In Conversation with Anne Petersen and Ayanna Reed
Interviewed by Kalie Sacco (Chief of Staff, Director's Office, Lawrence Hall of Science)
Thursday, December 3, 2020 12:00PM – 1:00PM
Recover. Reimagine. Revive. What does ReMuseum mean to you? Join this virtual conversation to delve deeply into the challenges that the museum field is currently facing and how our field can move forward. Come ready to dialogue!
Learn from museum leaders about what goes into developing and implementing an actionable Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEAI) plan, and hear about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected these efforts.
Read Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation's DEI Plan and learn more about the organization's process: sbthp.org/dei
Anne Petersen, Executive Director, Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation
Anne holds a Bachelor of Arts degrees in History and American Ethnic Studies from the University of Washington; an M.A. in American Civilization and Museum Studies from Brown University; and a Ph.D. in Public History from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She has interned at history museums large and small across the country. She has worked for the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation for twenty years in several capacities, including Curator and Associate Director, and has held the position of Executive Director for the last four years. Petersen has served on the board of directors of the Goleta Valley Historical Society, including a three-year term as President, and she currently serves as Treasurer on the board of Downtown Santa Barbara. She is also a proud 2015 graduate of the AASLH Seminar for Historical Administration. Petersen is especially interested in the ways historic sites can become more responsive resources for their communities and she champions the role of public historians in helping to manage change and navigate these challenging times.
Ayanna Reed, Chief Human Resources Officer, Oakland Museum of California
Ayanna's responsibilities include strategic planning, learning and development, diversity and inclusion, compliance and administration, and organizational capacity building. She has more than 20 years of experience in Human Resources management across diverse industries including manufacturing, technology, consumer products and non-profit organizations. Prior to joining the Oakland Museum of California almost eight years ago, Ayanna spent four and a half years at the San Francisco AIDS Foundation where she gained increased responsibility including managing the human resources, facilities and administrative functions. Ayanna earned a Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in human resources from Georgia State University. She received her bachelor’s degree in finance and international business from Clark Atlanta University, and she holds a Professional Human Resources (P.H.R.) certification. Ayanna has served as the President of the Northern California chapter of the National Association of African American’s in Human Resources since 2017. She also volunteers as an advisory board member to several bay area organizations. Ayanna is married with two young sons and enjoys mentoring and being mentored by those in the community.
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