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staff and
board of trustees


Julian Rankin

Executive Director

Mattie Codling

Deputy Director and Chief Curator

Meghan Lyman

Museum Manager and Curatorial Assistant

Lily-Pearl Pai

Membership and Communications Coordinator

Jenn Hudson

 Storyteller and Store Curator

Allene Chatham

Volunteer Coordinator


Tony DiFatta

Adult Programming and Teaching Artist

Abreeza Thomas

K-12 Programming and Teaching Artist

Donna Van Loon

Director of Finance

Elizabeth Van Loon

Museum Events and Rentals Coordinator

Ginny Garlote

Visitor Services

Ceejay Lewis

Event Staff


Julie Cwikla, President

Kelly Lucas, Vice President

Jamie Dent, Treasurer

Misty Shaw-Feder, Past President

Courtney Blossman

Lisa Bradley

Theresa Broussard

Leonardo ChinFong

Joe Cloyd

Mike Davis

David Duhé

Mark Everson

Angela Nation

Jenny Nicaud

Robert St. John

Malcolm White



Part Time Store Assistant:
We are seeking a gift shop associate to join our team! This person should be a self-starter with an eye for design. We are looking for someone with high energy, retail experience, and the ability to work with the Museum team to create a memorable experience for our guests. This position is part time, working between 15 and 20 hours a week.  If you’re ready to start your adventure at WAMA please send in your resume and a letter of interest to


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