2019 Conference Planning Committee


In order to produce the best possible conference experience, we recruit individuals from a range of museums and organizations in the host city. These individuals develop the conference program, host events, recruit volunteers and support development efforts.


Conference Co-Chairs


Caitlyn Perry Dial, Ph.D.

Assistant Director of Development

MSU College of Veterinary Medicine

Michigan Museums Association Board Member


Kate Kocienski

Vice President of Marketing and Communications

Grand Rapids Public Museum

AMM Board Member


Gregory Wittkopp

Director, Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research

Cranbrook Institute

AMM Board Member


Committee Members


Petra Alsoofy

Educator

Arab American National Museum


George A. Bayard III

Executive Director

The Grand Rapids African American Museum and Archives


Louise Stewart Beck

IMLS Conservator

The Henry Ford


Mallory Bower

Southeast Michigan Field Representative

Michigan Historic Preservation Network


Julie Burgess

Registrar

Grand Rapids Art Museum


Stacey Burns

Program Manager

Grand Valley State University


Cheryl Chidester

Curator & Collections Manager

Argus Museum/WCHS


Elizabeth (Beth) Chilton

Executive Director

Paint Creek Center for the Arts


Joseph Cialdella

Program Manager for Public Scholarship

University of Michigan


Sarah Humes

Associate Registrar

Grand Rapids Public Museum


Rachel McKay

Accessibility and Inclusion Manager

Grand Rapids Children’s Museum


Melanie Parker

Interpretive Planner

Detroit Institute of Arts


Joel Zwart

Curator of Exhibitions

Grand Valley State University Art Gallery


Staff


Lisa Craig Brisson

Executive Director

Michigan Museums Association


Charity Counts

Executive Director

Association of Midwest Museums


Jessica E. Fischer

Conference Coordinator

Association of Midwest Museums


Claire Johnston

Membership and Communications Coordinator

Michigan Museums Association