Washington Museum Association
WaMA is operated through the efforts of an all-volunteer Board of museum professionals and supporters from across Washington. Board meetings are hosted each quarter by different museums throughout the state.
Museum of Glass, Tacoma WA
Expires 2024; Not eligible for re-election, Position 10
1st Vice President
Clark County Historical Museum
Position 6, term expires 2023, Not eligible for re-election
A life-long Clark County resident, Brad Richardson has spent the last 12 years engaging the public in the gathering, saving, and sharing of Southwest Washington history at the Clark County Historical Museum (CCHM). He currently is the Executive Director. He completed his Bachelors in History at Washington State University Vancouver (2012) and Masters in Public History from Portland State University (2015). Brad is a member of the Rotary Club of Vancouver and also serves on the board of trustees for Humanities Washington.
2nd Vice President
Brooke Shelman Wagner
Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, Spokane WA
Expires 2024; Not-eligible for re-election, Position 1
Brooke is the Collections Curator at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture. She has previously held collections positions at the Tacoma Art Museum, Foster/White Gallery, the Burke Museum, and the Priest Lake Museum. She graduated with an MA from the UW Museology and has been at the MAC since 2010. She loves keeping track of thousands of super cool objects and her career goal is to make collections sexy. She resides in Spokane, with her husband and son, and when she is not working she is hiking, biking, running, reading, or making.
Nancy Salguero McKay
Highline Heritage Museum, Burien WA
Expires 2022; Eligible for re-election, Position 8
Renton History Museum
Position 4, term expires 2021, eligible for re-election
Kittitas County Historical Museum, Ellensburg WA
Expires 2022; Not-eligible for re-election, Position 11
Puget Sound Navy Museum, Bremerton WA
Expires 2022; Eligible for re-election, Position 2
Megan Churchwell has been the Curator of Bremerton’s Puget Sound Navy Museum since 2014. Her background includes a BA degree in American History from Willamette University (2008) and a Master of Arts in Museum Studies from the University of Washington (2011). At the Puget Sound Navy Museum, which tells the story of the Navy in the Pacific Northwest, Megan develops exhibits, assists researchers, and manages the museum’s online presence.
Director of Exhibits
Wing Luke Museum
Position 13, term expires 2024
Jessica Rubenacker is currently the Director of Exhibits for the Wing Luke Museum where she provides leadership and oversight of the community-based exhibition development process. Rubenacker returned to the museum after managing the City of Redmond (WA) Arts Program. Jessica is also a guest instructor for the Museology Graduate Program at the University of Washington and is on the board for Historic South Downtown in Seattle. She holds an MA in Museology from the University of Washington and BFA in both Painting and Art History from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Museum of Culture and Environment at Central Washington University
Lynn Bethke is the Collections Manager at the Museum of Culture and Environment at Central Washington University (CWU). As the sole full-time staff member, she manages the collection, the gallery, and is deeply involved in all aspects of museum work. She has also taught in the Museum Studies program at CWU regularly since 2010. Lynn earned her Master’s degree in Museology from the University of Washington, and holds Bachelor’s degrees in Anthropology and English Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Outside of museum work, she enjoys reading, knitting, and roller derby.
Washington State University Vancouver Library
Stone Addington, Ph.D.
Director of Programs
Heritage Program Director
4Culture, Seattle WA
Chieko Phillips is the Heritage Program Director at 4Culture, the cultural funding agency for King County, Washington, where she supports organizations and practitioners who preserve and share the histories and material cultures of King County, Washington. Previously the Director of BlackPast, an online resource for global African and African American history, she has also held positions at the Northwest African American Museum, the United Negro College Fund, and Photographic Center Northwest. A graduate of Davidson College, Chieko holds a BA in History and an MA in Museum Studies from the University of Washington.
Puget Sound Emerging Museum Professionals, Seattle WA