Board of Directors

Board of Directors 2024-2026

  1. Chris Helms Chris Helms , President

    Senior Collections Manager at Adler Planetarium

  2. Janet Northey Janet Northey , Vice President

    Senior Collections Manager at Anchorage Museum

  3. Shannon C White Shannon C White , Treasurer

    Collections Manager at Gaston County Museum

  4. Elise V LeCompte Elise V LeCompte , Recording Secretary

    Registrar at Florida Museum of Natural History

  5. Melissa S Bechhoefer Melissa S Bechhoefer , Board Member

    Director of Integrative Collections at Denver Museum of Nature & Science

  6. Sydney L Briggs Sydney L Briggs , Board Member

    Director of Collection and Exhibitions at The Studio Museum in Harlem

  7. Barbara E Chamberlain Barbara E Chamberlain , Board Member

    Director Art Collection Management at Private Client Select (formerly AIG PCG)

  8. Laura A  Elliff Cruz Laura A Elliff Cruz , Board Member

    Head of Collections at School for Advanced Research

  9. Sebastián E Encina Sebastián E Encina , Board Member

    Associate Director of Curation & Exhibition at Minnetrista Museum & Gardens

  10. Samantha Hunt-Duran Samantha Hunt-Duran , Board Member

    Owner & Founder at Mountain Museum Management LLC

  11. Markecia Koulesser Markecia Koulesser , Board Member

    Associate Registrar at Telfair Museums

  12. Adriane Tafoya Adriane Tafoya , Board Member

    CalNAGPRA Project Manager at California State University

  13. Alicia B.   Thomas Alicia B. Thomas , Board Member

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

  14. Kara S Vetter Kara S Vetter , Board Member

    Senior Director of Cultural Resources at Museum of Us

  15. Grace T Weiss Grace T Weiss , Board Member

    Civic Art Collection Project Manager at San Francisco Arts Commission

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