VAM Leadership

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

Governing Council

Gretchen Bulova
Gretchen Bulova
Acting Director Office of Historic Alexandria (703)746-4737
President
Robert Orrison
Robert Orrison
Historic Site Operations Supervisor Prince William County Historic Preservation Division
VP, Planning & Resources
Dana Puga
Dana Puga
Prints and Photographs Collection Specialist Library of Virginia (804)692-3708
VP, Member Engagement
Paige Backus
Paige Backus
Historic Site Manager Prince William County Historic Preservation Division (703)367-7872
Secretary
Jeffrey Nichols
Jeffrey Nichols
President & CEO Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest (860)205-5664
Treasurer
Charles Grant
Charles Grant
Executive Director Henricus Historical Park, Henricus Foundation (804)318-8729
Director, Central VA
Karen Daly
Karen Daly
Executive Director Dumbarton House (202)337-2288
Director, Northern VA & Dc
Vanessa Thaxton-Ward
Vanessa Thaxton-Ward
Director Hampton University Museum (757)727-5508
Director, Tidewater/Eastern Shore
John Long
John Long
Director of Education National D-Day Memorial Foundation (540)586-3329
Director, Southwest & Blue Ridge
Robin von Seldeneck
Robin von Seldeneck
Chief Executive Officer Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library (540)885-0897
Director, Mountain & Valley
Susan Leidy
Susan Leidy
Deputy Director Chrysler Museum of Art (757)965-6200
Director, Art
Scott Stroh
Scott Stroh
Executive Director Gunston Hall (703)550-9220
Director, Historic Houses
Eric Wilson
Eric Wilson
Executive Director Rockbridge Historical Society (540)464-1058
Director, History
Joe Keiper
Joe Keiper
Director Virginia Museum of Natural History (276)634-4141
Director, Nature, Science & Planetaria
Margo Smith
Margo Smith
Director/Curator Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, UVA (434)244-0234
Director, Universities & College Museums/Galleries
Charles Coulomb
Charles Coulomb
Director of Operations and Facility Management Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (757)425-0000x333
Director, Emerging Museum Professionals
Steven Blashfield
Steven Blashfield
Glave & Holmes Architecture
Director-at-Large
Jamie Bosket
Jamie Bosket
President & CEO Virginia Museum of History & Culture
Director-at-Large
Nathan Stalvey
Nathan Stalvey
Clarke County Historical Association Museum and Archives
Director-at-Large
Sarah Whiting
Sarah Whiting
Executive Director St. John's Church Foundation (804)649-0263
Director-at-Large
Gary Sandling
Gary Sandling
Vice President of Visitor Programs and Services Monticello (434)984-9833
Immediate Past President
Matthew Gibson
Matthew Gibson
Virginia Humanities
Ex-Officio Member
Jeffrey Allison
Manager, Statewide Programs and Exhibitions Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (804)204-2671
Ex-Officio Member

Staff

Jennifer Thomas
Jennifer Thomas
Executive Director Virginia Association of Museums (804)358-3172
Executive Director
Christina Newton
Christina Newton
Assistant Director/Programs Virginia Association of Museums (804)358-3173
Assistant Director
Daniel Goldstein
Daniel Goldstein
Membership/Development Coordinator Virginia Association of Museums (804)358-3170
Membership & Development Coordinator
Su Thongpan
Su Thongpan
Bookkeeper Virginia Association of Museums (804)358-3170
Bookkeeper
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