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.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Larry Williams, President
Williams is a judge and a musician.
Alyson Turner, Vice President
Turner is an educator.
Christopher Handyside, Secretary
Handyside is a writer and musician.
Donna Gardner, Treasurer
Gardner is a grant administrator and DJ.
Bart Bealmear, At Large
Bealmear is an archivist and writer.
Adam DesJardins, At Large
DesJardins is a connector and grant maker.
Mike Fotias, At Large
Fotias is a sound engineer.
Carleton Gholz, At Large
Founder & Executive Director Emeritus.
Mark Greer II, At Large
Greer is a Co-Executive Director at the Transforming Power Fund.
Janis Hazel, At Large
Hazel is an arts advocate and journalist.
Damon Percy, At Large
Percy is a cultural historian and writer.
Carolyn Pruitt, At Large
Pruitt is a non-profit professional and resident of the Blue Bird neighborhood.
Michelle McKinney, Director and Director of Collections
Jonah Raduns-Silverstein, Director of Operations
FORMER BOARD MEMBERS
Lee Simmons (1960-2020)
Karen Hudson-Samuels, (1954-2021)
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