Staff and Board of Governors


Michael D. Stafford, Ph.D. Director
Nancy Swords Deputy Director
Head of Visitor Experience
Mary Kuthy Executive Assistant to the Director 248.645.3204
Astronomy/Physics, Technology, Exhibits & Website
Michael J. Narlock Head of Astronomy/Exhibits & Web Coordinator CEC/CIS
James Kurleto Art & Science on the Go Coordinator 248.645.3117
Ruth Smigielski Scout Coordinator/Museum Educator 248.645.3229
Cameron Wood Anthropology Coordinator/Museum Educator 248.645.3241
John Zawiskie Curator of Earth and Life Sciences 248.645.3252
Sara Brantley Development Coordinator 248.645.3245
Kristen Cometto Director of Annual Giving Programs 248.645.3228
Michael Stachowiak Director of Development 248.645.3143
Marketing & Public Relations
Stephen Pagnani Head of Marketing 248.645.3224
Science Shop
Science Shop Manager
Manager - Museum Store 248.645.7710
Cameron Wood Curator of Collections 248.645.3241
Watershed Education
Lisa Appel Watershed Education Coordinator 248.645.3223

Board of Governors
2014 - 2015

Frederick M. Adams, JR.
Chairman, Northern Trust Bank (Michigan)
Terry A. Barclay
President & CEO - Inforum
Barbara Barrett
Regional Vice President - The Leona Group, LLC
Donald D. Carpenter, Ph.D., P.E., LEED AP Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, Lawrence Technological University
James G. Cook, Ph.D. Education and Financial Consultant
John M. Erb President, The Fred A. & Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation
Virginia B. Fox Civic Leader
Karyn Lyon Glover Program Director, Oakland Rhythmic Gymnastics
Darryl Gorman Director, Office of Boards and Commissions, Executive Office of the Mayor, Washington, DC
Rejji Patrick Hayes Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, ITC Holdings Corp.
Raymond R. Khan Retired Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Keith R. Kleckner Retired Professor of Engineering
Trevor F. Lauer Vice President, Marketing and Renewables, DTE Energy
Richard D. McLellan Attorney, McLellan Law Offices
Charles F. Metzger
Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Palace Sports & Entertainment
Lloyd E. Reuss
Retired President, General Motors Corporation
Katherine Duff Rines Independent Businesswoman
William Sandy Retired Chairman & CEO, Sandy Corporation
Sonya F. Sepahban
(Vice Chairman)
Senior Vice President, Engineering Design & Development, General Dynamics Land Systems
Richard E. Smith, M.D. Senior Staff Physician, Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology, Henry Ford Hospital
Maximiliane Straub Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, Controlling, Finance and Administration – Robert Bosch LLC
Stanley R. Terlecky
Associate Professor Wayne State University School of Medicine;
Co-founder EXT Life Sciences, Inc.
Carol A. Walters
Retired – Public Finance Investment Banker
Richard E. Warren
(Board Chairman)
Chairman and owner, Warren Strategies
Shaun Wilson Senior Vice President, Truscott Rossman