Officers & Committee Members

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.

Hillary S. Kativa
 (term began August 2016)
Curator of Photographic and Moving Image Collections
Othmer Library of Chemical History
Chemical Heritage Foundation
315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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:
Ken Cleary 
(term began September 2016)
Special Collections Research Center
Temple University Libraries
Philadelphia, PA 19122

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

Jessica Hoffman
 (term began 2016)
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Historical Research Center

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.

Hoang Tran
 (term began 2016)
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA)
128 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

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:
Jasmine Clark (term began 2017)
Samuel L. Paley Library
1210 Polett Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19122

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:
Shaun Kirkpatrick 
(term began 2017)
436 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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

Theresa Altieri Taplin
(term began April 2017)
The Union League of Philadelphia
140 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19102

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

Chrissie Perella (term began 2017)
The Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
19 South 22nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Kelsey Duinkerken (term began 2016)
Special Collections and Digitization Librarian
Thomas Jefferson University
1020 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Past Chair:
Christiana Dobrzynski Grippe
 (term began 2014)