Meghan Ann Hellenga

Meghan Ann Hellenga

James Milton and Sallie R. Johnson Deputy Director

Meghan Ann Hellenga has served as the James Milton and Sallie R. Johnson Deputy Director since 2017, where she oversees Museum management, including operational oversight, staff management, internal communications, and community/government relations.

Meghan Ann joined the Birmingham Museum of Art’s development department in 2014, most recently serving as associate director of development. She worked alongside the director of development to secure funding for the Museum’s annual budget of more than $7 million, provided departmental supervision, and was instrumental in development planning and fundraising strategies. Prior to her time at the BMA, she served as director of development at AIDS Alabama before becoming the organization’s administrative director of programs, where she implemented fundraising initiatives and cultivated community partnerships.

Meghan Ann is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Birmingham, serves on the board of the National MS Society Alabama-Louisiana-Mississippi Chapter, and a 2018 graduate of the Museum Leadership Institute’s NextGen program. She graduated from Momentum’s Executive Leadership Program in 2020 and participated in Leadership UAB in 2011. Meghan Ann holds a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin, where she studied English and art history.