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

Hathaway Hester (Chair, 2018-20)
Manager, Association Archives
National Association of REALTORSĀ®

Ashley Gosselar (Vice Chair, 2018-20)
Processing Archivist
University of Chicago

Michelle McCoy (Secretary, 2019-21)
Senior Archival Specialist
Chicago Public Library

Jerice Barrios (Treasurer, 2018-20)
North American Province of the Cenacle

Rene Aranzamendez (Member, 2019-2021)
Editor/Archivist – Archives
Getty Images

Laura Alagna (Member, 2018-2020)

Digital Preservation Librarian

Northwestern University

Dan Harper (Member, 2019-2021)
Assistant special collections archivist
University of Illinois – Chicago

Rebekah McFarland (Member, 2019-2021)
Sisters of the Living Word


Stephanie Giordano (Webmaster)
Manager, Heritage Communications
Rotary International

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


Programming Subcommittee

The Programming Subcommittee develops and facilitates access to events and low-cost educational opportunities intended to foster dialogue about archival best practices and to promote the development of personal and professional relationships among CAA members. The subcommittee is responsible for programming geared toward our member base, including social events, archives salons, panels, lectures, tours, and Day of Service. Programming opportunities may be developed in collaboration with members.

Doris Cardenas (Co-Chair)
Associate Archivist
Claretian Missionaries Archives

Allison Schein Holmes (Co-Chair) Archivist
WFMT & The Studs Terkel Radio Archive 

Outreach and Member Engagement Subcommittee

The Outreach and Member Engagement Subcommittee develops services and materials to improve 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. The subcommittee is responsible for social media coordination, membership recruitment and analytics, new member referral incentive planning, and advocacy.

Brittan Nannenga (Co-Chair) 
University Archivist
DePaul University

Jill Waycie (Co-Chair)
Archival Processing Specialist
Northwestern University

Special Events Subcommittee

The Special Events Subcommittee grew out of a need to have a focused group managing our larger initiatives. The subcommittee will be responsible for the planning and execution of Chicago Open Archives and other potential future projects.

Social Media

Derek Potts

Patty Chavez

Follow CAA on Twitter or Facebook

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