Who We Are

  • Staff


    Sarah Bryan
    Executive Director

    Kiki Smith-Archiapatti
    Managing Director

    Nathan Salsburg
    Curator, Alan Lomax Archive

    Anna Lomax Wood, Ph.D.
    Director of Research

    Michael Cormier-O'Leary
    Program Coordinator


    Bertram Lyons, Dissemination Consultant
    Steve Rosenthal, Audio Restoration, The Magic Shop NY
    Don Fleming, Archival Consultant 

    Public Relations and Media

    Howard Wuelfing
    HowlingWuelf Media

    Legal Counsel

    Robert Meitus
    Meitus Gelbert Rose LLP

    Special Collections

    Judith R. Cohen: Curator, Spanish Collection

    Global Jukebox

    Anna Lomax Wood: Direction 
    John Szinger: Programming
    Martin Szinger: Programming
    Richard Smith: Programming & restoration 
    Michael M. Flory: Consulting statistical scientist
    Forrestine Paulay: Choreometrics 


  • Board Members

    Board of Directors

    Robert Baron
    Folk Arts Program Director, Retired
    New York Council on the Arts

    Naomi Hawes Bishop
    Professor Emerita, Anthropology
    California State University, Northridge

    Noah Bishop
    Bishop Bankruptcy Law

    Patricia Shehan Campbell
    Professor of Ethnomusicology,
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA

    Odysseus Chairetakis
    Independent Landman, Los Angeles, CA

    Katherine Chairetakis
    Immigration Attorney

    Amanda Dargan
    Education Director
    City Lore, New York, NY

    Barry Dornfeld
    Center for Applied Research
    Consultant and Visual Anthropologist

    Gideon D'Arcangelo
    Associate Principal, ARUP, New York, NY
    Adjunct Assistant Professor of Communications,
    Tisch School of the Arts, New York University

    Don Fleming
    Independent Archivist

    Barbara Hampton 
    Director of Studies in Ethnomusicology
    Hunter College of the City University of New York

    David Katznelson
    Grammy nominated producer, writer and CEO of Reboot

    Michael Minky, CPA
    Pacific Palisades, CA

    Forrestine Paulay
    Dance Scholarship

    Daniel Sheehy
    Director Emeritus, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
    Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC

    Anna L. Wood
    Anthropologist at large

    Advisory Board

    Jane Anderson
    Assistant Professor, Center for Heritage and Society
    University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

    John Bishop 
    Film and Video Producer, Media Generation
    Retired, Department of World Arts & Cultures
    University of California at Los Angeles

    Karen Bradley
    Professor Emeritus in Dance and Performance Scholarship
    University of Maryland, College Park

    Andy Kolovos
    Director of Archives and Research
    Vermont Folklife Center

    Bill Pearson
    Managing Member, Gallup Hill, LLC

    Mu Qian
    SOAS, University of London

    Rosita Sands
    Professor of Music and Dean of the School of Fine and Performing Arts
    Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL

    Patrick Savage
    Associate Professor, Environment and Information Studies
    Keio University SFC, Japan

    Edmund Wood
    Marshall, TX

    Philip Yampolsky
    Founding Director and Research Associate, Robert E. Brown Center for World Music 
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Editor, Music of Indonesia series (Smithsonian Folkways)

    Steve Zeitlin
    Founder and Director
    City Lore, New York, NY


  • In Memoriam

    In Memoriam

    Edmund Snow Carpenter (1922-2011)
    Lambros Comitas (1927-2020)
    Jeffrey A. Greenberg (1960-2020)
    Alan Lomax, founding director (1915-2002)
    Bess Lomax Hawes (1921-2009)
    Molly W. Sirignano (1943-2010)