National Heritage Responders

Is an emergency (such as a natural or man-made disaster) affecting your institution? Call our response team 24/7 at
202-661-8068.  

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Need help from a conservator? Call 202-452-9545 or use our Find a Conservator tool.


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The American Institute for Conservation
of Historic & Artistic Works
1156 15th Street NW, Ste. 320
Washington, DC 20005

202.452.9545
202.452.9328 (fax)

General Inquiries:  email at info@conservation-us.org

Hours of Operation
9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except for government holidays and closings


Direct your Correspondence

Association (AIC)
General Information - info@conservation-us.org
AIC Membership Questions & Assistance - membership@conservation-us.org
Publications Questions, Orders, & Claims - publications@conservation-us.org
Annual Meeting Queries - annualmeeting@conservation-us.org
Advertising & Sponsorship Interest - advertise@conservation-us.org

Foundation (FAIC)
General Information - foundation@conservation-us.org
Grant & Scholarship Information - faicgrants@conservation-us.org
Professional Development Courses & Workshops - courses@conservation-us.org
Collections Assessment for Preservation Program - cap@conservation-us.org
Sponsorship Interest - advertise@conservation-us.org


AIC & FAIC Staff Members


Linda Budhinata

AIC & FAIC Finance Manager*

Linda BudhinataLinda joined AIC/FAIC in May 2015. Over the past 16 years, Linda served as Financial and Administrative Officer for Heritage Preservation, where her responsibilities included administering grants, preparing financial reports, working with senior management to develop annual budgets, preparing for the annual audit, and providing human resources support. Linda has a Bachelor of Science with an emphasis in Finance and Marketing from the University of Oregon, and an MBA with an emphasis in Finance, from the University of California.

Contact me about:

  • Accounting and Finance Questions
  • Send membership & account queries to info@conservation-us.org

 email
 202.661.8067



 Emily Conforto
CAP Program Assistant*

Emily ConfortoEmily joined FAIC in July 2016 as the Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) Program Assistant. She holds a bachelor's degree in Art History and History from The College of New Jersey, and recently graduated with her master's in Art History from The George Washington University. Since moving to DC, Emily has worked and interned at several local museums including the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, The Phillips Collection, Hillwood Estate Museum and Gardens, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Emily splits her time between FAIC and the Smithsonian National Postal Museum, where she is a Museum Technician in the Collections Department.
Contact me about:


email
202.750.3437


Tiffani Emig

CAP Program Coordinator*

Tiffani EmigTiffani joined the team in June 2016 to coordinate FAIC’s administration of the Collections Assessment for Preservation Program (CAP). Previously, she served as Director of Market Operations for the Boston Public Market during the nonprofit's development and opening year. She has also served as Curator of Collections at Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area in Pittsburgh, PA. Tiffani received a BA in History from Denison University and an MA in Archival, Museum, and Historical Editing Studies from Duquesne University. In her free time, she enjoys all things related to food. 
Contact me about:


 email
 202.750.3346



Melissa Ezelle

Development Associate*

Melissa EzelleMelissa joined FAIC in March 2016 as the Development Associate.  Recently, she was the Director of Community Partnerships at The Arc Prince George’s County, an organization providing programming and support for differently-abled adults.  Melissa worked in the Day Services division, spearheading a dynamic program that developed community-based partnership programming in arts, theater, and dance.  She helped to grow the partnership program exponentially in her time at The Arc, and coordinated several art exhibitions and public performances that celebrated the creative endeavors of adults with developmental disabilities. Prior to her work at The Arc, Melissa worked for several years in Philadelphia as the Assistant Director of Oasis Arts & Education.  She is an active staff member of Maryland's Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, an arts organization devoted to the preservation of printmaking, book arts, and papermaking, through workshops, artistic residencies, and outreach opportunities. Melissa teaches courses in printmaking in her spare time at Pyramid, in addition to creating her own handmade prints. She graduated in 2004 with an MFA from Ohio University.

