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Election Information

To vote in the CIMA 2024 Election, please submit the ballot shared via email with all CIMA members on May 02. Your ballot must be RECEIVED by CIMA by May 17.


Vice President / President-Elect

Heidi Steed, Utah Division of Archives


Hi! I’m Heid Steed, and I am asking for your support in selecting me for the role of CIMA Vice President. As an early career archivist, I have relied on the mentorship and advice of my professional peers to help me navigate the ins and outs of this ever-evolving field. I have appreciated the resources and networking opportunities afforded to me by CIMA, and want to serve in this role to ensure that we can continue to provide high quality resources and support to members. I believe I bring a unique perspective based on my education and experience in community engagement and public policy, which has taught me the value of being adaptive, and confronting daunting challenges through community-centered problem solving. It has also taught me the value of a well-run board meeting, and finding pleasure in the nuts and bolts of keeping an organization humming.

Heidi Steed is currently the Local Government Records Specialist at the Utah Division of Archives, a role she has occupied since 2017. In this role Heidi acts as a liaison between the archives and Utah’s local governments, consulting about records management and preservation best practices. Heidi made her way into the archives world by way of the public library system, where she served in various roles during her 15 years with the Salt Lake City Public Library. Heidi has a BA in political science and MA in public administration from the University of Utah. In her spare time, she is a member of numerous boards including Salt Lake City’s Community Development and Capital Improvement Board, and the non-profit newspaper The West View. Heidi, along with her team, is also a two-time winner of the Valley Lanes Bowling League championship. 


Heather Housley, Utah State University Library's Special Collections and Archives  


I have worked at Utah State University’s Special Collections and Archives for nearly three years. From 2002 until 2022, I served as the treasurer/board member of the Top of Utah Runners, a local running club that organized and administrated local races, including Top of Utah Marathon and Half. This role involved handling all the financial details of a non-profit organization, including payments to multiple vendors, preparing yearly income/expense reports, and filing federal and state tax returns. I was also responsible for maintaining the registration details of anywhere between 100 to 2,000 runners per race, handling special requests or questions, and providing the materials necessary for a smooth packet-pickup. I am interested in serving as the Treasurer for CIMA because I love this profession and am interested in making connections and providing behind-the-scenes support.

Heather Housley is the processing archivist at Utah State University Library’s Special Collections and Archives. She considers working at USU a dream job, especially since her role is a happy intersection between historical materials and organizing. As a wife and mother of 4 children, she especially appreciates that her work stays organized for a good long time. She is fascinated by the “micro-history” of ordinary people in the archives and finds it particularly satisfying to highlight people whose stories have not been told. She recently passed the Certified Archivist’s exam and is pursuing the SAA Arrangement & Description certificate. Her favorite pastimes include reading (naturally), British murder mysteries, and hiking with her husband and/or friends, though her favorite hiking companion is her 4-year-old Vizsla, Nica (best dog ever).

Council Members

Jessica Maddox, University of Nevada, Reno Special Collections and University Archives Department


I have always believed in being an active member of communities in which I am involved. This has been true in my personal life as much as my professional. Over the years, I have served on three Board of Directors for non-profit arts organizations, including as a founding board member. I also currently serve as the SAA Key Contact representative for Nevada. Since 2012, when I was first hired at UNR as permanent staff, I have worked in different positions which exposed me to many facets of archival work. I have been lucky to have worked in some way in acquisition, accessioning, processing, outreach, and instruction. This range of experiences enables me to connect with colleagues who hold a variety of positions. I hope to use my range of knowledge and experiences as a CIMA board member to help further connections within our organization.

Jessica Maddox is the Collections Management Archivist for the University of Nevada, Reno Special Collections and University Archives Department (SCUA). Her duties include creating accession and collection records for all legacy and new acquisitions as well as managing the physical storage space of the department. Since 2012, she has held a variety of positions within SCUA, exposing her to many facets of archival work. She received her MLIS from San Jose State University in 2015 and Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2010.

