Board of Directors


Casey Coleman
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Washington, DC
colemanca@sec.gov
President (2019-2020): Casey A. Coleman is the Electronic Records Manager 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). 


Caryn Wojcik, MILS, CA
Senior Records Analyst
Michigan Records Management Services
wojcikc@michigan.gov

President-Elect (2019-2020): 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.  She was elected to the NAGARA presidential track in 2019.


Patricia C. Franks, PhD, CA, CRM, IGP
MARA Program Coordinator
Professor, School of Information
San Jose State Univeristy
patricia.franks@sjsu.edu
Vice President (2019-2020): 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. 

 
Bethany Cron
Senior Records Management Policy Analyst
National Archives and Records Administration (Ann Arbor, MI)
bethany.cron@nara.gov
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
Senior Project Officer
Library and Archives Canada
marissa.paron@canada.ca 
Secretary (2018-2020): 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.


Rebekah Davis
Limestone County Archives
102 W. Washington St. 
Athens, AL 35611
rebekah.davis@limestonecounty-al.gov
Immediate Past President (2019-2020): Rebekah Davis is the Archivist of the Limestone County Archives in Athens, Ala., where she is responsible for all aspects of preservation of and access to Limestone County, Ala.'s historic government and private collection records, as well as community outreach efforts of the Limestone County Archives. At the Archives, she has implemented records processing, digitization, and online sharing programs; overseen preservation efforts to include a full facility renovation; formed partnerships with related history and community organizations to improve preservation of and access to historic records; and incorporated these records into regular local history publications, history and genealogy presentations, special exhibits and events, and establishment of local history monuments.  Davis has served as Vice-President and President of the Society of Alabama Archivists and board member of the Athens-Limestone Community Association. She previously was a reporter and editor for The News-Courier and The Cullman Times. She earned her bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of North Alabama.


Tara Bell
Technical Information Specialist
U.S. Geological Survey Great Lakes Science Center
tbell@usgs.gov
Federal Government Representative (2019-2021): Tara Bell is a Technical Information Specialist for the U.S. Geological Survey's 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
k-williams@nga.gov
Federal Government Representative (2018-2020): 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
Information Governance Manager
Office of the Governor of Texas
angela.ossar@gov.texas.gov
State Government Representative (2019-2021): Angela Ossar is the Information Governance Manager at the Office of the Governor of Texas. In this role, she develops records management and information security policies, maintains the retention schedule, and administers the training and awareness program. Prior to joining the OOG in 2015, Angela served state agency and local government customers statewide as an analyst at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Angela began her career in archives, 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 before becoming a records management professional. 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
kris.stenson@state.or.us

State Government Representative (2019-2021): Kristopher Stenson is Interim Manager, Records Management, & Administrator for the Oregon Records Management Solution at 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
Jennifer.Haney@co.warren.oh.us
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
anne.frantilla@seattle.gov
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.


Jennifer Green, CA
Archivist
The City of Oklahoma
200 N Walker Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
jennifer.green@okc.gov
At-large Representative (2019-2021): 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.