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All public operations are limited to select programming until further notice. Check this page for the latest information.

People: Staff and Board

Our Staff | Our Board | Employment

We are committed to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility.  Read more about our commitment here.

Our Staff

Our staff members are passionate about the natural world. They're caring and talented educators, hard working, dedicated professionals, and experts in how wild things live, grow, adapt, and survive!

 
Sara Brintnall - Development Manager
David Clipner - Director of Education and Wildlife
Mel Drumm - President and Chief Executive Officer
Tyler Heyen - Wildlife Husbandry Manager
Andrea Reynolds - Program Manager
Brian Roberts - Director of Finance
Lannis Smith - Wildlife & School Programs Manager
Lisa Usselman - Program Coordinator
Susan Westhoff - Chief Operations Officer, Executive Director of Leslie Science & Nature Center

Trustees of the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum and Leslie Science & Nature Center

Leslie Science & Nature Center is governed by our united Ann Arbor Hands-On Board of Directors, who provide oversight and work in partnership with staff to achieve our mission.

Cynthia L. Gardner, Chair Senior Vice President/Regional Manager, PNC Bank
Don Burke, Vice Chair, Treasurer Principal, Rehmann
Paige Morrison, Secretary Event Coordinator, PPM Events
Chris Imwalle, Member at Large Director of Finance, Chelsea Milling Company
Ryan Noel, Member at Large Chief of Staff and Strategic Advisor to the Dean, UM School of Education
Ron Sniderman, Member at Large Educator
Michael Cole, Immediate Past Chair Technology Industry Group President, Bank of Ann Arbor
Kira Barton Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan
Matthias Bauer Managing Partner, Global Productivity Solutions, LLC
Richard Chang CEO, NewFoundry
Brett Chouinard COO, Altair Engineering
Paul T. Fanson Senior Manager, Toyota Motor North America
Anthony J. Frasca Senior Attorney, Dykema Gossett PLLC
Alan Jackson Radiation Safety Officer, Henry Ford Health System
Sam Nuxoll Assoc. Attorney, Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, PLC
Megan Torrance CEO, TorranceLearning
Evan Ufer Partner, Plymouth Ventures
Mahya G. S. Wood Toxicologist, NSF International

 

Work with us!

We are currently hiring the following positions:

  • Program Manager: Program Managers manage and train staff leading a wide variety of programming including, but not limited to, the following content areas: natural history, STEM, aviation, space/astronomy, chemistry, and environmental education and will also deliver said programming. The primary focus of this position is program delivery at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum in Ann Arbor, MI with a strong emphasis on virtual learning programs, museum lab-based workshops and off-site traveling workshop, though there will be some opportunities to assist in the planning and development of new programs and delivery of any UIL site programming is expected as needed. Click here for full job description.

    To apply: send resume and cover letter to jobs@aahom.org.

  • Program Manager: Program Managers manage and train staff leading a wide variety of programming including, but not limited to, the following content areas: natural history, STEM, aviation, space/astronomy, chemistry, and environmental education and will also deliver said programming. The primary focus of this position is program delivery at the Saint Clair County Community College in Port Huron, MI with a strong emphasis on the immersive space mission program set in the Challenger Learning Center and the Experience Center, though there will be some opportunities to assist in the planning and development of new programs and delivery of any UIL site programming is expected as needed. Click here for full job description (pdf).

    To apply: send resume and cover letter to jobs@aahom.org.

  • Program Coodinator: Program Coordinators primarily implement a wide variety of programming including, but not limited to, the following content areas: natural history, STEM, aviation, space/astronomy, chemistry, and environmental education. The primary focus of this position is program delivery at the Saint Clair County Community College in Port Huron, MI with a strong emphasis on the immersive space mission program set in the Challenger Learning Center and the Experience Center, though there will be some opportunities to assist in the planning and development of new programs and delivery of any UIL site programming is expected as needed. Click here for full job description (pdf).

    To apply: send resume and cover letter to jobs@aahom.org.

  • Educator. Click here for full job description (pdf). To apply: click here to fill out our online application at our partner website.

Our top priority is finding the best candidates for our team. If you are interested in a position, we would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of our qualifications described. If you have equal experience or context, please include that in your cover letter or application.