Steering Committee 

John Bates, Ph.D.
Curator and Section Head, Life Sciences
Negaunee Integrative Research Center
The Field Museum of Natural History
Andrew Bentley
Collection Manager, Ichthyology
Biodiversity Research Institute
University of Kansas
Dori L. Contreras, Ph.D.
Curator of Paleobotany
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Elizabeth Ellwood, Ph.D.
Global Collaborations Manager, iDigBio
La Brea Tar Pits Research Fellow
Nico M. Franz, Ph.D.
Professor and Director of Biocollections
School of Life Sciences
Arizona State University
Michael W. Lomas
Senior Research Scientist, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
Director, National Center for Marine Algae (NCMA)
East Boothbay, ME
Anna K. Monfils, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Director, CMU Herbarium
Institute for Great Lakes Research
Department of Biology
Central Michigan University
William Moser
Supervisory Museum Specialist, Collection Manager
Department of Invertebrate Zoology
National Museum of Natural History 
Smithsonian Institution
Washington, DC
Gil Nelson, Ph.D.
President, NSC Alliance
Director, Integrated Digitized Biocollections (iDigBio)
Florida Museum of Natural History
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
Jyotsna L. Pandey, Ph.D.
Director of Public Policy,
American Institute of Biological Sciences
Executive Director, Natural Science Collections Alliance
Washington, DC
Sinlan Poo, Ph.D.
Research Scientist, Department of Conservation and Research
Memphis Zoo
Memphis, TN
Barbara M. Thiers, Ph.D.
Director Emerita and Honorary Curator, William and Lynda Steere Herbarium
The New York Botanical Garden Research Adjunct, Denver Botanic Gardens
Greg Watkins-Colwell
Senior Collections Manager,
Vertebrate Zoology, Herpetology, Ichthyology
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
Michael S. Webster, Ph.D.
Robert G. Engel Professor of Ornithology
Director, Macaulay Library, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 
Breda M. Zimkus, Ph.D.
Director, Collections Operations
Museum of Comparative Zoology
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

Emerging and Early Career Professional Members

Nimanthi Abeyrathna
Ph.D. Candidate, Interdisciplinary Bioscience and Biotechnology, Biology Department, Clarkson University, New York
Brooke Long-Fox 
Data Curation Scientist, Phoenix Bioinformatics
ADVANCE Project Coordinator, South Dakota Mines
Cameron Pittman
Assistant Collections Manager of Vertebrate Zoology, Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Matthew Sheik
Collections Assistant, Denver Botanic Gardens