Museum Staff & Board of Trustees

Museum Staff & Board of Trustees

Supporting OMAA are a hardworking staff, a dedicated board of directors, and many generous volunteers whose combined efforts make the work of the museum possible.

Board of Trustees & Museum Staff

Board of Trustees

  • Carol Leary, PhD. President
  • Edward J. Newberry, Esq. Vice President
  • Karyn Scharf Morin Treasurer
  • Allyson M. Cavaretta, Esq. Secretary
  • Ashley Benecchi
  • Richard Benefield
  • George Burns, Esq.
  • Elizabeth Cutler
  • Cynthia Fenneman
  • Annie de Cossy Forsyth
  • Barry Henry
  • Philip Lovejoy
  • Colin March
  • Javier Marin
  • Matt McTighe
  • Philip Morgan
  • Ann Ramsay-Jenkins
  • Nancy Ramsey
  • Pamela Sawyer
  • John Shapiro
  • Charles Smith, MD

Trustees Emeriti

  • Carole J. Aaron
  • Timothy B. Ellis
  • David J. Mallen
  • Michael Kenslea
  • Nicholas S. Strater

Museum Staff

Meet the Senior Team:
Amanda Lahikainen is the Executive Director of OMAA. Dr. Lahikainen has over twenty years of experience in art and museums. She earned a PhD in the history of art and architecture from Brown University and is the author of the book Money and Materiality in the Golden Age of Graphic Satire (University of Delaware Press, 2022) as well as peer-reviewed articles and book reviews in numerous journals including Art BulletinArt History, Print Quarterly, and Studies in Romanticism. In addition to completing fellowships at The Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, The Paul Mellon Centre in London, the Huntington Library in San Marino, CA, the Lewis Walpole Library at Yale University, and the Swann Foundation for Caricature and Cartoon, Dr. Lahikainen has lectured widely in the US and abroad. She was formerly a tenured professor of art history and the Art Department Chairperson at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, MI, where she developed a great interest and expertise in finance, strategic planning, and institutional visioning. She joined OMAA in 2020.

Devon Zimmerman is the Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. His research focuses on transatlantic networks that fueled modernism in art and design. Zimmerman has held various positions at the Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. He curated or co-curated the exhibitions Deconstructing Power: W. E. B. Du Bois at the 1900 World’s Fair (2022–23)Networks of Modernism, 1898–1968 (2023)Ever Baldwin: Down the Line (2023); and Spontaneous Generation: The Art of Liam Lee (2023). He is also the curator of several exhibitions, including Anthony Cudahy: Spinneret and Lee Krasner: Geometries of Expression (both 2024). He edited and contributed to the catalog Ever Baldwin: Down the Line (2023) and Anthony Cudahy: Spinneret (2024) and has been published in journals such as Modernism/modernity. Zimmerman received an MA from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University and a PhD from the University of Maryland, College Park.

David Cunningham is the Director of Advancement. Cunningham holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from The American University of Paris and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Sculpture from Parsons Paris. During his ten-years in France, he also pursued studies in drawing and printmaking at The École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Paris. Leveraging over 25 years of experience in the fashion industry, Cunningham previously directed worldwide scouting and strategy at IMG Models. While at IMG, both in Paris and NYC, Cunningham signed and nurtured many of the industry’s top talents. He played a pivotal role in generating new revenue streams and oversaw media partnerships with prominent networks, streaming platforms, and esteemed print publications such as Vogue and W magazine. Additionally, he was the driving force behind several significant health, education, and charitable initiatives. He now resides in York, ME and is excited to join the OMAA team and play a vital role in advancing the museum’s mission and fortifying its important place in American art. 

Amanda Lahikainen, PhD
Executive Director
Sarah Johnson
Assistant to the Executive Director
Curatorial, Collections and Education
Devon Zimmerman, PhD
Curator of Modern and Contemporary American Art
Theresa Choi
Assistant Curator
Andy Ritzo
Collections Specialist
Sophie Cordery
Education and Community Outreach Fellow
Administration & Operations
David Cunningham
Director of Advancement
Ellie Sapat
Advancement and Membership Manager
Carrie Kelly
Visitor Services Manager
Marketing/Public Relations inquiries
Gardens & Grounds
Carol Woodman and John Prendergast
Landscape Designers
Maurice Hebert
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