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Professional Network Council

The Alliance’s Professional Networks are organized around job responsibilities and areas of common interest within the field. The Professional Network Council is composed of the chair of each network, plus a Council chair and vice chair.

Chair: Mike Lesperance, Principal, The Design Minds, Inc., Fairfax, VA

Vice Chair: Sarah Cohn, Principal, Aurora Consulting, Minneapolis, MN

  • Stephanie Brown, Program Coordinator / Senior Lecturer, Johns Hopkins University Advanced Academic Programs, Washington, DC (Museum Studies Network)
  • James Burns, Executive Director, Arizona Historical Society, Tempe, AZ (Curators Committee)
  • Sarah Chicone, Associate Director Museum Studies, Johns Hopkins University Advanced Academic Programs, Washington, DC (Museum Studies Network)
  • Sebastian Encina, Collections Manager, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, Ann Arbor, MI (Collections Stewardship)
  • Natalie Espinosa, Communications Consultant, Los Angeles, CA (Latino Network)
  • Heather Farnworth, Director, International Sales, Ontario Science Centre, Toronto, ON (Traveling Exhibitions Network)
  • Rebecca Gilliam, Vice President, Visitor Experiences, Minnetrista, Muncie, IN (Public Relations and Marketing)
  • AJ Goehle, Executive Director, Luci Creative, Lincolnwood, IL (Traveling Exhibitions Network)
  • Susan Goganian, Director, Historic Beverly, Beverly, MA (Historic Houses & Sites) 
  • Stacey Halfmoon (Caddo), Senior Director, Choctaw Nation Cultural Center, Durant, OK (Indigenous Peoples Museum Network)
  • Jason Illari, Executive Director, Cumberland County Historical Society, Carlisle, PA (Small Museum Administrators Committee)
  • Penny Jennings, Associate Director for Experience Development, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland CA (National Association for Museum Exhibition)
  • Angie Judge, Chief Executive Officer, Dexibit, Auckland, NZ (Media & Technology)
  • Mark Keen, Principal/Owner of Keen-DC, LLC, Silver Spring, MD (Environment and Climate)
  • Liz Kollmann, Manager, Research & Evaluation, Museum of Science, Boston, MA (Committee on Audience Research and Evaluation)
  • Sheri Levinsky-Raskin, Assistant Vice President, Research & Evaluation, Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum, New York, NY (Education Network)
  • Wyona Lynch-McWhite, Vice President, Arts Consulting Group, Boston, MA (Leadership and Management)
  • Donna McGinnis, President and CEO, Naples Botanical Garden, Naples, FL (Development & Membership)
  • Angela Moore, Facilities and Sustainability Coordinator, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, MO (Environment and Climate)
  • Claudia Ocello, President & CEO, Museum Partners Consulting, LLC, Maplewood, NJ (Independent Museum Professionals)
  • Chris Provan, Facilities & Security Manager, Longyear Museum of Anthropology & Picker Art Gallery, Hamilton, NY (Security Network)
  • Cecile Shellman, Museum DEAI Consultant, Cecile Shellman Consulting (Diversity Committee)
  • Anna Woten, Assistant Collections Manager, Atlanta History Center, Atlanta, GA (LGBTQ+ Alliance)
  • Roy Young, Alexandria, VA (Historic Houses & Sites)

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