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VAM Leadership

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

Governing Council

Robert Orrison
Robert Orrison
Historic Preservation Division Manager Prince William County Historic Preservation Division (703)431-2869
President
Scott Stroh
Scott Stroh
Executive Director Gunston Hall (703)550-9220
VP, Planning and Resources
Karen Daly
Karen Daly
Executive Director Stratford Hall
VP, Member Engagement
Steven Blashfield
Steven Blashfield
Principal and Director of the Cultural Studio Glave & Holmes Architecture
Treasurer
Paige Gibbons Backus
Paige Gibbons Backus
Historic Site Manager Prince William County Historic Preservation Division (703)365-7895
Secretary
Gretchen Bulova
Gretchen Bulova
Director, Office of Historic Alexandria Office of Historic Alexandria (703)746-4737
Past President
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
Felicia Abrams
Felicia Abrams
Manager for Onsite Education Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation (757)253-4436
Director, Tidewater & Eastern Shore
Margo Smith
Margo Smith
Director Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, UVA (434)244-0234
Director, Universities & College Museums/Galleries
Andrew Coulomb
Andrew Coulomb
Chief Operating Officer (202)629-1856
Director, Emerging Museum Professionals
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
Matthew Gibson
Matthew Gibson
Virginia Humanities (434)924-3296
Ex-Officio Member
Jeffrey Allison
Director of Statewide Programs and Exhibitions Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (804)204-2671
Ex-Officio Member
Cameron Patterson
Cameron Patterson
Executive Director Robert Russa Moton Museum 434.315.8775x4
Director, Central Virginia
Seth Feman
Seth Feman
Deputy Director for Art & Interpretation Chrysler Museum of Art (757)333-6268
Director, Art
Samuel Mckelvey
Samuel Mckelvey
Executive Director Menokin Foundation (804)333-1776
Director, Historic Houses
Dorette Sobolewski
Dorette Sobolewski
Research Coordinator Frontier Culture Museum (540)332-7850
Director, History
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
Victoria Dietz
Consultant Curtis Group Consultants
Director-At-Large
Kimberly Robinson
Curator National Park Service (202)359-0624
Director, Northern Virginia
Christonya Brown
Virginia Department of Education
Ex-Officio Member

Staff

Jennifer Thomas
Jennifer Thomas
Executive Director Virginia Association of Museums (804)358-3172
Executive Director
Christina Newton
Christina Newton
Director of Communications & Programs Virginia Association of Museums (804)358-3173
Director of Communications and Programs
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