Kelly Lao has her Master of Museum Studies from Western Illinois University and her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Iowa. She has been with the GAHC since 2011 and has been director since 2016.Email
Membership & Gifts Coordinator
563.322.8844 ex. 102
Joan is a nearly full-time volunteer in charge of our gift shop as well as memberships, donor recognition, and giving campaigns.Email
Gloria is a trained archivist who specializes in textiles. She has been with the Center for over a decade and has organized and accessioned our entire collection.
Education and DEAI Coordinator
Jessica Gordon comes to us with a background in community organizing and advocacy. A UNI graduate and QC native, her experience is perfectly suited for a new era at the Center & Museum.Email
Clare Tobin is a museum professional with her Master's in Museum Studies from Western Illinois University and her Bachelor of Arts in History and Art History from St. Ambrose University.Email
Board of Directors
Daniel Cabage — President
Mike Motto — Vice President
Dean Kraus — Treasurer
Terri Switzer — Secretary
Timothy W. Koehler
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