Board of Associates Welcomes New Members


By Dawn Johnson
Oct 22, 2013

Over the past year the Kelsey Board of Associates worked diligently to revise the organization’s bylaws. The new bylaws were approved by the Associates at their May meeting. In addition, new procedures were implemented for Board recruitment, orientation, and governance. All are accessible here

The Board also welcomed three new Board members, who are profiled below. 

Mary Heumann began docent classes in September 2008 and has been actively involved since that time. She has contributed numerous hours of support to the Kelsey Museum, conducting tours and participating in Family Days and many other activities. Her creativity and energy have led to the development of the Kelsey Museum coloring book and the production of Karanis dolls, both sold in the Gift Shop. She is a member of the Gift Shop committee of the Board and currently is responsible for the changing displays of items from the Gift Shop, found at both the Maynard and State Street entrances to the Museum. Her past experience includes work with non-profit organizations and with volunteers and grant writing.

Bill Kryska has been a docent at the Kelsey for the last four years and continues to participate actively through tours and special events held at the Kelsey.  He has presented docent classes and specialty tours on ancient coins and has assisted with the Kelsey Museum coin collections.  Bill has financial, accounting and operational experience from his tenure at Ford Motor Company and is currently managing his own executive recruiting and human resources consulting firm.  He has served as a volunteer, Board member and officer of non-profit organizations and organized a volunteer corps at Ford Motor Company that continues to this day.

Emma Sachs serves as the Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology (IPCAA) representative to the Board. Emma is a doctoral candidate in IPCAA and has a Certificate in Museum Studies from the University of Michigan. She has also served as the IPCAA student liaison at Kelsey staff meetings. Her experience includes archaeology in the field, various projects at the Kelsey (collaborated on drawers for the Greek and Cypriot cases, research assistant with Elaine Gazda on special exhibitions) and internships at the J. Paul Getty Museum. Before graduate school she worked in Local Grantmaking at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and as a board member and co-chair of the Development Committee of Art in Action, an arts education nonprofit.

With these added members, a roster of the Kelsey Board of Associates includes:

Bruce Artz, President

Marlene Goldsmith
Marian Gormley
Mary Heumann
Florence Johnston
Bill Kryska
Marian Laughlin
Peter Reilly
Emma Sachs
Tina Smith
Silva Stewart
Ann van Rosevelt

Christopher Ratté, ex officio
Dawn Johnson, ex officio