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||Pat McDonald|
Debra A. Brathwaite
Gregory A. Hoffbauer
K. Richard B. Niehoff
Terry W. Posey, Jr.
Jeffrey W. Stickel
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!
|Eureka Chair||Cody & Kara McMillen|
|Eureka Co-Chair||Doug & Alyssa Vorhees|
|Bash Chair||Nick & Beth Andrews|
|Bash Co-Chair||Trevor & Katie Collier|
2020 Brent & Joni Ahlers
2020 Nick & Beth Andrews
2020 Paul & Shawna Richter
2020 Matt & Rebecca Schmitz
2021 Trevor & Katie Collier
2021 Cody & Kara McMillen
2021 Dylan & Megan Romans
2021 Ashley Stanko
2021 Doug & Alyssa Vorhees
2021 Mike & Kate Vriner
2022 Robert & Elizabeth Ballinger
2022 Maureen Botshon
2022 Caleb & Brittany Byrley
2022 Wes Eversole
2022 Rob & Beth Ferguson
2022 Nick & Andrea Hoover
2022 John & Caitlin Bortolotto Krebs
2022 Brad & Lauren Williams
2023 Graham & Ann Bailey
2023 Scott & Ashley Cable
2023 Neil Cook & Erin Davis
2023 Sean & Elizabeth McCormick
2023 Cody & Taylor Scarberry
2023 Shaun & Alison Westfall
The Friends are a dedicated group of volunteers and "Friends" of the Dayton Society of Natural History and its two principal institutions - the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery and SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park. A casual group of diverse volunteers, the Friends respond to requests made by any Department or staff member, either through volunteer hours, or through the designation of funds. Meetings take place 10 times per year on the third Thursday of the month for camaraderie, featured presentations and for the purpose of evaluating requests. Annual membership is $5, payable each September. While any interested person is welcome to participate, only members of the Dayton Society of Natural History have voting rights. Contact John Wolf at 937-275-1617 for additional information or to join the Friends.