Melissa Ellis is currently completing her graduate program in Critical Museum Studies with a concentration in Arts Management at the University at Buffalo. Ms. Ellis has interned at the Burchfield Penney Art Center archives, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery curatorial department, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the registrar’s office. She has joined the BPC's marketing committee.
is a published author and small business owner. Mr. Gillan is Finance Chair for World Refugee Day. He serves on the BPC's social media committee.
is a museum consultant with over 12 years of experience in the museum and public history fields, most recently as the Director of Education at the White House Historical Association in Washington, D.C. Ms. Speckmann earned a master’s degree in Museum Education from The George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree from Susquehanna University in History with teacher certification in Social Studies for grades 7-12. She is working to establish the BPC's advisory board enhancement committee.