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
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
Michele Arquette-Palermo Head of the Freshwater Forum 248.645.3223

Board of Governors
2016 - 2017

Michael H. Acheson
President, Interlaken LLC
Jon W. Allan
Director, Office of the Great Lakes, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, State of 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 G. Gorman, Esq. Deputy Director, Human Resources
Manager of Labor and Employee Relations
Montgomery County, Maryland
Rejji P. Hayes
Executive Vice President and 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 President and COO, DTE Electric
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
Raymond A. Silverman, Ph.D. Professor, Department of the History of Art, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)
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
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