Andrew manages the CNY Regional NYCON Office based in Otsego County and its activities, serving as a resource for nonprofits in the region, including Otsego, Delaware, and Chenango Counties, as well as the Syracuse, Utica and Binghamton regions. He facilitates three Capacity Building Grant Programs. He provides support and administration for three Nonprofit Executive Directors Groups and the NY Nonprofit Executive Directors Network. His expertise is in the museum sector with a focus on marketing and fund development. He possesses a master's in museum studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program. He is also a licensed insurance broker, with Council Services Plus, with extensive knowledge in the areas of general liability and employee benefits.
Working in museums for more than twenty years, Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko has been a museum director since 2001. Prior to joining the Abbe Museum as president/CEO in 2009, Cinnamon was the director of the General Lew Wallace Study & Museum in Crawfordsville, Indiana where she led the organization to the National Medal for Museum Service in 2008.
A passionate advocate for museums – their successes and their needs – and small museum expert, she is a frequent presenter at national museum meetings and is often asked to comment on national museum issues. At the Abbe, Cinnamon co-leads their decolonization initiative and develops policies and protocols to ensure collaboration and cooperation with Wabanaki people. In 2016 Cinnamon gave her first TEDx talk on “We Must Decolonize Our Museums” which may be viewed at www.tedxdirigo.com. And, she recently appeared on Museopunks.
Cinnamon served as a board member and later as treasurer for the American Association for State and Local History (2008-2014) and was the founding chair of their Small Museums Committee. She is the treasured for the Maine Humanities Council board and a member of the Smithsonian Affiliates Advisory Council. In 2015, Cinnamon was elected to the American Alliance of Museums board of directors. That following year, Cinnamon became treasurer of the AAM and serves on their strategic planning committee and is a liaison to the Council of Regions.
She is also a passionate community volunteer. Cinnamon serves on the board of the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce (former chair), is the former vice president of the Hub of Bar Harbor, and is an advisor to the Island Housing Trust.
In 2004, the Indiana Historical Society published Cinnamon’s first book The Art of Healing: The Wishard Art Collection. She is the co-editor of the Small Museum Toolkit, a six book series, published by Altamira Press in 2012. In addition to editing, she authored the chapters on strategic planning and fundraising tactics. Her recent book, Museum Administration 2.0, a popular textbook, was published in July 2016 by Rowman & Littlefield. She is the author and contributor to numerous articles and book chapters.
Cinnamon holds a BA in anthropology and art history from Purdue University, and is a graduate of the University of Arkansas (Fayetteville) MA program in anthropology with a specialization in museum studies. Additionally, she is a 2004 graduate of the Seminar for Historical Administration (now the History Leadership Institute) and joined as a faculty member in 2014. Visit her LinkedIn profile.
Long Island Children's Museum
Suzanne LeBlanc has 44 years of experience in the children’s museum field. Prior to joining Long Island Children’s Museum (LICM) 14 years ago, she served in leadership positions at children’s museums in Boston, Brooklyn, and Las Vegas. She currently serves as President of the Board of Directors of the Museum Association of New York (MANY) and as a member of New York State Regents Museum Advisory Council. She has served as Vice President of the Association of Children’s Museums and President of Nevada Museums Association.On Long Island, Suzanne has been a member of the Community Advisory Council of the Junior League, and a member of the Early Years Institute Advisory Committee. She was chosen as one of the “50 Most Influential Businesswomen of Long Island” by the Long Island Business News. In November 2012, LeBlanc received the National Medal for Museum and Library Service at the White House on behalf of LICM. In September 2008, Suzanne testified before Congress at a hearing that examined the unique role that museums and libraries play in strengthening communities.
Suzanne has been published numerous times in museum journals, and consults, teaches, and presents at conferences on a variety of topics. Suzanne earned an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Lesley College in Cambridge, MA and a B.S. in Journalism and Photojournalism from the School of Public Communication at Boston University.
Museum Association of New York
Erika Sanger joined MANY after serving twelve years as the Director of Education at the Albany Institute of History and Art. There, she provided vision for the development of programs for adults, children, schools, and families, focusing on object-based learning and digital initiatives. She has led the institute’s “digital renaissance,” most notably with the launch of a new website and creation of interpretative strategies around hand-held digital devices and interactive media.
