Board of Directors

The TSA Board is elected by members to represent geographic and professional diversity and a broad range of membership interests. Board memberships are for a term of four years.

TSA’s Nominations and Elections Committee consists of three Board members and two members-at-large. The Nominations and Elections Committee select a slate of candidates from among the names suggested, to be approved by the full board. Write-in names are also accepted on individual ballots.

The 2016 nominations period will open Winter 2015; ballots will be sent to the membership in May, 2016, and the New Board will be announced in October 2016, during the Membership Meeting at the Biennial Symposium.

We thank you, our Members, for your consideration, participation, and suggestions in our electoral process.

To view the current board, visit the TSA about page. Please direct questions about the process to Susan Brown,, chair of the Elections Committee.

  • Roxane Shaughnessy
    Roxane Shaughnessy
    Textile Museum of Canada
  • Vita Plume
    Vita Plume
    Vice President
    Professor Emerita
  • Elena Phipps
    Elena Phipps
    Past President
    Independent Scholar/Senior Research Scholar MMA
  • Maleyne Syracuse
    Maleyne Syracuse
    Independent Finance Professional 
  • Susan Brown
    Susan Brown
    Recording Secretary
    Associate Curator, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
  • Catharine Ellis
    Catharine Ellis
    Director of Internal Relations
  • Wendy Weiss
    Wendy Weiss
    Director of External Relations
    Professor Emerita / Artist
  • Susan Bean
    Susan Bean
    Director at Large
    Independent curator
  • Laura Camerlengo
    Laura Camerlengo
    Director at Large
    Assistant Curator of Costume and Textile Arts, The Caroline and H. McCoy Jones Department of Textile Arts , Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco de Young Legion of Honor
  • Eulanda A. Sanders
    Eulanda A. Sanders
    Director at Large
    Iowa State University, Ames Iowa, Department of Apparel...
  • Rowland Ricketts
    Rowland Ricketts
    Director at Large
    Associate Professor
  • Jill D’Alessandro
    Jill D’Alessandro
    Director at Large
    De Young Museum
  • Dominique Cardon
    Dominique Cardon
    International Advisor to the Board
    Research Scholar, CNRS, France
  • Ruth Barnes
    Ruth Barnes
    Director at Large
  • Lauren Whitley
    Lauren Whitley
    Director at Large
    Curator, Dept. of Textile & Fashion Arts