CCAHA

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  • 264 South 23rd Street  
  • Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Administrative

Our Administrative Staff oversees billing, personnel, development, and marketing for the Center. 

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Michelle Eisenberg

Deputy Director

Michelle Eisenberg joined CCAHA as Deputy Director in 2017. She provides support for a variety of administrative and operations functions, and assists with business analysis and planning for new initiatives.

Prior to joining CCAHA, Michelle worked at Schultz & Williams, a consulting firm serving the nonprofit sector. Michelle directed operations for the firm’s development and interim staffing lines of service, overseeing business development, project management, and talent acquisition. She also served as a consultant on fundraising studies and strategic planning projects, and provided long-term campaign staffing and grantwriting services. Michelle was formerly Associate Director of Temple University’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute and held several development roles at the National Constitution Center. She has a BA in History from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Temple University.

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Amy Heuer

Manager of Marketing & Engagement 

Amy Heuer is responsible for CCAHA’s publications, including Art-i-facts, a newsletter of ideas and information relevant to the conservation world, and FOCUS, a monthly publication highlighting specific treated objects. She also manages the website, sends e-newsletters, and manages CCAHA's social media.

Amy received her BA in Classics and Archaeology from Brown University. She holds a Master’s degree in Medieval English with an emphasis on Old English and Old Norse literature from the University of Oxford. Prior to joining CCAHA, she interned at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art in their Ancient Art and Education departments.

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Laura Hortz Stanton

Executive Director

Laura Hortz Stanton is Executive Director of CCAHA. Laura assumes this role after having served seven years as CCAHA’s Director of Preservation Services. In this position, she conducted vulnerability and needs assessments, formulated disaster plans for museums, libraries, and other institutions, and taught preservation classes. Under her leadership, the Preservation Services Department implemented and presented educational programs on preservation planning across the country. She is the Vice Chair of the American Institute for Conservation’s (AIC) Collections Care Network, is a member of the AIC Conservation Emergency Response Team, and is an active member of the Field Services Alliance of the American Association for State and Local History.

Laura previously served as the Curator of Collections at the Siouxland Heritage Museums in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where she managed a significant collection of historic artifacts. She received her BA in Anthropology and Archaeology from Temple University and her MA from the Museum Studies Program at the Cooperstown Graduate Program.

Read our 2015 interview with Laura here.

  • Mary Anne Manherz

Mary Anne Manherz

Director of Administration & Operations

Mary Anne Manherz holds an Associate Degree in Business Management from the Philadelphia School of Office Technologies.

She has held several positions since she joined the staff of CCAHA in 1986, including Membership Secretary and Administrative Assistant. In her position, she oversees all office activities, including client relations, project tracking, and billing. In addition, she is responsible for human resources activities, payroll processing, and facilities management and maintenance.

Read our 2011 interview with Mary Anne here.

  • Molly Silbernagel

Molly Silbernagel

Registrar 

Molly Silbernagel oversees the accession and preparation of objects to be treated and coordinates the final steps of packing and return to clients. She is also responsible for tracking objects during their time at CCAHA, and for arranging insurance and shipping and receiving details.

Molly holds a BFA from Tyler School of Art with a major in painting and a minor in art history. Her background is in collections management and administration. 

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Lee Price

Director of Development

Lee Price joined the CCAHA staff in September 2001. Previously, he worked as a fundraising consultant for cultural and human services organizations. 

As Director of Development at CCAHA, he has directly assisted a number of important cultural organizations with the development of major grant proposals, including the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary Commission, the University of Pennsylvania, the State Library of Pennsylvania, the Society of the Cincinnati, and the New Jersey State Archives. He wrote the fundraising column, “Bringing in the Money,” for Public Libraries, the bimonthly journal of the Public Libraries Association, and has served as a grant reviewer for the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Read our 2007 interview with Lee here.

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Edie Tanis Brenna

Records & Client Services Administrator

Edie Tanis Brenna supports and promotes CCAHA’s administrative activities and conservation teams by overseeing the maintenance of project records and through the execution and coordination of client services.

Edie earned a BFA in metal and jewelry design from the Tyler School of Art. Early in her career, she worked in manufacturing on Philadelphia’s Jeweler’s Row and created window displays for Urban Outfitters. She maintained a Northern Liberties studio and exhibited work in national juried craft shows including the Smithsonian Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Armory in New York City. For several years, she worked in circulation and technical services at various libraries, and as the Administrative Manager at Abington Art Center. Edie maintains her current studio in East Falls where she creates mixed media jewelry and wall pieces.