Our Board of Directors represents the diversity of museums in California, which vary greatly in size, discipline, geographical region, and mission.
(Vice President of Operations, The Tech Museum of Innovation)
Bill Bailor has been the Vice President of Operations at The Tech Museum of Innovation since 2006 and currently oversees numerous functions—from evening programming and guest services to the Tech Store, volunteer services, and human resources. Bill worked with the State Department of Education on high school curriculum and led a team to pass legislation to assist in career path education for students not necessarily going directly to a college or university after graduation. In addition to sitting on high school academy boards, he recently launched The Tech into two endeavors: adopting an entire local elementary school to make them a STEM-focused school and participating in the California After school Network.
Anthony Brown, CAM Treasurer
(VP of Finance/CFO, Aquarium of the Pacific)
Anthony Brown is currently in his fourth year as vice president of finance and chief financial officer for the Aquarium of the Pacific. Anthony’s background includes twenty-plus years of progressive accounting and finance related experience for non-profit as well as publicly held corporations. He has an accounting degree from the University of San Francisco and earned his master of business administration with an emphasis in accounting. Anthony is a Southern California native and currently resides in Torrance, CA.
(Marketing Director, Skirball Cultural Center)
Jennifer Caballero creates and executes both general and targeted marketing initiatives to promote the Skirball Cultural Center and its programs. She is responsible for multimedia promotion, cultivates in-kind and paid sponsorships, and oversees strategy on community-based marketing, branding, and market research. Jennifer has particularly deep experience in promoting a culturally specific institution to a broad audience; prior to joining the Skirball, she was Manager of Marketing, PR, and Audience Development at the Pacific Asia Museum. She holds a BA in American Studies from Scripps College.
Michaeleen Gallagher, CAM President
(Director of Education and Environmental Programs, Sunnylands Center and Gardens)
Michaeleen Gallagher has been working in the field of non-profit science education for over 20 years, and has developed curriculum and programming at the Reuben H. Fleet Science and Technology Center in San Diego, The Living Desert in Palm Desert, and the Outer Banks Wildlife Shelter in North Carolina. She spent three years teaching in Japan, has been a symposium speaker for wildlife organizations in NC and VA; and has two published teacher guides for the IMAX™ films, The Magic of Flight and Everest, and in 2014 published the book Art & Nature: The Gardens of Sunnylands. She is now the Director of Education & Environmental Programs at Sunnylands, developing science, art programming, and sustainability policies.
(Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Museum Associates, dba Los Angeles County Museum of Art)
Fred Goldstein joined LACMA in February of 2005. Previously, Mr. Goldstein served as the Senior Vice President and General Counsel for the Phoenix House Foundation in New York and previously as a partner in the law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen and Katz. Mr. Goldstein received his JD from Yale Law School and his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan. He has taught Art and Museum Law at Southwestern University School of Law and recently served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Entertainment Law and Intellectual Property Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and as a Trustee of the Los Angeles Copyright Society. Mr. Goldstein has also served on the Planning Committee and as a faculty member for several years for the annual Legal Issues in Museum Administration course, organized by the American Law Institute and the Smithsonian Institution.
(Director, Malki Museum)
Jasmin Gonzalez has been the director of the Malki Museum since August 2014. Since joining the museum she has launched a series of projects including exhibit updates, archival development, educational programming, and community outreach. The many changes have helped the small museum grow its memberships, volunteers and donations. Jasmin also serves as the editorial coordinator of the Malki-Ballena Press. Jasmin received her BA in History, from California State University, San Bernardino in 2014. She will begin working on her Master’s in Education in the Summer of 2017.
(Executive Director-Curator, Humboldt Arts Council/Morris Graves Museum of Art)
Jemima Harr is the Executive Director-Curator for the Humboldt Arts Council in the Morris Graves Museum of Art. With degrees in Art History as well as Museum & Gallery Practices from Humboldt State University, Jemima has collaborated on countless museum programs, including with the San Francisco Airport Museum, the Triton Museum of Art, and the Richard L. Nelson Gallery at the University of California, Davis. She was also the North Coast region’s Regional Coordinator for CAM’s California Networks for Collaboration program.
