Committees



Like most nonprofits, CAM relies heavily on volunteers to achieve our mission. Each committee’s work is guided by a charter and annual objectives, approved by the Board of Directors. Members of the association are able to serve on "Member Committees". Thank you to all the committee members who volunteer their time and expertise to strengthen and unify California museums.  


MEMBER COMMITTEES

Current CAM Individual, Institutional, and Business Members are eligible to serve on the following committees. Click on "Learn more" below for information on the terms, eligibility, and expectations for committee members. 
 

Collaborative Learning Networks Committee 

The Collaborative Learning Networks (CLN) Committee oversees efforts in creating and fostering collaborative learning networks for the benefit of California museums and museum professionals.
Chair: 
Luanne Kanzawa, Executive Director, Japanese Friendship Garden Society of San Diego


Finance Committee

CAM's Finance Committee reviews financial statements and budgets prior to presentation to the Board of Directors, monitors the organization's financial health, recommends an accounting firm for the organization's annual review, among other responsibilities.
Chair: 
Anthony Brown, VP of Finance/CFO, Aquarium of the Pacific
Members:
Horacio Correa Jr., Chief Operating Officer, Fleet Science Center
Michael Shanklin, CEO, Kidspace Children's Museum
Christine Stokes, Museum Director, Coronado Historical Association


Foresight Committee

The Foresight Committee researches current trends, provides findings, and generates and facilitates discussion in order to define strategies for assuring more sustainable futures.
Chair: 
Mark Katrikh, Director of Operations and Experience, Museum of Tolerance
Members:
Ruth Cuadra, Application Systems Analyst, Getty Research Institute*
Peter Crabbe, Executive Director, Channel Islands Maritime Museum*
Lisa Eriksen, Lisa Eriksen Consulting*
Eva Fina, Executive Director, History Center of San Luis Obispo County*
Leigh Gleason, Curator of Collections, UCR/California Museum of Photography*
Adrienne Horn, President & Founder, Museum Management Consultants, Inc.*
Karen Kienzle, Director, Palo Alto Art Center
Chelsea Larkin, Programming Associate, Getty Research Institute*
Isabelle Lutterodt, Director of Visual Arts, Angels Gate Cultural Center*
Leslie Matamoros, Museum Assistant, Museum of History and Art, Ontario*
Susan Spero, Chair, Museum Studies John F. Kennedy University*
Christine Stokes, Musuem Director, Coronado Historical Association


Government Relations Committee

The Government Relations Committee monitors proposed California legislation that will have an impact on museums, plans advocacy events, and oversee efforts to encourage advocacy from the field. 
Co-Chairs: 
Nicole Myers-Lim, Executive Director, California Indian Museum and Cultural Center 
Michael Shanklin, CEO, Kidspace Children's Museum
Members:
Lauren Alpert, Government Affairs Analyst, California Academy of Science*
Helen Alonzo, Administrative Assistant, Education Department, Skirball Cultural Center*
Bill Bailor, Vice President of Operations, The Tech Museum of Innovation
Jennifer Caballero, Marketing Director, Skirball Cultural Center
Keasha Dumas Heath, Board member, Museum of African American Art
Lisa McDermott, Director, Carnegie Arts Center

Fred Goldstein, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Museum Associates, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art*
Christine Stokes, Museum Director, Coronado Historical Association
Michael Wall, Vice President of Research & Public Programs, San Diego Natural History Museum
Marcus Wojtkowiak, Science Program and Facility Coordinator, Randall Museum


Green Museums Initiative

The Green Museums Initiative Committee (GMI) was established by in 2006 to inspire California museums to develop green business practices, eco-friendly facility management, and sustainable programming. 
Co-Chairs: 
Michaeleen Gallagher, Director of Education and Environmental Programs, Sunnylands Center and Gardens, Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands
Mark Katrikh, Director, Museum Operations & Experience, Museum of Tolerance
Members:
Aaron Boyles, Sustainability Manager, Balboa Park Cultural Partnership*
Kate Davies, Curator/Writer*
Cara Gallo, Curatorial Administrator, Palm Springs Art Museum*
Jasmin Gonzales, Director, Malki Museum
Jemima Harr, Executive Director-Curator, Humboldt Arts Council/Morris Graves Museum of Art
Adrienne McGraw, Executive Director, Gateway Science Museum, CSU Chico*
Vickie Stone, Registrar and Curator of Collections, Coronado Historical Association*
Joe Urbano, Membership Manager, The Tech Museum of Innovation*


Host Committee
  
The Host Committee supports planning and promotion of the 2019 CAM Conference.
 
Co chairs: Ruth Cuadra, Business Applications Administrator, Getty Research Institute*  
Joy Tahan Ruddell, Board Member, Camron Stanford House
Members:
Fraidy Aber, Director of Education and Civic Engagement, Contemporary Jewish Museum*  
Tracy Bays-Boothe, Associate Director, Museum of Craft and Design* 
Paula Birnbaum, PhD, Professor, Art History and Museum Studies, University of San Francisco*  
Linda Butler, Director of Marketing, Communications, & Visitor Experience, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco*
Megan Callan, Curator in Charge of Museum Affairs, SFO Museum* 
Kevin Conley, Director of Information Technology, Asian Art Museum*  
Christine Fitzsimmons, Director of Administration & Finance, Children's Creativity Museum*
James Leventhal, Deputy Director & Chief Development Officer, Museum of the African Diaspora*
Patricia Pforte, Manager of Public Programs and Visitor Experience, California Historical Society* 
Claire Pillsbury, Program Director, Exploratorium*  
Emily Quist, Director of Visitor Experience, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts*  
Jacqueline Rais, Director of Individual Giving, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art*
Brad Rosenstein, Program Producer, Presidio Trust* 
Sarah Rothstein, Head of Sales & Business Development, Walt Disney Family Museum* 
Leah Van der Mei, Director - Guest Operations, California Academy of Sciences*


