Staff and Board

Our Executive Director

Charity M. Counts

P.O. Box 6267

Fishers, IN 46038-6267

Phone: 1-888-724-4266

Email: ccounts(at)

Our Officers


Charles Katzenmeyer

Vice President, Institutional Advancement

The Field Museum

Chicago, IL 


Brenda Raney

Senior Director, Preservation and Outreach

Minnesota Historical Society

St. Paul, MN


Cheryl Darr

Chief Financial Officer

The Magic House

St. Louis, MO 



Kaman Hillenburg

Collections Manager

Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science

Evansville, IN



Katie Van Allen

Managing Director of Museum Services

Missouri History Museum

St. Louis, MO

Our Board of Directors (At-Large)

Ellen Censky

President & CEO

Milwaukee Public Museum

Milwaukee, WI


Joy DeFrance

Vice President, Organizational Development

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Detroit, MI

Paul Fladten

Senior Public Relations Manager

Discovery World

Milwaukee, WI

Danny Gonzales

Director of Exhibits

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN


Betsy Matt Turner

Vice President of Strategic Advancement

Putnam Museum and Science Center

Davenport, IA


De’Andrea Matthews, Ph.D.

Chief Diversity Officer

Detroit Zoological Society

Royal Oak, MI

Monica Walker

Senior Operations Officer

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

Kalamazoo, MI

Dr. Charles Wash


National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center

Wilberforce, OH