Committees

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
Amber.dushman@ama-assn.org

Jennifer Ho (Vice Chair, 2016-18)
Digital Archivist
The Chicago Community Trust
jho@cct.org

Drew Davis (Secretary, 2016-18)
Archivist & Records Manager
College of American Pathologists
ddavis@cap.org

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

George Kutsunis (Member, 2016-18)
Archivist and Records Manager
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
GeorgeKutsunis@gmail.com

Greer Martin (Member, 2016-18)
Discovery & Metadata Librarian
Paul V. Galvin Library, Illinois Institute of Technology
gmarti15@iit.edu

Gretchen Neidhardt (Member, 2015-17)
Cataloger
Chicago History Museum
gretchenneidhardt@gmail.com

Andy Steadham (Member, 2015-17)
Archives Specialist, Heritage Communications
Rotary International
andy.steadham@rotary.org


Website

Stephanie Giordano (Webmaster)
Manager, Heritage Communications
Rotary International
info@chicagoarchivists.org

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

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

Subcommittees

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
laura.alagna@northwestern.edu

Kristin MacDonough
Digitization Specialist
Video Data Bank
kristin.macdonough@gmail.com


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
ematson@mcachicago.org

Kellee Warren
Reference and Instruction Librarian
Prairie State College
kewarren100@gmail.com


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┬«
hathawayhester@gmail.com

Allison Schein
Archivist
WFMT and Studs Terkel Radio Archive
allison@creativeaudioarchive.org

Social Media

Kelly Kietur (Social Media Manager)

Kathryn Antonelli (Social Media Content Producer)


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