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.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Michelle McKinney

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.

Karen Hudson Samuels, At Large

Hudson Samuels is a journalist and instructional designer.

Veronica Johnson, At Large

Johnson is an archivist and project manager.

Damon Percy, At Large

Percy is a cultural historian and writer.

FOUNDER

Carleton Gholz, PhD., Founder & Executive Director Emeritus

FORMER BOARD MEMBERS

LaVell Williams (1967-2018)
Denise Dalphond
Angie Linder
Barbara Martin
Kim Silarski
Lee Simmons (1960-2020)

STAFF

Jonah Raduns-Silverstein, Projects Coordinator

ADVISERS

COLLECTIONS COMMITTEE

Bart Bealmear, Board Member

Veronica Johnson, Board Member

Michelle McKinney, Board Member

Mike Dutkewych, archivist and DJ

Ron English, musician

Barbara Martin, singer, librarian, archivist

Paul Schauert, ethnomusicologist

Kim Schroeder, coordinator of archival administration program

Dave Toorongian, videographer

PROGRAMMING & RESOURCES COMMITTEE

Angela Colo’n, 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

CANADA

Isaac Moore, music educator

EDUCATION

Nicole Pitts, educator and community advocate

GRANTS

Ceylan Akturk, teacher, writer, and rights manager

LEGAL

Nicholas J. Schroeck, lawyer

RIGHTS & PERMISSIONS

Ceylan Akturk, teacher, writer, and rights manager

TOUR COORDINATOR

Alex Alexander, photographer

DATA, DESIGN, & WEBSITE

Brian Boyer, hacker journalist

Dylan Box

Matt Hampel, developer

Ed Vielmetti, editor

DAN SICKO FELLOW

Taylor Gibson, Wayne State University School of Information Sciences, Summer 2020

INTERNS

Chris Simpson, Wayne State University Department of Music, Fall 2019

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  24 September 2020