ca. 1974 American Universities Field Staff Faces of Change film series : Bolivia Produced by Norman Miller and filmed by Hubert Smith and Neil Reichline Norman Miller Film Collection, National Anthropological Film Collection, Smithsonian Institution

Board + Staff

As AMIA’s governing body, the Board focuses on the organization’s mission, strategy, resources, and goals.

Elected by the membership, AMIA’s nine member board serve as volunteers steering the organization towards a sustainable future through sound governance and financial management policies, as well as making sure the organization has adequate resources to advance its mission.  AMIA’s staff works closely with the Board, committees, and members to implement the mission.

Board Of Directors

Rachael Stoeltje

Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive

AMIA President (2021-2023)

Established the Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive in 2010 and has served as its director since the founding. She also writes about film; has co-created a global training and outreach program; and has planned and managed IU's mass film digitization project.

Randal Luckow

WarnerMedia

AMIA Treasurer (2020-2022)

Randal is currently Director of HBO Archives, and in the past has been a Digital Archivist, and Sr. Director of Metadata & Media Services at Turner, and a Manager at DreamWorks, SKG Archives.

Taylor McBride

Smithsonian Institutiion

AMIA Secretary (2020-2022)

Taylor McBride is the Multimedia Specialist for the Smithsonian Institution’s Digital Asset Management System, supporting DAMS users and workflows with a focus on video and digital preservation as well as SI’s Collections DAMS Integration System, which bridges the DAMS with Collections Information Systems across the Institution. Taylor has an MA in Moving Image Archiving and Preservation from NYU.

Antonella Bonfanti

UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

AMIA Board of Directors (2020-2022)

Currently the film collection supervisor for UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Antonella has served on the Board of Directors of the Center for Home Movies, has been involved in countless Home Movie Days, served on AMIA projects and committees including the Archival Screening Night Group, and co-organized/led 35mm Archival Projection Workshops.

Daniela Currò

Ca’ Foscari University of Venice

AMIA Board of Directors (2021-2023)

Currently teaching Visual Culture at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, and working as an archival consultant, Daniela has held positions at Haghefilm laboratories in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Museo Nazionale del Cinema in Turin, Italy, George Eastman Museum in Rochester, NY, and most recently as Director of the Italian national film archive, Cineteca Nazionale at Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, in Rome, Italy.

Brian Meacham

Yale Film Archive

AMIA Board of Directors (2021-2023)

As Managing Archivist at the Yale Film Archive, Brian oversees acquisition, inspection, cataloging, preservation, and access for the archive's film collection. Brian began work in the field at the Harvard Film Archive, worked at the Academy Film Archive, has been a member of the Executive Committee of the International Federation of Film Archives since 2015, and teaches a graduate course on film archiving in the Yale Film & Media Studies program.

CK Ming

National Museum of African American History & Culture

AMIA Board of Directors (2020-2022)

CK Ming works at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture as a Media Conservation and Digitization Specialist. Previously they were the Archivist and Project Manager at the South Side Home Movie Project. They are currently a director of the board for the Center for Home Movies and Chair of the AMIA Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship Program Task Force.

John Polito

Audio Mechanics

AMIA Board of Directors (2020-2022)

John graduated with honors from Stanford University specializing in digital audio signal processing and composition at CCRMA (Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics).  In 1993 he founded Audio Mechanics, working on restoration, editing, and mastering projects for music, film, television, and legal industries. He has also worked in conjunction with the FBI on forensic cases and has been called upon as an expert witness. 

Wendy Shay

AMIA Board of Directors (2021-2023)

Wendy Shay, one of AMIA’s founders, spent 35 years as an audiovisual archivist at the Smithsonian Institution’s Human Studies Film Archives and the National Museum of American History Archives Center. She retired in 2017, but continues to be active in the field.

Juana Suárez

NYU Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program

AMIA Board of Directors (2020-2022)

Director of the NYU Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program, Juana Suárez. came to MIAP with nearly 20 years of experience teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. With a group of colleagues and alliances resulting from the MIAP Archival Exchange Program (APEX), she is working on arturita.net, a collaborative digital humanities project that aims to enhance the flow of media archival dialogue between Latin American countries, and Latin America and the world.

Code of Conduct Liaisons

The Code of Conduct reflects AMIA’s commitment to provide an environment in which diverse participants may learn, network and enjoy the company of colleagues in an environment of mutual human respect – in all spaces, including online, at events, in committee work, or list serves.

The 2022 Code of Conduct Board Liaisons will be appointed in December, 2021.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Liaisons

Committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion as core values, each year the Board asks for volunteers and appoints a Board member(s) to serve as the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Liaison. The liaison ensures that AMIA continues in its goal to cultivate an environment in which a multiplicity of voices are sought, listened to, and respected, and in which the development of cultural competence is a priority.

The 2021 Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Liaisons are CK Ming, Director of the Board, and Juana Suárez, Director of the Board.

Board Liaisons

Each Board member serves as a liaison with AMIA’s Committees, working groups, and task forces. Board Liaisons provide a clear and direct line of communication between chairs and the Board, bringing committee issues to the Board and Association issues to the committees when needed, and assisting with quarterly and annual reports, rosters, and other needs of the committees.

Staff

Laura Rooney

Managing Director

lrooney@amianet.org

Kristina Kersels

Events and Operations Manager

Kkersels@amianet.org

Beverly Graham

Membership Manager

Bgraham@amianet.org

Contact the Board at
AMIAPresident@amianet.org
or at AMIA@amianet.org

AMIA Office
1313 Vine Street
Los Angeles, CA 90028
323.463.1500
amia@amianet.org

Please note that during the COVID pandemic, the office is closed and staff are working remotely.