photo Laurie Arp, Director, DuraSpace Community Supported Programs
Laurie's professional interests focus on the intersection of collections, technology and people. As the Director of DuraSpace Community Supported Software, Laurie supervises ArchivesSpace, CollectionSpace, DSpace, Fedora and VIVO, the community supported open source programs housed at LYRASIS. Laurie provides coordination between the organizational homes and the programs and supports governance, strategic planning and developing partnerships. Previously, she worked for OCLC in positions including Senior Implementation Program Manager and Digital Projects Specialist. For the Ohio Historical Society, she managed several award-winning digital projects and served as the State Archivist. She received her MLIS from UCLA; her MA in European History from UC Irvine; and her BA in History from UC San Diego. Laurie was appointed to serve on the State Library of Ohio Board in 2015 and currently serves as President.

photo Jessica Crouch, Community Engagement Coordinator
As ArchivesSpace Community Engagement Coordinator, Jessica is responsible for user support, training, outreach, and communications across the ArchivesSpace community. She works to bring our community together through events and activities and is always willing to consider new areas for connection as our community continues to grow and mature.

Jessica was the leader in ArchivesSpace implementation in her role as archivist in the Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections at the University of South Carolina (USC). She worked closely with colleagues to develop training, documentation, and opportunities for collaboration as well as working closely with the developers and system administrators who facilitate the technical side of their ArchivesSpace implementation. In addition to her work on ArchivesSpace, she was involved in all aspects of managing physical and digital collections and making them accessible, including providing outreach to donors and users. As a graduate student and early professional, she had previously been actively involved in USC’s implementation of Archivists’ Toolkit. Jessica received an MLIS from the University of South Carolina and a BA in History from Wofford College. Jessica also recently received her Digital Archives Specialist certificate through the Society of American Archivists.


photo Christine Di Bella, ArchivesSpace Program Manager
As ArchivesSpace Program Manager, Christine plays a key role working closely and collaboratively with the ArchivesSpace community, advisory groups, and Governance Board to set the strategy and goals for ArchivesSpace. Christine is involved in all aspects of the program, and serves as a key spokesperson and advocate for the program. Christine has worked in archives for over 16 years, in a number of academic and non-profit settings. From 2009 to 2014 she was the archivist for the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, a charter member of ArchivesSpace. Prior to that she was the archivist and project director for the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL) Consortial Survey Initiative, a project to assess un- and underprocessed archival collections at 22 Philadelphia area institutions. She has also held positions at the Cambridge Public Library, the 92nd Street Y, the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan, and Harvard Business School. She received an MSI from the University of Michigan's School of Information and a bachelor's degree in English from Wesleyan University.

photo Tim Donohue, DSpace Technical Lead
Tim is the Technical Lead for the DSpace project. He coordinates community participation in the open source development process, including helping define the roadmap and organizing development meetings. He has been a DSpace Committer since 2006, and joined the DSpace project team (previously at DuraSpace) in 2009. He has a degree in Computer Science (University of Notre Dame) with a Masters in Library and Information Science (University of Illinois). Prior to joining the world of libraries and repositories, he was a Technical Architect for a small consulting firm that specialized in Documentum document management solutions for Fortune 500 companies. In all, Tim has over 20 years of professional software development experience, with over 15 of those in the open source realm.

photo Megan Forbes, CollectionSpace Program Manager
Megan Forbes provides strategic management for CollectionSpace, an open source, web-based collection information management system for museums. Forbes leads the day-to-day operations of the CollectionSpace organizational home, including community outreach, planning, and coordination with other LYRASIS programs. She also serves as the primary liaison with the museum community to raise awareness and foster adoption of CollectionSpace and the organizational home services that support it. Forbes has been a part of the CollectionSpace team since its inception in 2008 and holds deep knowledge of the system and its functional design. She has a MA in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a BA in Economics and History from Emory University.

photo Michele Mennielli, International Membership and Partnership Manager
Michele is the International Outreach Representative at LYRASIS. His primary responsibility is to broaden and extend the organizational reach and strengthen global partnerships in support of the preservation and accessibility of cultural heritage and academic resources globally. He’s currently a Member of the OpenAIRE Advisory Board and served as Board Member, Executive for External Relations at euroCRIS (the International Organization for Research Information), Chair of the ORCID in Repository Task Force and Secretary and Board Member of EUNIS (European Organization of University Information Systems). He’s been a member of Program and Organizing Committees for several international events in the field of Higher Education Technology, Research and Repository such as EDUCAUSE, Open Repository Conference, euroCRIS Conferences, etc.Before joining LYRASIS (former DuraSpace), Michele had experience in private and public organizations supporting universities, research and cultural institutes in managing and realizing digital projects.

photo David Wilcox, Program Leader
David Wilcox is the Program Leader for Fedora at LYRASIS. He has more than nine years experience managing open source projects, teams, and communities. Working with hundreds of organizations across the Fedora, Islandora, and Samvera communities provides David insight into the use cases and opportunities for open source software within libraries, archives, and museums. As Program Leader David is responsible for setting the vision for Fedora and serving as strategic liaison to the governance groups, members, and other stakeholders. David works together with the Fedora Technical Lead to oversee key project processes and undertakes international engagement through public speaking, developing and delivering workshops, facilitating user group meetings, and pursuing partnerships and grant funding for Fedora-related projects. David graduated from St. Thomas University (BA) and the Dalhousie School of Information Management (MLIS). Prior to joining LYRASIS he was the Program Manager at discoverygarden inc and the Islandora Training and Support Coordinator at the University of Prince Edward Island.

photo Andrew Woods, Software Engineer
Andrew Woods is the technical lead for both the Fedora Repository and VIVO projects, and is a co-editor of the Oxford Common File Layout specification. As evidenced by these initiatives, Andrew has deep experience and interest in digital scholarship and preservation, open technologies, linked data, and web standards. He has a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Florida.