Museum Divisions

Visit the Museum Directory for specific inquiries. Visit the Campus Directory to contact specific staff members.

Office of the Director

The Office of the Director is the Museum’s principal administrative unit.
(510) 642-3681

Elizabeth Brashers, MBA
Interim Executive Director

Ronde Stephens-Pitts
Executive Assistant

Raksmey Mam
Systems and Support Analyst

Rafael Magdaleno
Financial Analyst

Herman Sangera
Human Resources


The Development Division maintains communications with friends and supporters, and secures private gifts and grants to support the Museum’s mission.

Collections & Conservation

The Collections and Conservation Division is responsible for all aspects of care and preservation of the Museum’s collections and for facilitating access to them.
(510) 643-7648

Madeleine Fang, MA, MAC

Leslie Freund, MA
Collections Manager

Natasha Johnson, MA
Collections Manager

Melissa LaFortune, MA
Collections Manager

Education & Interpretation

The Education and Interpretation Division oversees the use of the Museum for teaching and learning. This includes exhibit development and design, planning of tours, and making the Museum’s collections and exhibits accessible and engaging for audiences from the Berkeley community and beyond.
(510) 643-2776

Ernest Jolly, MFA
Gallery Manager and Education Coordinator

Cultural Policy

The Division coordinates the Museum’s response to international restitution requests, provides assessments as part of Museum due diligence for potential acquisitions, contributes to stakeholder outreach for programming, and serves as liaison to the Museum’s Native American Advisory Council.
(510) 643-8230


The Registration Division oversees and implements collections policies and procedures on acquisitions, deaccessions, loans, analytical sampling, insurance, and risk management, and coordinates research access and maintains the intellectual documentation and records related to the Museum’s collections. The Division supports professional education through museum studies internships on the Berkeley campus and in partnership with accredited graduate museum studies programs.
(510) 643-6390

Linda Waterfield, MA
Head of Registration

Research, Information, & Publications

The Research, Information, and Publications Division is responsible for managing and improving the Museum’s knowledge about its collections, providing the means and tools to use this information, facilitating research on the collections, and disseminating information about the Museum’s collections to its many audiences.

Michael Black, PhD
Head of Research and Information

Paolo Pellegatti, MA
Archaeological Research and Archives

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