is the founding director of The ONWARD Project. She worked as an assistant supervising archaeologist, excavating for two seasons with Avraham Biran in Israel and did her graduate work under Dr. Warren Moon. Elizabeth was the Production Editor in Publications at the J. Paul Getty Museum for thirty-three years and acted as the guest curator for the Archaeological Collections Facility at UCLA.
has worked in art book publishing for more than twenty years with major art institutions around the world, specializing in rights management and content licensing. Her academic background is in international relations and cultural and intellectual history.
has a deep background in museum education with different institutions in Los Angeles where she directed the education programs at the Barnsdall Art Park and Museum of Television and Radio. For the past 13 years she has worked for the Virginia Avenue Park in Santa Monica, CA as the Park Director where she oversees park programs and services aligning programs with best practice research and model programs to establish the Virginia Avenue Park as a hub for the community.
is a Social Science Matrix Fellow in the department of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley. Her work explores the intersection of art and archaeology through a sensory approach to historic landscapes. Work in the prehistoric, historic, and contemporary past has brought Annie to Dakhla Oasis, Egypt, Abiquiu, New Mexico, St. Catherine’s Island, Georgia, and Los Angeles and Albany, California to explore the intersections of time and place.
has 40 years of experience as an archaeologist and cultural resources manager in the American Southwest. He served as the Cultural Resources Compliance Officer in the Navajo Nation Historic Preservation Department from 1998 to 2015 and was acting Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the Navajo Nation from 2013 to 2015.
A marketing professional with over 30 years extensive marketing communications experience in both technology and non-profit markets. During the last 4 years of an 11 year career at the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN), my work was focused on brand, brand image, brand experience and PanCAN’s brand promise, as well as messaging strategy and creative oversight on all constituent-facing communications.
Todd Lerew is Director of Special Projects for the Library Foundation of Los Angeles, producing exhibitions and public programs at the LA Public Library. He is the author of Specific Museums of Greater Los Angeles (2018) and has lectured on the historical museum-scape of Southern California. He holds an MFA in Experimental Sound Composition from the California Institute of the Arts, has invented musical instruments such as the Quartz Cantabile which converts heat into sound, and was winner of the 2014 American Composers Forum National Composition Contest. He is a volunteer Fire Lookout at Keller Peak in the San Bernardino National Forest.
I am originally from Navajo Mountain, Utah which is located in the northwest corner of the Navajo reservation. I left home to attend Dartmouth College and then Harvard Graduate School of Education. I worked at California State Long Beach as a Student Life and Development Coordinator, the Southern California Indian Center, Torres Manual TANI; counseled high academic achievers as they applied as first-generation college students at Wallace Community College-Selma; and as a First Grade teacher in my community school in Navajo Mountain, Utah. I have been very actively involved and served in many capacities with Dartmouth College for 35 years and currently serve on the President’s Leadership Council and a founding member of the Compassio Committee, providing support for classmates, and their families in need. I currently serve on the John Hopkins Center for American Indian Health “We Are One” campaign advisory board. In its third decade, Johns Hopkins partners with tribes, including mine, to improve the health and well-being of tribal members.
Judy Spiegel, Lithuania Denetso, Charlie Littlesalt, Jack Turner, Tom Gambling, Kurt Hauser, Michael Leventhal
Wendy Teeter, Jack Turner, Kurt Hauser, Karimah Kennedy Richardson
For our signature cover photo: the lantern slide and black and white photograph.https://musnaz.org/
For her timeless, animated rendering of photographer Brad Mckeehttp://radhavis.com/
For all of the illustrated portraits on this page
Ben Benjamin, technologist and designer; Kurt Hauser, graphic designer, Madi Fair, production coordination and artist; Beryl Kahn, writer; Allison Fischer-Olson, head of research; Ron Maldonado, archaeologist and consultant; Peter Kirby, filmmaker; Marydee, image management; Jamison Gilmour, videographer; Stacey Abarbanel, writer, editor, marketing consultant; Lynne Brodhead Clark, development consultant; Adelaide Kahn, review and assessment; Corin Kahn, legal counsel.