Board and Staff

The museum's administrative offices are open Monday through Friday from 9 am–5 pm. Call 608.257.0158 for more information.


Jim Yehle, President
Joe Alexander, Vice-President
Jan DeAtley, Vice-President
Jason Knutson, Vice-President
Kathie Nichols, Secretary
John Sylla, Treasurer

Other Trustees
Eric Barber
Elizabeth Barden
Marian Bolz, Life Trustee
Karen Christianson
Charlotte Cummins
Tami Dodge
John Fritsch 
Sara Guyer
Cedric Johnson
Valerie Kazamias,
    Chair, The Langer Society 
Rick Phelps
Margaret Pyle
JoAnne Robbins
John Ronzia
Ellen Rosner
Katie Howarth Ryan
John Sims
Leslie Smith III
Sylvia Vaccaro
Marc Vitale
Kathleen Woit



Stephen Fleischman, Director  x 225
Michael Paggie, Business Manager
Judy Schwickerath, Accountant  

Richard H. Axsom, Curator 
Doug Fath, Preparator  x 258
Leah Kolb, Associate Curator  x 233 
Tabe Dankert, Exhibitions Manager  x 242
Marilyn L.M. Sohi, Registrar
Carol Chapin, Associate Registrar
Stephanie Zech, Associate Registrar

Elizabeth Tucker, Director of Development x 245
Annik Dupaty
, Director of Events and Volunteers  x 229
Kaitlin Kropp, Development Associate  x 224
Sarah Linn, Events Assistant x 230
Bob Sylvester, Operations and Events Manager (Private Events and Weddings) x 254

Sheri Castelnuovo, Curator of Education  x 227
Janet Laube, Education Associate  x 228 (Tues/Wed)
Simone Doing, Education Assistant x 228 (Thurs/Fri)

Museum Store
Leslie Genszler, Director of Retail Operations  x 232 
Laurie Stacy, Manager  x 256
Robin Peeters, Assistant Manager x 257

Mary Kolar, Director of Public Operations  x 251
Bob Sylvester, Operations and Events Manager x 254

Erika Monroe-Kane, Director of Communications  x 237

Technical Services 
Mark Verstegen, Technical Services Supervisor x 260
Gwen Avant, Technical Services Assistant