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

1400 S. Lake Shore Drive

Chicago, IL  60605


Brenda Raney

Senior Director, Preservation and Outreach

Minnesota Historical Society

345 W. Kellogg Blvd.

St. Paul, MN 55102


Cheryl Darr

Chief Financial Officer

The Magic House

516 S. Kirkwood Road

St. Louis, MO  63122

Phone:  314-288-2511



Kaman Hillenburg

Collections Manager

Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science

411 SE Riverside Drive

Evansville, IN 47713



Katie Van Allen

Managing Director of Museum Services

Missouri History Museum

5700 Lindell Blvd St. Louis, MO 63112

Phone: 314-361-7291

Our Board of Directors (At-Large)

Ellen Censky

President & CEO

Milwaukee Public Museum

800 West Wells Street

Milwaukee, WI 53233


Joy DeFrance

VP of Organizational Development

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

315 E Warren Ave

Detroit, MI 48201

Paul Fladten

Senior Public Relations Manager

Discovery World

500 N. Harbor Dr.

Milwaukee, WI 53202

Danny Gonzales

Director of Exhibits

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

3000 N. Meridian Street

Indianapolis, IN 46208


Betsy Matt Turner

Vice President of Strategic Advancement

Putnam Museum and Science Center

1717 W. 12th Street

Davenport, Iowa


De’Andrea Matthews, Ph.D.

Chief Diversity Officer

Detroit Zoological Society

8450 W. 10 Mile Rd.

Royal Oak, MI 48067

Monica Walker

Senior Operations Officer

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

314 S. Park St. 

Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Dr. Charles Wash


National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center

1350 Brush Row Rd

Wilberforce, OH 45384