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.

 

Thank you to the following CAM committee members who volunteer their time and expertise to advance the California museum field.  

 

Executive Committee

President:

Michaeleen Gallagher, Director of Education and Environmental Programs, Sunnylands Center and Gardens, Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands

Vice President: 

Karen Kienzle, Executive Director, Palo Alto Art Center

Treasurer:

Anthony Brown, VP of Finance/CFO, Aquarium of the Pacific

Secretary:

Ileana Maestas, Environmental Coordinator, California State Indian Museum

 

Collaborative Learning Networks Committee

Chair:

Luanne Kanzawa, Executive Director, Japanese Friendship Garden Society of San Diego

Members:

Caitlin Clark, Membership and Advancement, Museum Educators of Southern California*
Amy Cohen, Executive Director, Exhibit Envoy*
Julia Pennington Cronin, Curator of Collections and Exhibits, Turtle Bay Exploration Park*
Michaeleen Gallagher, Director of Education and Environmental Programs, Sunnylands Center & Gardens
Shelly Gilbride, Programs Officer, California Arts Council*
Jennifer Haake, Board of Directors, Santa Barbara Educators’ Roundtable*
Roberta Harlan, Coordinator, Eastern Sierra Cultural Heritage Alliance*
Jemima Harr, Executive Director–Curator, The Humboldt Arts Council in the Morris Graves Museum of Art
Felicia Kelley, Senior Program Officer, California Humanities*
Shawn Lum, Executive Director, Vacaville Museum*
Kristen Mihalko, Manager, Programs & Communication for Balboa Park Learning Institute, a program of the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership*
Jennifer Miller, President, Cultural Connections*
Drew Oberjuerge, Executive Director, Riverside Art Museum*
Kristina Swanson, Representative, Sacramento Association of Museums*

Finance Committee

Chair:

 Anthony Brown, VP of Finance/CFO, Aquarium of the Pacific

Members:

Fred Goldstein, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Museum Associates, dba Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Michael Shanklin, CEO, Kidspace Children's Museum
Christine Stokes, Director, Museum & Visitor Experience, Coronado Historical Association

 

Foresight Committee

Co-chairs:

Ruth Cuadra, Application Systems Analyst, Getty Research Institute*
Mark Katrikh, Director of the Tools for Tolerance for Law Enforcement Program, Museum of Tolerance

Members:

David Bloom, VertNet Coordinator, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, UC Berkeley*
Megan Conn, Development Coordinator, Turtle Bay Exploration Park*
Lisa Eriksen, Lisa Eriksen Consulting*
Leigh Gleason, Curator of Collections, UCR/California Museum of Photography*
Karen Kienzle, Executive Director, Palo Alto Art Center
Isabelle Lutterodt, Director of Visual Arts, Angels Gate Cultural Center*
Leslie Matamoros, Museum Assistant, Museum of History and Art, Ontario*
Sam Scott*
Christine Stokes, Director, Museum & Visitor Experience, Coronado Historical Association

Government Relations Committee

Co-Chairs: 

Keasha Dumas Heath, Board member, Museum of African American Art 
Nicole Myers-Lim, Executive Director, California Indian Museum and Cultural Center 

Members:

Helen Alonzo, Administrative Assistant, Education Department, Skirball Cultural Center*
Bill Bailor, Vice President of Operations, The Tech Museum of Innovation
Fred Goldstein, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Museum Associates, dba Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Michael Shanklin, CEO, Kidspace Children's Museum
Christine Stokes, Director, Museum & Visitor Experience, Coronado Historical Association
Marcus Wojtkowiak, Science Program and Facility Coordinator, Randall Museum

Green Museums Initiative

Co-Chairs: 

Michaeleen Gallagher, Director of Education and Environmental Programs, Sunnylands Center and Gardens, Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands

Mark Katrikh, Director of the Tools for Tolerance for Law Enforcement Program, Museum of Tolerance

Members:

Kate Davies, Curator/Writer*
Adrienne McGraw, Chair, Museum Studies Department, John F. Kennedy University*
Jasmin Gonzales, Director, Malki Museum
Joy Tahan Ruddell
Jessica Travis, Director, Sustainability & Community Relations, Balboa Park Cultural Partnership*
Christine Stokes, Director, Museum & Visitor Experience, Coronado Historical Association

 

Host Committee (2018 Conference)

Coming soon!

License Plate Committee

Chair:

Phil Kohlmetz, Executive Director, Napa Valley Museum

Members:

Ruth Gardner Begell* 

Jennifer Caballero, Marketing Director, Skirball Cultural Center
Ileanna Maestas, Environmental Coordinator, California State Indian Museum
Kim Roberson, Director of Membership, Santa Barbara Zoo


Membership Committee

Chair: 

Kim Roberson, Director of Membership, Santa Barbara Zoo

Members:

Bill Bailor, Vice President of Operations, The Tech Museum of Innovation Keasha Dumas Heath, Board member, Museum of African American Art
Keasha Dumas Heath, Board member, Museum of African American Art 

Jemima Harr, Executive Director-Curator, Humboldt Arts Council/Morris Graves Museum of Art
Ileanna Maestas, Environmental Coordinator, California State Indian Museum
Michelle Powers

Multicultural and Emerging Professionals Committee

Chair: 

Joaquin Ortiz, Director of Education and Innovation, Museum of Photographic Arts

Members:

Cristina Gonzales, Assistant Museum Director/Registrar, Table Mountain Rancheria*

Rebecca Horta, Education Coordinator, Museum of Latin American Art*
William Moreno* 
Nicole Myers-Lim, Executive Director, California Indian Museum and Cultural Center
Michelle Powers
Joy Tahan-Ruddell, Collections & Registration Specialist, Joy Tahan Ruddell Collections Management
Marcus Wojtkowiak, Science Program and Facility Coordinator, Randall Museum

Nominating Committee

Chair:

Phil Kohlmetz, Executive Director, Napa Valley Museum

Members:

Michaeleen Gallagher, Director of Education & Environmental Programs, The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands
Karen Kienzle, Executive Director, Palo Alto Art Center 

 

Program Committee

Co-Chairs: 

Jennifer Caballero, Marketing Director, Skirball Cultural Center
Ruth Caudra, Applications Systems Analyst, Getty Research Institute*

Members: 

Rehena Abbas, Director of Philanthropy, Oakland Museum of California*
Charlie Castillo, Director of Human Resources & Aministration, Fine Arts Museum San Francisco*
Ryder Diaz, Exhibit Content Developer, California Academy of Sciences*
Michaeleen Gallagher, Director of Education & Environmental Programs, The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands
Kanani Hoopai, Director of Education, Mission Inn Foundation*
Doug Jenzen, Executive Director, Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center*
Luanne Kanzawa, Executive Director, Japanese Friendship Garden Society of San Diego
Susan Lafferty, Independent Museum Educator*
Cody Lee, Director of Communications, Laguna Art Museum*
Advisor: Ileana Maestas, Environmental Coordinator, California State Parks
Joaquin Ortiz, Director of Innovation, Museum of Photographic Arts
Michelle Powers, Independent Museum Professional
Stacey Shelnut-Hendricks, Director of Education, Crocker Art Museum*
Joy Tahan-Ruddell, Collections & Registration Specialist, Joy Tahan Ruddell Collections Management
Michael Wall, Vice President of Research & Public Programs, San Diego Natural History Museum


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