Leadership at PEM


January 2017

  • Tina Ambani
  • Randolph P. Barton, Honorary Trustee
  • Jeffrey P. Beale
  • Samuel T. Byrne, Co-chair
  • C. Richard Carlson, Treasurer
  • Alfred D. Chandler, III
  • Martha Chayet
  • Ana B. Colmenero
  • Albert B. Creighton, Jr., Honorary Trustee
  • Samir Desai
  • Carter H. Harrison
  • James B. Hawkes, Vice President
  • D. Thomas Healey, Jr., Vice President
  • Sean M. Healey, Co-chair
  • Andrew Heiskell
  • Carla B. Herwitz
  • Patricia Fae Ho
  • Timothy A. Ingraham, Vice President
  • Jane Pappalardo
  • Stuart W. Pratt, Vice President
  • George Putnam, Honorary Trustee
  • Jeffrey F. Rayport
  • Molly Ryan
  • C. Franklin Sayre, Secretary
  • Austin V. Shapard
  • Robert N. Shapiro, President
  • Gail von Metzsch, Vice President, Chair of Board of Overseers
  • Rosita Kaaháni Worl​

Board of Overseers

January 2017

  • Stephanie Benenson
  • Carole L. Benning
  • Terry Berenson
  • Roger Berkowitz
  • Allie Flather Blodgett
  • Jennifer M. Borggaard
  • Kevin T. Bottomley
  • Carolyn M. Brauer
  • Henry G. Brauer
  • Thaddeus Buczko
  • Susan Esco Chandler
  • Cecily C. Colburn
  • John Curuby
  • Philio Wigglesworth Cushing
  • Darlene M. Daggett
  • Jessica Drislane
  • Brenda Furlong
  • George Gibson
  • Elizabeth S. Gillespie
  • Phillip S. Gillespie
  • Constance Rudnick Grayson
  • Anthony J. Hardy
  • Ulf Heide
  • Howard B. Hodgson, Jr.
  • Ellen G. Hoffman
  • Carol Horvitz
  • Joanie V. Ingraham
  • Marie-Louise Kasnet
  • Maryann Knight-Ekberg
  • Jeffrey D. Korzenik
  • Stephen S. Lash
  • George Lewis
  • Hoyt W. Ludington
  • Clarence E. Mah
  • Daniel R. McDougall
  • Preston McSwain
  • Elizabeth Creed Moore
  • Yoshio Nishino
  • Scott E. Offen
  • Kate P. O'Neil
  • Vincent J. Panetta
  • Smita Amin Patel
  • Lea B. Pendleton
  • Frederick H. Prince
  • Nancy Putnam
  • Christopher R. Reaske
  • Abigail Record
  • Howard Rich
  • Emma Roberts
  • Susan T. Robie, Vice Chair
  • Jacqueline M. Rosenthal
  • Anne-Marie Soullière
  • William S. Strong
  • Edward G. Tiedemann, Jr.
  • Jurrien Timmer
  • Samuel Thorne
  • Christine van Heek
  • Eijk A. van Otterloo
  • Rose-Marie van Otterloo
  • Gail von Metzsch, Trustee, Chair
  • Susanna B. Weld
  • Marc A. White, Jr.
  • Susan Whitehead

Executive Leadership Team

Dan L. Monroe, The Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Director and CEO

Dan L. Monroe, The Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Director and CEO, has held the top leadership position at the Peabody Essex Museum since 1993. He led the transformation of PEM through the consolidation of two small, venerable museums — the Peabody Museum of Salem and the Essex Institute — to one of the largest and most dynamic art museums in the nation. Under his leadership, PEM has increased its operating budget from $3.4 million to $30 million, its endowment from $23 million to more than $400 million, direct attendance from 80,000 to more than 250,000, and attendance at PEM exhibitions across the nation from zero to more than 500,000.

Monroe has spearheaded two major expansion projects: a 113,000-square-foot addition designed by Moshe Safdie that opened in 2003, as well as an 80,000-square-foot Collection Stewardship Center and 40,000-square-foot new wing planned for completion by 2019. During his tenure, the museum has made several thousand acquisitions, valued at more than $70 million. PEM also acquired Yin Yu Tang, the only complete antique Chinese house located outside China, and renovated and restored existing facilities. Staff has increased from 80 to more than 300.

