The Museum Group welcomes four new members! We are thrilled to have these talented professionals joining our ranks.

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Salvador Acevedo is vice president of strategy at Scansion, where he focuses on museums and communities, helping them develop strategies for truly intercultural futures. Prior to joining Scansion, Salvador founded and led Contemporanea, where he worked to increase cultural participation and audience diversification for his clients.

Charmaine Jefferson serves clients through Kélan Resources by integrating art, history, culture, business, and diversity into the DNA of education, community, philanthropy, and public and private collaborations.  Most recently, Charmaine was the executive director of the California African American Museum, and previously was deputy and acting commissioner of New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs and the executive director of the Dance Theatre of Harlem.

Paul Orselli
has worked to create inventive and playful museums and exhibits for over 35 years. He is the President and Chief Instigator at POW! (Paul Orselli Workshop, Inc.) an exhibit design and development company. Paul has consulted on museum projects throughout North America, Europe, and the Middle East. He has also been the editor and originator of the four best-selling Cheapbooks, published by ASTC, and has served on the board of NAME.

Estevan Rael-Galvez is a creative strategist who works with clients to develop and realize innovative and transformative frameworks, practices, and initiatives.  Most recently, Estevan was senior vice president of historic sites for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and previously was the executive director of the National Hispanic Cultural Center and the state historian for New Mexico.

At the same time, we congratulate Anne Bergeron as she moves to associate status. Anne is the inaugural managing director of the Brown University Arts Initiative. She explains that she will be establishing “all of the systems and processes that are going to undergird the success of the initiative.”