OMA Board of Directors

OMA Board President, Communications Committee Chair: Claire Blaylock is the Executive Director of the Clackamas County Historical Society. She manages operations for the organization's two properties: The Museum of the Oregon Territory and The Stevens Crawford Heritage House. Before moving to Oregon Claire earned her MA in History with a certificate in Public History from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and her BA in History from The College of Wooster. In addition to her academic experience Claire has a broad background in museum and non-profit work. As a consultant with History Associates, Inc. Claire served a collections processor, exhibit developer, and litigation researcher. She has worked on projects at The Smithsonian, National Archives and Records Administration, The Emily Dickinson Homestead, and the Trustees of Reservations. Claire was elected to the OMA Board in 2015.


OMA Board Vice President, Conference Committee ChairSarah Baylinson is the Collections Manager at the Bowman Museum in Prineville, OR. Previously, she was the Museum Manager at the Log House Museum in Seattle,WA. Sarah has worked in a variety of museum related fields including exhibit preparation for King Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs and fine art handling for Artech Fine Art Services. She has had the opportunity to work and volunteer with many Puget Sound museums including Hibulb Cultural Center, The Nordic Heritage Museum, and The Island County Historical Society. Sarah has a Certificate of Museum Studies from the University of Washington and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


OMA Board Treasurer: Randall Melton is the collection Curator for Tamastslikt Cultural Institute located on the Umatilla Indian Reservation.  he is an enrolled member of the Seminole nation of Oklahoma and a graduate of Eastern Oregon University with a B.S. in anthropology/sociology.  Randall has worked for Tamastslikt since 1996 and as the Collection Curator since 2004. Randall is also one of the mentors for Oregon Heritage Commission's MentorCorps. He's excited for the opportunity to work with other museum professions from across the state and provide a tribal and eastern Oregon voice to the conversation. Randall was elected to the OMA Board is 2014.


OMA Board Secretary: Amy Drake is the Curator of Special Projects at the Southern Oregon Historical Society in Medford. Amy has also spent time at the Mystic Seaport in Mystic, CT; Historic Deerfield in Deerfield, MA; and the Gaston County Museum in Dallas, NC. Amy earned her M.A. in History Museum Studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program in New York and her B.A. in History from Grinnell College in Iowa. Amy was elected to the OMA Board in 2011.


OMA Board Immediate Past President, Programs Committee Chair: Kathleen Daly has been a part of the museum field since 2004. Her experience includes registration, textile conservation and preventive care, collections management, membership and visitors services, and bookstore buying and management. She has worked with Exhibits Development Group, the Oregon Military Museum, Jantzen Sportswear Archives, Museum of the Oregon Territory, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Museum at FIT, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Benton County Historical Museum, and the OSU Textile Collection. Kathleen received her M.A. in Fashion and Textiles Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice, with a specialization in Textile Conservation from the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York; and her B.S. in Merchandising Management, with a Historic and Cultural Studies option from Oregon State University. Kathleen was elected to the OMA Board in 2011.




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Member-at-Large, Timothy Hecox: Tim is currently the Federal Grants Coordinator at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) in Portland, OR. Tim has been with OMSI for the past eight and half years with previous positions in Outreach and Museum Education, Exhibit and Program Development, and Project Management. Throughout his time at OMSI he has worked on a wide-variety of federally funded projects supported by the National Science Foundation, NASA, and the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Since 2014, Tim has been the co-chair for the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) Diversity Committee (DIVCOM) and actively involved with the Association for Science-Technologies Center’s (ASTC) Advocates for Diversity community of practice. Tim has a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Planning and Interpretation from Humboldt State University and five years of previous experience working as an Interpretive Ranger Naturalist for the National Park Service in Yosemite National Park. Tim was elected to the OMA Board in 2017.


Member-at-Large: Erika Leppmann is the Director of the Schneider Museum of Art and Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. Acting as Director since Fall 2011, Leppmann has curated almost a dozen exhibitions for SMA.  She was the chair of the photography program at Ohio University prior to moving to Ashland, and has taught at the University of Michigan, Oberlin College, and Bowling Green State University. As a visual artist, Leppmann has been awarded a Fulbright Senior Scholar Award to Iceland; an Arts Midwest/NEA Regional Individual Art Award; Individual Art Fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council and the Indiana Arts Commission; and many institutional grants for creative work and continuing education. Her work has been shown in numerous venues across the US and earned a number of awards. Leppmann holds two graduate degrees from the University of New Mexico and an undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon.


Member-at-Large, Elaine Murdy-Trucke: Elaine is Executive Director of the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum in Cannon Beach, OR. During her seven years there she has overseen a wide range of activities, including planning and executing special events, organizing the museum's historic archives and library, curating and researching exhibits, museum accessions, database maintenance, and contributing articles to local publications. Elaine graduated Cum Laude from Eastern Oregon University with dual degrees in Anthropology and Sociology with a focus on Museum Studies. She has served on the Boards of the Cannon Beach Children's Center (2012-14) and the Seaside Historical Society (2013-14). Elaine was elected to the OMA Board in 2017.


Member-at-Large, Dr. Lynn Federle-Orr: Having recently moved to the Northwest to join her husband in Hood River, Lynn is currently Executive Director of The History Museum of Hood River County. Previously Curator-in-Charge of European Art for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, she oversaw the permanent collection and galleries of San Francisco’s Legion of Honor. Lynn also served on the NEA’s Domestic Indemnification Program advisory panel. With a University of California Ph.D., she has lectured and published widely on the 17th and 19th centuries. Her most recent book Art Deco: 50 Works of Art You Should Know (Prestel) appeared in 2015. Her recent exhibitions/exhibition catalogue contributions include Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis (2013), Corps et Ombres: Caravage et le Caravagisme Européen (2012), The Cult of Beauty: The Victorian Avant-Garde (2011-12); back-to-back exhibitions from the Musée d’Orsay (2010-11); and Monet in Normandy (2006). While in the Bay Area, she was also invited to teach at Stanford University (Art and Art History Department and Continuing Studies Program), the University of California, Santa Cruz (Department of History of Art and Visual Culture), and the University of San Francisco (Department of Art and Architecture). Lynn was elected to the OMA Board in 2017.


Member-at-Large, Membership Committee Chair: Nicole Yasuhara is the Collections Manager at the Oregon Historical Society in Portland. Nicole graduated from University of Hawaii with a BA in Anthropology and then received her MA from George Washington University in Museum Studies with a focus on Collections Management. She has served at the Oregon Historical Society in many functions since 2008. Nicole was elected to the OMA Board in 2015.




 

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