Small Museum Association

    Small Museums Working Together

About Us

The Small Museum Association is an all volunteer organization serving small museums in the mid-Atlantic region and beyond. SMA's mission is to develop and maintain a peer network among people who work for small museums, giving them opportunities to learn, share knowledge and support one another, so that they, in turn, can better serve their institutions, communities and profession.

Board Members

President: Allison Titman, Executive Director, American Helicopter Museum & Education Center, West Chester, PA (Email:
Vice President: Derek Finn, Philadelphia, PA  (Email:
Treasurer: Dayna Aldridge, Institutional Advancement and Foundation Specialist, Carroll Community College, Westminster, MD  (Email:
Secretary: Kathryn Blackwell, Fairfax County Park Authority, Colvin Run Mill Historic Site, Great Falls, VA

  • Lindsey Baker, Executive Director, Patapsco Heritage Greenway, Ellicott City, MD
  • Lacey Villiva, Education Manager, Gunston Hall Plantation, Lorton, VA
  • Brooke Ashley Lynn Salvanto, Deputy Director, Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen's Museum, Tuckerton, NJ
  • Trenda Byrd, Acting Director, College Park Aviation Museum, College Park, MD 
  • Elizabeth Wilson, Development Officer, Historic Richmond Town, Staten Island, NY  
  • Allison Schell, Public Program Manager, Museum of the American Revolution, Philadelphia, PA
  • Julie Bryan, Executive Director, Spark! Imagination and Science Center, Morgantown, WV
  • Faithe Miller Lakowicz, Curator, Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, Tamworth, NH 
  • William Roulett, Education Director, Fire Museum of Maryland, Lutherville, MD
  • Abbie Wilson, Director of Education, Dawes Arboretum, Newark, OH 
  • Jessica O'Connor, Programs Assistant, Museum of Mississippi History, Jackson, MS
Immediate Past President: Rod Cofield, Executive Director, Historic London Town & Gardens, Edgewater, MD
Legal Advisor (ex-officio): Hurst Hessey, Hessey & Hessey, P.A., Baltimore, MD

Conference Committee Members

Conference Committee Chair: Robin MacDonald email
Speaker Coordinator: Amanda S. Davis & Kelsey Brow email 
Resource Hall Coordinator:  email
Conference Registration/ Webmaster:  Kelsey Ransick, email 
Hotel & Events Coordinator: Caitlin Swaim email
Scholarship & Award Coordinator: Rachel Nichols email

Accessibility Coordinator: Matthew Wagner email

Graphic Design: Yana Myaskovskaya

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