Our Board 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 their city.

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, Board Member
Bealmear is an archivist and writer.

Mike Fotias, Board Member
Fotias is a sound engineer.

Lauren Hood, Board Member
Hood is a community developer and engagement specialist.

Veronica Johnson, Board Member
Johnson is an archivist and project manager

Damon Percy, Board Member
Percy is a cultural historian and writer.

FORMER BOARD MEMBERS

LaVell Williams (1967-2018)
Denise Dalphond
Angie Linder
Barbara Martin
Michelle McKinney
Kim Silarski

STAFF

Carleton Gholz, PhD., Founder & Executive Director

Jonah Raduns-Silverstein, Projects Coordinator

Advisers

Brian Boyer, hacker journalist

Angela Colo’n, Detroitist and jazz activist

Peter Croce, deejay, producer, and record label owner

Leo Early, writer and preservationist

Dameon Gabriel, musician

Kristen Gallerneaux, PhD., curator and sonic researcher

Matt Hampel, developer

Curtis Lipscomb, activist

Michelle McKinney, singer, dancer, and archivist

Isaac Moore, music educator

Jeremy Peters, arts entrepreneur and educator

Nicole Pitts, educator and community advocate

Steven Reaume, promoter and chef

Krysta Ryzewski, urban archaeologist

Rebecca Binno Savage, preservationist

Paul Schauert, ethnomusicologist

Kim Schroeder, coordinator of archival administration program

Rob Theakston, scholar and strategist

Adriel Thornton, ‘Detroit’s ambassador of cultural goodwill’

Ed Vielmetti, editor

Walter Wasacz, writer and electronic performance artist.

GRANTS

Ceylan Akturk, teacher, writer, and rights manager

Colleen Marquis, archivist

LEGAL

Nicholas J. Schroeck, lawyer

RIGHTS & PERMISSIONS

Ceylan Akturk, teacher, writer, and rights manager

TOUR COORDINATOR

Alex Alexander, photographer

WEBSITE & LEAD DESIGN

Dylan Box

INTERNS

Jade Amey, Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science, Summer 2019
Alexandrea 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 14 June 2019