About Us

The International Association of Museum Facility Administrators (IAMFA) is an international nonprofit organization devoted to meeting the professional needs of facility and security administrators at cultural institutions, especially in their efforts to set and attain standards of excellence and quality in the sustainable design, construction, operation and maintenance of world-class cultural facilities. In pursuit of these goals, the association sponsors an Annual Conference, Museum Benchmarking Exercise, and communicates with its membership and friends around the world through IAMFA's magazine Papyrus, its website, and its LinkedIn Group.


To serve members of cultural institutions through advancement of the facilities management and administration profession. Through quality educational programs, networking and meaningful partnerships with suppliers of products, services and specialized expertise, IAMFA strives to improve the profession.


To be the most prominent and regarded Association worldwide representing facilities management at cultural institutions.

Strategic Goals 2014-2019

1. Grow Membership

2. Develop Sponsorships

3. Establish Financial Fitness

4. Achieve Education Excellence

5. Increase Communication

6. Enhance Metrics & Technology

Board of Directors

Nancy Bechtol, President
Director, Smithsonian Facilities
Smithsonian Institution
P.O. Box 37012, MRC 526
Washington, D.C. 20013
Phone: 202-633-5687
[email protected]
Term expires: 2020

Randy Murphy, VP Administration
Director of Operations (Retired)
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: 213-435-7523
[email protected] 
Term expires: 2020

Alan DiricanTreasurer 
Director of Facilities
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
Trustees for Harvard University
1703 32nd Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007-2961 
Phone: 202-339-6952
[email protected]
Term expires: 2019

Patrick Jefferson, VP Education
Head, Operations and Maintenance
Canadian Museum of History & Canadian War Museum
100, rue Laurier Street, 
Gatineau, QC, K1A 0M8 Canada
Phone: 819 776-7037 
[email protected] 
Term Expires: 2020

David Sanders, Secretary
Director of Estates (Retired) Natural History Museum - London
Phone: 07799 690174
[email protected] 
Term expires: 2019

Tiffany Myers, VP Regional Affairs
Program Management Specialist, Smithsonian Facilities
P.O. Box 37012 MRC 526
Washington, D.C. 20013
Phone: 202-633-5689
[email protected]
Term expires: 2019

Tony Young, 2019 Conference Host
Vice President, Facilities Planning and Operations

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
4400 Forbes Avenue 
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-578-2495
[email protected] 
Term Expires: 2019

Shaun Woodhouse, 2020 Conference Host
Head of Technical Services | ACMI Renewal Internal Lead - Infrastructure
Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
Federation Square, Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Phone: 61 3 8663 2302
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2020