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.


Rick Phelps, President
Joe Alexander, Vice-President
Jason Knutson, Vice-President
Leslie Smith III, Vice-President 
Charlotte Cummins, Secretary
John Sylla, Treasurer

Other Trustees
Marian Bolz, Life Trustee
Bryan Chan
Karen Christianson
Vikki Enright
Jim Escalante
Dave Franchino
Sara Guyer
Cedric Johnson
Valerie Kazamias, 
    Chair, The Langer Society 
Elizabeth Kirchstein
Oscar Mireles
Bret Newcomb
Dave Orr
Margaret Pyle
JoAnne Robbins
John Ronzia
Dynee Sheafor
John Sims
Sylvia Vaccaro
Marc Vitale




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

Richard H. Axsom, Senior Curator x 226
Doug Fath, Preparator  x 258
Leah Kolb, Associate Curator  x 233 
Marilyn L.M. Sohi, Head Registrar, Permanent Collection x 235
Carol Chapin, Associate Registrar
Stephanie Zech, Associate Registrar
Alyssa O'Connor, Associate Preparator/Assistant Registrar
Mel Becker Solomon, Exhibitions Manager and Registrar x 241

Elizabeth Tucker, Director of Development x 245
Annik Dupaty
, Director of Events and Volunteers  x 229
Kaitlin Kropp, Associate Director of Member Engagement  x 224
Bob Sylvester, Private Events and Wedding Rentals x 251
Cassie Naughton, Events & Volunteers Assistant  x 230

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

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

Bob Sylvester, Director of Public Operations x 251

Erika Monroe-Kane, Director of Communications  x 237
Charlotte Easterling, Graphic Designer x 240

Technical Services 
Brian Bartlett, Technical Services Supervisor x260
Gabe Strader-Brown, Technical Services Assistant