Keasha Dumas Heath
(Board Member, The Museum of African American Art)
Keasha Dumas Heath is a member of the board of directors for The Museum of African American Art in Los Angeles. She currently serves on CAM’s Government Relations Committee, in addition to speaking at the annual conference, serving on the Program Committee, and representing CAM at the American Alliance of Museums’ Museums Advocacy Day. Keasha is an alumna of the Getty Foundation’s Multicultural Internship Program and is interested in museum advocacy, arts education program development, and issues affecting small and nonprofit museums.
(Executive Director, Japanese Friendship Garden Society of San Diego)
Luanne Kanzawa has been with the Japanese Friendship Garden Society of San Diego since 1999. She is a founding member of the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership and currently serves on the Balboa Park Committee, and various committees in Balboa Park. Luanne has a B.S. in Psychology, in addition to obtaining certification in Professional Grant Writing and Masters in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from University of San Diego.
(Director of the Tools for Tolerance for Law Enforcement Program, Museum of Tolerance)
Mark Katrikh leads a team that develops and delivers training programs for criminal justice professionals. Mark is also one of only two civilian graduates of California’s premier leadership program for law enforcement supervisors. He has a degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California, with a focus on Management and Organizational Behavior, and completed his graduate studies in Nonprofit Management at the University of Central Florida. Mark is a graduate of CAM’s Leaders of the Future training in foresight strategies.
Karen Kienzle, CAM Vice President
(Executive Director, Palo Alto Art Center)
Prior to her appointment at the Palo Alto Art Center, Karen Kienzle served as Assistant Director for Exhibitions, Education, and Community Outreach at the de Saisset Museum at Santa Clara University. Kienzle has held curatorial intern positions at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Oakland Museum of California, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. She received her B.A. in the history of art from U.C. Berkeley and her M.A. in museum studies from San Francisco State University. Karen is a graduate of the Getty Museum Leadership Institute and CAM’s Leaders of the Future training in foresight strategies. She is a lecturer in the museum studies department at San Francisco State University.
(Executive Director, Napa Valley Museum)
Phil Kohlmetz is the Executive Director of the Napa Valley Museum, and has spent his entire professional career working on behalf of non-profit, public-benefit cultural organizations. Since moving into the museum field, he has helped launch the Snoopy License Plate, raised over $3 million for capital projects focused on artifact preservation and public interpretation, and completed an Organizational Assessment with AAM’s Museum Assessment Program. He is currently the Chair of the CAM License Plate Committee, is a CAM past president, and previously chaired CAM's Legislative Committee which organized three statewide advocacy summits to craft an advocacy action plan focused on increasing museum funding.
(Executive Director, California Indian Museum and Cultural Center)
Nicole Lim has earned advanced degrees from the University of California at Berkeley and University of San Francisco School of Law. She is Pomo and has worked for the National Indian Justice Center and the California Indian Museum and Cultural Center (CIMCC) over the past decade. As Executive Director of the CIMCC, she works to develop exhibits, educational programs and curricular resources that represent Native American perspectives. Nicole currently serves on CAM’s Government Relations committee.
Ileana Maestas, CAM Secretary
(Environmental Coordinator, State Indian Museum)
Since 2014 Ileana has been an Environmental Coordinator for California State Parks where she helps with policy development regarding California Indian concerns pertaining to museum collections. Prior to her current position she was the Curator of the State Indian Museum for seven years where she managed several exhibits about Native American basketry. Ileana participated in CAM’s Leaders of the Future program in 2012 and has been a presenter at CAM conferences on deaccessioning, consultation with Native American tribes and other issues. She also sits on the board of the West Sacramento Historical Society.
(Director of Education and Innovation, Museum of Photographic Arts)
Joaquin Ortiz is the Director of Education and Innovation at the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) in San Diego. He joined MOPA in 2009 and oversaw the development of the educational outreach program Seniors Exploring Photography, Identity, and Appreciation that reaches older adults with hands-on art making and appreciation experiences. Joaquin also launched innovative projects for visitor engagement and led MOPA’s initiative to increase technology-based interactive within the museum’s exhibitions, including one of the nation’s first crowd-sourced exhibitions. He also serves on the board of directors for the Balboa Park Online Collaborative.