The $650 million landmark Advancement Campaign Monroe is leading will advance the museum's mission to celebrate outstanding artistic and cultural creativity in ways that transform people's lives. The museum has received gifts and pledges totaling more than $570 million during the quiet phase of the Campaign initiated in 2006, a testament to extraordinary philanthropy on the part of remarkable patrons and to exceptional teamwork on the part of the Board of Trustees and the staff Executive Leadership Team. This is the third-largest campaign among North American art museums in the last 20 years. It includes a $350 million addition to the endowment, $100 million towards infrastructural improvements and $200 million towards an expansion program.

Monroe is past president of the Association of Art Museum Directors, the American Association of Museums and the Western Museums Conference. Monroe helped write and pass federal legislation known as the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) of 1990 and served on the NAGPRA Review Committee for more than 10 years. He is a grant reviewer for the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Institute of Library and Museum Services. He was a senior adviser to the Getty Institute's internationally acclaimed Museum Management Institute.

On the national and international stage, Monroe has lectured on a wide range of topics related to museums and their future. He was featured speaker at national museum conferences in Japan and Korea. He co-authored Gifts of the Spirit and has organized or co-curated several exhibitions in the fields of photography, contemporary art and Native American art. Monroe has also been a professional musician, an art photographer and an award-winning filmmaker.

Lynda Roscoe Hartigan, The James B. and Mary Lou Hawkes Deputy Director

Appointed as PEM's first chief curator in 2003 and as deputy director in 2016, Hartigan has led an innovative, ambitious and award-winning curatorial and exhibition program. She has successfully developed a strategic plan for reimagining the museum's curatorial practice and creating its first comprehensive exhibition, publishing and collection initiatives.The leading scholar on American artist Joseph Cornell, Hartigan specializes in American art, especially modern, folk and outsider, and African American art, yielding numerous widely recognized exhibitions and publications. Prior to joining PEM, Hartigan was chief curator of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., where she built the internationally recognized collections of American folk art and African American art and led a major acquisitions initiative for modern and contemporary art. As deputy director, Hartigan leads the interpretation and reinstallation of PEM's collection in the museum's new 40,000-square-foot wing set to open to the public in 2019. Hartigan will also support PEM's Advancement Campaign goals as well as the museum's new Collection Stewardship Center, education, digital and global leadership initiatives.

Hartigan holds a B.A. in art history from Bucknell University and an M.A. in art history from George Washington University and attended the Claremont Graduate University/Getty Leadership Institute. Currently, she is a board member of the Association of Art Museum Curators.

Nathalie Apchin, Chief Financial Officer

Apchin joined PEM in March 2016, coming from Harvard Medical School where she most recently served as interim chief financial officer. She was responsible for overseeing the school's $650 million budget, conducting analytical reporting, long-range and annual financial planning. During her tenure Apchin led the medical school's accounting and research cost-analysis teams, developed a strategic procurement initiative and stewarded the institution's $4 billion endowment fund.

A seasoned financial executive who has proven leadership in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors, Apchin brings a high level of expertise and strategy to her role at PEM where she will lead the comprehensive financial management and planning program. She joins the museum at a particularly exciting and ambitious juncture. PEM's landmark $650 million Advancement Campaign — which prioritizes endowment, innovation and sustainability — is well underway.

Prior to Harvard Medical School, Apchin served as vice president and CFO of Crittenton Women's Union, an organization dedicated to helping low-income women achieve economic independence, and held financial consultant and analyst roles at high-tech and arts organizations ranging from startup to Fortune 100 companies.

Apchin has degrees from Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Bordeaux and Carnegie Mellon University and is a Certified Management Accountant.

John D. Childs, Chief of Collection Services and the Ann C. Pingree Library Director

Childs joined PEM in 2016, coming from the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York where he served as Head of Conservation Services and was responsible for overseeing more than 10,000 artifacts.

Childs joins PEM at an exciting time and brings with him exceptional experience in conservation, collection care, team management, historic preservation and grant writing. Childs leads PEM's Phillips Library and oversees the museum's registration, collection management and conservation functions. His appointment coincides with the planning for new installations of the collection as part of PEM's expansion project and for a new 112,000-square-foot Collection Stewardship Center. The Center will provide unprecedented capacity for the study and care of the museum's collection of more than 1 million objects.

A graduate of Yale University and the University of Delaware/Winterthur Museum Program in Art Conservation, Childs has also been affiliated with a wide variety of projects at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the J. Paul Getty Museum and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, among others. He has also been an adjunct assistant professor of Historic Preservation at Columbia University. From 2006 to 2011, Childs served as Conservator at Historic New England, where he managed the conservation department responsible for treating objects from 36 historic house museums and the associated study collection.

