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:  Derek Finn, Philadelphia, PA (Email: president@smallmuseum.org)
Vice President: Julie Bryan, Executive Director, Spark! Imagination and Science Center, Morgantown, WV  (Email: veep@smallmuseum.org)
Treasurer: Trenda Byrd, Acting Director, College Park Aviation Museum, College Park, MD   (Email: treasurer@smallmuseum.org)
Secretary: Lacey Villiva, Education Manager, Gunston Hall Plantation, Lorton, VA
Members-At-Large:

  • Brooke Ashley Lynn Salvanto, Deputy Director, Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen's Museum, Tuckerton, NJ
  • Allison Schell, Public Program Manager, Museum of the American Revolution, Philadelphia, PA
  • 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
  • Robin MacDonald, Board Vice President, Arden Craft Shop Museum, Arden, DE 
  • Kalin Thomas, Baltimore, MD
  • Sarah Rauscher, Education Department Coordinator, Historic Ships, Baltimore, MD
  • Sarah Coster, Museum Consultant, Annapolis, MD


Immediate Past President: Allison Titman, Executive Director, American Helicopter Museum and Education Center, West Chester, PA 
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: Kristen Butler email
Conference Registration/ Webmaster:  Faithe Miller Lakowicz 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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