The The 2019 National Program Committee at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans stands at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans

Pictured: The 2019 National Program Committee at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans.

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, Ph.D.
2020 National Program Committee Chair
Arts Consultant
Los Angeles, CA

Ruth Berson
Deputy Museum Director, Curatorial Affairs
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
San Francisco, CA

Stephanie Brown
Program Coordinator/Senior Lecturer
Johns Hopkins University
Redwood City, CA

Kate Brueggemann
VP, Development
Adler Planetarium
Chicago, IL

Jennifer Burch
Knights Ridge Consulting
Fishers, IN

Cat Chiappa
Manager of Public Programs
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Monterey, CA 

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

Elizabeth Crownover
Director of Learning
The Field Museum
Chicago, IL

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

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

Dan Hartman
Duluth, MN

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

Jason Illari
Executive Director
Cumberland County Historical Society
Carlisle, PA

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

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

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

Armando Perla
Project Leader
Rörelsernas Museum

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

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

Laura Schiavo
Assistant Professor, Program Head
Museum Studies Program – George Washington University
Washington, DC

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

Tifferney White
Chief Learning Officer
Discovery Place
Charlotte, NC

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

Rachel Wolff
Marketing Specialist – Research & Analytics,
Walker Art Center
Minneapolis, MN

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