Maria R. Estorino Dooling has joined the HistoryMiami Museum's senior leadership team as the new vice president of museum collections. Estorino Dooling comes to the museum with more than fourteen years of experience in collections management and programming. Helen Wong Smith was appointed executive director of the Kaua'i Historical Society in August 2015. Previous positions include Pacific Island Network archivist for the National Park Service and Hawaiian Collection librarian at the University of Hawai'i at Hilo. SAA Fellow Joe Anderson, director of the Niels Bohr Library and Archives (NBL&A) and associate director of the Center for History of Physics at the American Institute of Physics (AIP), retired November 30. His position was endowed as the R. Joseph Anderson Directorship of NBL&A in 2013. He joined AIP in 1993 after working at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Yale University, and the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies in Philadelphia. Since 1998, AIP's Grants to Archives program has funded processing of physics/allied science collections at repositories worldwide. NBL&A is recognized internationally as an innovative leader in the archives of modern science and continues to forge relationships between the physics, archives, and history communities to insure that the history of modern science is preserved and made known. Anderson has published in The American Archivist, Isis, and other venues and has served SAA and international archival organizations throughout his career. New SAA Staffers . . . Brianne Downing is the new Education Program Coordinator. A native of Washington state, Brianne has called Chicago home for the past five years. After seven years as an editor for various print publications and websites, Brianne is excited to let her marketing and people skills shine in planning and coordinating workshops and courses for SAA. A fan of high-fives, ice cream, and YouTube videos of tiny baked goods, Brianne's claim to fame is her multiple cross-country bike trips—check out her map at bit.ly/briannebikes. Felicia Owens is the new Governance Program Coordinator. A 2015 graduate of Coe College (Cedar Rapids, IA), she is happy to be back home in Chicagoland putting to use her Communication Studies major and event planning experience for SAA. Felicia looks forward to serving the Council and other SAA groups, as well as fostering a stronger connection with student chapters and further developing the Leadership Orientation. More importantly, she takes seriously her responsibilities as resident Millennial on staff. In her free time, Felicia enjoys reading, writing, traveling, and cooking. . . . and Adieu to a Longtime Staffer For two decades Jeanette Spears was the "voice" of SAA. Chances were that if you telephoned the office, Jeanette's cheery voice greeted you. She joined the staff in 1995, after twenty-three years with the American Hospital Association. Jeanette initially served as the receptionist and provided support to the membership program. She then became a service center representative and processed memberships, conference registrations, and book orders. During the SAA Annual Meetings you could find Jeanette running the Career Center and assisting with various events. "I loved every single day I worked at SAA," Jeanette shared with her colleagues during a luncheon in her honor. On October 30, 2015—twenty years to the day she was hired at SAA—Jeanette retired. She plans to spend her free time with family, especially her grandchildren, and traveling around the country to visit friends. Her contributions to SAA were many, but most of all we will miss her infectious smile and impeccable sense of style.
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