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. Members of the association are able to serve on "Member Committees". Thank you to all the committee members who volunteer their time and expertise to strengthen and unify California museums.  


MEMBER COMMITTEES

Current CAM Individual, Institutional, and Business Members are eligible to serve on the following committees.
 

Collaborative Learning Networks Committee 

The Collaborative Learning Networks (CLN) Committee oversees efforts in creating and fostering collaborative learning networks for the benefit of California museums and museum professionals.
Chair: 
Lisa McDermott, Director, Carnegie Arts Center Foundation


Finance Committee

CAM's Finance Committee reviews financial statements and budgets prior to presentation to the Board of Directors, monitors the organization's financial health, recommends an accounting firm for the organization's annual review, among other responsibilities.
Chair: 
Anthony Brown, VP of Finance/CFO, Aquarium of the Pacific
Members:
Horacio Correa Jr., Chief Operating Officer, Fleet Science Center
Michael Shanklin, CEO, Kidspace Children's Museum


Foresight Committee

The Foresight Committee researches current trends, provides findings, and generates and facilitates discussion in order to define strategies for assuring more sustainable futures.
Chair: 
Mark Katrikh, Director, Museum Operations and Experience, Museum of Tolerance
Members:
Ruth Cuadra, Application Systems Analyst, Getty Research Institute*
Peter Crabbe, Executive Director, Channel Islands Maritime Museum*
Lisa Eriksen, Lisa Eriksen Consulting*
Eva Fina, Executive Director, History Center of San Luis Obispo County*
Leigh Gleason, Curator of Collections, UCR/California Museum of Photography*
Adrienne Horn, President & Founder, Museum Management Consultants, Inc.*
Karen Kienzle, Director, Palo Alto Art Center
Tomoko Kuta, Deputy Museum Director, New Children's Museum

Chelsea Larkin, Programming Associate, Getty Research Institute*
Isabelle Lutterodt, Director of Visual Arts, Angels Gate Cultural Center*
Leslie Matamoros, Museum Assistant, Museum of History and Art, Ontario*
Susan Spero, Chair, Museum Studies John F. Kennedy University*
Christine Stokes, Museum Director, Coronado Historical Association


Government Relations Committee

The Government Relations Committee monitors proposed California legislation that will have an impact on museums, plans advocacy events, and oversee efforts to encourage advocacy from the field. 
Co-Chairs: 
Christine Stokes, Museum Director, Coronado Historical Association
Michael Shanklin, CEO, Kidspace Children's Museum
Members:
Bill Bailor, CEO, Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center
Horacio Correa, Jr., Chief Operating Officer, Fleet Science Center
Fred Goldstein, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Museum Associates, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art*
Keasha Dumas Heath, Board member, Museum of African American Art
Katrice Lee, Senior Director of Development and Grants, San Diego Natural History Museum*
Lisa McDermott, Director, Carnegie Arts Center Foundation
Nicole Myers-Lim, Executive Director, California Indian Museum & Cultural Center
Cate Thurston, Associate Curator, Skirball Cultural Center*


Green Museums Initiative

The Green Museums Initiative Committee (GMI) was established by in 2006 to inspire California museums to develop green business practices, eco-friendly facility management, and sustainable programming. 
Co-Chairs: 
Michaeleen Gallagher, Director of Education and Environmental Programs, The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands*
Mark Katrikh, Director, Museum Operations and Experience, Museum of Tolerance
Members:
Rubi Baricuatro, Sustainability Manager, Balboa Park Cultural Partnership*
Kate Davies, Independent Curator/Writer*
Cara Gallo, Independent Museum & Arts Professional*
Jemima Harr, Executive Director-Curator, Humboldt Arts Council/Morris Graves Museum of Art
Tomoko Kuta, Deputy Museum Director, New Children's Museum
Vickie Stone, Registrar and Curator of Collections, Coronado Historical Association*


Host Committee
  
The Host Committee supports planning and promotion of the 2020 CAM Conference.
 
Co chairs: Kanani Hoopai, Director of Education, Mission Inn Foundation*
Joy Tahan Ruddell, Board Member, Camron Stanford House
Members of the 2019-2020 Host Committee will be announced soon.

