Address & Phone

Albany Institute of History & Art
125 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12210
Phone: 518-463-4478
Fax: 518-462-1522

Staff Directory

Director's Office

Kristen Oehlrich, director:, ext. 423


W. Douglas McCombs, PhD, chief curator:, ext. 428

Diane Shewchuk, curator:, ext. 441

Sarah Kirby, registrar: kirbys@albanyinstitute.orgext. 414

Matt LaFleur exhibition designer/preparator:, ext. 438

Albany African American History Project

Tricia Barbagallo, Historian for Albany African American History Project:, ext. 415

Lacey Wilson, Public Historian for Albany African American History Project:, ext. 431


Mallory Schultz, education coordinator:, ext. 404

Eleanor Webster, education assistant:, ext. 405


Brian Howard, development and operations manager:, ext. 402

Mimi Fahy, events development:, ext. 418

Hannah McNamee, development associate:, ext. 406

Visitor Services

Ron Ross, visitor services assistant:, ext. 400

Museum Shop

Elizabeth Bechand, shop manager:, ext. 455


Joe Benassi, director of facility:, ext. 444

Janine Moon, security officer:, ext. 453

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