Board of Directors


Board of Directors 2021-2022

  1. Melissa S Bechhoefer Melissa S Bechhoefer , President

    Director of Integrative Collections at Denver Museum of Nature & Science

  2. Chris Helms Chris Helms , Vice President

    Collections Manager at Adler Planetarium

  3. Shannon C White Shannon C White , Treasurer

    Head of Collections & Exhibitions Management at Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

  4. Elise V LeCompte Elise V LeCompte , Recording Secretary

    Registrar at Florida Museum of Natural History

  5. Sydney L Briggs Sydney L Briggs , Board Member

    Director of Collection and Exhibitions at The Studio Museum in Harlem

  6. Barbara E Chamberlain Barbara E Chamberlain , Board Member

    Director Art Collection Management at AIG Private Client Group

  7. Sebastián E Encina Sebastián E Encina , Board Member

    Collections Manager at Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

  8. Samantha  J Forsko Samantha J Forsko , Board Member

    Head Registrar at Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago

  9. Toni Kiser Toni Kiser , Board Member

    Senior Registrar at The National WWII Museum

  10. Markecia Koulesser Markecia Koulesser , Board Member

    Collections Manager at Gaston County Museum of Art and History

  11. Janet E Northey Janet E Northey , Board Member

    Collections Manager at Anchorage Museum

  12. Sonia Nunez Sonia Nunez , Board Member

    Head Registrar at Museo Guggenheim Bilbao

  13. Adriane Tafoya Adriane Tafoya , Board Member

    Senior Collections Manager at McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture

  14. Alicia B.   Thomas Alicia B. Thomas , Board Member

    Contract Registrar & Fine Arts Appraiser at Nail-to-Nail, LLC

  15. Kara S Vetter Kara S Vetter , Board Member

    Director of Cultural Resources at Museum of Us

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