2024 STHC Steering Committee Nominations

Thank you to all of our excellent candidates for standing in the 2024 STHC Section election. Please take some time to review their candidate statements and get to know them so you can make an informed choice.

You will be voting for:

  • One Junior Co-Chair (two-year term)
  • One At-Large Steering Committee Members (three-year term)

Ballots will be managed by SAA staff, so please keep an eye on your inbox for when the ballot opens!

Junior Co-Chair Candidate

Allison Fischbach

Digital Archivist

Chesney Medical Archives at Johns Hopkins


Allison Fischbach is Digital Archivist at the Johns Hopkins Chesney Medical Archives in Baltimore. She has worked at Hopkins since 2022, and has a decade of experience in libraries, special collections, and archives. She currently serves as the outgoing secretary for the SAA Web Archiving Section. She has also served with the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) as Maryland Caucus Representative and is elected co-chair of the Arlene Custer Memorial Awards Committee. She holds a BA in English Literature from Washington College and an MLIS with concentration in archives and digital curation from the University of Maryland. Allison serves at the first digital archivist at Chesney and manages all incoming and legacy digital materials and works to develop digital collecting policies, workflows, cataloging, processing, and donor relations.

Candidate Statement

I am honored to run for the junior co-chair position in STHC. I am relatively new to medical archives, but eager to learn more from fellow science, technology, and health care archivists. In my 4-tenure with the Web Archiving Committee we have successfully increased member engagement through blog posts from guest archivists, regular content round-ups, and popular lunch-and-learn sessions. We have also hosted annual meeting collaborations with other SAA sections to promote networking opportunities. I'd like to bring that same success to STHC so we can continue to strengthen the connections this section has made, and ensure it continues to be a valuable educational resource for our members.   

Steering Committee Member Candidate


Sheridan Sayles


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


Sheridan Sayles currently works as the Archivist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City and has been in this role since June 2022. Before taking this position, she served as the Technical Services Archivist at Seton Hall University, the Assistant Archivist at Trinity Church on Wall Street, and the project Lautenberg Archivist at Rutgers University. She is active in both SAA and MARAC and has been a member of the Best Practices for Archival Term Positions Working Group since 2020.

Candidate Statement

My hope in running for the STHC Member at Large position is provide resources and support other archivists working with medical. Since starting work at an institution that combines a history of medical breakthroughs with a culture of corporate closeness that makes reference work and active collecting difficult, I’ve started empathizing more with colleagues who find various roadblocks in their work. I’ve found solidarity in sharing stories of protective administrators and gained fresh perspective at seeing how others approach physical storage solutions, digital collection items, and privacy restraints among others. I’d like to give others this opportunity and wish for the opportunity to support others Members-At-Large to develop new directions for STHC.