The Chair presides at meetings of the Planning Committee, prepares and distributes agendas of meetings, reports on Planning Committee meetings to the general DVAG membership, prepares a column for each issue of the Arranger, and appoints members and chairs of ad-hoc committees. 1 year following Vice-Chair year.


Caroline Hayden (term began January 2020)
Learning Organization Librarian
LaFrance Corp.
One LaFrance Way
Concordville, PA 19331

The Vice-Chair serves as Chair if the Chair is unable to perform the duties of the office, heads Program Committee responsible for scheduling DVAG meetings, and provides write-ups of DVAG meetings for the Arranger.Elected, 1 year then takes Chair.

Vice Chair:
Erica Harman
(term began January 2020)
Manager, Archives and Records
Eastern State Penitentiary
2027 Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19130

The Secretary records and distributes minutes of the Planning Committee meetings. Elected (odd years), 2 years, renewable 1 term.

Mary Hanes (term began January 2020)
Collections Management Librarian
Historical Medical Library
19 South 22nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

The Treasurer reviews and keeps the financial records of DVAG, manages DVAG finances and bank account, prepares reports, and files any forms required by state or federal government on behalf of DVAG. Elected (odd years), 2 years, renewable 1 term.

Shaun Kirkpatrick (term began 2020)
Corporate Archivist
Chubb Archives
436 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Communications Manager

The Communications Manager collects and distributes information on interest to DVAG membership via the DVAG blog and social media. The Communications Manager is also responsible for web-hosting, web design, and other website management. Elected (even years), 2 years, renewable 1 term.

Communications Manager:
Beaudry Allen (term began January 2021)
Preservation and Digital Archivist
Villanova Distinctive Collections
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19085

Membership Coordinator
The Membership Coordinator maintains membership records, provides applications and membership information, e-mails membership renewal notices. Elected (even years), 2 years, renewable 1 term.

Membership Coordinator:
Sara Borden, CA
(term began 2019)
Rowan University Archives and Special Collections
Campbell Library, Third Floor
201 Mullica Hill Rd.
Glassboro, NJ  08028

The Archivist is responsible for records scheduling, maintaining DVAG records during tenure, and transferring records of enduring value to the DVAG records collection at Temple University as appropriate. Appointed (even years), 2 years, renewable 1 term


At-Large Members
The At-Large Members attend committee meetings and participate in planning and decision-making processes for DVAG activities. Appointed, 2 years, renewable ongoing

Alex Palma (term began 2020)
Carpenters’ Hall
320 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Robert McInnes (term began 2021)
Research and Archives Services Librarian                                                                                                           Westminster Theological Seminary

2960 Church Road Glenside, PA 19038                                                                                                     

Past Chair:

Kelsey Duinkerken (term began January 2019)