Liaison Program News

ECPN oversees four robust liaison programs that work to strengthen the greater ECP community and foster connections with the larger conservation professional network. Learn more about the Liaison Program and How to Get Involved.

We strive to highlight our dedicated liaisons' hard work. Check out the featured liaison news below to learn more about recent activities.


Liaison News Update, August 2020

We are very excited that we have been able to expand the Regional Liaison network to include five new cities (Indianapolis, IN; Providence, RI; Nashville, TN; Dallas, TX; and Upstate, NY). Currently there are now a total of 29 Regional liaison positions, 5 of which have co-liaison teams. For the 2020-2021 term we are excited to welcome: Hannah Muchnick (Baltimore, MD), Brianna Bosley (Chicago, IL), Anna Ersenkal and Daisy Greenwell (both Philadelphia, PA), Nhat Queen Nguyen and Caroline Shaver (both Williamsburg, VA), Kathryn Peneyra (Seattle, WA), Devon Lee (New York, NY), Brittay Wallace (Denver, CO), Hannah Muchnick (Baltimore, MD), Emma Cieslik (Indianapolis, IN), Briana Turner (Providence, RI), Emma Ross (Dallas, TX), Emily Farek (Nashville, TN), and Liv Schoenfeld (Upstate, NY).  
We are also excited to announce that we will soon be launching a liaison group in Puerto Rico.

We also welcome our new Special Group Liaisons: Brooke Russell (Architecture Speciality Group), Caitlin Sofield (Wooden Artifacts Group), and Kris Cnossen (Textile Speciality Group). 
This summer Jenny McGough and Elizabeth Salmon, Los Angeles Regional Liaisons, worked closely with Madalyn Meehan, CIPP Liaison, on a virtual lab tour of Madalyn's private practice studio, M Conservation. Kaeley Ferguson, Boston Regional Liaison, hosted a happy hour event through Zoom. Brianna Warren, Houston Regional Liaison, hosted a virtual Bob Ross Painting Tutorial Evening. Laura García Vedrenne and Clair Emma Smith, San Francisco Regional Liaisons, have hosted virtual Annual Meeting discussions. 

-Michaela Paulson and Ashley Stanford, ECPN Outreach Officers,

Liaison News Update, January 2020

As we enter a new decade, the ECPN Outreach team is proud to announce that there are over 50 liaisons within the network, making this one of the most active terms in regard to liaison participation. This includes 24 Regional Liaisons spread out over 19 regions, 10 Specialty Group Liaisons, 9 Committee and Network Liaisons, and 9 Graduate Liaisons. Many new ECPN Liaisons have joined since July 2019, and include Joy Bloser and Jen Munch as co-liaisons to the new Contemporary Art Network (CAN!), Lauren Conway as the new Archaeological Discussion Group liaison, Alexis Machnik for the Book and Paper Specialty Group liaison, and several new Regional Liaisons: Fallon Murphy (Tuscon, AZ), Laura García Vedrenne and Clair Smith (San Francisco/Bay Area, CA), Kaitlyn Wright (Atlanta, GA), Catherine Cooper (Natchitoches, LA), Kaeley Ferguson (Boston, MA), Kyle Clark (Ann Arbor, MI), Taylor Brehm (Twin Cities), Katherine Langdon (St. Louis, MO), Jacqueline Chmura (co-NYC Liaison), Amaris Sturm (Cleveland, OH), and Jennifer Beetem (Seattle, WA). Many of our liaisons have held successful events such as portfolio days, webinar viewing sessions, happy hours, lab tours, and crafting activities. We're incredibly proud of our wonderful, engaged liaison community and hope that many can organize meet-and-greets at this year's Annual Meeting (at which multiple liaisons will be presenting research!).

-Marci Jefcoat Burton and Michaela Paulson, ECPN Outreach Officers,

Liaison News Update, July 2019

With the start of the new 2019-2020 term, ECPN Outreach Officers are preparing a liaison vacant posting that will include opportunities for ECPs to step into a liaison leadership role in several regions across the country, as well as with various specialty groups and committees & networks within AIC. We are pleased to welcome incoming ECPN liaisons: Sarah Casto for the Photographic Materials Group (PMG), Melissa King for Connecting to Collections Care (C2CC), Hayley Monroe for Conservators in Private Practice (CIPP), Tatiana Shannon for the Objects Specialty Group (OSG) and Céline Wachsmuth for the Education and Training Committee (ETC). We also welcome the following incoming Regional Liaisons: Mari Hagemeyer for Baltimore, MD, Emily Mercer for Williamsburg, VA, as well as Brianna Warren as the new Houston, TX Regional co-Liaison. Incoming Graduate Program Liaisons will be accounted in early Fall, 2019.

-Marci Jefcoat Burton and Michaela Paulson, ECPN Outreach Officers,

Liaison News Update, September 2018

At the beginning of the term, ECPN Outreach Officers Caitlin Richeson and Marci Jefcoat Burton checked in with the different liaison programs. This was an opportunity for incoming liaisons to hear about the activities returning liaisons held in the previous term. Regional liaisons for San Francisco, Felice Robles and Justine Wuebold, organized conservation lab tours of the Walt Disney Family Museum and Stanford Library. Specialty Group Liaison, Elizabeth Boyne, worked closely with the Conservators in Private Practice (CIPP) leadership to understand the need and development of a mentorship program for emerging professionals in private practice. Our Graduate Liaison program has expanded to include Marissa Stevens as the liaison for the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) and Charlotte Eagle from the Pratt Institute. We also welcome new Regional Liaisons Brooke Young Russell (New York), Kate Aguirre (co-RL for Philadelphia, PA), Katya Zinsli (Arizona) and Tessa Young (Williamsburg, VA).

- Caitlin Richeson and Marci Jefcoat Burton, ECPN Outreach Officers,

Specialty Group Liaison Highlights 

Each month, ECPN will be featuring one of our Specialty Group Liaisons on social media. Please see below for our most recent post:


Thank you to all of our Liaisons for their service!