Board of Directors

NAGARA Leadership

Cathi Carmack, President

Director, Archival Technical Services at
Tennessee State Library and Archives
403 7th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37243
(p) 615-253-3468
(f) 615-532-5315

Cathi Carmack is the Director of the Archival Technical Services Section at the Tennessee State Library and Archives, with responsibilities for managing the acquisition and processing of state agency records and manuscript collections as well as TSLA's Legislative Recording Program. Cathi has been employed at TSLA since 1986, working in reference, processing, and cataloging areas. She holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in History and a B.S. degree in Communications-Recording Industry Management. In addition to serving as current President of NAGARA, Cathi has served on SAA's Reappraisal and Deaccessioning Development and Review Team, co-teaching the first workshop based on the resulting guidelines, and served as a member of the Best Practices and Tools Subcommittee of CoSA's State Electronic Records Initiative. 

Patty Davis, President-Elect

US Department of Justice
950 Pennslyvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20530
(p) 202-532-6559
Patty Davis is the Assistant Director for the Senior Leadership Office Records Program at the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). Patty received a Bachelor of Science in History from Northern Michigan University and a Masters of Arts in History with a certificate in Archives and Records from Western Washington University. Previous positions include Records Management Specialist for Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) – Energy, Government Records Archivist for the State Archives of Ohio, and Information Specialist for Russell Investments. Outside of work, Patty is a board member and volunteer at the Central Rappahannock Heritage Center (CRHC) and is Secretary, and former President, of the Fredericksburg PC User’s Group (FPCUG). 

Rebekah Davis, Vice President

Limestone County Archives
102 W. Washington St. 
Athens, AL 35611
(p) 256-233-6404
Rebekah Davis is the Archivist of the Limestone County Archives in Athens, Ala., where she is responsible for all aspects of preservation of and access to Limestone County, Ala.'s historic government and private collection records, as well as community outreach efforts of the Limestone County Archives. At the Archives, she has implemented records processing, digitization, and online sharing programs; overseen preservation efforts to include a full facility renovation; formed partnerships with related history and community organizations to improve preservation of and access to historic records; and incorporated these records into regular local history publications, history and genealogy presentations, special exhibits and events, and establishment of local history monuments.  Davis has served as Vice-President and President of the Society of Alabama Archivists and board member of the Athens-Limestone Community Association. She previously was a reporter and editor for The News-Courier and The Cullman Times. She earned her bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of North Alabama. 

Galen Wilson, Treasurer

Senior Records Analyst
National Archives and Records Administration
3150 Springboro Road
Dayton, OH 45439-1883
(p) 937-425-0613
Galen R. Wilson is a member of the General Records Schedule Team in the National Archives and Records Administration’s Office of Records Management Services. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Muskingum College, and a master’s in History and the Administration of Archives from the University of Michigan. Prior to joining NARA in 1993, he was Associate Archivist at the Billy Graham Center Archives, Wheaton College; Manuscript Curator at the Clements Library of early Americana, University of Michigan; and Assistant Curator of Special Collections, Chicago Public Library. He worked at NARA’s facility in Laguna Niguel, California before transferring to Dayton, Ohio. He serves on the Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board and on the Board of the National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators (NAGARA).

Galen was co-editor of Bound to Be a Solider: The Letters of James T. Miller, 1861-64 (University of Tennessee Press, 2001). He resides in Dayton’s South Park Historic District with his wife Betsy and a variable number of house and porch cats. 

Jannette Goodall, Secretary

City Clerk
City of Austin
301 W. Second Street 
P.O. Box 1088 
Austin, TX 78767
(p) 512-974-9045
Jannette Goodall, TRMC, CRM, has served as the City Clerk for the City of Austin since January 2013. Prior to her appointment as City Clerk she served the City Records Management Officer from 2001-2013 and has over twenty-six years of records and information management experience.   In addition to the serving with the City of Austin, her career has included working with the Illinois State Archives, University of Washington in Seattle and the Utah State Archives. She is a Texas Registered Municipal Clerk and a Certified Records Manager. She has been a member of ARMA International since 1993 for which she served for nine years on the ARMA Austin Chapter Board. She is also a member of the IIMC Records Management Committee and currently serves as the Secretary for National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators (NAGARA). 

