The National Women’s History Museum Expands its Growing Team of Board Members

For Immediate Release
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Jennifer Herrera

Today, the National Women’s History Museum announced the appointment of four new members to its Board of Directors: Jamie Coss, Dr. Ainsley MacLean, Dr. Nancy O’Reilly, and Lucia Riddle.

“We are thrilled to add the skills and leadership of these dynamic and accomplished women to our Board of Directors,” said Susan Whiting, Board Chair, National Women’s History Museum. “Their decades of experience as educators, entrepreneurs, authors, attorneys, health care providers, and above all, advocates for women’s equity and advancement will help guide us as we bring to life the immeasurable and largely untold role women have played in shaping, influencing, and creating American history.”


Jamie Coss is an attorney, an entrepreneur, and a passionate philanthropist who cares deeply about educational access, material security, and dignified community-based support for disadvantaged groups. Currently, she runs her own consulting business and serves as co-principal of a family real estate business. Previously, Jamie served as General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, and board member of Moneycorp USA. Prior to that, she served as General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, and board member of Monex USA.

Ainsley MacLean, MD is Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) and Associate Medical Director for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology for the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, Kaiser Permanente, the largest integrated physician group in the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia region. Dr. MacLean holds several additional technology leadership roles, has served on several non-profit boards, and is passionate about the health of women and girls in our communities. 

Dr. Nancy O’Reilly, Psy.D is the founder of Women Connect4Good, a 501(c)3 foundation, that was founded in part to help support other organizations working to advance women and girls. She is the author of several books, most recently In This Together: How Successful Women Support Each Other in Work and Life and Leading Women: 20 Influential Women Share Their Secrets to Leadership, Business, and Life. She also serves on the boards of several social-profit organizations, including Take The Lead, Inc.

R. Lucia Riddle is the Owner of Sister Strength, LLC, a fitness company devoted to the wellness, cardio/strength training and physical conditioning needs of women 50 years of age and older. Previously, she served as vice president – federal government relations with the Principal Financial Group ®. Riddle serves on the Board of Directors of Pruve Systems, Inc. and is audit chair of TD&P Consulting Inc. In addition, she serves on the boards of Arena Stage, the National Caucus and Center on Black Aging, Inc., and Pathfinder International.

About the National Women's History Museum
Founded in 1996, the National Women’s History Museum (NWHM) is an innovative museum dedicated to uncovering, interpreting, and celebrating women’s diverse contributions to society. A renowned leader in women’s history education, the Museum brings to life the countless untold stories of women throughout history, and serves as a space for all to inspire, experience, collaborate, and amplify women’s impact—past, present, and future. We strive to fundamentally change the way women and girls see their potential and power.

The NWHM fills in major omissions of women in history books and K-12 education, providing scholarly content and educational programming for teachers, students, and parents. We reach more than four million visitors each year through our online content and education programming and, in March 2023, mounted our first physical exhibit at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in downtown Washington, DC, We Who Believe in Freedom: Black Feminist DC. The Museum is a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)3. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and visit us at