Our Board, Staff and Advisors include musicians, DJs, and songwriters; experts in historic preservation, archival practice, and information science; academic musicologists and historians; practicing media makers, designers, and planners; amateur collectors across all genres; and, most importantly, Detroiters committed to safeguarding and maintaining the cultural experience and authenticity of our city.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR / DIRECTOR OF COLLECTIONS
McKinney is an archivist, griot and singer.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Larry Williams, President
Williams is a musician and judge.
Alyson Turner, Vice President
Turner is an educator.
Christopher Handyside, Secretary
Handyside is a writer and musician.
Donna Gardner, Treasurer
Gardner is a grant and contract administrator.
Bart Bealmear, At Large
Bealmear is an archivist and writer.
Mike Fotias, At Large
Fotias is a sound engineer.
Lauren Hood, At Large
Hood is a community developer and engagement specialist.
Damon Percy, At Large
Percy is a cultural historian and writer.
FORMER BOARD MEMBERS
Jonah Raduns-Silverstein, Director of Operations
Carleton Gholz, PhD., Founder & Executive Director Emeritus
Bart Bealmear, Board Member
Kim Schroeder, coordinator of archival administration program
Michelle McKinney, Board Member
Mike Dutkewych, archivist and DJ
Ron English, musician
Barbara Martin, singer, librarian, archivist
Paul Schauert, ethnomusicologist
Veronica Johnson, Journalist
Dave Toorongian, videographer
PROGRAMMING & RESOURCES COMMITTEE
Angela Colon, Detroitist and jazz activist
Peter Croce, deejay, producer, and record label owner
Kristen Gallerneaux, PhD., curator and sonic researcher
Marion Hayden, musician
Jeremy Peters, arts entrepreneur and educator
Steven Reaume, promoter and chef
Krysta Ryzewski, urban archaeologist
Isaac Moore, music educator
Nicole Pitts, educator and community advocate
Nicholas J. Schroeck, lawyer
RIGHTS & PERMISSIONS
Ceylan Akturk, teacher, writer, and rights manager
DATA, DESIGN, & WEBSITE
Brian Boyer, hacker journalist
Matt Hampel, developer
Ed Vielmetti, editor
Taylor Gibson, Wayne State University School of Information Sciences, Summer 2020
Chris Simpson, Wayne State University Department of Music, Fall 2019
Jade Amey, Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science, Summer 2019
Allie Penn, Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science, Spring 2019
Rukiya Colvin, Urban Planning Student, Fall 2018
Sarah Donetti, Archivist/Information Professional, Summer 2017-Spring 2018
Benjamin Bond, University of Michigan School of Information, Spring-Summer 2016, Winter 2018-Present
Sidne S., Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science, Winter-Spring-Summer 2016
Kevin Kapalla, Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science, Fall 2015
Danae Dracht, Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science, Spring-Summer-Fall 2015
Colleen Marquis, University of Michigan School of Information, Spring 2015
Richard Marcil, Wayne State University History Department, Spring 2014
Updated 24 September 2020