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Meet our Staff


Our dedicated volunteer staff is committed to making the Museum of Indian Culture a model standard for Native American education in eastern Pennsylvania, and ensuring that your visit to the museum is engaging, educational, and rewarding.


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Pat Rivera
Executive Director

Pat Rivera has been the executive director for the Museum of Indian Culture since 2003.  She is experienced in banking and finance, event planning, and small business development. 

Wesley Dunn
Vice President;
Facilities & Education Department Head

Wesley Dunn has been an intricate part of the museum since 2000.   Wesley is responsible for the daily facility operations of the museum. He currently serves as head docent and tour guide trainer, as well as our educational programs director. Wesley has a B.S. in Psychology from DeSales University.

Jill Mahaffey
Collections Registrar


Jill Mahaffery has been with the museum since 2022.   Jil serves as the museum registrar of collections; and gift shop manager.   Jill has a BA in Communication Studies from UC Santiago 

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Edna White


Edna White has served  on the  Museum of Indian Culture's Board of Directors since 2012,  Edna  brings 25 years of experience as a financial project manager and event planning.    Edna holds a B.A., Law and Society from Penn State World Campus. 

Lee Hallman

Lee Hallman has been the curator for the museum since 2006.  He specializes in prehistoric Native American artifacts. For over 50 years, Lee has provided extensive archaeological services in Pennsylvania for the State Museum, Bureau of Historic Preservation, and U.S. Department

of Agriculture, conducting over 112 Phase 1 archaeological surveys of possible important prehistoric sites.

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Jack Johnson

Jack Thomas Johnson is an enrolled member of the Delaware Nation of Anadarko, Oklahoma. He was raised in Oklahoma and now resides in  Philadelphia. His desire to share his Tribe's history brought him back to his ancestral homeland.  Jack has been involved with the museum since 2010 advocating for the Delaware Nation through public speaking engagements.

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Linda Poolaw
Vice President
Native American Educational
Advisory Board

Linda Poolaw has served as Vice President of museum's Native American educational advisory board since 2020. She is the Grand Chief of the Grand Council of the Delaware Tribe of Indians of North America; and Member of the Delaware Nation, OK.

Vicky Schenandoah
Native American Educational Advisory Board

Vicky Schenandoah e has been on the museum's Native American educational advisory board since 2003. For over 30 years, Vicky has provided education on cultural heritage preservation, dispelling stereotypes and misinformation about Native peoples.

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Bart Cartwright
Native American Educational Advisory Board

Bart Cartwright has been on the museum's Native American educational advisory board since 2019.  Bart is the Keeper of the East Gate for the Grand Council of the Delaware Tribe of Indians; and Member of the Delaware Nation, OK

Roy Knieriem
Assistant Curator
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