2020 National Program Committee

The National Program Committee is responsible for the review and selection of program sessions and must ensure that the program reflects a thoughtful balance of topics. The committee is composed of individuals representing diverse professional expertise, regional affiliations, and types of institutions that have an overview of the entire museum field. Proposals are peer-reviewed and are given fair and honest appraisal to provide Annual Meeting participants with the most current thinking on a range of subjects.

Susana Smith-Bautista, PhD
2020 National Program Committee Chair

Susana Smith Bautista, PhD
Los Angeles,CA

Ruth Berson
San Francisco, CA

Amanda Blake
Director of Education and Library Services
Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Ft. Worth, TX

Stephanie Brown
Program Coordinator, Sr. Lecturer
Johns Hopkins University Advanced Academic Programs
Redwood City, CA

Kate Brueggemann
VP, Development
Adler Planetarium
Chicago, IL

Jennifer Burch
Knights Ridge Consulting
Fishers, IN

Norman Burns
President and CEO
Conner Prairie
Fishers, IN

Cat Chiappa
Seattle, WA

Brendan Ciecko
CEO & Founder
Boston, MA

Emily Craig
Docent Council Coordinator
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Los Angeles,CA

Elizabeth Crownover
Associate Director, Education
Smithsonian, National Air and Space Museum
Washington, DC

Leslie Freund
Collections Manager
Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology UC Berkeley
Berkeley, CA

Sarah Godin
Collections Technician
San Francisco State University
San Francisco, CA

David Greenham
Program Director
Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine
Augusta, ME

Joanna Groarke
Director Public Engagement & Exhibition Curator
New York Botanical Garden
Bronx, NY

Timothy Hallman
Director of Communications and Business Development
Asian Art Museum
San Francisco, CA

Mel Harper
Associate Programs Manager
National Gallery of Art
Washington, DC

Linda Harrison
Director and Chief Executive Officer
Newark Museum
Newark, NJ

Dan Hartman
Duluth, MN

Douglas Hegley
Chief Digital Officer
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Minneapolis, MN

Scarlett Hu
Assistant Director, Getty Digital
J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles,CA

Valerie Huaco
Director of Collections
Oakland Museum of CA
Oakland, CA

Stephanie Keating
Adult Programs Coordinator
Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Buffalo, NY

Sean Kelly
Senior Vice President, Director of Interpretation
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site
Philadelphia, PA

Keith Laba
Chief Information and Analytics Officer
Arizona Science Center
Phoenix, AZ

James Leventhal
Deputy Director and Chief Development Officer
Museum of the African Diaspora
San Francisco, CA

Sheri Levinsky-Raskin
Assistant Vice President, Research & Evaluation Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
New York, NY

Sara Lowenburg
Museum Special Projects Coordinator
Louisiana State Museum
New Orleans, LA

Mitchell Maniccia
Facilities Manager
Seward House Museum
Auburn, NY

Rachel Mastromarino
Traveling Exhibits Manager
Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Kathleen McLean
Independent Exhibitions
Berkeley, CA

Leah Melber
Director of Education
Catalina Island Conservancy
Avalon, CA

Magdalena Mieri
Director, Program in Latino History & Culture
National Museum of American History
Washington, DC

Jose Ortiz
Chief Operating Officer
Long Island City, NY

Micah Parzen
San Diego Museum of Man
San Diego, CA

Briley Rasmussen
Assistant Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

Beth Redmond-Jones
Vice President of Exhibitions
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Monterey, CA

Ayanna Reed
Director, Human Resources
Oakland Museum of CA
Oakland, CA

Rebeca Richter
Strategic Alliances
Museo Universitario Arte Contemporaneo
Mexico City, Mexico

John Russick
Vice President for Interpretation and Education
Chicago History Museum
Chicago, IL

Jared Scherer
Director, Donor Events
California Academy of Sciences
San Francisco, CA

Noelle Trent
Director of Interpretation
National Civil Rights Museum
Memphis, TN

Brandy Vause
Deputy Director
Bay Area Discovery Museum
Sausalito, CA

Hallie Winter
Collection Manager/Registrar
American Indian Cultural Center & Museum
Oklahoma City, OK

Rachel Wolff
Audience Insight Analyst
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Minneapolis, MN

Pam Wong
Deputy Director
Chinese Historical Society of America
San Francisco, CA

Anna Woten
Collections & Reference Assistant
Atlanta History Center
Atlanta, GA

Diana Xochitl Munn
Director of Public Programs
Harvard Museum of Science and Culture
Cambridge, MA