Donna Marie Shea received her undergraduate degree in Art from Stockton University as she worked at Stockton’s Graphic Arts Department. Later, she continued to use her design and marketing skills as an owner and operator of Trimark Direct Mail Marketing Franchise. Eventually, her desire to give back to the community led her to pursue a Post-Baccalaureate Degree in Teaching and MS Degree in Special Ed. Currently, Donna Marie works for Atlantic City Schools as an LRC Special Education Teacher and holds several teaching certifications including art. She believes art is a valuable tool of expression, healing, and learning in both education and her community. As she volunteered for the Commission, Donna Marie has promoted many established and emerging artists with projects she has spearheaded that include the Traffic Box Design Project, murals, art shows at Garden Pier Art Gallery, and the Boardwalk Art Show.