Steering Committee


John Bates, Ph.D.
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

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

Linda S. Ford, Ph.D.
Director, Collections Operations
Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology

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

Talia S. Karim, Ph.D.
Collection Manager, Invertebrate Paleontology
University of Colorado Museum of Natural History
Boulder, CO

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

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 

Jennifer Zaspel, Ph.D. 
VP, Academic Dean
Milwaukee Public Museum

Breda M. Zimkus, Ph.D.
Assistant Director, Collections Operations
Museum of Comparative Zoology
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA