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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors are elected by members. The Nominating Committee selects nominees from the body of professional members. Each board member has a different area of oversight for the organization. 

Ms. Margaret Holben Ellis
Chair; Eugene Thaw Professor of Paper Conservation 
NYU Institute of Fine Arts, Conservation Center
New York, NY

Ms. Suzanne Davis
Ms. Suzanne Davis
(Vice President)
Curator and Head of Conservation
Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
Ann Arbor, MI

Ms. Sue Murphy
Ms. Sue Murphy
Preservation Consultant
Austin, TX

Ms. Sarah Barack
Adjunct, Conservation Center
SBE Conservation LLC
South Orange, NJ

Ms. Brenda Bernier
Ms. Brenda Bernier
(Director, Communications)
James Needham Chief Conservator, Head of Weissman Preservation Center and Collections Care
Harvard Library, Weissman Preservation Center
Cambridge, MA

Mr. Thomas J. Braun
Mr. Thomas J. Braun
(Directors, Committees, Networks, and Task Forces)
Head of Conservation and Senior Objects Conservator
Minnesota Historical Society
Saint Paul, MN

Ms. Molly C. Gleeson
Ms. Molly C. Gleeson
(Director, Professional Education)
Schwartz Project Conservator
Penn Museum
Philadelphia, PA

Ms. Sarah E. Melching
Ms. Sarah E. Melching
(Director, Specialty Groups)
Silber Director of Conservation
Denver Art Museum
Denver, CO

Ms. Eryl P. Wentworth
(Ex Officio Member)
Executive Director
American Institute for Conservation
Washington, DC