President 

Audrey Kauders
Museum of Nebraska Art
2401 Central Avenue
Kearney, NE 68847
phone 308-865-8559
email kaudersas@unk.edu

Vice-President 

Becci Thomas
Knight Museum and Sandhills Center
908 Yellowstone
Alliance, NE  69301
phone 308-762-2384
email museum@cityofalliance.net

Secretary

Lynne M. Ireland
Nebraska State Historical Society
PO Box 82554
1500 R Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
phone 402-471-4758
email lynne.ireland@nebraska.gov

Treasurer 

Trisha Nelson
Nebraska State Historical Society
PO Box 82554
1500 R Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
phone 402-471-4760
email trisha.nelson@nebraska.gov

Communications Editor

Karen Keehr
Nebraska State Historical Society
P.O. Box 82554
1500 R Street
Lincoln, NE 68501-2554
phone 402-471-4750
email karen.keehr@nebraska.gov

Program Chair

William F. Stoutamire, Ph.D.
Director, G.W. Frank House
University of Nebraska at Kearney
2010 University Dr.
Kearney, NE 68849-7110
phone 308 865-8284
email stoutamirewf@unk.edu
Twitter @wstoutamire

Membership Chair

Libby Krecek
Lauritzen Gardens
100 Bancroft Street
Omaha, NE 68108
phone 402-346-8948
email l.krecek@omahabotanicalgardens.org

MPMA Representative

William F. Stoutamire, Ph.D.
Director, G.W. Frank House
University of Nebraska at Kearney
2010 University Dr.
Kearney, NE 68849-7110
phone 308 865-8284
email stoutamirewf@unk.edu
Twitter @wstoutamire

Area 1 Representatives
Kelli Bacon
Nebraska State Historical Society
P.O. Box 82554
1500 R Street
Lincoln, NE 68501-2554
phone 402-471-4766
email kelli.bacon@nebraska.gov

Margo Prentiss
Cass County Historical Society
646 Main Street
Plattsmouth, NE 68048
phone 402-296-4770
email ccohsm@windstream.net

 Erin Hauser
Saunders County Historical Society & Museum
240 North Walnut Street
Wahoo, NE 68066
phone 402-443-3090
email saunderscomuseum@hotmail.com
Area 2 Representatives
Kathy Aultz
Douglas County Historical Society
5730 N. 30 St, #11B
Omaha, NE 68111
phone 402-455-9990
email director@DouglasCoHistory.org

Matt Orand
Omaha Children’s Museum
500 South 20th Street
Omaha, NE 68102

phone 402-342-6164
email 
morand@ocm.org

Tom Simons 
Joslyn Art Museum
2200 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68102-1292
phone 402-661-3860
email tsimons@joslyn.org
Area 3 Representatives
Crystal Werger
Dawson County History Museum
805 N. Taft Street
PO Box 369
Lexington, NE 68850
phone 308-324-5340
email: info@dchsmuseum.com

Becky Matticks
Hastings Museum
1330 N Burlington Ave
Hastings, NE 68901
phone 402-461-4629
email rmatticks@hastingsmuseum.org

William F. Stoutamire, Ph.D.
Director, G.W. Frank House
University of Nebraska at Kearney
2010 University Dr.
Kearney, NE 68849-7110
phone 308 865-8284
email stoutamirewf@unk.edu
Twitter @wstoutamire

Area Representative Job Description

Principal Duties

  • Represent all NMA and non-NMA professionals, volunteers, and institutions to the NMA Board of Directors; report constituents concerns, issues, trends, etc.
  • Serve as liaison for communicating information from the Board of Directors to professionals, volunteers, and institutions in his/her congressional district.
  • Identify needs for training, seminars, etc. and participate in the design and implementation of programs to meet these needs.
  • Host one meeting annually for all museum professionals and volunteers in his/her area.
  • Serve as the emergency contact person with the NMA for disaster relief help.
  • Represent constituents at legislative hearings on issues approved by the NMA Board of Directors.

Supplemental Duties

  • Area representatives need to coordinate coverage of their congressional district to provide the most effective service to their constituents.
  • Disaster preparedness training.
  • Financial assistance for mailings, travel, phone calls, etc.

Past Presidents

Kathy Aultz
Douglas County Historical Society

Ken Schroeder
Strategic Air and Space Museum

Sarah M. Polak
Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center

Tom Lynch
Boys Town Hall of History

Deborah Arenz
Museum of Nebraska History
Nebraska State Historical Society

John Schleicher 
McGoogan Library of Medicine
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Lynne Ireland 
Nebraska State Historical Society

Dr. Hugh Genoways
University of Nebraska State Museum, Retired