Pari Swift, Immediate Past President

The Ohio State University
2700 Kenny Road
Columbus, OH 43210
(p) 614-292-4092


Pari Swift is the University Records Manager at The Ohio State University. Immediately prior to joining OSU, she was the Senior Records Manager at the Ohio Attorney General's Office, where she was responsible for developing a sound records management program and the implementation of a document and records management system. She has also served 9 years at the Ohio Historical Society-State Archives as the Local Government Records Archivist and then as the Assistant State Archivist. In those capacities, she provided archives and records management advice and assistance to Ohio's state agencies and local governments and founded the Ohio Country Archivists and Records Managers Association. Pari served on the Ohio Electronic Records Committee for 15 years, including a term as chair; is a Governor appointed member and Chair of the Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board (OHRAB); and is Immediate Past-President of the National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators. Pari has served on several NAGARA Program Committees and is a past editor of the NAGARA Clearinghouse. She received her BA from Wittenberg University and her Masters of Library and Information Sciences degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Library and Information Science.

Casey Coleman, Board Member


U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Silver Spring, MD
(p) 202-551-6982
Casey A. Coleman is the Electronic Records Manager for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Prior to joining the SEC, he served on records management oversight and policy teams in the Office of the Chief Records Officer at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). He is an alumnus of the University of Florida (BA, History), the University of Vermont (MA, History), and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (MA, Communication Arts-Film Studies and MA-LIS, Library and Information Studies). He is currently the chair of the Government Records Section of the Society of American Archivists (SAA). 

Patricia Franks, Board Member

Associate Professor and Coordinator, Master of Archives and Records Administration degree program,
San Jose State University
School of Library & Information Science
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0029
(p) 408-924-2490
(f) 408-924-2476

Dr. Patricia C. Franks is the coordinator for the Master of Archives and Records Administration degree program through the School of Library and Information Science at San José State University. She served as the team lead for both the ANSI/ARMA standard released in January of 2011, Implications of Web-based Collaborative Technologies in Records Management, and the 2012 technical report, Using Social Media in Organizations. She is the author of a comprehensive book, Records and Information Management, released in May 2013. Franks’ research interests lie in the area of emerging technologies and their impact on recordkeeping.  She is a member of the interdisciplinary team of academic researchers exploring the topic of Trust in the digital environment through participation on the SSHRC-funded research project known as InterPARES Trust.

Cherry Lawson, Board Member

City Clerk/Elections Administrator
City of Bloomington
Cherry Lawson has been a City Clerk/Elections Administrator and Records Manager for 16 years.  In her current position as City Clerk for the City of Bloomington, she handles the day-to-day responsibilities of the Office, as well as oversees the handling of the organizations records.  Prior to her current position, she served as City Clerk and Records Manager for the City of Mesquite, Nevada; as City Clerk and Records Manager for the City of Sedona, Arizona; and City Clerk/Elections Administrator and Records Manager for the City of Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Cherry holds a Master Degree in Public Administration from Central Michigan University, Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Science from Wayne State University, and an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Human Service and Disabilities from Highland Park Community College.   Ms. Lawson is currently in the process of completing her studies in Accounting from the College of Southern Nevada.  She is a member of ARMA, International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC), Central Illinois Municipal Clerks Organization, Municipal Clerks of Illinois, and Township Official of Illinois Clerks Division, and have served as a board member for local human service organizations.

Having worked with records for many years, she believes that preservation of all records (especially municipal) is essential for historical and archival purposes.  Cherry is excited to be nominated as a Board Member for NAGARA. 

