Staff & Board


Director – Mike Simons
Mike Simons joined the NEM staff in January 2005. Mike comes from the National Museum of Health and Medicine where he worked as Registrar. Mike has a BA from Kent State University and a MA from Southern Illinois University. He trained as an archeologist, doing fieldwork and research in India, Micronesia, the Greater Antilles, and the Eastern U.S.

Assistant Director –Alice Donahue
Alice Donahue received her Masters degree in Public History from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) in 2008. Her graduate research focused on clothing and material culture in the colonial era Chesapeake region. Alice comes to the museum from Mount Clare Museum House, where she was curator.

Museum Educator – Daniel Scotten
Daniel Scotten received his BA in Public History from Stevenson University in 2014. He previously served as the Archivist and Program Assistant for the National Human Genome Research Institute’s History Program. He is currently attending the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in order to obtain his Master of Arts in Historical Studies, with a track in Public History.

Administrator – Julia Tontala
Julia Tontala received her BS in Art & Design with a concentration in Photography and minors in Museum Studies and English from Towson University in 2015. She interned at NEM right after graduation and ended up joining the team again in February 2017 as the Visitor Services Representative before taking on the position of Administrator.

Visitor Services Representative – Amy Halusky
Amy Halusky was employed in the insurance industry for over 15 years, as a senior workers compensation claims adjuster for several jurisdictions. Her additional interests and areas of study include, Art, specifically painting and oil pastels, as well as architectural drawing. These interests led to freelance art, where in many pieces were sold or donated.

Board of Directors 2018


Bob Roswell, President
Mike Birdseye, Vice President
Steven Stitzer, Secretary
Ben Roca, Vice Pres., Counsel
Brian Halusky, Vice Pres., Finance & Treasurer


Allen, Ardrena
Birdseye, Mike
Bocskor, Steven
Butler, Louis
Clark, Larraine
Cowen-Hirsch, Rebecca
Curtin, Denis
Halusky, Brian
Holub, Karl
Mechanick, Maury
Messinger, Kirsten
Quasney, Aubrey
Roca, Benjamin
Roswell, Bob
Shapiro, Chad
Stitzer, Steve