Certificate in Museum Management Graduates


Lori Botkin, Highland Museum and Heritage Center 

Maegan Douglas - Chrysler Museum of Art
Anne Marie Chirieleison, Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum 
Shannon Kuster, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation 
Helen Ross
Deena Sasser, Historic Preservation/Public History Specialist 
Sue Kovach Shuman
Katharine Stewart
Melissa Vandiver, Lynchburg Museum System 


Helen Ross, Virginia Department of Transportation
Katharine Stewart


Meaghan Townes, Library of Virginia (Advanced Certificate)
Robert Dewberry, Monticello
Kerry Mitchell, Carlyle House Historic Park
Claudia Pfeiffer, National Sporting Library and Museum
Whitney Roberts, Lynchburg Museum System


Grace Abele, Stonewall Jackson House, VMI Museum System
Rita Evans, Mary Baldwin University
Luann Gaskill,
Virginia Tech
Chandra McPherson,
Heritage Public Library
Danni Schreffler,
Maier Museum of Art, Randolph College
Dorette Sobolewski,
Frontier Culture Museum
Robert Scott Vierick,
George Washington's Mount Vernon


Laurie Cassidy, Daura Gallery, University of Lynchburg
Mary Helen Dellinger, Manassas Museum System
Cathy DeSilvey, George C. Marshall Museum
Karen McMahon
Mary Wheeler, Prince William County Historic Preservation Division
Laura Wilson, Lynchburg Museum System


Penny Imeson, The Heritage Museum
Jessie Kanurin
Patricia King
Elizabeth Shortt, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library
Darcy Sink, Fort Monroe Authority Casemate Museum
Julie Sjostrom McLean
Martha Walker, Nauticus


Lynne Bettinger
Regina Blagmon, teacher
Candice Candeto
Brandon Dillard, Monticello
Cydnee Gentry, US Army Women's Museum
Doug Horhota, Manassas Museum System
Harold Jacobson
Sarah Latham
Martha Wiley
Cara Seitchek


Dennis Feldt
Katherine Eminhizer
Frann Marie Jacinto
Victoria Hauser


Janet Blanchard
Pamela Pampe
Jennifer Wasserman

"The experience and knowledge I gained through VAM's Certificate in Museum Management has not only allowed me to work with the National Park Service (Washington state), but also catalog and preserve local history as head cataloguer at the Avon Lake Public Library in Avon Lake, Ohio. I also serve as the collections manager with the local nonprofit "Heritage Avon Lake" (HAL)."

Emily Kilgore, Portsmouth Museums


Jamison Davis, Virginia Historical Society
Elaine (Hagy) McFadden, Virginia Historical Society
Jeanne Langford, Appomattox Regional Library System

"Just want you to know what your and VAM' s undying support have led to. Researched and designed 35 foot times lines for 100th anniversary of John Randolph Hospital and City of Hopewell. They are gorgeous. Designed and curated display for premier of Imperium at Beacon. It was filmed here. Numerous happy genealogy stories, newspaper and magazine articles. Speaking engagements including VLA and Virginia Archaeology Society....Even when things were bad you were always there. You believed in elf magic. I will always be in debt to you and VAM. If there is anything that I can do for you or VAM, let me know. I am little engine who can and will." 

Steven Meeks
Ronald Bingham
Joanna Jennings
Norah Lind
Christina McLoughlin
David Jett
Marshall Stewart
Corey Thornton, MacArthur Memorial
Nicole Dressler
Kristin Vannoy


Donna Dodenhoff
Eddie Lee Duckworth
Kathryn Fisher, Executive Director, Old Coast Guard Station
Jody Ullmann


Michelle Crow‚ÄźDolby, Gari Melcher's Belmont
William Cunningham
Penny Graham
Autumn Gray, Community Programs Manager, Museum of the Shenandoah Valley
James Grimstead
Deborah Hilty
Molly Hutton Marder
Sharon Mason
Sara Poore, Executive Director, Fredericksburg Area Museum
Dana Puga, Library of Virginia, and member of the VAM Council
Christa Stabler, National Museum of the American Indian
Jillian (Lichliter) Tucker


Tracy Bradford, US Army Women's Museum
Vina Hutchinson
Keith Campbell
Robynne Dexter
Siobhan Quinn

"I have to say that in the short time since I started the Certificate program it has been truly inspiring for me to take advantage of these professional development opportunities....The program requirements and workshops through VAM has been a great networking experience and way to prepare for re-entry into the field."

Elaine Taylor


Bethany Austin, Hampton History Museum
Francoise Bonnell
Shelley Brooks, TCC Visual Arts Center

“I loved getting involved with VAM through their Certificate Program. I credit the diversity and comprehensiveness of the Program with providing me educational experiences that target specific and timely career needs, and opportunities to meet people in all different types of museums.” -Shelley Brooks, TCC Visual Arts Center, Portsmouth, VA

Lea Davis
Mary Steed Ewell
Vicky Fuqua
Lavinia Ann Gwinn
Beate Jensen, Gari Melcher's Belmont
Katherine Renfrew


Sharon Celsior-Hughes
Linda Guntharp
Katherine Huntoon
Melissa Mullins, Norfolk Botanical Garden


Raina Boyd, teacher