Contact me about:

  • Donations
  • Supporting FAIC
  • FAIC Newsletter

 email
 202.661.8070



Carmina Lamare-Bertrand

Communications Associate

Carmina Lamare-BertrandCarmina joined AIC in July 2016. She works with Bonnie Naugle to coordinate the production of AIC News and JAIC, and serves as point person for advertising and member email communications. 

Contact me about:

  • JAIC
  • AIC News
  • Advertising

 email
 202.661.8066



Katelin Lee

Membership and Marketing Associate

Katelin LeeKatelin joined the AIC team in May 2015 as Meetings Associate and transitioned to Membership and Marketing Associate in July of 2016. She serves as the staff liaison to AIC's Specialty Groups and select committees and networks. Katelin also manages AIC's social media presence, provides technical support for abstract submission, and assists with publication and web advertising sales. Katelin has experience in a variety of fields, including technology research, textile and garment design, and elementary education. She is also a freelance costume designer and has designed for theatrical companies in Virginia, DC, and NYC. She is a graduate of The College of William and Mary with a BA in History and Theatre and holds a master’s degree from NYU in Visual Culture and Costume Studies. She enjoys watching nature documentaries, photographing historic sites, and hockey.

Contact me about:

  • Specialty Groups
  • Advertising
  • Membership queries
  • Abstract submission
  • Social Media

 email
 202.661.8063



Bonnie Naugle

Communications & Membership Director

Bonnie NaugleBonnie Naugle joined AIC in June 2012. As Communications & Membership Director, she manages AIC’s print and online publications, including AIC News, the Journal of the American Institute of Conservation, and annual meeting print materials; and oversees the membership team. She also manages AIC’s website and FAIC's web resources, and coordinates the blog and wiki. Bonnie earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and a Master of Public Administration degree. Originally from Atlanta, she was a copy desk chief at a daily newspaper before serving as web and technology coordinator at Georgia State University's policy school. She is also a freelance editor and designer for a variety of publications. Bonnie worked for Sterling Publishing in New York City for more than four years, and moved to the D.C. area in 2012. She enjoys reading science fiction and learning about new music.

Contact me about:

  • AIC News Articles
  • JAIC Submissions
  • Publications
  • Email blasts
  • Blog
  • Wiki
  • Website
  • CoOL (Conservation OnLine)
  • Note: Please contact Eryl Wentworth with press inquiries

 email
 202.661.8064



Eric Pourchot

Institutional Advancement Director*

Eric PourchotEric Pourchot joined FAIC in 2001 to initiate FAIC’s professional development program, which offers workshops throughout the United States, a series of web-based courses, and tutorials on conservation science, as well as an array of scholarships and grants. His duties also include grant writing and other development work. He was Marketing Director for the Emelin Theatre in New York and for Shakespeare & Co. in Massachusetts. Later, he served as Director of Theatre at Long Island University and managed distance learning programs for Old Dominion University. He holds a Ph.D., MFA, and BA in theatre and a Master of Business Administration. He has published articles on Romanian theatre, including entries for the Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance.

Contact me about:

  • Grants & Scholarships
  • National Heritage Responders
  • Education Programming

 email

 202.661.8061



Sarah Saetren

Education Associate*

Sarah SaetrenSarah joined FAIC in September 2015 to support the array of professional development and scholarship programming offered by the Foundation. Sarah graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 2014 with a MA in Museum Studies. She has worked with a variety of arts organizations including Levine Music, Hillwood Museum, Estate and Gardens, Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center, and Bay Area Discovery Museum. She holds a BFA in Art Education from the University of Arizona, with a studio emphasis in photography. Sarah is from the San Francisco Bay Area and enjoys cooking (and eating), traveling, and being outdoors - especially with her Beagle, Dexter.

