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
Senior Partner for Strategic Initiatives 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
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
School Programs Manager Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation (757)253-4436
Director, Tidewater & Eastern Shore
Colleen Higginbotham
Colleen Higginbotham
Deputy Director for Visitor Experience Chrysler Museum of Art (757)965-2039
Director, Art
Kenlontae' Turner
Kenlontae' Turner
Curator of Collections Hampton University Museum (757)727-5142
Director, Emerging Museum Professionals
Jeremy Ray
Jeremy Ray
Sr. Director of Interpretation George Washington's Mount Vernon (703)799-5211
Director, Historic Houses & Historic Sites
Dorette Sobolewski
Dorette Sobolewski
Director of Research Frontier Culture Museum (540)332-7850
Director, Mountain & Valley
Samuel Mckelvey
Samuel Mckelvey
President & CEO Fredericksburg Area Museum (540)371-3037
Director, History
Barbara Gruber
Barbara Gruber
Assistant Director of 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)243-8512
Director, Universities & College Museums/Galleries
Betsy Carr
Betsy Carr
State Delegate
Director-At-Large
Andrew Coulomb
Andrew Coulomb
Chief Finance, Operating and People Officer (202)338-0680x201
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
History and Social Science Coordinator Virginia Department of Education (757)839-4423
Ex-Officio Member
Matthew Gibson
Matthew Gibson
Virginia Humanities (434)924-3296
Ex-Officio Member

Staff

Rick Hurley
Rick Hurley
Executive Director Virginia Association of Museums (804)358-3172
Executive Director
Su Thongpan
Su Thongpan
Director of Finance & Administration Virginia Association of Museums (804)358-3170
Financial & Administration
Richard Josey
Richard Josey
Director of DEAI Virginia Association of Museums 17572698851
Director of DEAI
Whitney Royster
Whitney Royster
Membership & Programs Coordinator Virginia Association of Museums (804)358-3172
Membership & Programs Coordinator
Kristina Boodram
Kristina Boodram
Communications Coordinator Virginia Association of Museums (804)358-3170
Communications Coordinator