Staff Directory

President's Office

Ellen Censky, PhD President & CEO 414-278-2746
Katie Sanders Chief Planning Officer 414-278-6130
Aimee Reistad Senior Executive Administrator & Board Liaison 414-278-2748


Business Office

Ryan O'Desky Senior Vice President of Operations & Finance 414-278-6939
Gail Boym Corporate Controller  
Lori Sparks Payroll Coordinator  
Kristine Orozco Cash Management Supervisor  
Kathleen Agresti Cash Audit Clerk  

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

Human Resources
Lisa DeMartino Sr. Director of Human Resources & Labor Relations  

Marketing & Audience Development

Integrated Marketing
Jenni Tetzlaff Director of Integrated Marketing 414-278-2784
Sophia Otap Rodgers  Web Content Editor  
Kaylee Bast Marketing Media Coordinator 414-278-6143
Nicole La Brie Graphic Designer  
Jonathan Haas Digital Media Producer 414-319-4657
Kristine Thomsen Director of Special Events & Group Sales Events 414-278-6934
Visitor Services
Deb Heinzmann Assistant Director of Visitor Services 414-278-2751
Nicole Brushel Floor Operations Supervisor


Curatorial, Programs, and Exhibits

Christopher Tyrrell, PhD Research Curator, Botany & Director of Collection Informatics  
Jennifer Zaspel, PhD Research Curator, Zoology & Director of Puelicher Butterfly Wing  
Patricia Coorough-Burke Curator of Geology Collections/Senior Collections Manager  
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
Meghan Schopp Senior Director of Education & Programs  
Richard Hedderman Education Programs Coordinator  
Amanda Stopar Volunteer & Intern Manager  
Jessica Ciatti Educator  
Jennifer Keim Educator  
Jaclyn Kelly Educator  
Shanna Hillard Outreach Educator   
Erica Kelly Educator  
Maisie Buntin Outreach Program Coordinator  
Dawn Koceja Multigenerational Programs & Accessibility Coordinator  
Erin Goff Public Programs Coordinator  
Daniel M. Soref Dome Theater and Planetarium
Bob Bonadurer Director of Theater & Planetarium  

Exhibits and Design
Emilio Bras Artist/Light Exhibit Design  
Nancy Kruschke Artist 



Development and Membership

Julie Quinlan Brame Senior Vice President of Development 414-278-6986
Kaye Leszczynski Senior Director of Development 414-278-2792
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
Stacey Greenwaldt Director of Membership 414-278-6126
Debbie Prater Mitchelson Director of Stewardships & Major Gifts 414-278-6138
Angela O'Connor Prospect Research & Database Manager 414-278-6971
Natalie Fairbanks Development Communications & Grant Administrator  
Shareen Little Donor Records Coordinator  
Sarah Manke Development Events Coordinator  


Information and Electronic Systems

Greg Post Director of Information & Electronic Systems 414-278-2740
Rick Scholl Electronic Systems Engineer  
Keith Behrendt Systems Network Analyst  
Matt Riley Systems Analyst  


Facility Operations

Dan Lockren Director of Facilities Operations 414-278-2738
Tim McLarty Security Lead