Dr. Deborah L. Mack
National Museum of African American History and Culture,
Dr. Deborah L. Mack is the Associate Director in the Office of Strategic Partnerships at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), Smithsonian Institution. She is responsible for overall planning, management and coordination of professional partnership programs and international activities. The Office of Strategic Partnerships (OSP) at the National Museum of African American History and Culture serves as an outward-facing division responsible for leveraging NMAAHC research, programmatic initiatives and other museum professional resources that benefit African American and African Diaspora museums and related cultural institutions. OSP fulfills its mandate in the following ways: 1) Establishes strategic alliances to promote capacity building, organizational sustainability, professional development and institutional best practices, 2) Cultivates relationships within the Smithsonian, nationally and internationally with museum service, research and member organizations that serve cohorts of institutions, and 3) Supports NMAAHC research and programmatic initiatives.