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18IfyouaskBrandyRoismanwhatshewishesotherpeopleknewaboutHMAshelltellyouItsnotjustaplacetogolookatpicturesitssomuchmore.BornandraisedinGrossePointeMichiganBrandywasexposedtocommunitytheatreatanearlyagethroughherfathersparticipationinamateurproductions.Shewasalsoencouragedtogivetimetocommunityservicegroupsasayoungsterandthisearlyexposuretovolunteeringmadealastingimpressiononher.ShecametoHuntingtonin1974toattendMarshallUniversityandshehappilynotesThelongerIvebeenherethemoreIlikeit.Brandycitesthebeautyofthestatethelong-termfriendshipsshesmadeandtheadvantagesoflivinginasmallcommunitythatofferssomuchtodoasreasonsshechosetostay.BrandysassociationwithHMAbeganin1983whenshefirstjoinedtheMuseum.Shehasmaintainedhermembershipeveryyearsincethenthats30consecutiveyearsasamemberofHMASoitsonlyfittingthattheOpenDoorMembershipCampaignwasBrandysfirstexperiencewithvolunteeringattheMuseum.SincethattimeBrandyhasjoinedHMAsBoardofTrusteeswhereshecurrentlyservesontheExecutiveFinanceInvestmentandODMCcom-mittees.SheandherhusbandDr.TullyRoismanhavealsobeenmembersoftheFitzpatrickSocietyformanyyears.AsaformerPresidentandTreasurerforHMAsBoardofTrusteesBrandysaysthatherinvolvementwiththeBoardhasdeepenedherunderstandingofwhatittakestorunanorganizationlikethisonalimitedbudget.WiththatinmindBrandywhoisafinancialadvisorselectedHMAtobetherecipientoffundsfromaVolunteersIncentiveProgramofferedbyherformeremployertobenefitnon-profitorganizations.WithhersupportHMAhasreceivedgiftsthroughtheVolunteerIncentiveProgramsince2006BrandyparticularlynotestheMuseumsoutreachasasourceofcommunityimpactfromMMCprogramssuchasSaturdayKidsArtsummercampsanddocent-ledtourstouseofHMAbygroupssuchastheChambersYPCandtheOhioValleyCameraClubfrompublicartworkcreatedbyArtWorkskidstotheMuseumBallBrandyseesthatTheMuseumaffectspeopleslivesinsomanydifferentwaysanditsallasaccessibleasitcanbe.SheespeciallyenjoyedthecookingandcateringclassessheandTullytooktogetherheresomeyearsago.AsshelooksaheadBrandyrecognizestheneedforHMAtostaycurrentparticularlywithtechnologyandsocialmediatobeabletotakethepathtothefuture.ThisisimportantbecauseasshepointsouttheMuseumismorethananartgallery.Itsaplacethatreachesouttoschoolstoindividualstothecommunityitsaplacethatwillopenawholenewworld.MemberProfleBrandyRoismanBrandyRoismanposesplayfullywiththesculpturetitledLesBears1991byDanOstermillerAmericanb.1956.Bronze.GiftofMrs.NancyL.Francis.