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ACA Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the legal authority for the Association of Canadian Archivists. The members of the Board act in a position of trust for the community and is responsible for the effective governance of the organization. The ACA Board includes a minimum of 6 members, including:

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Director-at-Large (1)
  • Director-at-Large (2)
  • Director-at-Large (3)

Each elected Board members serves a two-year term. 2020 will be a transition year as three Board members will begin their terms following the in July 2020 and the President elect will begin in the January following the annual elections. The President, Treasurer, and Director-at-Large (1 & 3) are elected in even years; the Vice-President, Secretary, and Director-at-Large (2) are elected in odd years.

For a full list of Board positions and descriptions, see here.

For a list of past Board of Directors, please view the Past Board of Directors PDF document.

2022 - 2023 Board of Directors


President: Erica Hernández-Read

Erica Hernández-Read,  has been an archivist with the Northern BC Archives and Special Collections at the University of Northern British Columbia since 2006. She earned both her BA in Anthropology and her Master's degree in Archival Studies from UBC and has spent the last 20 years working in the fields of archives and artifactual collections management. Erica advocates for a participatory and community-archiving approach to knowledge building. She is the co-Chair of the Response to the Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Task Force of the Steering      Committee on Canada's Archives, and a member of the Indiginization Program Steering Committee.

Vice President: Anna Gibson Hollow

Anna Gibson Hollow is the University Archivist for the University of Alberta Archives. Prior to joining the University Archives in 2019, Anna spent six years as the Director of Advancement Records and Advancement FOIP Liaison Officer at the University of Alberta. Anna has 20 years of experience working in the field of information management and has worked in a variety of private and public sector organizations including the Provincial Archives of Alberta. Anna has served on the ACA in various capacities including Chair of the Government Records Special Interest Session, Chair of the Code of Conduct sub-committee, and member of the Institutional Membership Working Group. She has also volunteered for a variety of organizations in her community, with a particular focus on organizations that help women starting new careersAnna has a Bachelor of Arts degree with distinction and an Information Access and Protection of Privacy certificate from the University of Alberta and a Masters of Archival Studies degree from the University of British Columbia.

Secretary: Kaitlin Normandin

Kaitlin Normandin is a Government Records Archivist at Yukon Archives. She has over a decade of experience working with various cultural and research organizations, including Library and Archives Canada, Osgoode Hall Law School, the Jackman Humanities Institute, and a variety of small community museums. She has a Master of Information (Archives and Records Management concentration) and Master of Museum Studies degree from the University of Toronto. Kaitlin volunteers her time with the Yukon Council of Archives, Yukon Historical and Museums Association, as well as the Hidden Histories Society Yukon. She lives in Whitehorse, on the Traditional Territories of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council.

Treasurer: Kyle Pugh

Image of Kyle Pugh, ACA Treasurer, 2022 - 2024Kyle Pugh is currently an Archivist Assistant at the Wellington County Museum and Archives, located in Fergus, Ontario. He has his Master of Information from the University of Toronto (2021), and a bachelor's degree in History from Trent University (2019). He currently sits on the ACA Foundation Board of Directors, the ACA Membership Committee, and is the Co-Coordinator for the ACA's Mentorship Program.

Kyle is passionate about expanding access to archival materials and archival education and ensuring archival description is sensitive to those documented in the records.

Image of Andrew Chernevych, Director at Large, ACA Board of Directors, 2020 - 2024Director-at-Large: Andrew Chernevych 

Andrew Chernevych is an Archivist at the Galt Museum & Archives in Lethbridge, Alberta. Prior to the Galt, he had worked as a contract archivist at the Provincial Archives of Alberta and was employed by the City of Wetaskiwin Archives. His holds an MA in History from the Central European University (CEU) and an MA in Folklore from the University of Alberta. Andrew has served on the Governance Committee since 2019. Over the last fifteen years, Andrew Chernevych has been involved with the Archives Society of Alberta (ASA), serving on various committees and currently finishing his term as ASA President. Andrew is the board liaison to the Communications Committee.

Director-at-Large: John Richan

Growing up I spent time in both Regina and Kingston. After moving to Ottawa, I completed my undergraduate Degree (History) at Carleton University before completing my Masters of Information Science (MLIS) degree at McGill, in 2014, with a specialization in Archives. I currently live just west of Montréal, on Île-Perrot, with my young family.

Between my time in Ottawa and Montreal I have over 15 years’ experience working at three different university archives in various roles. I currently hold the position of Digital Archivist at the Concordia University Records Management and Archives Department. While in this position I have helped establish our digital preservation program and newly created Digital Preservation Lab. I have a keen interest in collaboration and working open-source applications and systems into digital preservation workflows.

I bring a strong set of organizational and leadership skills as demonstrated by recent responsibilities at the 2021 Archivematica Virtual Boot Camp, my role on the Bureau de Coopération Interuniversitaire (BCI) Digital Preservation Working Group, and past involvement with the 2016 ACA Annual Conference host committee.

Director-at-Large: Amanda Oliver


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