HAPA Board

President - Brian Failing
Brian Failing grew up in Lisle, IL and received his B.A. in History and Urban & Suburban Studies from North Central College in 2014. He was part of the 2014-2015 Historical Administration class and is currently the Executive Director of the Aurora Regional Fire Museum in Aurora, IL

Vice President - Lynne Smaczny
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Secretary - Anna Studstill
Anna Studstill serves as the Program Director at the Edmond Historical Society & Museum in Edmond, Oklahoma. She was a member of the HA Class of 2011-2012. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Art History and History at Washington University in St. Louis in 2010. While attending Washington University, Anna interned at the Missouri History Museum in the Education department where she discovered her passion for museum work and museum education.
 
Treasurer - Phillip Mohr
Philip Mohr is Curator at the Des Plaines History Center. He previously worked as an intern at the Illinois Regional Archives depository, the Maine State Museum, and the National Churchill Museum. He holds a BA in History from Westminster College, MO, and two MAs in Historical Administration and American History from Eastern Illinois University.
 
Member-at-Large, Finance - Nicholas Klein
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Member-at-Large, Membership - Stevy Hernandez

Stevy Hernandez currently works at the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum and LA Brea Tar Pits & Museum as an Educator. She was part of the HA Class of 2013-2014. Prior to this position Stevy worked at the John D. Cooper Archaeological and Paleontological Center in Orange County, California where she was the Assistant Curator of Archaeology where I worked with HA alumn Jeannine Pedersen-Guzman. Stevy is a native of California.

Member-at-Large, Symposium - Amy Ramsland
Amy Ramsland is part of the HA class of 2015-2016. She is heading to Boulder, UT to work at the Anasazi State Park Museum to complete her required internship. Before coming to EIU, she loved working as a museum educator at Naper Settlement. She has a BA in archaeology and spent two summers excavating in Ashkelon, Israel.
 
Digital Outreach Coordinator - Claire Eagle
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Newsletter Editor - Meagan Patterson
Amy Wywialowksi is a member of the HA Class of 2014-2015. She also graduated with her undergraduate degree from Eastern.

Past President - Saige Jedele
A proud Michigander, Saige Jedele was born in Flint and graduated with a degree in history from the University of Michigan. She completed Eastern Illinois University's Historical Administration program in 2009. Today, she is Assistant Curator, Special Projects at The Henry Ford.