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

Laura Berfield (Communications Manager, 2023-25)

Jerice Barrios (Treasurer, 2024-26)

Emily Eckstrand (Secretary, 2023-25)

Emma Florio (Liaison to Interest Groups, 2024-26)

Kristen Melkonyan (Liaison to Programming Subcommittee, 2023-25)

Gretchen Neidhardt (Chair, 2023-25)

Hilarie Pitman Pozesky (Liaison to Outreach and Member Engagement Subcommittee, 2023-25)

Andrew Thompson (Vice-Chair, 2024-26)


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)

Allison Schein (Co-Chair)

If you would like to join or have any questions for the Programing Subcommittee please email,

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.

Bianca Bárcenas (Co-Chair)

Hannah Zuber (Co-Chair)

If you would like to join or have any questions for the Outreach and Member Engagement Subcommittee please email,

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