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

Kara Jefts (Chair, 2017-19)
Principal, Studio Archive Services

Megan Keller Young (Vice Chair, 2017-19)
Special Collections Librarian
University of Illinois at Chicago

Laura Alagna (Secretary, 2018-20)
Digital Preservation Librarian
Northwestern University

Andrew Bullen (Treasurer, 2017-19)
Information Technology Coordinator
Illinois State Library

Nathalie Wheaton (Member, 2017-19)
Rush University Medical Center

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

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

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


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


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.

Meghan Ryan (Co-Chair)
Special Collections and Digital Initiatives Specialist
National Louis University

Allison Schein Holmes (Co-Chair)
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) 
Accessions Specialist
Northwestern 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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