VAM Leadership

Thank you to our wonderful leadership! For contact information, please hover or click on a leadership member's profile below.

Governing Council

Scott Stroh
Scott Stroh
Executive Director Gunston Hall (703)550-9220
President
Karen Daly
Karen Daly
President Stratford Hall (202)550-0832
VP, Planning and Resources
Paige Gibbons Backus
Paige Gibbons Backus
Historic Site Manager Prince William County Office of Historic Preservation (703)365-7895
VP, Member Engagement
Steven Blashfield
Steven Blashfield
Principal and Director of the Cultural Studio Glave & Holmes Architecture
Treasurer
Cameron Patterson
Cameron Patterson
Executive Director Robert Russa Moton Museum 434.315.8775x4
Secretary
Robert Orrison
Robert Orrison
Historic Preservation Division Manager Prince William County Office of Historic Preservation (703)431-2869
Past President
Elaine McFadden
Elaine McFadden
Director of Development, The LVA Foundation Library of Virginia (804)342-9664
Director, Central Virginia
Shalia Purce
Shalia Purce
Community Engagement Coordinator Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library (540)885-0897x110
Director, Mountain & Valley
Kimberly Robinson
Kimberly Robinson
Curator National Park Service (301)821-3289
Director, Northern Virginia
John Long
John Long
Director of Education National D-Day Memorial Foundation (540)586-3329
Director, Southwest & Blue Ridge
Felicia Abrams
Felicia Abrams
Manager for Onsite Education Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation (757)253-4436
Director, Tidewater & Eastern Shore
Kenlontae' Turner
Kenlontae' Turner
Curator of Collections Hampton University Museum (757)727-5508
Director, Emerging Museum Professionals
Dorette Sobolewski
Dorette Sobolewski
Research Coordinator Frontier Culture Museum (540)332-7850
Director, History
Samuel Mckelvey
Samuel Mckelvey
Executive Director Menokin Foundation (804)333-1776
Director, Historic Houses
Barbara Gruber
Barbara Gruber
Assistant Director Education National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (703)572-4063
Director, Science, Nature and Planeteria
Margo Smith
Margo Smith
Director Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, UVA (434)244-0234
Director, Universities & College Museums/Galleries
Betsy Carr
Betsy Carr
State Delegate
Director-At-Large
Andrew Coulomb
Andrew Coulomb
Chief Operating Officer (202)629-1856
Director-at-Large
Victoria Dietz
Victoria Dietz
Consultant Curtis Group Consultants
Director-At-Large
Jaime Fawcett
Jaime Fawcett
Executive Director Hanover Museum of History and Culture (804)357-9230
Director-at-Large
Nathan Stalvey
Nathan Stalvey
Director Clarke County Historical Association Museum and Archives (540)955-2600
Director-at-Large
Jeffrey Allison
Jeffrey Allison
Director of Statewide Programs and Exhibitions Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (804)204-2671
Ex-Officio Member
Christonya Brown
Christonya Brown
Virginia Department of Education
Ex-Officio Member
Matthew Gibson
Matthew Gibson
Virginia Humanities (434)924-3296
Ex-Officio Member

Staff

The Lyndhurst Group LLC
The Lyndhurst Group LLC
Virginia Association of Museums (615)319-9547
Interim Director
Rebecca Guest
Rebecca Guest
Membership and Development Manager Virginia Association of Museums 8043583170
Membership and Development Manager
Su Thongpan
Su Thongpan
Bookkeeper Virginia Association of Museums (804)358-3170
Bookkeeper