Steering Committee


John Bates, Ph.D.
Past President, NSC Alliance
Associate Curator of Birds
Head of Life Sciences, Science and Education
The Field Museum of Natural History

Andrew Bentley
Past President, Society for Preservation of Natural History Collections
Collection Manager, Ichthyology
Biodiversity Research Institute
University of Kansas

Dori L. Contreras, Ph.D.
Curator of Paleobotany
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Dallas, TX 75201

Elizabeth Ellwood, Ph.D.
iDigBio Global Collaborations Manager
La Brea Tar Pits Research Fellow

Nico M. Franz, Ph.D.
Professor and Director of Biocollections
School of Life Sciences
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ 85282

Anna K. Monfils, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Director, CMU Herbarium
Institute for Great Lakes Research
Department of Biology
Central Michigan University
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859

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

David R. Nobles Jr., Ph.D.
UTEX Culture Collection of Algae
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 

Jyotsna L. Pandey, Ph.D.
Director of Public Policy
American Institute of Biological Sciences
Washington, DC
202-628-1500 x 225

Sinlan Poo, Ph.D.
Research Scientist
Department of Conservation and Research
Memphis Zoo
Memphis, TN

Barbara M. Thiers, Ph.D.
Patricia K. Holmgren Director, William and Lynda Steere Herbarium
Vice President for Science Administration
The New York Botanical Garden
Bronx, NY 10458-5126

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