CAA is governed by a volunteer steering committee. Our activities are planned by three volunteer subcommittees and funded by annual membership dues and occasional event fees.

Steering Committee

Amber Dushman (Chair, 2015-17)
Senior Archivist
American Medical Association

Jennifer Ho (Vice Chair, 2016-18)
Digital Archivist
The Chicago Community Trust

Drew Davis (Secretary, 2016-18)
Archivist & Records Manager
College of American Pathologists

Rob DeLand (Treasurer, 2015-17)
Head Librarian and Archivist, Ruppel Library
VanderCook College of Music

George Kutsunis (Member, 2016-18)
Archivist and Records Manager
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

Greer Martin (Member, 2016-18)
Discovery & Metadata Librarian
Paul V. Galvin Library, Illinois Institute of Technology

Gretchen Neidhardt (Member, 2015-17)
Chicago History Museum

Andy Steadham (Member, 2015-17)
Archives Specialist, Heritage Communications
Rotary International


Stephanie Giordano (Webmaster)
Manager, Heritage Communications
Rotary International

Janet Olson (Web Support - Jobs)
Assistant University Archivist
Northwestern University

Martin Firestein (Web Support - Events)
William Rainey Harper College


The Events subcommittee plans social events intended to foster dialogue about archival best practices and to promote the development of personal and professional relationships among archivists, historians, librarians, and records managers in the greater Chicago area.

Laura Alagna
Digital Curation Assistant
Northwestern University

Kristin MacDonough
Digitization Specialist
Video Data Bank

The Outreach subcommittee develops services and materials that facilitate involvement in the profession, recognize professional accomplishments and contributions of its members, increase awareness of CAA within Chicago and regionally, and promote the archives profession.

Erin Matson
Librarian and Archivist
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Kellee Warren
Reference and Instruction Librarian
Prairie State College

The Professional Development subcommittee is committed to creating and facilitating access to low-cost educational opportunities and to developing opportunities in collaboration with members.

Hathaway Hester
Information and Digitization Specialist
National Association of REALTORS┬«

Allison Schein
WFMT and Studs Terkel Radio Archive

Social Media

Kelly Kietur (Social Media Manager)

Kathryn Antonelli (Social Media Content Producer)

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