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Museum Association of New York Board of Directors

Long Island Children's Museum

Region: Long Island

Committee(s): Executive, Audit/Finance; Governance (Chair)

Suzanne LeBlanc has 44 years of experience in the children’s museum field.  Prior to joining Long Island Children’s Museum (LICM) 14 years ago, she served in leadership positions at children’s museums in Boston, Brooklyn, and Las Vegas. She currently serves as President of the Board of Directors of the Museum Association of New York (MANY) and as a member of New York State Regents Museum Advisory Council. She has served as Vice President of the Association of Children’s Museums and President of Nevada Museums Association.

On Long Island, Suzanne has been a member of the Community Advisory Council of the Junior League, and a member of the Early Years Institute Advisory Committee. She was chosen as one of the “50 Most Influential Businesswomen of Long Island” by the Long Island Business News. In November 2012, LeBlanc received the National Medal for Museum and Library Service at the White House on behalf of LICM. In September 2008, Suzanne testified before Congress at a hearing that examined the unique role that museums and libraries play in strengthening communities.  

Suzanne has been published numerous times in museum journals, and consults, teaches, and presents at conferences on a variety of topics. Suzanne earned an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Lesley College in Cambridge, MA and a B.S. in Journalism and Photojournalism from the School of Public Communication at Boston University.

The Museum Association of New York strengthens the capacity of New York State’s cultural community by supporting professional standards and organizational development. We provide advocacy, training, and networking opportunities so that museums and museum professionals may better serve their missions and communities.

Museum Association of New York is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization. 

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