Gen Miller, Utah Division of Archives and Records Service


I started working at the Utah Division of Archives in December of 2022, so suffice it to say that I am new to the archive profession. As a CIMA Council-person I would bring an early-career perspective to CIMA’s programming and initiatives. Through my work with Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board, I’ve come to understand that there are many people who may not describe themselves as archivists who are nonetheless engaged in archival work and may benefit from the resources and connections CIMA membership brings. Additionally, with my background in academia and my current public service experience, I could be an asset who helps bring archivists from a variety of backgrounds into the CIMA fold and develop resources for academic, government, and public history archivists alike.

Gen Miller is an archivist on the Local Government Team at the Utah Division of Archives and Records Service, the executive secretary for the Utah Historical Records Advisory Board (USHRAB), and also serves as the current managing editor of the Journal of Western Archives. She earned my Ph.D at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Japanese Literature and Culture where she served as a teaching assistant and as the instructor of record on a variety of Japanese culture courses. She also worked for the History of Cartography Project as an illustration editing assistant, fact-checker and reference editor for volumes 4 and 5 of The History of Cartography.

Hallie Oines, University of Utah


I am running for a seat on the CIMA council in order to better serve the archival community while providing the perspective of an emerging professional. I bring with me several years of experience working with archival materials from historically marginalized groups, including African Americans and people with disabilities. This background encourages me to think expansively about new ideas in archival science while simultaneously maintaining best practices. While living in Maryland I was a consistent contributor at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference as well as annual SAA conferences. My experience in previous committees will provide guidance in CIMA committee business. If given the opportunity to serve, I look forward to learning a great deal about leadership and collaboration among diverse interest groups.

Hallie Oines is a metadata specialist at the University of Utah, focusing on remediating descriptive metadata for women’s archival materials including the Aileen H. Clyde 20th Century Women’s Legacy Archive. She received her M.L.I.S. with a focus in Archives and Digital Curation from the University of Maryland, during which she spent a year working at the Library of Congress in the Collection Management division. Hallie is an emerging professional transitioning from a career in database management in the International Non-Profit sector to one focused on archival metadata and patron accessibility.

Kelly Rovegno, Utah State University Library's Special Collections and Archives


Thrilled by the opportunity to develop our region's archival community, I leverage my experience as Utah State University's archivist to contribute to CIMA's mission. Having served on both the 2023 local arrangements committee and the 2022 program committee, CIMA has been instrumental in my professional growth and fostering connections with colleagues across the Intermountain West. As a member-at-large, I bring a unique perspective and a passion for advocating for all members and archive users. My commitment is to collaboration: strengthening educational opportunities and fostering student participation in CIMA to ensure its continued success.

Kelly Rovegno serves as the University Archivist and Reference Coordinates in Special Collections & Archives at Utah State University (USU). As university archivist, she oversees USU’s permanent historical record, encompassing published materials, faculty papers, office files created by academic departments, extension offices, and statewide campuses. Prior to joining USU, she worked as the processing archivist at Gonzaga University. She graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Master’s of Archival Studies and a Master’s of Library and Information Science. 

Audrey Spainhower Dunshee, Church History Library


I have been involved with CIMA for several years and I care about the local archival community as a whole. I had a great experience serving on the Local Arrangements Committee in 2022. The annual conference is a wonderful opportunity to find where we have common issues and learn from each other. I am interested in CIMA Council because I would like to help this important community grow. I am also excited by the possibility of building relationships with more of you.

I studied history and English at BYU and graduated in 2011 after an internship in Washington, DC at the National Museum of American History, and working as a student manuscript processor at the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. I had intended to teach history, but fell in love with archives and never looked back. This summer I will hit my 13th anniversary at the Church History Library! I started in collection care, learning conservation and collection management, but roughly 10 years ago started working to prepare materials for digitization. I now manage the Access Services team; we coordinate digitization requests and review material for restricted content, and then give digital access to thousands of collections each month. It is fascinating work and I am so happy to be in this field, doing the work that I do. I am married and have two children. I love being a mom!

To vote in the CIMA 2024 Election, please submit the ballot shared via email with all CIMA members on May 02. Your ballot must be RECEIVED by CIMA by May 17.

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