2021 National Program Committee

2021 National Program Committee

The 2021 AAM National Program Committee is comprised of 48 members and is chaired by Nathan Richie, Director of the Golden History Museum, and AAM Board member. This diverse group of subject-matter experts rotates approximately every two years and consists of emerging to established museum professionals, appointed representatives from AAM’s Professional Networks, and AAM staff members.

The NPC evaluates content for the Annual Meeting by reviewing proposal submissions through a blind peer-review process. Each track is assigned a subgroup of reviewers, which allows for detailed discussions and recommendations specific to those subjects. The NPC works closely with AAM staff to ensure the program reflects a thoughtful balance of topics based on the needs of the field, previous meeting evaluations, and active conversations in the field.

Nathan Richie
2021 National Program Committee Chair
Director
Golden History Museum & Park
Golden, CO

Ruth Berson
Founder
Arts+Museums
San Francisco, CA

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

Cynthia Brown
Principal
Museum EXP
Minneapolis, MN

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

Norman Burns
President and Chief Executive Officer
Conner Prairie
Fishers, IN

Jessica Chavez
Vice President of Innovative Learning Strategies
Arizona Science Center
Phoenix, AZ

Cat Chiappa
Independent Museum Professional
Monterey, CA

Brendan Ciecko
Chief Executive Officer & Founder
Cuseum
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
Stanford University Archaeology Center-Collections
Stanford, CA

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

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 of Art
Newark, NJ

Dan Hartman
Director
Glensheen
Duluth, MN

Douglas Hegley
Chief Digital Officer
Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York, NY

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

Valerie Huaco
Deputy Director & Chief Content Officer
Oakland Museum of CA
Oakland, CA

Andrew Johnston
Vice President, Museum Experience and Collections
Adler Planetarium
Chicago, IL

Julius L. Jones
Assistant Curator
Chicago History Museum
Chicago, IL

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

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

Sheri Levinsky-Raskin
Founder & President
SJLR Solutions, LLC
New York, NY

Joyce S. Lee
President
IndigoJLD Green + Health
Philadelphia, PA

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

Patrick Madden
Executive Director
National Archives Foundation
Washington, DC

Mitchell Maniccia
Facilities Manager
Seward House Museum
Auburn, NY

Rachel Mastromarino
Associate Director of Business
Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Kathleen McLean
Principal
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

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

Jose Ortiz
Chief Operating Officer
Museum of Modern Art
New York, NY

Marjory O’Toole
Executive Director
Little Compton Historical Society
Little Compton, RI

Micah Parzen
Chief Executive Officer
Museum of Us
San Diego, CA

Chris Provan
Facilities and Security Manager
Longyear Museum of Anthropology & Picker Art Gallery
Hamilton, NY

Briley Rasmussen
Assistant Professor of Museum Education and Museum Studies
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX

Beth Redmond-Jones
Vice President of Engagement and Education
San Diego Natural History Museum
San Diego, 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 of Donor Events & Communications
California Academy of Sciences
San Francisco, CA

Andrew Simnick
Senior Vice President for Finance, Strategy and Operations
Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, IL

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

Brandy Vause
Deputy Director
Bay Area Discovery Museum
Sausalito, CA

Stacy Wakeford
Director of Content
Canadian Museum of Nature
Ottawa, ON

Hallie Winter
Collection Manager/Registrar
First Americans Museum
Oklahoma City, OK

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

Anna Woten
Independent Museum Professional
Atlanta, GA

AAM Staff

Arthur Affleck
Vice President, Development

Joseph O’Neill
Content Coordinator

Andrew Plumley
Director, Inclusion

Dean Phelus
Senior Director, Leadership Programs & Special Events

Cecilia Walls
Content & Editorial Strategist

Tiffany Gilbert
Manager, Conference Education