Board & Committee Chairs

Officers 2023-2024

Debra Tobin

Barbara Kubala
Vice President


Lisa Haabestad

Committee Chairs

Michelle Browne
Program Committee Chair

Michelle has previously served as Guild President, Vice President, and Co-Director of Fiberart International in 2004. She is a printmaker, painter, and fiber artist.
Website Michelle can be reached at

Katie Bulova
Membership Committee Co-Chair

Grow in Fiber Grant Committee Co-Chair
Katie previously worked on the exhibitions committee. Katie is a mixed media artist.
Katie can be reached at

Kirsten Ervin
Nominating Committee Chair

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Lisa Haabestad
Finance Committee Chair

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Jen Haefeli
Communications Committee Chair
Jen is also a Board Member of Harvest107. Jen is a Signature Member of NAWA, a member of Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, Creative York, and Rochester Contemporary Art Center. She enjoys working with the guild and exploring the variety of impressive artists and opportunities within the fiber community.
Jen can be reached at

Karen Krieger
Membership Committee Co-Chair

Grow in Fiber Grant Committee Co-Chair
Karen previously served as Secretary of FGP and worked on bringing the Red Dress to Pittsburgh and, with Linda Brown, getting the Calico Dress made. Karen uses paper for her material: painting, stitching, and manipulating it into both 2-D and 3-D forms.
Karen can be reached at

Nancy Langer
Eblast Editor
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Debbie Penley
Exhibition Committee Chair

Debbie works primarily in fiber and clay, with a focus on felting. She enjoys learning about different crafts and techniques and has a passion for sharing the love of learning with others.
Debbie can be reached at

Susan Swarthout
Outreach Committee Chair
Susan Swarthout, Chair, Outreach Committee and past president of the Guild. She is a teaching artist specializing in the fiber arts and mixed media.
Susan can be reached at

Dewi Wong
Hospitality Committee Chair

Dewi has served in various committees for the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh and Fiberarts International.  She is also a member of the International Organization of Lace, the International Bobbin and Needle Lace Organization (OIDFA), and the Pittsburgh Lace Group. As a fiber artist, she incorporates various lace techniques, embroidery and beading in her works. Dewi can be reached at

Board Members


  • Barbara Kubala
  • Debbie Penley
  • Karen Krieger
  • Debra Tobin


  • Katie Bulova
  • Lisa Haabestad
  • Nancy Langer
  • Camilla Pearce


  • Jen Haefeli
  • Diane Myer
  • Staci Offutt
  • Meg Prall