistant region director, region director, region exhibition chair, and region seminar chair (2017). Currently, she is dean of faculty for the 2019 region seminar and region newsletter editor. At the national level, she served on two nominating committees.
Maria is a graduate of Duke University with a Bachelor of Science in geology. She has spent her professional career investigating and remediating environmental contamination.
Jennifer has been an EGA member since 1999 and has served as treasurer of several EGA chapters.
Jennifer Mullins - Treasurer
Jennifer Mullins has been an EGA member since 1999. In California she served as treasurer of the San Francisco, San Mateo, and Valley Quail chapters and as president of the San Mateo Chapter. Since moving to Dallas, she has served as treasurer of the Greater Dallas Chapter and treasurer and president of the Dallas Needlework and Textile Guild. She served as national treasurer from 2013 to 2015 and as national seminar treasurer from 2015 to the present.
Mullins holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Penn State University and qualified as a Certified Public Accountant in 1983. She has extensive experience working in various financial capacities with non-profit organizations.
Georgann has been a member of the Greater Pacific Region and Stitchers by the Sea since its foundation in 1982.
Georgann Lane - Director of Bylaws
Georgann Lane has been a member of the Greater Pacific Region and Stitchers by the Sea Chapter since its foundation in 1982. She has served as chapter president, program chair, and workshop chair. Within the region she has been secretary, exhibition chair, and seminar chair, twice. Lane has worked on four national seminar committees and is currently the education exhibit liaison for the EGA seminar 2018. She is the EGA national education exhibit chair.
Lane received a Master of Social Work from the University of Washington and worked for Santa Clara County Department of Social Services as a supervisor and director of a multidisciplinary mental health team. She is a licensed clinical social worker in California. She retired from public service in 2010. Lane volunteers currently as a docent for the San Lorenzo Valley Museum and formerly at the Evergreen Cemetery, a local pioneer historical site. She is an avid scrapbooker and graduate of Kurenai Kai traditional Japanese embroidery.
Celeste is an EGA Life Member and has held many chapter offices since joining in 1999.
Celeste Chalasani - Director of Education
Celeste Chalasani is an EGA life member and member of three chapters in the Greater Pacific Region (GPR): Humboldt County, Marin Golden Threads, and Valley Quail. Since joining EGA in 1999, she has held many chapter offices including co-president, vice president of programs, treasurer, secretary, and newsletter editor. At the region level, she has served as GPR’s education chair, newsletter editor, parliamentarian, and faculty chair for region seminar 2016.
Chalasani holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration from California State University, Stanislaus, and worked in private accounting. She teaches stumpwork for EGA at the chapter, region, and national level; Blue Bonnet Studio Time; and National Academy of Needlearts (NAN). She has taught online classes for EGA and Craft University and currently for Craftsy. She also teaches an EGA ICC on stumpwork. In addition to her EGA activities, she is enrolled in the NAN Teachers’ Certification Program. She loves to travel with her husband, Ravi.
Beth joined the Mayflower Chapter in 2002 and has served on several local and national committees.
Beth Lindsay - Director of Membership and Marketing
Beth Lindsay’s fondest memory as a child was also the beginning of her passion for embroidery—sitting next to her grandmother, watching her stitch. She joined the Mayflower Chapter in 2002 and has served as treasurer and membership chair. At the region level she has served on the nominating committee and has been historian, treasurer and region director. Nationally she has served on the nominating committee and as the online studio chair.
She graduated cum laude from Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Science in business administration, with a concentration in marketing and management. Over the years, she has held positions as an inventory planner, corporate trainer, and as founding partner and director of operations for a sales engineering company. Currently, she works as a realtor and
North Carolina, South Carolina, parts of Virginia and Georgia.
Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, and parts of Illinois and Wisconsin.
Great Lakes Region
Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Northern California, Hawaii, Northern Nevada, and British Columbia.
Greater Pacific Region
Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North and South Dakota and parts of Illinois and Wisconsin.
Parts of Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.
Delaware, DC, Maryland, and parts of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
Areas of New York, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.
Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, and parts of Connecticut.
New England Region
Arizona, Southern California, and areas of Nevada.
Pacific Southwestern Region
Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, El Paso, TX and parts of Nevada.
Rocky Mountain Region
Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas.
South Central Region
The entire state of Florida and Bermuda.
Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee and parts of Virginia and West Virginia.
Tennessee Valley Region