Art administration team


debra lee meese
executive director

Education: Cleveland Institute of Art + Savannah College of Art and Design

Prior to joining Orange Art Center, Debra spent ten years working at the Cleveland Institute of Art in several departments. Most recently, she was in the school’s Institutional Advancement department, where she contributed to the success of their new building capital campaign. As a visual artist, art administrator, and proud mother, Debra brings a creative and innovative perspective to the Executive Director role.  


emmalyn tringali
program assistant

Education: Laguna College of Art and Design + Florence Academy of Art

After earning her Bachelor's degree in Fine Art, Emmalyn found a passion for art education and focused on teaching young artist programs.  She has always believed in the connective power of art, and she is so excited to be part of such a wonderful community of creative minds at the Orange Art Center.