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.

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.

Board of Directors


Chad Shapiro, President
Steven Stitzer, Secretary
Ben Roca, Vice Pres., Counsel
Brian Halusky, Vice Pres., Finance & Treasurer


Brian Halusky
Sherry Harms
Mike Hinkey
Kirsten Messinger
Ed Mullin
Aubrey Quasney
Ben Roca
Dennis Rothouse
Chad Shapiro
Steve Stitzer