  
License Plate Committee

The License Plate Committee supports the promotion and success of the Snoopy special interest license plate.
Chair: Phil Kohlmetz, Board Member, Vallejo Naval and Historic Museum
Members:
Ileanna Maestas, Associate Park and Recreation Specialist, California State Parks
Kim Kirkhart, Director of Membership, Santa Barbara Zoo


Membership Committee

The Membership Committee promotes CAM membership and supports activities that assist with member acquisition and renewals.
Co Chairs: 
Kim Kirkhart, Director of Membership, Santa Barbara Zoo
Bill Bailor, CEO, Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center
Members:
Keasha Dumas Heath, Board member, Museum of African American Art
Jemima Harr, Executive Director-Curator, Humboldt Arts Council/Morris Graves Museum of Art
Lacey Lieberthal, Administrative Coordinator, California Association of Museums*
Berlin Loa, Project Coordinator, Cal Poly Special Collections and Archives*
Caroline Maddox, Assistant Vice President of Development, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Ileanna Maestas, Associate Park and Recreation Specialist, California State Parks
Michelle Powers, Director of Donor Relations, Fleet Science Center*


Multicultural and Emerging Professionals Committee

The Multicultural and Emerging Professionals (MEP) Committee oversees the organization scholarship programs and professional development activities for emerging and/or multicultural museum professionals. 
Co Chairs: 
Joaquin Ortiz, Director of Innovation, Museum of Photographic Arts
Amanda Tello Rawson, Major Gifts Officer, San Jose Museum of Art
Members:
Emily Culhan, Tour and Volunteer Coordinator, Cabot's Pueblo Museum*
Cristina Gonzales, Assistant Museum Director/Registrar, Table Mountain Rancheria* 
Kanani Hoopai, Director of Education, Mission Inn Foundation*
Rebecca Horta, Education Coordinator, Museum of Latin American Art*
Lisa McDermott, Director, Carnegie Arts Center Foundation
William Moreno* 
Miles Nool, Communications Coordinator, J. Paul Getty Museum*
Michelle Powers, Director of Donor Relations, Fleet Science Center*
Joy Tahan-Ruddell, Board Member, Camron Stanford House Museum
Ray Smith, Director, Corita Art Center*


Program Committee

The Program Committee supports the success of the annual CAM conference, including the selection of sessions and speakers and the planning of the Host Committee.
Co-Chairs: Jennifer Caballero, Marketing Director, Skirball Cultural Center 
Kanani Hoopai, Director of Education, Mission Inn Foundation*

Joy Tahan Ruddell, Board Member, Camron Stanford House Museum
Members: 
Charles Castillo, Director of Human Resources and Administration, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco*
Ruth Cuadra, Business Applications Administrator, Getty Research Institute*
Leigh Gleason, Director of Collections, UCR ARTS*
Amy Homma, Director of Education and Public Engagement, Academy Museum of Motion Pictures*
Doug Jenzen, Executive Director, Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center*
Luanne Kanzawa, Executive Director, Japanese Friendship Garden* 
Susan Lafferty, Independent Museum Professional*
Cody Lee, Director of Communications, Laguna Art Museum*  
Ileana Maestas, Associate Park and Recreation Specialist, California State Parks
Kevin McGarry, Associate Director of Public Engagement, Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation* 
Nicole Meldahl, Board Member, Western Neighborhoods Project* 
Ani Ohanessian, Manager of Annual Giving, Los Angeles County Museum of Art*
Joaquin Ortiz, Director of Innovation, Museum of Photographic Arts
Michelle Powers, Director of Donor Relations, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center*
Kalie Sacco, Coordinator of Special Initiatives, Lawrence Hall of Science* 
Amanda Tello-Rawson, Major Gifts Officer, San Jose Museum of Art
Vicki Wawerchak, Director of Public Programs, Monterey Bay Aquarium* 
Karen Wise, Owner, Wise Strategic Advising*


STANDING COMMITTEES


Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is comprised of the officers of the association and the Chair of the Nominating Committee. They oversee the strategic planning process and the review and compensation of the Executive Director, among other tasks. 
President: Karen Kienzle, Director, Palo Alto Art Center
Co Vice Presidents: Keasha Dumas Heath, Board Member, Museum of African American Art
Mark Katrikh, Director, Museum Operations & Experience, Museum of Tolerance
Nicole Lim, Executive Director, California Indian Museum and Cultural Center
Jennifer Caballero, Marketing Director, Skirball Cultural Center
Treasurer: Anthony Brown, VP of Finance/CFO, Aquarium of the Pacific
Secretary: Ileana Maestas, Associate Park and Recreation Specialist, California State Parks


Governance Committee

The Governance Committee annually selects a slate of nominees for election to fill vacant seats on the board, ensures a diverse membership on the board, and assesses the effectiveness of the Board of Directors.
Chair: Phil Kohlmetz, Board Member, Vallejo Naval and Historic Museum
Members: Karen Kienzle, Director, Palo Alto Art Center 
Jennifer Caballero, Marketing Director, Skirball Cultural Center

* = Non-Board members

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