Board of Directors

NAGARA’s Board of Directors is made up of 13 individuals, including five Officers (President, President-Elect, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary) and eight Directors (two federal government archives and/or records administrators; two state government archives and/or records administrators; two local government archives and/or records administrators; one at-large director who represents other institutions, members, and professional interests, and one Immediate Past President).
The Board meets virtually on the second Thursday of each month from 1PM - 2PM EST. Board meetings are open to any active NAGARA member. If you are a member who wishes to attend a NAGARA Board Meeting, please e-mail for more information, login details, etc. Minutes from past Board Meetings are accessible to active members logged in to the website here.

Caryn Wojcik, MILS, CA
Senior Records Analyst
Michigan Records Management Services

President (2020-2021): Ms. Wojcik has worked for the State of Michigan since 1996.  She is responsible for developing Retention and Disposal Schedules for public records, information governance initiatives, and training government employees about best practices for records management.  Ms. Wojcik received both her bachelor’s degree in history (1993) and her master’s degree in information and library science (1995) from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  She is a Certified Archivist (received 2001).

Ms. Wojcik participated in many grant projects funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), including the SDSC Archivists’ Workbench project, the Michigan RMA Pilot Project, the PERM Project, the PAT Project and the DCAPE Project.  She wrote and taught the SAA DAS course, “Appraisal of Electronic Records.”  

Ms. Wojcik was secretary to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators (NAGARA) between 2003-2012.

Patricia C. Franks, PhD, CA, CRM, IGP
MARA Program Coordinator
Professor, School of Information
San Jose State Univeristy
President-Elect (2020-2021): Dr. Patricia C. Franks is professor and program coordinator for the Master of Archives and Records Administration degree in the School of Information at San José State University. She is a Certified Archivist, Certified Records Manager, and Information Governance Professional as well as a member of ARMA International’s Company of Fellows. Franks is co-editor of the Encyclopedia of Archival Science, the Encyclopedia of Archival Writers, 1515-2015, and the International Directory of National Archives. She is author of Records and Information Management now in its second edition. 

As a member of the InterPARES Trust research program (2013-2019) she led projects in Social Media and Trust in Government and Retention and Disposition in the Cloud. Franks received a PhD in Organization and Management from Capella University, an MA in Social Science from Binghamton University, and a BS in Business Education from Bloomsburg University. 

Jennifer Green, CA
The City of Oklahoma
200 N Walker Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Vice President (2020-2021): Jennifer Green is the archivist for The City of Oklahoma City. As part of the Office of City Clerk, she maintains the records retention schedule and conducts records management training and policy review for all departments. Jennifer also preserves and provides access to permanent records and conducts research for public record requests. She previously worked as manuscript archivist for the Oklahoma Historical Society. Jennifer is dedicated to providing access to government records and advocating for preservation of government records on the municipal level in Oklahoma. 

Jennifer holds a Master’s degree in Library Science and an BA in History from the University of Oklahoma. Jennifer is a member of the Oklahoma Historical Records Advisory Board, the Oklahoma Museums Association Disaster Recovery Network and is a founding member of the Oklahoma Archivists Association. 

Bethany Cron
Senior Records Management Policy Analyst
National Archives and Records Administration (Ann Arbor, MI)
Treasurer (2019-2021): Bethany Cron is a Senior Records Management Policy Analyst at the National Archives and Records Administration. She is a member of the Records Management Policy and Outreach Section within the Office of the Chief Records Officer. Her team has produced guidance on electronic messages, social media records, cloud computing, and email archiving applications. She is a graduate of the School of Information at the University of Michigan (MSI, Archives and Records Management) and DePaul University (BA, History). She currently serves as chair of the Records Management Section for the Society of American Archivists.

Marissa Paron
Analyst, Digital Policy Oversight and Reporting, Office of the Chief Information Officer 
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat / Government of Canada
Secretary (2020-2022): Marissa Paron is a Senior Project Officer, Recordkeeping Strategies, within the Government Records Initiatives Division of the Archives Branch at Library and Archives Canada (LAC), and has over 16 years of public service experience with the Government of Canada. Her current position involves providing strategic advice on the management of government records by federal institutions in support of LAC acquisition of government archives, and developing operational policies and tools for that purpose. She began her career in information management at LAC in 2007 as a Government Records Archivist responsible for appraising, acquiring, arranging, describing and providing access to the archival records of numerous federal government departments and agencies. In addition to holding a Bachelor of Arts in French, a Certificate in French Translation Studies, and a Master of Arts in Canadian Studies from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, Marissa holds a Digital Archives Specialist certificate from the Society of American Archivists.

Marissa is registered with the Standards Council of Canada as Secretary to Canada’s Mirror Committee to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) / Technical Committee (TC) 46 – Information and documentation / Subcommittee (SC) 11 – Archives and records management. She has served as Vice-President and President of the Board of Directors of the Archives Association of Ontario, and previously held membership to the Association of Canadian Archivists.

Casey Coleman
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Washington, DC
Past-President (2020-2021): Casey A. Coleman is the Branch Chief for Records Operations for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Prior to joining the SEC, he served on records management oversight and policy teams in the Office of the Chief Records Officer at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). He is an alumnus of the University of Florida (BA, History), the University of Vermont (MA, History), and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (MA, Communication Arts-Film Studies and MA-LIS, Library and Information Studies). 

