Executive Board

Caitlyn Perry Dial
Director of Development
MSU Libraries
East Lansing
dialcait at msu dot edu

Vice President
Dominick Miller
Chief of Marketing
Mackinac State Historic Parks
Mackinaw City/Mackinac Island
MillerD44 at michigan dot gov

Lisa Plank
Executive Director
Lowell Area Historical Museum
lplank at lowellmuseum dot org


Patrick McKay

Museum Manager
Rochester Hills Museum at VanHoosen Farm
Rochester Hills
mckayp at rochesterhills dot org

Jason Dake
Director of Education
Ford House
Grosse Pointe Shores
jdake at fordhouse dot org

MMA Board of Directors
2024 Meeting Schedule

All meetings are 1:00 – 3:00 pm
and held via Zoom unless noted otherwise

January 19: Zoom

April 25: All-day, in-person (Rochester Hills)

July 19: Zoom

September 20: Zoom

October 21: In-person (Kalamazoo)

November 15: All Day, In-person (TBD)


Sanam Aldag
Manager of Technology Library
University of Michigan-LSA Technology Services
Ann Arbor
sanama at umich dot edu

Christina Hirn ArseneauDirector
Niles History Center
HCDirector at nilesmi dot org

George Bayard
Executive Director
Grand Rapids African American Museum and Archives
Grand Rapids
bayardgallery at aol dot com

Nathan Kemler
Director of Galleries and Collections
Grand Valley State University Art Gallery
kemlern at gvsu dot edu

Emily Lanctot
Director and Curator
Northern Michigan University’s DeVos Art Museum
elanctot at nmu dot edu

Megan McAdow
Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum
University Center
MMcAdow at svsu dot edu

Melanie Parker
Ilitch Holdings
parkerms515 at gmail dot com

Ken Yarsevich
Advertising Specialist
Michigan Economic Development Council/Travel Michigan
yarsevichk at michigan dot org


Lisa Craig Brisson

Executive Director
lcbrisson at michiganmuseums dot org

Melissa Ford

Communications Coordinator

mford at michiganmuseums dot org

Yitzack Balmaceda

Membership and Development Assistant
ybalmaceda at michiganmuseums dot org

Phone: 313-334-7643

Our office hours are 9:00 a.m.  to 3:00 p.m., 

Monday through Thursday.

(Left to Right) Melissa Ford, Lisa Craig Brisson, Yitzack Balmaceda

Grant Support Policy

The Michigan Museums Association (MMA) will not provide organizational letters of support to members for grant requests unless MMA is directly involved in the project.

Approved: 11-16-18

The Michigan Museums Association is supported in part by an award from the Michigan Arts and Culture Council

Thank you to our Partners!

Michigan Museums Association       313-334-7643       PO Box 5246, Cheboygan, MI 49721      lcbrisson@michiganmuseums.org

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