Sanger has gained her extensive arts experience through positions held at renowned institutions including the International Center of Photography, the Jewish Museum, the New-York Historical Society, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and the Asheville Art Museum in Asheville, NC. She served as Director of Development at Penland School of Crafts in Western North Carolina, where she was actively engaged in the region’s artists’ community, and participated in the design and implementation of campaigns for capital and endowment funds. She has also developed program assessments with Harvard University’s Project Zero, the NC Center for the Advancement of Teaching, and with the education department at the University at Albany. Programs produced under her direction have received funding from major organizations, including the Institute for Museum and Library Services and the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities.
Sanger holds a B.F.A. from Clark University, in Worcester, MA, and an M.A. from New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.
Great Camp Sagamore
Garet joined Sagamore as executive director in 2013. For 25 years, he led museum education efforts at The Farmers; Museum and New York State Historical Association in Cooperstown and the Shelburne Museum in Vermont. His Sagamore position combines his lifelong passion for history, the Adirondack backcountry, and museums. He first came to Sagamore in 1988 with his wife, Mary, for cross-country skiing, and has returned in a number of roles including board member and volunteer. When not at his desk in the Conference Building, Garet can be found walking the Sagamore trails, camera in-hand.
Tanya Butler Holder
Associate Director of Administration
Long Island Children's Museum
Tanya Butler Holder is the Associate Director of Administration at the Long Island Children’s Museum. She began her career in museums in 2005, when she joined LICM. Prior to becoming Associate Director of Administration, Tanya worked primarily in the President’s office and managed special projects. Her current role has her working closely with LICM’s President and serving as a liaison for the Board of Trustees as well as the added responsibilities of overseeing the operations of the Museum Store and of the Birthday Party program. Among her many roles, Tanya was named the lead for LICM’s process in the Cultural Competence Learning Institute (CCLI) and, along with LICM’s CCLI team, she has helped to bring cultural competence top of mind in her institution. Recently, she had the opportunity to represent LICM as a New York Community Trust Leadership fellow. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and African American Studies from Wesleyan University
Director of Education and Visitor Experience
Long Island Children's Museum
Aimee Terzulli joined LICM in 1993 as a college intern and has worked in museum education for the past 25 years. She is currently the Director of Education & Visitor Experience at the Long Island Children's Museum. After graduating from the Fashion Institute of Technology with a fine arts degree and from Long Island University, C.W. Post with an education degree, she taught at both the elementary and high school levels. She has developed and coordinated many educational school, outreach, and public programs at LICM. She has considerable experience with cultural programs and working alongside scholars, tradition bearers and community members to provide rich educational experiences for families. She is currently serving as an advisor for the Cultural Competence Learning Institute, collaboratively designed and implemented by Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose, Association of Science-Technology Centers, Association of Children’s Museums, and Garibay Group.
Hillarie Logan-Dechene’s career has been about building the capacity of non-for-profit organizations. As The Wild Center’s Deputy Director she is responsible for much of the daily operation of the museum as well as membership, development, and overseeing the programs, marketing and customer service teams. After studying at The American University in Paris and earning her BA from the State University of New York at Albany, she worked in private sector marketing and public relations and then joined the Development Department at the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake where she worked for more than sixteen years. She progressed from Development Assistant to the Director of Institutional Advancement. Upon leaving the Adirondack Museum in 2006, Logan-Dechene became the Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Paul Smith’s College, a private college in the Adirondacks. Logan-Dechene left the college in 2010 to take on the role of Director of Philanthropy at The Wild Center and led the Center through a successful $23 million fundraising campaign. In January 2018, she was named Deputy Director.
Logan-Dechene is also an adjunct professor in the Arts Administration Program at Skidmore College, and has been an invited guest lecturer at Syracuse University, SUNY Adirondack and NYU.
Logan-Dechene is Chair of Governor Cuomo’s New York State Commission on National and Community Service, which administers the AmeriCorps program in New York State and is an active board member the Museum Association of New York, and past board member of Adirondack Health Foundation. She has a Masters of Arts in Nonprofit Leadership and Community Sustainability from Skidmore College.