The impressive volunteers of the Dayton Society of Natural History generously devote their time and experience to offer direction and provide the necessary elements to help educate and mold children and adults of all ages. The multiple boards and committees focus on strategic matters and individual projects by making every effort to ultimately ensure that the purpose, plans and policies of the overall organization are achieved. With the vast knowledge and intrapersonal skills our extraordinary Board Members and teams of volunteers possess, they help ensure the success of this community’s treasured community resource.
The essential goal of the Dayton Society of Natural History is to encourage civic leadership through quality educational programs that help students and youth to see the critical link between a sound fundamental education and future employment opportunities.
The Administration of the Dayton Society of Natural History (Boonshoft Museum of Discovery) is comprised of professionals with expertise from finance to STEM Education.
The Dayton Society of Natural History’s (DSNH) Board of Trustees is led by a distinct and dynamic group of volunteers that promote and support the ongoing programs and overarching educational initiatives of its two entities—the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery and SunWatch IndianVillage/Archaeological Park.
In conjunction with their volunteer leadership, the Board of Trustees is a non-salaried governing group responsible for long-term strategic planning activities of the Society, physical and human assets, its programs and policies, legal operations accountability and ensuring a continuity of leadership and direction over time.
|Vice Chair||Terry W. Posey, Jr.|
Debra A. Brathwaite
Gregory A. Hoffbauer, At Large
Tim Rice, Immediate Past Chair
Jeffrey W. Stickel
Janet Wirth, At Large
The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery’s Associate Board, is a dedicated talented group of community volunteers who serve as advocates and ambassadors to further the Museum’s overall mission and enhance its public image. The Associate Board assists with the coordination of the Museum’s special events and fundraisers, including the annual Boonshoft Bash and Eureka!, and has established an overarching focus to showcase the Boonshoft Museum as the unique educational venue that it is.
Thank you to all of our past and current Associate Board members for your hard work and dedication!
|Secretary||Shaun & Alison Westfall|
|Block Party Chair||Scott & Ashley Cable|
|Maneesh & Kamna Gupta|
|Bash Chair||Graham & Ann Bailey|
|Bash Co-Chair||Bri Trappe & Will Hayslett|
2022 Graham & Ann Bailey
2022 Scott Cable & Ashley Cable
2022 Neil Cook & Erin Davis
2022 Sean & Elizabeth McCormick
2022 Shaun & Alison Westfall
2024 Maneesh & Kamna Gupta
2024 Nick & Lindsay Maxam
2024 Christopher Marshall & Laura Cano
2024 Bri Trappe & Will Hayslett