Siobhan Hagan (President & CEO): Siobhan was born and raised in Maryland and holds her M.A. in Moving Image Archiving and Preservation (MIAP) from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She has worked in a variety of collecting organizations throughout her career, including the UCLA Library, the National Aquarium, and the Smithsonian Institute. She is currently the Project Manager of the Memory Lab Network at the DC Public Library. She has been active as a member of the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA): she is currently co-chair of the Local TV Task Force, was a chair of the Regional Audio-Visual Archives Committee from 2013-2018, and was an AMIA Director of the Board from 2015-2017.

Jennifer Ferretti (Treasurer) has her background in fine art photography and a Masters of Science in Library and Information Science from Pratt Institute. She is currently the Digital Initiatives Librarian at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and has over eight years of experience working in libraries, museums, and archives. Jenny is a Maryland native and has started the local BLAM (Baltimore Libraries, Archives, and Museums) Collective.

Eva Grizzard (Secretary) is a native Baltimorean with a background in fine art, and is currently the Senior Archivist at the Museum of Science. She has previously worked at the Northeast Document Conservation Center as well as the Rockefeller Archive Center. Eva obtained her undergraduate and MLIS+Archival Studies certificate in New York City.

Natalie Cadranel: While not geographically local, Natalie brings 15-years of experience in capacities ranging from technology, development, and operations strategist to strategic partnerships for national and international nonprofit organizations focusing on advancing human rights. She obtained her Masters in Information Management and Systems from UC Berkeley and is  founder and director of OpenArchive and Foundscapes.

Jasmyn R. Castro is a Media Conservation & Digitization Specialist at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History & Culture, and a graduate of the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation master’s program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Before attending NYU, she received an A.A. in Film and Television Production from RCC: Toronto Film School, and a B.A. in Film and Women’s Studies from SUNY: Empire State College. She is a member of the Association of Moving Image Archivists, and creator of the African American Home Movie Archive; an online aggregate of African American home movie collections in the United States. Her research interests include access, community archiving in underserved communities, digital asset management, and amateur film; with special attention paid to home movies.

Taylor McBride is a Video and Digital Preservation Specialist for the Smithsonian Institution’s DAMS, an active Co-Chair of the Association of Moving Image Archivists’ Small Gauge and Amateur Film Committee, and a 2012 graduate of NYU’s MIAP program. Taylor also has worked in various other archives within the Smithsonian, including the Anacostia Community Museum Archives and the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections.

John Pettit is a multi-media artist and a native of Philadelphia. He holds an MA in Public History and is the Assistant Archivist at Temple University Libraries’ Urban Archives. John is also a member of the video collective, Termite TV, and a musician that plays in projects including the band Callowhill and the ‘Ruins of Friendship Orchestra’ as part of the ‘Pine Barrens’ evolving documentary film project.

Steven Villereal is a 2009 NYU MIAP graduate and is the Audiovisual Conservator in the Preservation Services department at the University of Virginia Library, where he oversees the reformatting of legacy media materials as well as consulting on the preservation and curation of born-digital production projects.

 

Former Board Members

Margaret Rorison is a curator and filmmaker from Baltimore, Maryland and was on the founding MARMIA Board from 2016-2018. She works with language, sound, and imagery to create installations, films, and live 16mm projections. She holds an MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and is the co-founder and curator for the experimental film series, Sight Unseen.

 

 

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