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Working under the direction of the NEA Executive Board is a series of short-term and long-standing committees and task forces. All committee/task force participants are NEA members and are appointed by the Board and may utilize a shared workspace wiki. For access, contact NEA’s Web Administrator

Please visit NEA’s contact page for a full listing of NEA volunteers who are available to answer questions by subject. Contact information for specific committee members is also available by searching the membership directory. An organizational chart of the roles within NEA may also be viewed .

If you are interested in volunteering for a position within NEA contact the Immediate Past President, who serves as chair of the Nominating Committee.

Click on a committee name to jump to the list of volunteers below:

Archival Advocacy Award Committee
No current members

Audio-Visual Professional Development Award Subcommittee
No current members

Communications Committee - Description
Chair: Sarah Shoemaker (March 2017 - March 2020)
Kelli Bogan: Web Administrator (August 2017 - August 2020)
Michelle Chiles: Web Content Manager (March 2017 - March 2020)
Surella Seelig: Social Media Coordinator (January 2017 - January 2020)
Caroline White: Copy Editor (March 2017 - March 2020)
Abigail Cramer, Board Representative, Member-at-Large

Distinguished Service Award Committee
No current members

Education Committee - Description
Co-chair: Erik Bauer (April 2017- April 2020)

Co-chair: Andrea Belair (January 2018 - April 2020)
Elizabeth Roscio (Spring 2014 - June 2017)
Alfie Paul (May 2015 - April 2018)
Jessica Steytler (March 2017-March 2020)
Rachel Cohen (March 2017-March 2020)
Rebecca Parmer (March 2017-March 2020)
Abigail Cramer, Board Representative, Member-at-Large

Haas Award Committee
Board Representative, Member-at-Large
Hale Award Committee
No current members

Inclusion and Diversity Committee
- Description
Co-chair: Rosemary Davis
Co-chair: Rose Oliveira

Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies Editorial Board - Description and Plan
William Ross
James Roth
Sarah Shoemaker

MA History Conference Archives Track Committee 2016
Beth Carroll-Horrocks
Xaviera Flores
Christina Tanguay
Nicole Topich

Meeting and Travel Scholarship Committee
Chair: Abigail Cramer, Board Representative, Member-at-Large
Liz Francis, Board Representative, Member-at-Large
Silvia Mejia, Board Representative, Member-at-Large
Jessica Sedgwick, Board Representative, Member-at-Large

Membership Committee - Description
Co-Chair: Pamela Hopkins (February 2016 - February 2019)
Co-Chair: Heather Mumford (January 2016-January 2019)
Sarah Hayes (January 2016 - January 2019)
Daniel McCormack (October 2014 - October 2017)
Nicole Topich (October 2014 - October 2017)
Pat Webber (September 2013 - September 2016)
Elizabeth Slomba, Membership Secretary (June 2017 - June 2020)
Jessica Sedgwick, Board Representative, Member-at-Large

NEA Newsletter Editors - Description
Betts Coup, Session Reports (April 2017 - April 2020)
Sally Blanchard-O'Brien, Inside NEA / This Season in NE History Editor (April 2017 - April 2020)
Claire Lobdell, Reviews Editor (January 2016 - January 2019)
Sean Parke, New and Notes/Calendar Editor (October 2015 - October 2018)
Jessica Sedgwick, Board Representative, Member-at-Large
Nominating Committee
Chair: Colin Lukens
Adrienne Pruitt
Lisa Long Feldmann
Megan Schwenke
Peter Nelson
Sarah Demb

Program Committee – Spring 2018
Co-Chair: Rachel Chatalbash
Co-Chair: Bonnie Marie Sauer
Michael Brenes

Bob Clark
Rosemary K. J. Davis
Helice Koffler
Amber LaFountain
Jeanne Lowrey
Rose Oliveira
MEgan Oliver
Jacqueline Rider
Anna Robinson-Sweet
Jenny Swadosh
Camila Tessler
Andrea Belair, Education Committee Liaison
Annie Tummino, Education Committee Liaison
Jessica Sedgwick, Board Representative, Member-at-Large

Regional Archival Associations Consortium Representative
Jessica Sedgwick

Roundtable Liaison
John Campopiano, Board Representative, Member-at-Large

Susan J. Von Salis Student Meeting and Travel Scholarship Committee
No committee members at this time

Volunteer Legal Advisor
Kyle K. Courtney, Esq.

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