Joyce Wittenberg, Board Member

Management Analyst/Records Manager
Montana Department of Environmental Quality
Joyce Wittenberg has been with the Montana Department of Environmental Quality since 2000. She is a member of the department’s Centralized Services Management Team and currently serves as the department’s Records Manager. Joyce has been successfully leading the department’s records management improvement process, including compliance with Montana’s Open Records Laws, since 2004. Her responsibilities have included development of the department’s comprehensive records management program, creation of policies and procedures, and providing training and guidance to all levels of staff. 

Joyce has been a member of ARMA International since 2001 and has previously served as Newsletter Editor, Treasurer, and President on the Big Sky Chapter Board of Directors. She joined NAGARA and became a Board member in 2016. She attended school in Oregon, and continues to further her education in the records and information management field.


Anne Mills, Board Member

Center Records Manager,
NASA Glenn Research Center
21000 Brookpark Road, M-S, 142-3
Cleveland, OH 44135
(p) 216-433-4000 

Anne Mills is the Center Records Manager at NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. She received a Bachelor of Arts in History from Baldwin-Wallace College in 2002, and a Masters of Library Science, with an archives and records management concen­tration, from the University of Maryland at College Park in 2005. Anne’s previous positions include student archivist at Baldwin- Wallace and intern at the National Archives Library Information Center. She began her position at NASA in 2004 through the co-op program and assumed the role of Center Records Manager in 2008. Her areas of interest include creative marketing of records programs, lifecycle management, and process improvement.

Shawn Rounds, Board Member

State Archivist
Minnesota Historical Society
345 Kellogg Blvd. West
St. Paul, MN 55102
(p) 651-259-3265 
Shawn Rounds is the State Archivist at the Minnesota Historical Society, a role which oversees the functions of the State Archives, the state's collection of historical government records.  She is also the Head of the Digital Collections Services Department.  In this latter position, she directs the management and preservation of digital collections, collections digitization/access activities (including digital newspapers), processing and cataloging of archival collections, the Society's collections management system, and the operations of the MNHS' records management program.  

Nationally, Shawn co-chairs the Governance subcommittee for the Council of State Archivists (CoSA) State Electronic Records Initiative and was elected to the Board of the National Association of Government Archivists and Records Administrators (NAGARA) in 2013. She also served as the newsletter editor for NAGARA's Committee on Electronic Records and Information Systems (CERIS).

Michael Sherman, Board Member

Chatham County Administrative Services
P.O. Box 9843
Savannah, GA 31412
(p) 912-790-1682
(f) 912-790-1683 

Michael Sherman has been the Assistant Manager for Chatham County Administrative Services - a multi-disciplinary department that includes Records Management, Information Line, Mailroom, Print Shop and Digital Image/Microfilm Laboratory - since 1998. 

Michael transitioned into county government in 1986 as a records technician and quickly advanced as files supervisor and assistant manager. As Assistant Manager, he is responsible for scheduling document imaging projects, providing  staff training, and preparing agreements for contracts within the records management spectrum.

Michael  has served on the NAGARA board for three terms and is currently in his final term.  Michael has been extremely involved in volunteering for NAGARA and served as a 2014  Program Committee member for the Joint CoSA/NAGARA/SAA Conference, Washington, D.C., as well as the Program Committee board liaison for the 2015 Joint Conference NAGARA/CoSA in Austin, TX. He is currently the board liaison for the 2017 Joint Conference for NAGARA/CoSA Conference in Boise, ID.

Michael is active in the industry as a member of ARMA International and Charleston, SC Regional Chapter, GRA (Georgia Records Association and SAA (Society of American Archivist). Additionally, he volunteers within the community through committee and board work with The United Way of the Coastal Empire, The Savannah Foundation, The Mediation Center and Inter-Faith Hospitality Program just to name a few. His involvement in the community lead to honors like being selected to Leadership Savannah, Leadership Georgia and the Rotary Foundation Group Study Exchange team member to Poland/Ukraine.