Our Administrative Staff oversees billing, personnel, development, and marketing for the Center.
Steven Alvarez oversees the accession and preparation of objects to be treated and coordinates the final steps of packing and return to clients. He is also responsible for tracking objects during their time at CCAHA, and for arranging insurance and shipping and receiving details.
Steven worked previously as Director of Sales at the Print Center, where he helped plan and celebrate their Centennial Celebration. He's also worked at Gallery 339 and the University of the Arts. Alvarez holds a BFA in Photography from the University of the Arts.
As Director of Strategy and Partnerships, Julie Heath works with CCAHA clients and staff to forge beneficial and meaningful relationships, lead business development efforts, and spearhead new alliances.
Julie has a BA in Studio Art with a minor in Managerial Economics from the University of California at Davis and an MFA in Painting from the University of New Hampshire. She currently serves as Treasurer for the Voices in Contemporary Art (VoCA) board of directors and was most recently Museum & Conservation Liaison at True Vue Inc. Julie previously worked at the Smithsonian, where she launched the programming, interpretation, and outreach for the Lunder Conservation Center.
Amy Heuer is responsible for CCAHA’s publications, including Art-i-facts, a newsletter of ideas and information relevant to the conservation world, and FOCUS, a monthly publication highlighting specific treated objects. She also manages the website, sends e-newsletters, and manages CCAHA's social media.
Amy received her BA in Classics and Archaeology from Brown University. She holds a Master’s degree in Medieval English with an emphasis on Old English and Old Norse literature from the University of Oxford. Prior to joining CCAHA, she interned at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art in their Ancient Art and Education departments.
Laura Hortz Stanton is Executive Director of CCAHA. Laura assumes this role after having served seven years as CCAHA’s Director of Preservation Services. In this position, she conducted vulnerability and needs assessments, formulated disaster plans for museums, libraries, and other institutions, and taught preservation classes. Under her leadership, the Preservation Services Department implemented and presented educational programs on preservation planning across the country. She is the Vice Chair of the American Institute for Conservation’s (AIC) Collections Care Network, is a member of the AIC Conservation Emergency Response Team, and is an active member of the Field Services Alliance of the American Association for State and Local History.
Laura previously served as the Curator of Collections at the Siouxland Heritage Museums in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where she managed a significant collection of historic artifacts. She received her BA in Anthropology and Archaeology from Temple University and her MA from the Museum Studies Program at the Cooperstown Graduate Program.
Della Keyser joined CCAHA's staff in 2015. As Records Coordinator, she manages paper and electronic records for objects in treatment at the Center. She provides administrative support to the laboratory staff, including finalizing and sending condition reports, coordinating accessions, and answering client inquiries. She also oversees CCAHA’s membership program and serves as IT liaison.
Della received her BA in history from Wesleyan University and MA in history from the University of Delaware, where she was a Fellow in the Hagley Program in Capitalism, Technology, and Culture. Prior to joining CCAHA, she worked for the Chemical Heritage Foundation and the University of Delaware Museum Studies Program. She has served as a research assistant on several historical projects through her work with Science History Consultants.
Mary Anne Manherz holds an Associate Degree in Business Management from the Philadelphia School of Office Technologies.
She has held several positions since she joined the staff of CCAHA in 1986, including Membership Secretary and Administrative Assistant. In her position, she oversees all office activities, including client relations, project tracking, and billing. In addition, she is responsible for human resources activities, payroll processing, and facilities management and maintenance.
Lee Price joined the CCAHA staff in September 2001. Previously, he worked as a fundraising consultant for cultural and human services organizations.
As Director of Development at CCAHA, he has directly assisted a number of important cultural organizations with the development of major grant proposals, including the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary Commission, the University of Pennsylvania, the State Library of Pennsylvania, the Society of the Cincinnati, and the New Jersey State Archives. He writes the fundraising column, “Bringing in the Money,” for Public Libraries, the bimonthly journal of the Public Libraries Association, and has served as a grant reviewer for the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Tamara Talansky received her BS from the University of Florida in Communications in 1991, after which she joined the graduate program at Columbia College, Chicago, where she continued her education in Museum Studies and Photography.
Tamara joined the staff of CCAHA in 2007, starting as a conservation technician, and cross-trained throughout different departments in the areas of conservation treatment, digital imaging services, project management, and preservation consulting and planning. She conducts on-site digital preservation planning assessments for museums, archives, and other cultural institutions, provides digital consulting, and serves as project manager for multifaceted CCAHA treatment and digitization projects. Tamara previously worked as the Associate Director for Gallery 339 in Philadelphia, as Photo Conservation Technician for a private conservator in Milford, NJ, and at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago.