Committees


Like most nonprofits, CAM relies heavily on volunteers to achieve our mission. Each committee’s work is guided by a charter and annual objectives, approved by the Board of Directors.

 

Thank you to the following CAM committee members who volunteer their time and expertise to advance the California museum field.  

 

Executive Committee

President:

Michaeleen Gallagher, Director of Education and Environmental Programs, Sunnylands Center and Gardens, Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands

Vice President: 

Karen Kienzle, Executive Director, Palo Alto Art Center
Michael Wall, VP of Research and Public Programs, San Diego Natural History Museum

Treasurer:

Anthony Brown, VP of Finance/CFO, Aquarium of the Pacific

Secretary:

Ileana Maestas, Environmental Coordinator, California State Indian Museum

Past President:

 Shawn Lum, Executive Director, Vacaville Museum

 

Collaborative Learning Networks Committee

Co-chairs: 

Luanne Kanzawa, Executive Director, Japanese Friendship Garden Society of San Diego

Shawn Lum, Executive Director, Vacaville Museum

Members:

Jemima Harr, Executive Director-Curator, Humboldt Arts Council/Morris Graves Museum of Art

Karen Wade

Plus the Steering Committee members for the California Networks for Collaboration Project.

 

Finance Committee

Chair:

 Anthony Brown, VP of Finance/CFO, Aquarium of the Pacific

Members:

Fred Goldstein, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Museum Associates, dba Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Michael Shanklin, CEO, Kidspace Children's Museum

Diane Wondolowski, CFO, Santa Barbara Natural History Museum*

 

Foresight Committee

Co-chairs:

Ruth Cuadra, Application Systems Analyst, Getty Research Institute*

Mark Katrikh, Director of the Tools for Tolerance for Law Enforcement Program, Museum of Tolerance
Karen Wade

Members:

David Bloom, VertNet Coordinator, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, UC Berkeley*

Megan Conn, Development Coordinator, Turtle Bay Exploration Park*

Lisa Eriksen, Lisa Eriksen Consulting*

Johanna Fassbender, Collections & Exhibitions Manager, Los Altos History Museum*

Leigh Gleason, Curator of Collections, UCR/California Museum of Photography*

Karen Kienzle, Executive Director, Palo Alto Art Center

Isabelle Lutterodt, Director of Visual Arts, Angels Gate Cultural Center*
Leslie Matamoros, Museum Assistant, Museum of History and Art, Ontario*
Sam Scott*

 

Government Relations Committee

Co-Chairs: 

Keasha Dumas Heath, Board member, Museum of African American Art 
Nicole Myers-Lim, Executive Director, California Indian Museum and Cultural Center 

Members:

Helen Alonzo, Administrative Assistant, Education Department*
Bill Bailor, Vice President of Operations, The Tech Museum of Innovation
James R. Gilson, V.P. & General Counsel, Natural History Museum*
Fred Goldstein, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Museum Associates, dba Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Michael Shanklin, CEO, Kidspace Children's Museum
Christine Stokes, Director, Museum & Visitor Experience, Coronado Historical Association
Marcus Wojtkowiak, Science Program and Facility Coordinator, Randall Museum 

Green Museums Initiative

Co-Chairs: 

Michaeleen Gallagher, Director of Education and Environmental Programs, Sunnylands Center and Gardens, Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands

Mark Katrikh, Director of the Tools for Tolerance for Law Enforcement Program, Museum of Tolerance

Members:

Kate Davies, Curator/Writer*
Adrienne McGraw, Chair, Museum Studies Department, John F. Kennedy University*
Tim McNeil, Director, UC Davis Design Museum*
Joy Tahan Ruddell
Jessica Travis, Director, Sustainability & Community Relations, Balboa Park Cultural Partnership*
Christine Stokes, Director, Museum & Visitor Experience, Coronado Historical Association

 

Host Committee (2017 Conference)

Delta Pick-Mello, California Automobile Museum
Ileana Maestas, California State Parks
Stacey Shelnut-Hendricks, Crocker Art Museum
Sharon Stone Smith, Sacramento Childrens Museum, Sacramento Association of Museums
Kristina Swanson, Sacramento History Museum
Bill Trinkle, The Bear Flag museum
Jennifer Wagelie, Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art

 

License Plate Committee

Chair:

Phil Kohlmetz, Executive Director, Napa Valley Museum

Members:

Ruth Gardner Begell* 

Jennifer Caballero, Marketing Director, Skirball Cultural Center
Ileanna Maestas, Environmental Coordinator, California State Indian Museum
Kim Roberson, Director of Membership, Santa Barbara Zoo


Membership Committee

Chair: 

Kim Roberson, Director of Membership, Santa Barbara Zoo

Members:

Bill Bailor, Vice President of Operations, The Tech Museum of Innovation Keasha Dumas Heath, Board member, Museum of African American Art

Jemima Harr, Executive Director-Curator, Humboldt Arts Council/Morris Graves Museum of Art
Ileanna Maestas, Environmental Coordinator, California State Indian Museum
Nicole Myers-Lim, Executive Director, Californian Indian Museum and Cultural Center 

Multicultural and Emerging Professionals Committee

Chair: 

Joaquin Ortiz, Director of Education and Innovation, Museum of Photographic Arts

Members:

Cristina Gonzales, Assistant Museum Director/Registrar, Table Mountain Rancheria*

Rebecca Horta, Education Coordinator, Museum of Latin American Art*
William Moreno* 
Nicole Myers-Lim, Executive Director, California Indian Museum and Cultural Center
Michelle Powers
Marcus Wojtkowiak, Science Program and Facility Coordinator, Randall Museum 

Nominating Committee

Chair:

Shawn Lum, Executive Director, Vacaville Museum

Members:

Karen Kienzle, Executive Director, Palo Alto Art Center 
Phil Kohlmetz, Executive Director, Napa Valley Museum

 

Program Committee

Co-Chairs: 

Jennifer Caballero, Marketing Director, Skirball Cultural Center
Michael Wall, VP of Research and Public Programs, San Diego Natural History Museum

Members: 

Brittany Cordero, Project Manager, Crocker & Crocker 
Ruth Caudra, Applications Systems Analyst, Getty Research Institute
Michaeleen Gallagher, Director of Education & Environmental Programs, The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands
Jonathan Goodrich, Associate Director, Visitor Experience, University of California Berkeley Botanical Gardens
Doug Jenzen, Executive Director, Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center
Luanne Kanzawa, Executive Director, Japanese Friendship Garden Society of San Diego
Susan Lafferty, Independent Museum Educator
Ileana Maestas, Environmental Coordinator, California State Parks
Joaquin Ortiz, Director of Innovation, Museum of Photographic Arts
Michelle Powers, Independent Museum Professional
Stacey Shelnut-Hendricks, Director of Education, Crocker Art Museum
Joy Tahan-Ruddell, Collections & Registration Specialist, Joy Tahan Ruddell Collections Management
Jennifer Wagelie, Academic Liaison, Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art


* = Non-Board members
CAM's Executive Director and President are ex-officio members of all committees.