Board

Meet the members of the Nebraska Museums Association Board. 

April White

President

G.W. Frank Museum
Kearney, NE 68849-7110
Phone: 308-865-8284
Email: [email protected]

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Micah Huyser

Vice President

Nebraska Prairie Museum
Holdrege, NE
Phone: 308-995-5015
Email: [email protected]

Margo Prentiss

Secretary

Cass County Historical Society
Plattsmouth, NE 
Phone: 402-296-4770
Email: [email protected]

Tammy Hendrickson

Treasurer

Custer County Museum
Broken Bow, NE
Phone: 308-872-2203
Email: [email protected]

Karen Keehr

Communications Editor

Cassi J. Mossburgh

Assistant Communications Editor

Boys Town Hall of History
Omaha, NE
Phone: 531-355-1187
Email: c[email protected]

Libby Krecek

Membership Chair & MPMA Representative

Omaha, NE 68108
Email: [email protected]

Becci Thomas

2026 Conference Host

Knight Museum and Sandhills Center
Alliance, NE
Phone: 308-762-2384
Email: [email protected]

Libby McKay

Area 1 Representative

Kelli Bacon

Area 1 Representative

History Nebraska
Lincoln, NE
Phone: 402-540-5847
Email: [email protected]

Casey Seger

Casey Seger

Area 1 Representative

Center for Great Plains Studies
Lincoln, NE
Phone: 402-472-6220
Email: [email protected]

Liz Boutin

Area 2 Representative

Douglas County Historical Society
Omaha, NE
Phone: 402-455-9990
Email: [email protected]

Cassi J. Mossburgh

Area 2 Representative and Assistant Communications Editor

Boys Town Hall of History
Omaha, NE
Phone: 531-355-1187
Email: c[email protected]

Eric Ewing

Area 2 Representative

Great Plains Black History Museum
Omaha, NE
Phone: 402-932-7077
Email: [email protected]

Chris Hochstetter

Area 3 Representative

Stuhr Museum
Grand Island, NE
Phone: 308-385-5316 ext. 206
Email: [email protected]

David Wolf

Area 3 Representative

Legacy of the Plains Museum
Gering, NE
Phone: 308-436-1989
Email: [email protected]

Katie Karr

Area 3 Representative

Hastings Museum
Hastings, NE
Phone: 402.461.2399 ext. 2715
Email: [email protected]

Erin Hauser

Immediate Past-President

Saunders County Historical Society
Wahoo, NE
Phone: 402-443-3090
Email: [email protected]

Kelli Bacon

Past President

History Nebraska
Lincoln, NE
Phone: 402-540-5847
Email: [email protected]

Audrey Kauders

Past President

Museum of Nebraska Art, Retired
Kearney, NE
Email: [email protected]

Becci Thomas

Immediate Past President

Knight Museum and Sandhills Center
Alliance, NE
Phone: 308-762-2384
Email: [email protected]

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

Becky Matticks, 2023-2024
Stuhr Museum

Erin Hauser, 2021-2022
Saunders County Historical Society

Kelli Bacon, 2019-2020
History Nebraska

Becci Thomas, 2017-2018
Knight Museum and Sandhills Center

Audrey Kauders, 2015-2016
Museum of Nebraska Art, Retired

Kathy Aultz, 2013-2014
Douglas County Historical Society

Ken Schroeder, 2011-2012
Strategic Air and Space Museum

Sarah M. Polak, 2005-2010
Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center

Tom Lynch, 2003-2004
Boys Town Hall of History

Deborah Arenz, 2001-2002
Museum of Nebraska History
Nebraska State Historical Society

John Schleicher, 2000-2001
McGoogan Library of Medicine
University of Nebraska Medical Center

John Chapo, 1999-2000
Lincoln Children’s Zoo & Botanical Gardens

John Schleicher, 1997-1998
McGoogan Library of Medicine
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Lynne Ireland, 1996-1997
History Nebraska, Retired

Phil Kwiatkowski, 1995-1996
Hastings Museum

Sandi Yoder, 1991-1992, 1993-1994
Stuhr Museum

Dr. Hugh Genoways, 1990-1991
University of Nebraska State Museum, Retired