Contact me about:

  • Education Programming
  • Workshop Logistics 
  • Workshop Applications & Registration
  • Grants & Scholarships

 email
 202.661.8071



Ruth Seyler

Meetings Director

Ruth Seyler is the Meetings Director. After working from several other DC based association she started at AIC in 2005. She manages all annual meeting components for AIC. In addition she is a point-person for AIC advocacy efforts. As part of her position, she is able to work with conservators on issues facing the field and to assist them in networking with related professionals.  She enjoys the opportunities to interact with our members and to learn about their current projects.  She holds an undergraduate degree from Smith College and a Master’s Degree from American University.

As the daughter of a native Washingtonian, she enjoys living and working in DC and is involved in efforts to preserve Washington’s historic buildings. 

Contact me about:

  • Annual Meeting
    • Program
    • Logistics
    • Registrations
    • Questions
  • Internal Advisory Group
  • Advocacy
  • Angels Project/Outreach

 email
 202.661.8062



Jessica Unger

Emergency Programs Coordinator*

Jessica (Jess) joined FAIC as its Emergency Programs Coordinator in May 2015. Prior to joining FAIC, Jessica was Director of External Affairs for Heritage Preservation, and their Emergency Programs Assistant before that. Jessica studied historical archaeology at the College of William and Mary, earning her BA in Anthropology. She went on to study Public Humanities at Brown University, and has worked at historic house museums, anthropology museums, and in state government. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys reading, attending concerts, and learning about DC's statuary.

Contact me about:

  • Emergency Programs
  • National Heritage Responders

 email

 202.661.8069



Eryl P. Wentworth

Executive Director*

Eryl Wentworth has served as the Executive Director of AIC and FAIC  since 2004, following a museum career spanning over 20 years. Her most recent museum position, held for six years, was Director of The Octagon, Museum of the American Architectural Foundation, a museum of architecture and design and an 1801 National Historic Landmark. Prior to moving to Washington, DC, Eryl spent ten years as Assistant Director and Director of Exhibitions & Special Projects at The Valentine, an urban history museum in Richmond, VA. While there, Eryl supervised the restoration and management of the Wickham-Valentine House, an 1812 National Historic Landmark, and served as principle coordinator for Valentine Riverside, a project to renovate four buildings and install indoor and outdoor exhibitions on an 8-acre site at the Tredegar Iron Works, a National Historic Landmark. With an M.A. in anthropology and museum training and a background in conservation, Eryl has supported the care of collections throughout her career by working with conservators to plan and implement major re-housing, storage, treatment, and exhibition projects and by securing federal and private foundation grants for preservation and conservation projects. Eryl has served as a panelist for NEH challenge grants and preservation and access grants, along with IMLS conservation project support grants, and has served on the boards of both local and national nonprofit organizations.

Contact me about:

  • Press Inquiries
  • Board Elections
  • Board Relations
  • the Foundation

 email
 202.661.8060



Ryan Winfield

Membership Coordinator

Ryan WinfieldAfter graduating from Mary Washington College in 2004 with a BA in art history and historic preservation, Ryan moved to DC, where he got his first job working for a small association management firm. After that he worked at a national arts advocacy organization before coming to AIC in the summer of 2007 as its Membership Assistant. Since then, he has moved on to become Membership Coordinator.

Ryan likes living in DC where he enjoys learning about its history, its local politics, and its public transportation system. In his spare time, he likes to cook, travel, and finish the many DIY projects he has going on in his apartment.

Contact me about:

  • Membership Questions
    • Password Resets
    • Profile Updates
    • Renewals
    • Listserve Subscriptions
    • Memberfuse
  • Find a Conservator tool
  • Position Listings
  • Officer Elections
  • Specialty Group Pages
  • Ad Opportunities
  • Store Orders
  • Publication Claims

 email
 202.661.8065

*Several staff members work for both AIC and its Foundation. An asterisk denotes staff who spend half or more of their time working with the Foundation.