Tara Bell
Technical Information Specialist
Great Lakes Science Center
Federal Government Representative (2019-2021): Tara Bell is a Technical Information Specialist for the Great Lakes Science Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She is responsible for developing and implementing the records, data, and library management program at the Center. Tara is a member of multiple Bureau-wide working groups that focus on data management and is a co-lead for the Data at Risk Working Group, which aims to identify and preserve legacy data. Tara has a BA in Public History from Western Michigan University and a MS in Information with an emphasis in Archives and Records Management from the University of Michigan. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, hiking, salsa dancing, crafting, and going to estate sales - usually with a cup of tea in hand.   

Kathleen Williams
Chief of Archives
National Gallery of Art
Federal Government Representative (2020-2022): Kathleen M. Williams is Chief of Archives at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC where she directs the institutional archives program. Prior to joining the National Gallery in 2017, she was the Executive Director of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), the grant-making arm of the National Archives. Williams served at the NHPRC beginning in 2004, first joining the staff as its Deputy Director before being named its Director in 2008.

Before joining the National Archives, she spent over twenty years as an archivist in private and public museums. She served for ten years at the Smithsonian Institution as a member of the senior staff of the Smithsonian Institution Archives, including service as its Archives Division Director.  Her career has included ten years as archivist at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, where she began the archives program. Her career in archives began in 1982, serving for two years as assistant archivist at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.  

Williams has a BA in history from the College of the Holy Cross.   She studied archives and history as a graduate student at the University of Maryland, and received an MA in arts and cultural administration from Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland. She was named an SAA Fellow in 2015.

Angela Ossar, CRM
Records Management Officer
The University of Texas System
State Government Representative (2019-2021): Angela Ossar is the Records Management Officer for the University of Texas System. In this role, she develops records management policies and procedures, oversees records management metrics, manages the records retention schedule, trains staff, and serves as a resource to System Administration and UT institutions. Prior to joining the UT System in 2021, Angela was the Records Management Officer for the Office of the Governor. She has also served state and local customers statewide as an analyst for the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Angela began her career as an archivist, holding positions at the Southern Historical Collection (UNC-Chapel Hill), Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising, & Marketing History (Duke University), and University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries. She holds an MSLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a Certified Records Manager.

Kristopher Stenson
Oregon State Archives
800 Summer St. NE
Salem, OR 97310

State Government Representative (2019-2021): Kristopher Stenson is State Records Manager for the Oregon State Archives, where he works with state and local government agencies to proactively manage their electronic records securely and efficiently in a centralized ERMS environment. He is a frequent presenter at government agencies and their association meetings, focusing primarily on topics surrounding technology and electronic records. Kristopher is a strong advocate for a proactive approach to records management and archives, and is passionate about helping others get past their own technological and administrative hurdles. 

Kristopher previously worked as the Electronic Records Archivist for the Illinois State Archives, and has been an active member of the Council of State Archivists’ State Electronic Records Initiative since its inception. In 2018 he served on NAGARA’s Digital Rights Management working group and contributed to its report. Kristopher holds a Master’s degree in Library Science from Indiana University and an MA in History from Washington State University.

Jen Haney Conover, MA
Records Manager/Archivist
Warren County Records Center & Archives
Local Government Representative (2019-2021): Jen Haney Conover is the Director of Records Management/Archives for Warren County, Ohio, where she has overseen all aspects of the county’s records management, archival and microfilm/imaging operations since 2013.  Jen received her B.A. in history with a minor in music history from Miami University, and completed her graduate education at Wright State University with a M.A. in Public History. Jen is active in the Ohio County Archivists & Records Manager Association, Society of Ohio Archivists, and the Miami Valley Archives Roundtable. Prior to coming to Warren County, Jen worked at the AFRO History Office at Wright Patterson AFB, the Greene County Room in Xenia, Ohio and in library access services at the University of Dayton. In her spare time, she is an active runner, completing 2-3 half marathons a year, loves live music and spending time with her husband Brian, daughter Lottie, and labradoodle, Striker.

Anne Frantilla
Director, City Archives & Records Management Program
Seattle Municipal Archives & Records Management
Local Government Representative (2019-2021): Anne Frantilla is Director of Archives, Records Management and Public Disclosure in the Office of the City Clerk at the City of Seattle. A native Seattle-ite, she has been at the City of Seattle since 1999. She did her undergraduate work at the University of Washington, and received her MLS and an MA in History from the University of Michigan.  Previously, she has worked at the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan, and began her career as archivist for Burroughs Corporation.

Meaghan Fukunaga
Deputy Director for Electronic Records
Indiana Archives and Records Administration (IARA)

At-Large Representative (2020-2021): Meaghan Fukunaga is the Deputy Director for Electronic Records at the Indiana Archives and Records Administration (IARA). Prior to working at IARA she was the Digital Projects Manager for the Indianapolis Public Library. She is an alumnus of Beloit College (BA), Harvard University (MA), and the University of Michigan (MSI).