AIC's Board of Directors

AIC's Board of Directors are elected by AIC members. The nominees are selected from AIC's peer-reviewed members by the Nominating Committee.

Each board member has a different area of oversight for the organization. This chart shows how the AIC board and staff are organized.  



Ms. Margaret Holben Ellis
Ms. Margaret Holben Ellis
(President)
Chair; Eugene Thaw Professor of Paper Conservation 
NYU Institute of Fine Arts, Conservation Center
New York, NY
United States
Email: mhe1@nyu.edu

Ms. Suzanne Davis
Ms. Suzanne Davis
(Vice President)
Curator and Head of Conservation
Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
Ann Arbor, MI
United States
Email: davissL@umich.edu

Ms. Sue Murphy
Ms. Sue Murphy
(Secretary)
Preservation Consultant
Austin, TX
United States
Email: suemurphy2@mac.com

Ms. Sarah Barack
Ms. Sarah Barack
(Treasurer)
Adjunct, Conservation Center
SBE Conservation LLC
South Orange, NJ
United States
Email: smbarack74@gmail.com

Ms. Brenda Bernier
Ms. Brenda Bernier
(Director, Communications)
James Needham Chief Conservator, Head of Weissman Preservation Center and Collections Care
Harvard Library, Weissman Preservation Center
Cambridge, MA
United States
Email: brenda_bernier@harvard.edu

Mr. Thomas J. Braun
Mr. Thomas J. Braun
(Directors, Committees, Networks, and Task Forces)
Head of Conservation and Senior Objects Conservator
Minnesota Historical Society
Saint Paul, MN
United States
Email: tom.braun@mnhs.org

Ms. Molly C. Gleeson
Ms. Molly C. Gleeson
(Director, Professional Education)
Schwartz Project Conservator
Penn Museum
Philadelphia, PA
United States
Email: mgleeson@upenn.edu

Ms. Sarah E. Melching
Ms. Sarah E. Melching
(Director, Specialty Groups)
Silber Director of Conservation
Denver Art Museum
Denver, CO
United States
Email: semelching@denverartmuseum.org

Ms. Eryl P. Wentworth
Ms. Eryl P. Wentworth
(Ex Officio Member)
Executive Director
American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
Washington, DC
United States
Email: ewentworth@conservation-us.org