Center Committees


April 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019



Operating Committees

1.  Building and Grounds

Works with the Director and Office Manager to maintain and improve the building, grounds and environment. Committee:

Dean McElhinney, Chair                                                             Jim Kryway

Gayle Cook                                                                                     Dave Musgrave

Mary Lee Deckard                                                                        Steve Rolfe

Kathy McFall

Support Staff:

Susan Dyar, Director

Rose Merrick, Office Manager

2.  Collections and Exhibits

 Works with the Collections, Exhibit, and Research Library Managers to maintain collections and to prepare exhibits.  The committee responsibilities include accepting, deaccessioning, and approving policies governing artifacts and approving exhibits and the exhibit schedule.


Linda Forshee                                                                              Sue Shelden

Sue Ellen Bowman                                                                      Liz Knapp

Gayle Cook                                                                                    Kathy McFall

Mary Lee Deckard                                                                       Mary Ellen Kerber

Nancy Kryway                                                                              Janet Rowland

Linda Stafford                                  

Support Staff:

Hilary Fleck, Collections Manager                         A.J. Gianopoulos, Exhibit Design Manager

Andrea Hadsell, Education Manager

3.  Library Committee

Works with the Research Library Manager to maintain and improve the library’s collection of primary and secondary source materials.


Lee Ehman                                                                                        Scott Loman

Jackie Gilkey                                                                                     Michael Maben

Liz Knapp                                                                                          Randi Richardson

David Lemon                                                               

Support Staff: Megan Macdonald, Library Manager

4.  Nominating Committee

Appointed by the President at least four months before the April Annual Meeting to prepare a slate of officers and Board members to present at the Annual meeting.  The Committee is active in recruiting new Board members and officers. Committee members are named by the Board President in November.

Support Staff: Susan Dyar, Director  

5.  Personnel Committee

Determines staffing needs, recommends personnel policies and revisions to the Board, and establishes compensation and benefits.


Marilyn Skirvin, Co-Chair                                                             Dave Musgrave                                     

Gayle Cook                                                                                        Janet Stavropoulos

Kerma Murray, Co-Chair                                                               Vickie Fry

Linda Williamson                                       

Support Staff: Susan Dyar,  Director  

6.  Cemetery Committee

Locates, coordinates and preserves cemeteries in Monroe County.


Scott Emery, Co-Chair          Ellyn Pruitt, Co-Chair                      Marion Sinclair

Anne Marie Chris                   Carol Seaman                                    Aaron Young

Lou Malcomb                          Carol Stinson                                     Phil Stafford

Alexis Pruitt                             Herman Young                                 Liz Knapp

Linda Stines                             Karen Banks Nancy Raper             Kim Alexander

Vanita Bell                               Kat Rempley                                      Michael Mendelson

Dave Clark                               C. Dayton                                           Pam Wasmer

Amber Reyes

Support Staff: Rose Merrick, Office Manager  

7.  Education/Outreach Committee

Assists in coordinating educational, in house and outreach programming to reach multigenerational audiences and adhere to Indiana academic standards when appropriate.


Jennifer Borland, Chair                                                        Glenda Murray                                    

Fred Dunn                                                                               Rachel Peden McCarty                             

Fred Dunn                                                                               Kris Yoho

Support Staff: Andrea Hadsell, Education Manager  


8.  Finance Works with managing director to plan the budget, review income and expenses regularly, and makes investment recommendations to the Board.


Dave Musgrave, Chair                                                       Linda Williamson            

Vickie Fry                                                                            Janet Stavropoulos

Lee Ehman                                                                          Sue Sgambelluri

Support Staff: Susan Dyar, Director  

9.  Grants Committee

Researches grant opportunities, write grant proposals, and monitors grant activities.


Phil Stafford
Vicky Fry
Linda Williamson

Support Staff: Susan Dyar,  Director


10. Sports Committee


Bob Hammel, Chair                                                            Andy Graham                                     

Fred Dunn                                                                             David McCrea

David Lemon                                                                        Chris Williams                                  

Staff Support: A.J. Gianopoulos, Exhibits Manager

11.  Sales (Garage/Holiday) Committee

Sue Ellen Bowman                                                               Kathy McFall

Gayle Cook                                                                            Linda Forshee

Mary Lee Deckard                                                               Sue Shelden

Nancy Kryway                                                                      Linda Stafford

Mary Ellen Kerber                                                              Janet Rowland

12. African American Committee
Develops and advises on programming and exhibitions related to African American
members of the community

Elizabeth Mitchell                                                                  Jolene Wright
Bob Hammel                                                                           Sue Ellen Bowman
Kris Yoho