As the Program Manager for Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services for New York, Anastasia Matijkiw oversees every aspect of DHPSNY, including coordinating educational programs, communications, outreach, and planning and assessment programs. Before joining DHPSNY, Anastasia worked as the Surveying & Outreach Archivist for the Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania where she surveyed and assessed collections at local small repositories and managed educational programming on archival concepts for their staff. Prior to that position, Anastasia was the Preservation Services Assistant at the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts. She has also worked at the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Preservation Department of the University of Pittsburgh Library System, and the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. Anastasia received her MLIS in Archives, Preservation, and Records Management at the University of Pittsburgh and her BA in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania.
As the Archives Specialist for the Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services for New York program, Amelia Parks conducts on-site archival needs assessments and assists with archival and preservation planning. She also develops and presents educational programs and provides technical information to library and archival repositories in New York State.
Amelia joined the staff of DHPSNY in 2016. She traveled from the West Coast where she worked as a Resident Archivist for LA as Subject, assisting small archives in the Los Angeles area. She has also worked at the Alexander Architectural Archive, the Sacramento Public Library, the California State Parks Archive, and the Granger Brethren Church Archive. In a past life she was teacher and substitute teacher for 7th through 12th grades. Amelia received her MLIS in Archives and Preservation at the University of Texas at Austin and her BA in Art History at the University of California at Davis.
As Preservation Specialist for the Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services for New York program, Gillian conducts on-site conservation and preservation needs assessments and assists with preservation planning. She also develops and presents educational programs and provides technical information to library and archival repositories in New York State.
Gillian received her MA in Conservation of Art on Paper from Camberwell College of Arts in London, UK. Prior to joining the staff of DHPSNY, she was the National Endowment for the Humanities Preventive Conservation Fellow at CCAHA. She has worked in several private conservation workshops in the US and UK as well as at Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York, and has held internships at the Royal Library (Windsor, UK), the Centre for Photographic Conservation, the Black Cultural Archives, Victoria & Albert Museum, and The Children’s Society Archives (London, UK). Gillian also serves on the board of Materials Information and Technical Resources for Artists (MITRA), an initiative that aims to provide online resources for artists and arts professionals on archival- and conservation-grade art materials and techniques.
As Communications Coordinator, Marissa leads Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services for New York's marketing, communications, and outreach efforts—spreading the word about their free programs and services while showcasing the institutions they work with and the fascinating archival collections they help preserve.
Prior to joining the DHPSNY Staff in 2018, Marissa served as a freelance marketing specialist helping individuals and organizations plan, develop, and revamp marketing campaigns and communications strategies. In addition to her role at DHPSNY, Marissa moonlights as an archivist for her family’s collection of the art and artifacts of her great-grandfather, internationally renowned Croatian-American artist, Maxo Vanka. She received her BA in Art History and Studio Art at Lafayette College, and is also a practicing multi-media artist.