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Nancy Ash

Senior Conservator of Works of Art on Paper, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Nancy has worked at the PMA since 1991, having worked previously at CCAHA and the National Gallery of Art. She served on the AIC Committee that produced the 1994 Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice, was a founding member of the Paper Conservation Catalog in 1984, and founding co-chair of the AIC-Book and Paper Discussion Group. She is interested in and has published on artists’ materials and techniques and on digital documentation of conservation records.
 

George Blood

President, George Blood, L.P.
George spent over 20 years as Recording Engineer for the Philadelphia Orchestra and has recorded for numerous recording companies. In 1992, he founded Safe Sound Archive, a repository for thousands of his recordings, including those of the Curtis Institute of Music and the Philadelphia Orchestra. In 2010, Safe Sound Archive was renamed George Blood, L.P. Along with continuing to serve as President of his company, George frequently presents on the digitization of audio, video, and film. 
 

Stewart R. Cades

President, Overseas Strategic Consulting, Ltd.
Stewart R. Cades, an attorney, is President of Overseas Strategic Consulting (OSC), Ltd., based in Philadelphia. OSC  is an international consulting firm providing strategic and behavior change communications solutions in the areas of health, environment, civil society, democracy and governance in the world’s most challenging environments. Cades is also chairman of the board of Porcupine Press, Inc., a scholarly publishing company. He is a member of the boards of the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, and  Audubon of Pennsylvania. He is a past member of the boards of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Print Center, Foundation for Architecture, and South Eastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. 
 

V. Chapman-Smith

V. Chapman-Smith has over 30 years of executive leadership focused on organizational capacity building with an emphasis on using cultural assets and history to improve urban education and civic life. Over her career, she has been recognized for promoting civic understanding in a diverse society and has made a life-long commitment to improving outcomes for children and their families. She has served and continues to serve on a number of civic policy groups, commissions and boards. Formerly New York State Assistant Education Commissioner, V. is completing a distinguished career in the federal sector. In New York State she ran one of the largest history and archival programs at the state level, which included a multi-million dollar grant program and an independent public benefit trust, where she held the position of Executive Officer. As Records Commissioner for the City of Philadelphia in Edward G. Rendell’s cabinet, she led the technology transformation for the Records Department, which included a $57 million financial revenue system, document recording, GIS, and records management and archives. She worked in the private sector at PSFS/Meritor as Assistant Vice President and Corporate Records Officer, where she was instrumental in guiding the company’s application of electronic recordkeeping systems to support the company’s use of electronic banking.
 

Beth Cole

Partner, Williams, Cuker Berezofsky 
For 35 years, Beth has represented individuals in civil litigation seeking to enforce their rights in a broad range of matters including personal injury, civil rights, environmental, and consumer protection litigation.  She was honored by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania’s Prisoner Civil Rights Panel for her service representing hundreds of prisoners injured in the Philadelphia Prison System. She has also represented veterans in obtaining governmental benefits for injuries suffered as a result of exposure to Agent Orange. She has served as an adjunct professor teaching business law at Rutgers University and Rowan University, formerly Glassboro State College.
 

Walter L. Crimm

Principal, Walt Crimm Associates

Walt is an architect focused on working with museums and cultural institutions for over 30 years. Now, he is an independent consultant working with institutions to help them strategize and plan their capital projects and liaise with architecture firms providing typology expertise. He has published on museum planning and frequently presents his work nationwide. 

Alison Gilchrest

Program Officer, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Alison oversees the Mellon Foundation’s extensive grant portfolio for Art History, Conservation, and Museums in the Arts and Cultural Heritage funding program. Prior to joining Mellon, she held conservation and art historical research positions at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
 

Gregory M. Harvey

Senior Counsel, Montgomery McCracken
Gregory's legal practice focuses on First Amendment law and public election law. He has been awarded the James Madison Award from the Society of Professional Journalists (Philadelphia Chapter) and the Judge Learned Hand Human Relations Award of the American Jewish Committee and has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers for his distinguished career in trial practice. He is a Trustee of the Association for Public Art and of the Philadelphia Award.
 

Derek Jones

Executive Director, Atelier Art Services and Storage
Derek Jones is the Executive Director of Atelier, an art handling and storage company based in Philadelphia. Under his leadership, Atelier has experienced significant growth, adding more staff members and opening a new storage facility in Delaware.
 

Bruce Katsiff

Photographer; Retired, Director & CEO, James A. Michener Art Museum
Bruce served as Director & CEO of the James A. Michener Art Museum in Bucks County from 1989 to 2012, and he has 25 years of experience in college arts administration and teaching. Currently, he is active as an accreditation evaluator for the American Alliance of Museums, serves on the board of the Center for Wood Arts, and teaches in Drexel University's Museum Leadership graduate program. A fine arts photographer, his work has been exhibited in museums and galleries, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the George Eastman House, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Delaware Art Museum and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.
 

Debbie Hess Norris

Chair, Art Conservation Department and Professor of Photograph Conservation, Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation
Debbie began her career as an Assistant Conservator at CCAHA, where she worked from 1980-1984. She is now the Chair of the Art Conservation Department and Professor of Photograph Conservation at the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation. She chaired the AIC Ethics and Standards Committee that revised the Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice and she served as the president of AIC from 1993-1997. With numerous publications to her name, she has lectured and taught around the world.
 

Elisabeth Perez-Luna

News Director, WHYY
Elisabeth has been a radio producer for over 35 years. She was the executive producer and host of NPR’s Crossroads for its entire ten years of production. Elisabeth has contributed to All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Jazz Profiles. In 2003, she was named the News Director of WHYY-FM.
 

Stephen Perloff

Editor, The Photo Review and The Photograph Collector
Stephen is the founder and editor of The Photo Review and editor of The Photograph Collector. He has taught photography and the history of photography at colleges and universities throughout the Philadelphia area and received numerous awards, including the Sold Mednick Award for Photographic Education, the Vanguard Award from the Philadelphia Center for the Photographic Image, and the Colin Ford Award for Curatorship from the Royal Photographic Society. The PA Council on the Arts has awarded him two grants for arts criticism. His photographs have been exhibited across the country and he has curated many critically acclaimed exhibitions. 
 

Michele Stricker

Deputy State Librarian for Lifelong Learning, New Jersey State Library
Michele has worked at the New Jersey State Library for over ten years. As Deputy State Librarian for Lifelong Learning, she directs a team of library consultants. Prior to working at the New Jersey State Library, she was the Director of the Library Company of Burlington for 13 years. Michele was commended for her work with the State Library in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, stewarding the Ports in a Storm Summit. She serves as the chair of the New Jersey Cultural Alliance for Response. 
 

Page Talbott

Principal, Talbott Exhibits and Planning, and Senior Fellow, Center for Cultural Partnerships, Drexel University 
Page is Principal of Talbott Exhibits and Planning, a consulting firm specializing in exhibition planning for institutions and oversees interpretive planning projects for the Center for Cultural Partnerships at Drexel University. Page was previously the President of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and Associate Director and Chief Curator of the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary. A public historian and authority on early American decorative arts and interiors, she has curated, published, and lectured on a variety of subjects.