Meet the Team

Meet our 2017 Museum Capacity Building Team, with more than 50 years of combined experience in the museum field.


  • Rob Forloney
    Rob ForloneyRob has almost twenty years experience in the museum field as an educator, administrator and consultant. He uses his expertise to generate the vision, resources, and innovation necessary for cultural institutions to meet specific operational and strategic goals. His diverse set of talents including planning, programming and fund-raising, which has allowed him to organize community-orientated initiatives — from development to implementation — in numerous settings. Rob also teaches emerging museum professionals, serves in leadership roles for professional associations, and advocates for collaborative involvement in all aspects of museum work.

    Areas of Expertise

    Strategic planning • Interpreter training for staff or volunteers • Programming for diverse audiences • Community engagement • Collaborative planning/coordination • Exhibition design and layout • Identifying main themes and developing narratives • Creating interactive experiences • Project management  from exhibition schedule to fabrication • Exhibit installation


  • Kate Livie
    Kate LivieKate is a professional Chesapeake educator, writer and historian. She is passionate about the Chesapeake Bay’s culture and landscape. She currently serves as the director of education at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Maryland, has written about the Bay’s history and traditions for publications from Wooden Boat to the Chesapeake Bay Journal, and blogs regularly at She is an accomplished public speaker, and has presented at the Maryland Historical Society, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the Calvert Marine Museum, and Washington College.

    Areas of Expertise

    School programming • Developing educational programming for adults and children • Interpreter training for docents, staff or volunteers • Using exhibit content and narrative as material for social media, press releases, articles and other communications

  • Beth Maloney

    Beth MaloneyBeth is a museum education consultant providing expertise to museums, historic sites and cultural organizations. She has a deep interest in developing innovative and engaging programs that inspire life long learning and stewardship while promoting access to cultural resources. Beth develops and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the Museum Studies field, serves as a peer reviewer for the Journal of Museum Education, and has helped create gallery guides, teacher lesson plans, and docent resources for publication and online use.

    Areas of Expertise

    Curriculum and program development • Interpretive planning • Vistor experience planning • Community engagement • Collaborative planning/coordination • Exhibition research and writing • Creating interactive experiences • Project management • Educator and docent training

  • Theresa Worden
    TWWW-Theresa-headshot-1Theresa is the program coordinator for the Museum on Main Street program at Maryland Humanities; The Way We Worked is her first exhibition tour. She is also the curator at Captain Avery Museum in Shady Side, Maryland, a small historic property facing the West River near Annapolis. She has managed historical collections, archives, and photographs — leveraging these resources to produce exhibits, books, and online publications. Theresa’s true passion is using her expertise in design and heritage collections to help small institutions become visitor-centered, community-minded, sustainable organizations that are essential to their local landscape.

    Areas of Expertise

    Project management • Exhibition design, layout, and installation • Event planning, logistics, and coordination • Editing and design for publication • Archives processing and management • Interpretation and vision planning

Meet the 2017 MoMS Maryland team.

  • Host 1

    February 3 – March 24

    Western Maryland Heritage Association, at Allegany Museum

    with partners Allegany College, Allegany County Historical Society, Allegany Library System, C. Gilchrist Museum of the Arts, C&O Canal National Historical Park, F. Brook Whiting House, Frostburg University, Frostburg Museum, Frostburg Discovery Center, Gordon-Roberts House, and Thrasher Carriage Museum.

    Cumberland, MD (Allegany County)

    Local Coordinators:

    Courtney McKay

    Museum Manager, Allegany Museum

    (301) 777-7200


    Vic Rezendes

    Board Vice President, Allegany Museum

    (301) 722-2111


  • Host 2

    March 31 – May 19

    Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) Post # 25 “Sumner Hall

    with primary partner, C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, and Downtown Chestertown Association, Greater Chestertown Initiative, Historical Society of Kent County, Kent County Arts Council, Kent County Library, Kent County Schools, Kent County Tourism Office, Museums of Kent County, RiverArts, Sultana Education Foundation, Town of Chestertown offices of Economic Development and the Mayor, Upper Shore Workforce Investment Board, Center for Environment and Society, and Clifton E. Miller Library.

    Chestertown, MD (Kent County)

    Local Coordinators:

    Carolyn Brooks

    Treasurer, Sumner Hall

    (410) 348-5306


    Jean C. Wortman

    Assistant Director, C.V. Starr Center of American Experience

    (410) 810-7165


  • Host 3

    May 26 – July 14

    Carroll County Farm Museum

    with partners Union Mills Homestead Foundation Inc. and Gatehouse Museum of History.

    Westminster, MD (Carroll County)

    Local Coordinators:

    Stefanie Strosnider Basalik

    Curator, Carroll County Farm Museum

    (410) 386-3887


    Jane Sewell

    Executive Director, Union Mills Homestead Foundation, Inc.

    (410) 848-2288


    Jack White

    Curator, Gatehouse Museum of History

    (410) 549-5150


  • Host 4

    July  21 – September 8

    Brunswick Heritage Museum

    with partner Brunswick Public Library

    Brunswick, MD (Frederick County)

    Local Coordinators:

    James R. Castle

    President, Brunswick Heritage Museum

    (301) 834-4105


    Robin Goetz

    Children’s Services/Assistant Branch Administrator, Brunswick Public Library

    (301) 600-7252


  • Host 5

    September 15 – November 3

    Salisbury University Art Galleries – Downtown Campus

    with partners Salisbury Arts & Entertainment Committee, Edward H. Nabb Center for Delmarva History and Culture at Salisbury University, and Fulton Public Humanities Program at Salisbury University.

    Salisbury, MD (Wicomico County)

    Local Coordinators:

    Elizabeth Kauffman

    Director of Galleries, SU Art Galleries

    (410) 546-2884


    Laura Kordzikowski

    Member of Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District Committee/Main Street Manager/Business Development Specialist, City of Salisbury

    (410) 677-1915


Audience Engagement Workshop

October 2016

Stay tuned for more details soon! 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Washington, D.C.
MoMS Workshop