Michelle Powers is a fundraising and leadership professional with 10+ years of experience working for inspiring institutions such as Tufts University, Stanford University, and Stanford Law School. Her most recent role was serving as the Director of Development for History San José, one of the largest regional history museums in California, where she oversaw development, membership, marketing, and social media. Michelle graduated from Clark University with a double major in Psychology and Art History and earned her MBA/Master’s in Museum Studies degree from John F. Kennedy University. Michelle is currently enrolled in the Leadership & Management certificate program at UC Berkeley Extension, where she will grow her passion for talent management, employee engagement, and organizational development.
(Director of Membership, Santa Barbara Zoo)
Kimberly Roberson has worked at the Santa Barbara Zoo for 19 years and currently serves as the Director of Membership. She is responsible for the Zoo’s Membership Program, including strategy and budget, direct mail, database administration, sales, coordination of the Zoo’s e-communications, and service to more than 15,000 Member households. Kim co-chairs a group for membership professionals in Southern California, is an active member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and American Alliance of Museums, and currently serves as chair of CAM’s Membership Committee.
Joy Tahan Ruddell
Joy Tahan Ruddell has over twenty years of collections and registration experience. Prior to independent consulting, Joy coordinated the registration department at the Oakland Museum of California which included insurance, loans, acquisitions, collections access and research, policy and procedure development and management, and intellectual property management. Working with staff museum-wide she developed programs that helped the community engage with collections. Joy has extensive experience with major collections projects including: inventories, collections moves, project management, acquisition and deaccession activities, NAGPRA projects, grant writing, insurance and risk management, and loan processing and organization. She is Alum of the John F. Kennedy Museum Studies Program and served as Adjunct Faculty teaching collections management courses. She continues working with emerging registrars and collections professionals. She serves on the California Associations of Museums (CAM) board and is a founding board member of the Bay Area Registrars and Collections Specialists (BARCS) professional development group. Joy is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Camron-Stanford House, an historic house in Oakland, California. Joy’s current interest is helping influence the field of collections management and registration to create a more accessible, visitor friendly environment. Her work promotes museum-wide collaborations and encourages institutions to create policies that allow for more community engagement initiatives making collections accessible to the communities that they serve.
(CEO, Kidspace Children’s Museum)
Michael joined the Kidspace Children’s Museum team as the CEO in August of 2011. Since then Kidspace has increased attendance by almost 125,000 guests and earned revenue by almost a million dollars, while significantly increasing access to the museum for low income families. Several new exhibit experiences have been opened recently including the Galvin Physics Forest, the Imagination Workshop maker space, the S. Mark Taper Foundation Early Childhood Learning Center, and the Arroyo Adventure garden enhancement opening spring of 2016. Prior to Kidspace, Michael held leadership positions with the Discovery Science Place, the Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum, the Science Museum Oklahoma, and the Aerospace Science and Technology Education Center.
(Director, Museum & Visitor Experience, Coronado Historical Association)
As the Director of the Coronado Museum of Art and History, Christine Stokes oversees the Coronado Historical Association's museum, archives, and research library. She manages CHA's exhibitions, history publications, and community heritage program and awards. Christine serves on CAM’s Government Relations and Green Museum Initiative Committees. She received her B.A. in history from U.C. Santa Barbara and her M.A. in history museums studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program.
Michael Wall, CAM Vice President
(VP of Research and Public Programs, San Diego Natural History Museum)
Michael Wall has been with his current institution since 2006. He currently serves as Vice President of Research and Public Programs. He has a Ph.D. in Entomology from the University of Connecticut. He completed his undergraduate and Master’s work at Auburn University in Alabama. He has extensive experience as a teacher, lecturer, and published author.
(Science Program and Facility Coordinator, Randall Museum)
Driven to increase science understanding in our communities, Marcus Wojtkowiak is a dedicated Museum Education Program Manager specializing in public engagement and interdisciplinary collaboration. Marcus began performing informal educational shows and demonstrations at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science where he was inspired to advance his career. In 2010 Marcus moved to San Francisco to complete his Masters’ in Museum Studies and Business Administration at John F. Kennedy University. He now manages science programs at Randall Museum, a public/private art and science center, where he is the Science Program and Facility Coordinator. Currently Marcus is thrilled to be involved in the Randall Museum’s $7.5M facility and exhibit renovation with the California State Nature Education Facilities Program.