License Plate Committee

The License Plate Committee supports the promotion and success of the Snoopy special interest license plate.
Chair: Phil Kohlmetz, Board Member, Vallejo Naval and Historic Museum
Members:
Ileanna Maestas, Environmental Coordinator, California State Indian Museum
Kim Kirkhart, Director of Membership, Santa Barbara Zoo


Membership Committee

The Membership Committee promotes CAM membership and supports activities that assist with member acquisition and renewals.
Co Chairs: 
Kim Kirkhart, Director of Membership, Santa Barbara Zoo
Bill Bailor, Vice President of Operations, The Tech Museum of Innovation 
Members:
Keasha Dumas Heath, Board member, Museum of African American Art
Jemima Harr, Executive Director-Curator, Humboldt Arts Council/Morris Graves Museum of Art
Lacey Lieberthal, Assistant Director, The Society of California Pioneers*
Berlin Loa, Project Coordinator, Cal Poly Special Collections and Archives*
Caroline Maddox, Assistant Vice President of Development, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Ileanna Maestas, Environmental Coordinator, California State Indian Museum
Michelle Powers, Director of Donor Relations, Fleet Science Center*


Multicultural and Emerging Professionals Committee

The Multicultural and Emerging Professionals (MEP) Committee oversees the organization scholarship programs and professional development activities for emerging and/or multicultural museum professionals. 
Co Chairs: 
Joaquin Ortiz, Director of Innovation, Museum of Photographic Arts
Marcus Wojtkowiak, Science Program and Facility Coordinator, Randall Museum
Members:
Emily Culhan, Tour and Volunteer Coordinator, Cabot's Pueblo Museum*
Cristina Gonzales, Assistant Museum Director/Registrar, Table Mountain Rancheria* 
Jasmin Gonzales, Director, Malki Museum
Kanani Hoopai, Director of Education, Mission Inn Foundation*
Rebecca Horta, Education Coordinator, Museum of Latin American Art*
Lisa McDermott, Director, Carnegie Art Center Foundation
William Moreno* 
Nicole Myers-Lim, Executive Director, California Indian Museum and Cultural Center
Miles Nool, Communications Coordinator, J. Paul Getty Museum*
Michelle Powers, Director of Donor Relations, Fleet Science Center*
Joy Tahan-Ruddell, Board Member, Camron Stanford House Museum
Ray Smith, Director, Corita Art Center*
Amanda Tello Rawson, Major Gifts Officer, San Jose Museum of Art


Program Committee

The Program Committee supports the success of the annual CAM conference, including the selection of sessions and speakers and the planning of the Host Committee.
Co-Chairs: Ruth Caudra, Applications Systems Analyst, Getty Research Institute*

Joy Tahan Ruddell, Board Member, Camron Stanford House Museum
Members: 
Rehana Abbas, Director of Philanthropy, Oakland Museum of California*
Jennifer Caballero, Marketing Director, Skirball Cultural Center
Charles Castillo, Director of Human Resources and Administration, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco*
Ruth Cuadra, Business Applications Administrator,Getty Research Institute*
Michaeleen Gallagher, Director of Education,The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands
Leigh Gleason, Director of Collections, UCR ARTSblock*
Kanani Hoopa, Director of Education, Mission Inn Foundation*
Doug Jenzen, Executive Director, Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center*
Veronica Kandl, Curator of History, Center for Sacramento History* 
Karen Kienzle, Executive Director, Palo Alto Art Center
Susan Lafferty, Director of Education, Birch Aquarium at Scripps* 
Cody Lee, Director of Communications, Laguna Art Museum*  
Caroline Maddox, Assistant Vice President of Development, Los Angeles County Museum of Art 
Ileana Maestas, Environmental Coordinator, California State Parks
Kevin McGarry, Director of Programs, Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation* 
Nicole Meldahl, Board Member, Western Neighborhoods Project* 
Joaquin Ortiz, Director of Innovation, Museum of Photographic Arts
Michelle Powers, Director of Donor Relations, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center*
Kalie Sacco, Coordinator of Special Initiatives, Lawrence Hall of Science* 
Joy Tahan Ruddell, Board Member, Camron Stanford House
Amanda Tello-Rawson, Major Gifts Officer, San Jose Museum of Art
Vicki Wawerchak, Director of Public Programs, Monterey Bay Aquarium* 


STANDING COMMITTEES


Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is comprised of the officers of the association and the Chair of the Nominating Committee. They oversee the strategic planning process and the review and compensation of the Executive Director, among other tasks. 
President: Karen Kienzle, Director, Palo Alto Art Center
Co Vice Presidents: Keasha Dumas Heath, Board member, Museum of African American Art
Mark Katrikh, Director, Museum Operations & Experience, Museum of Tolerance
Nicole Lim, Executive Director, California Indian Museum and Cultural Center
Treasurer:Anthony Brown, VP of Finance/CFO, Aquarium of the Pacific
Secretary: Ileana Maestas, Environmental Coordinator, California State Indian Museum
Past President: Michaeleen Gallagher, Director of Education and Environmental Programs, Sunnylands Center and Gardens


Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee annually selects a slate of nominees for election to fill vacant seats on the board. 
Chair: Michaeleen Gallagher, Director of Education & Environmental Programs, The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands
Members: Karen Kienzle, Director, Palo Alto Art Center 
Phil Kohlmetz, Board Member, Vallejo Naval and Historic Museum

* = Non-Board members

CAM's Executive Director and President are ex-officio members of all committees.