Thomas Moore

Thomas Moore

Executive Director

I work with the board of directors and staff to ensure the museum carries out its mission and that the museum provides accessible services to all. My job includes fundraising, grants, public relations, and oversight of all operations.

Contact me if…

  • You want to explore corporate sponsorship opportunities with the museum.
  • You’d like to contribute to the museum’s endowment fund.
  • You’re looking for organizational information that is not provided on this website.
  • You’re not getting a response to your need from our staff.
LaNisha Cassell

LaNisha Cassell

Deputy Director

I oversee the AAMI’s overall operation, including staff, development, and fundraising initiatives. I report to the executive director.

Contact me if…

  • You or your organization is seeking a partnership/collaboration opportunity.
  • You would like to sponsor/support an AAMI event/program.
  • You are aware of local, regional or national funding resources.
Brianna Kim

Brianna Kim

Curator

I manage acquisition, documentation, and preservation of the museum‘s collections and develop all of the museum’s on-site and traveling exhibits.

Contact me if…

  • You’re interested in donating objects, documents, photographs, or books to our collection.
  • You have a question about our online collection or oral histories.
  • You have information or objects relevant to our upcoming exhibits.
  • You have a question about the content in our current exhibits.
Krystal Gladden

Krystal Gladden

Museum Educator

I manage the museum’s educational resources and am responsible for developing the public programs and events at the museum and around the state.

Contact me if…

  • You’re interested in partnering with the museum for a program or event.
  • You’d like to schedule a program, workshop, or presentation.
  • You’d like to schedule a group tour or field trip of the museum.
Robyn Dickson

Robyn Dickson

Operations Coordinator

I manage the day-to-day operations, general accounting, and facility rentals.

Contact me if…

  • You’d like to reserve the Aldeen Davis Celebration Hall, the Aegon Learning Library, or our conference room.
  • You have general museum and/or operations questions.
  • You have Invoice receipt and/or payment questions.
Felicite Wolfe

Felicite Wolfe

Curatorial Assistant

I assist with collections’ management, preservation, and exhibition development.

Contact me if…

  • You’d like to do research at the museum.
  • You have a question related to African American history in Iowa.
  • You’re interested in obtaining a digital copy of material in our collection for research or publication.
Diana Henry

Diana Henry

Education Assistant

I assist the museum educator with program development/implementation and create traveling trunks related to exhibit themes.

Contact me if...

  • You want to schedule a group tour/field trip.
  • You want to acquire a traveling exhibit or traveling trunk.
  • You have questions about student programming.
Alicia R.H. Mayberry

Alicia R.H. Mayberry

Marketing/Development Associate

I manage the AAMI’s media and communications and assist the deputy director and executive director with fundraising and administration.

Contact me if…

  • You’re a member of the media with questions about the museum or our events.
  • You’d like to set up an interview with any member of the staff.
  • You have questions about your membership or would like to make a donation.