BOARD OF DIRECTORS

LaVell Williams, President
Williams is a poet and singer.
Donna Gardner, Treasurer 
Gardner is a grant and contract administrator.
Bart Bealmear, Secretary
Bealmear is an archivist and writer
Mike Fotias, Board Member
Fotias is a sound engineer.
Barbara E. Martin, Board Member
Martin is a singer and archivist
Carleton Gholz, PhD, Founder and Executive Director
Gholz is a writer.

Advisers

Alex Alexander, photographer
Bill McGraw, writer
Marsha Music, writer and cultural historian
Jocelyne Ninneman, anthropologist and producer
Kristin Palm, writer and educator
Steven Reaume, promoter and chef
Ellie Schneider, music and design advocate
Rob Theakston, scholar and strategist
Adriel Thornton, ‘Detroit’s ambassador of cultural goodwill’
Walter Wasacz, writer and electronic performance artist.
Brian Boyer, hacker journalist
Jeremy Caverly, mobile digital media and online marketing
Lizzy Graham, marketing and communications consultant
Matt Hampel, developer
Ed Vielmetti, editor
Kim Silarski, Founding DSC Secretary and communications specialist
Doug Coombe, photographer
Reginald Tiessen, video producer
Dave Toorongian, video producer

Adviser Committees

ARCHIVES/COLLECTIONS

Bart Bealmear, Secretary
Ben Blackwell, musician and archivist
Karen Jania, archivist
Michelle McKinney, singer, dancer, and archivist

Education

Denise Dalphond, PhD, scholar
Isaac Moore, music educator
Paul Schauert, ethnomusicologist

Music Industry

Eddie Baranek, musician
Ryan Davies, Producer / Engineer
Maurice “Pirahnahead” Herd, music production and label owner
Christopher Handyside, author

Preservation

Leo Early, writer and preservationist
Abe Kadushin, architect and preservationist
Rebecca Binno Savage, preservationist
Krysta Ryzewski
Amy Elliott Bragg, preservationist

Urban Policy

Lauren Hood, community developer and engagement specialist
Hannah Kelley, city planner

Rights and Permission

Ceylan Akturk, teacher and writer

Volunteer Coordinator

Angie Linder, record label manager

Genre Advisers

Country

Craig Maki, author and musician

Dance

Brendan Gillen, electronic musician, record label owner, and writer
Curtis Lipscomb, activist

Jazz

Dameon Gabriel, musician

Etc.

Mike Rubin, journalist

INTERNS

Jonah Raduns-Silverstein, Winter 2017
Benjamin Bond, University of Michigan School of Information, Spring-Summer 2016
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 Winter 2017