Staff Directory

President's Office

Ellen Censky, PhD President & CEO 414-278-2746
Katie Sanders Chief Planning Officer 414-278-6130
Perry Shaffer Executive Project Assistant 414-278-2748
James Flores Tribal Liason 414-278-6993

Business Office

Gail Boym Corporate Controller 414-278-6977

Alec Zapushek  Director of Retail 414-278-6177
Brian Ahrens Manager of Retail 414-278-6981
Jim Lesczynski Mailroom Clerk  

Human Resources
Emily Hill Director of Human Resources & Labor Relations 414-278-2752

Marketing & Audience Development

Rebecca Ehlers Vice President of Marketing, Communications, & Visitor Experience 414-278-2733
Sophia Otap Rodgers  Museum Editor, Writer, & Media Buyer 414-278-2737
Madeline Anderson Director of Earned Media 414-278-2784
Kristine Thomsen Director of Special Events & Group Sales  414-278-6934
Melissa Neumann Events Coordinator 414-278-6936
Visitor Services
Deb Heinzmann Director of Visitor Services 414-278-2751
Nicole Brushel Senior Manager of Visitor Services 414-278-6951

Curatorial, Programs, and Exhibits

Jennifer Zaspel, PhD Vice President & Academic Dean  
Christopher D. Tyrrell, PhD Research Curator, Botany  
Aaron R. Atencio, PhD Research Curator, Cultural Collections, History and Anthropology  
Nicolas J. Dowdy, PhD Research Curator, Zoology and Director of Collections Informatics  
Patricia Coorough-Burke Robert and Sally Manegold Curator of Geological Collections  
Dawn Scher Thomae Curator of Anthropology Collections/Senior Collections Manager  
Julia Colby Zoology Collection Manager  
Alyssa Caywood Collections Digitization Manager  
Jackie Schweitzer Assistant History Collections Manager/Collections Storage/Museum Studies Instructor  
Sara Podejko Registrar  
Education and Public Programs
Adriana Vazquez Director of Education & Programs  
Dawn Koceja Community Engagement and Advocacy Officer  
Daniel M. Soref Dome Theater and Planetarium
Bob Bonadurer Director of Theater & Planetarium  

Development and Membership

Julie Quinlan Brame Senior Vice President of Development 414-278-6986
Kaye Leszczynski Senior Director of Major Gifts 414-278-2792
Joshua Parr Director of Development 414-278-2767
Diane Hastreiter Major Gifts Coordinator 414-278-6128
Lisa Pieper Director of Individual Giving 414-278-2739
Roselyn Smolej-Hill Director of Planned & Major Gifts 414-278-6129
Matt Schoeffler Regional Gift Officer 414-278-6937
Stacey Greenwaldt Director of Membership 414-278-6126
Tyler Pouros Development Events Manager 414-278-6138

Information and Electronic Systems

Ryan Schmidt Information & Electronic Systems Manager 414-278-2740
OPEN Systems Analyst  

Facility Operations

Steven Raynier Director of Facility Operations and Projects 414-278-2738
Tim McLarty Security Supervisor 414-278-6994