Board of Directors
The Archives Society of Alberta’s Board of Directors is governed by the provisions of the Alberta Societies Act, the ASA’s bylaws, and other legislation applicable to not-for-profit societies. The Board of Directors consists of six positions: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Institutional Member-at-Large, and Individual Member-at-Large.
Our Current Board
Andrew Chernevych, President
Andrew Chernevych has been Archivist at the Galt Museum & Archives (Galt) for seven years. He holds a master’s degree in History from the Central European University and MA in Ukrainian Folklore from the University of Alberta. Prior to the Galt, he worked as a contract archivist at the Provincial Archives of Alberta and worked part time at the City of Wetaskiwin Archives. Andrew Chernevych is involved with the Centre of Oral History & Tradition (COHT) at the University of Lethbridge and teaches an archives course at the Department of History.
Valla McLean, Vice President
Valla is the University Archivist and the History, Classics, Philosophy librarian at MacEwan University. She teaches courses on records management and archives to students in the Library and Information Technology diploma program at the university. She is an active member in a number of committees at the university including NEOS and the Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries.
Kate Rozon, Secretary
Kate has been a Private Records Archivist at the Provincial Archives of Alberta for two years. Previous to this position, she was a Student Assistant Reference Librarian and a Student Records Centre Assistant at the Supreme Court of Canada. Upon graduation, she was hired as a Senior Records Analyst in this same establishment, where she worked on creating file plans for the implementation of a new records management system. She was then promoted to Records Management Operations Supervisor. She completed her Masters of Library and Information Studies at McGill University.
Jason Nisenson, Treasurer
Jason Nisenson is Assistant Archivist in the department of Special Collections at the University of Calgary. His primary role is serving as archivist at the Military Museums Library and Archives, which is a branch library of the University of Calgary. Prior to this, he was the McLuhan Project Librarian at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library in Toronto. He has a Masters of Information (MI) degree from the University of Toronto and a Masters of English and Performance Studies (MA) degree from the University of Guelph.
Melissa McCarthy, Institutional Member-at-Large
Melissa McCarthy (not the actress!) has been Reference Archivist at the City of Edmonton Archives for the past three years. Before that, she was Archives Advisor for the Council of Archives New Brunswick for six years. She has a Masters in History from the University of Toronto and a Master of Library and Information Studies from Dalhousie University. Her professional interests include government records, access and privacy issues, and the impact of technologies on archives and their users.
Carson Murphy, Individual Member-at-Large
Carson studied history and art history at Queen's University, Kingston before earning a Masters in Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies at the University of Ulster, Belfast. Since May of 2015, he has been the Archivist for the Peace River Museum, Archives and Mackenzie Centre, which is the repository of archival material for the North Peace Region of Alberta. Prior work experience includes an internship with the National Trust in the UK, and Genealogist and Reference Librarian at the United Empire Loyalist Heritage Centre and Park.