Jay Finney, Chief Marketing Officer

Finney joined PEM in early 2002 and led the highly successful rebranding and public launch of the nation's oldest museum after a $194 million expansion of its facilities. The project included the reinstallation of the entire permanent collection and the addition of one of the largest suites of special exhibition space on the East Coast. Finney has established one of the nation's most advanced and innovative marketing communications programs. During his tenure at PEM, attendance at the museum has more than tripled since reopening in 2003.

At the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Finney was the director of marketing and communications. Prior to his work there, Finney served as the first director of marketing at the Exploratorium, a museum of science and art, in San Francisco. Before that he was a senior associate at Museum Management Consultants Inc, where he provided marketing and strategic planning consultation to museums nationwide. He has served on several national and regional museum marketing panels and seminars.

Finney also has senior-level experience in advertising and corporate marketing at a number of major technology and advertising companies. He has been a film and television producer, for which he has won several awards.

He has degrees in archaeology and art history from the University of Pennsylvania.

Juliette Fritsch, Chief of Interpretive Experiences and Creative Partnerships

Fritsch joined the PEM team in 2011, coming from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London where she served as head of gallery interpretation, evaluation and resources for seven years. Prior to that, she worked as interpretation manager at the Historic Royal Palaces and at English Heritage. During her tenure at the V&A, the museum was long-listed for the Art Fund Prize, Britain's single biggest award for innovation, imagination and excellence in museums and galleries.

At PEM, Fritsch is responsible for overall direction and leadership on strategy for interpretation and visitor advocacy throughout the institution, including the museum, historic houses and research library. As part of the museum's expansion project she will help lead the $16 million new installations initiative to create entirely new visitor experiences and exhibitions across the institution.

She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and a member of the Peer Review College for the UK's Arts and Humanities Research Council. Fritsch was editor of Museum Gallery Interpretation and Material Culture (Routledge, 2011).

Fritsch earned her doctorate in museum education from the Institute of Education, University of London. She has an M.A. in Cultural Heritage Studies from the Institute of Archaeology, University College, London, and an M.A. in European History and French from the University of Edinburgh.

Amanda Clark MacMullan, Chief Philanthropy Officer

MacMullan joined PEM in June 2014 with nearly 15 years of high-level fundraising experience from the education and nonprofit sectors. At PEM, MacMullan cultivates global support for museum initiatives and leads the final phase of the museum's $650 million Advancement Campaign.

A dynamic and highly experienced fundraiser, strategist and Asian studies expert, MacMullan brings a robust portfolio and an impressive track record of fundraising successes to PEM. As managing partner and chief development officer for the venture philanthropy fund New Profit Inc., MacMullan spearheaded a three-year, $140 million campaign that, under MacMullan's guidance, raised $72 million in its first year. During her former tenures at Boston University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard Law School, MacMullan was responsible for securing numerous seven- and eight-figure gifts. As assistant vice president of the Boston University's Global Leadership Development Team, MacMullan's team raised one third of the university's ambitious $1 billion goal. She was responsible for closing the lead gift for a $60 million Student Service Center as well as essential for soliciting gifts at the $25 million+ level.

A speaker of Mandarin, MacMullan holds a B.A. in history from Bowdoin College and an M.A. in East Asian languages and cultures from Columbia University.

Robert M Monk, Jr. CFM – Chief of Security, Facilities Operations and Planning

Mr. Monk joined PEM in 1999 coming from Metcalf & Eddy Engineers, Inc., a Boston-based international engineering firm, where he served for over fifteen years as Director of Corporate Facilities and Security. At M&E he was responsible for all aspects of the operation, maintenance and security of its corporate headquarters in Boston and New Jersey as well as 80 regional and project offices across the US and Puerto Rico.

Monk joined PEM just prior to the launch of construction the museum's landmark 113,000-square-foot facilities expansion designed by Moshe Safdie, and played a leadership role in the reconceptualization of delivering facilities and security services to a very diverse campus of 32 buildings ranging in construction dates of 1685-2013.

Monk earned his degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Northeastern University's Lincoln College, is a Certified Facilities Manager (CFM) and has since been active in the International Association of Facility Managers as well as the International Association of Museum Facility Administrators.