Museum Staff

Jaymee Harvey Willms – Executive Director;

Jaymee Harvey Willms is the Executive Director of the Charles Allis and Villa Terrace Art Museums. She hails from Minneapolis/St. Paul and currently homesteads in Erin, Wisconsin. Harvey Willms brings 10 years of non-profit management experience and holds degrees in painting, sculpture and art history. She has a studio in Milwaukee's Walker's Point and continues to show artwork nationally and internationally. 


Phoenix Brown – Senior Curator;

Phoenix Brown is an interdisciplinary artist and curator based in Milwaukee, WI. Originally from Cincinnati, OH, she graduated from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design in 2019 with a BFA in New Studio Practice and a minor in Art History. Brown was the Albert Family Curatorial Fellow at the Milwaukee Art Museum from 2020 to 2021. She currently leads the curatorial department at Charles Allis and Villa Terrace as Senior Curator. Her curatorial voice is influenced by popular culture, technology-informed art, institutional critique, and interpretations of contemporary art through critical theory lenses. Alongside her studio practice and curatorial research, Brown teaches art at various capacities throughout Greater Milwaukee and beyond.


Jenille Junco – Collections Manager;

Jenille Junco received a degree in Art History and certificate in Urban Studies Certificate from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She began a curatorial internship at the Charles Allis and Villa Terrace in 2007, and was hired as the Curatorial Assistant in 2009, working directly under former curator Martha Monroe. During this time, she headed the Colnik Archives Digitization Project at the Villa Terrace, digitizing the museum's collection of Cyril Colnik's drawings and blueprints. In 2010, she became the Registrar, and in 2013 added Collections Management and Assistant Curator to her responsibilities. Junco oversaw the Curatorial Department from 2013 - 2016. She has also worked in the Conservation Department at Milwaukee Art Museum during the reinstallation of MAM’s permanent collection in 2015, and is currently working part-time as a bench jeweler for a local artist.


Matt Pappas – Membership Manager;

Matt has been with the museums since 2013. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a degree in History and Political Science and is currently persuing his MSA through the Lubar School of Business. He enjoys exploring the beautiful city of Milwaukee — a hobby that piqued his interest in the Charles Allis Art Museum. His passion for the arts and preserving history makes him a perfect fit for his work at the museums. When not working at the museum or studying, Matt enjoys spending time with friends and family, his two cats (Oscar and Penny), and playing guitar.


Megan Maikowski – Rentals Manager;

Megan Maikowski has worked with the museums since February 2018. She enjoys working closely with clients and vendors in planning unique events with the historic homes as the backdrop. Megan graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with degree in Arts Management and History in 2014. Her background in event management includes weddings, nonprofit fundraisers, galas, and corporate meetings. On her days off, she likes to enjoy the best of what Milwaukee has to offer – cold beer, cheese curds and music festivals.


Sam Flint — Operations Manager;

Sam Flint began as the Visitor Experience and Beverage Services Manager in December of 2021, later developing the Operations department within the museum—managing facilities, repairs and preservation initiatives. As a native to Whitefish Bay, he graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a degree in Art History and minored in Religious Studies. Passionate about historical locales and museums, he began with the Charles Allis and Villa Terrace in the summer of 2018 as an intern, assisting in collections and archiving projects and has continued to work with the museums ever since.