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To contact the board, please use aamvmembership1@gmail.com.

Members can access the contact details for their region's board members in the members-only section.  


Jenny Woods (she/her)

Seattle, WA

Past President

Richard Harker (he/him)

Co-Executive Director

Historic Oakland Foundation

Atlanta, GA


Deirdre Araujo

Manager Volunteer Engagement

Exploratorium Museum

San Francisco, CA

Membership Director

Samantha Arceneaux

Corporate Giving Manager

UAB Visual and Performing Arts, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, AL

 Program and Conference Director

 Chris Morehead

 Director of Guest, Volunteer and Community Experiences


 Indianapolis, IN


Wayne Kehoe

Volunteer Coordinator

US Capitol Visitor Center

Washington, DC

The AAMV is divided into six regions that coordinate and provide support to our members within each of that region's states. The Regional Directors serve on the Board as representatives of members from their respective region making sure every member's voice is heard.  

New England Regional Directors - CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT

  Kajette Solomon

  Museum SEI Program Specialist

  RISD Museum

  Providence, RI

Mid-West Regional Directors - IL, IN, IA, MI, MN, MO, OH, WI

Marne Bariso

Volunteer and Intern Coordinator

Chicago History Museum

Chicago, IL

Renee Birk

Assistant Director, Guest Engagement

John G. Shedd Aquarium

Chicago, IL

Mountain Plains Regional Directors - CO, KS, MT, NE, NM, ND, OK, SD, TX, WY

Positions currently open

Mid-Atlantic Regional Directors - DE, DC, MD, NJ, NY, PA

Luke McLain Leyh

Lead Representative Visitor Services

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

Washington, DC

Abbey Earich

Volunteer Recruitment & Retention Coordinator

Smithsonian Institution Office of Visitor Services

Washington, D.C.

South-Eastern Regional Directors - AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV

Emily Knight

Museum Services Coordinator

Bernard A. Zuckerman Museum of Art

Kennesaw, GA

  Mary Fernandez (she/her)

 Special Events and Volunteer Manager

 Historic Oakland Foundation

 Atlanta, GA


Western Regional Director - AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, NV, OR, UT, WA

 Anatol San Jose Steck (he/him)

 Development Coordinator

 Frye Art Museum

 Seattle, WA


  Brandi Shawn-Chaparro

  Associate Director, Volunteer and Community Engagement

  The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Garden

  San Marino, CA

Directors At Large

  Amber Jones

  Director of Development


  Durham, NC

Anna C. Frueh

Formerly with Newseum and Glenstone

Cairo, Egypt

Kia Hunter

Volunteer Manager

International Spy Museum

Washington, DC

Michael Kruelle 

Vice President of Operations

International Spy Museum

Washington, DC


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