The Maryland Museums Association (MMA) is an alliance of historical and cultural institutions that collect, hold, interpret, and protect the cultural and material heritage within the State. The association advocates for members by enhancing professionalism in those institutions and individuals, and promoting awareness of museum interests.


MMA is a preeminent organization for historical and cultural institutions, museum professionals and associated sectors in Maryland, a comprehensive source of museum advocacy, professional education, and best resource management practices.

Guiding Principles:

  • We value the rich cultural heritage of Maryland.

  • We recognize the contribution of each museum in the state regardless of size.

  • We promote professional education for our members, attracting participation through quality programs.

  • We advocate for and bring services to our members, accommodating the greatest numbers possible by varying schedules and locations over time as creatively employing technology.

Board of Directors:

Rod Cofield, President
Executive Director
Historic London Town and Gardens

Megan Searing-Young, Vice President
Director & Curator
Greenbelt Museum

Kari Saavedra, Treasurer
Museum Manager
Rose Hill Manor Park & Gardens

Lindsey Baker, Secretary
Executive Director
Maryland Humanities

Willa Banks
Director of Education & Curatorial Affairs
Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum

Cynthia Byrd
Julia A. Purnell Museum

Deborah Cardin
Assistant Director
Jewish Museum of Maryland

Jill Ferris
Director of Education
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Rachelle Green
Assistant Director
Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum

Victor Rezendes
Board of Directors
Allegheny Museum

Sarah Rogers
Executive Director
Heritage Montgomery