An image of the Nature House, from the outside

People: Staff and Board

Our Staff | Our Board | Employment

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.

Ariel Heldt - Educator
Batsheva Glatt - Educator
Brea HaywoodFront Office Manager
Cathy Dyer
- Program Coordinator
David Clipner - Director of Education and Wildlife
Delainey O'Donnell - Educator
Etta Heisler - Director of Programs
Karen Rendell - Operations Director
Kim MesserEducator
Lannis Smith - Wildlife Programs Manager
Lauren Pickard - Educator
Lisa Usselman - Program Coordinator
Melissa Selva - Educator
Susan Westhoff - Executive Director
Zach Wood - Camp Programs Manager

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.

Michael Cole, Chair Technology Industry Group President, Bank of Ann Arbor
Cynthia L. Gardner, 1st Vice Chair Senior Vice President/Regional Manager, PNC Bank
Don Burke, Treasurer Principal, Rehmann
Anne Marsan, Secretary Senior Software Architect, CareEvolution Inc.
Laura Florence, Member at Large Curriculum Coach, Great Lakes and STEM Education
Chris Imwalle, Member at Large Manager, Amcor Rigid Plastics
Ryan Noel, Member at Large Chief of Staff and Strategic Advisor to the Dean, UM School of Education
Kira Barton Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan
Brett Chouinard COO, Altair Engineering
Steven Ezikian Deputy Superintendent, Wayne County Regional Educational Service Agency
Paul T. Fanson Senior Manager, Toyota Motor North America
Anthony J. Frasca Senior Attorney, Dykema Gossett PLLC
Kristina Glusac Project Manager, Smith Group JJR
Alan Jackson Radiation Safety Officer, Henry Ford Health System
Rohan Kheterpal Student, University of Michigan
Tom McKarns President, ECO PHYSICS, INC
Paige Morrison Event Coordinator, PPM Events
Sam Nuxoll Assoc. Attorney, Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, PLC
James R. Scapa CEO, Chairman, Founder, Altair
Richard Sheridan CEO, Chief Storyteller, Menlo Innovations LLC
Ron Sniderman Director of Innovation & Programming, Community Telecommunications Network
Evan Ufer Partner, Plymouth Ventures
Laura Wonch Deli Manager, Zingerman’s Delicatessen
Mahya G. S. Wood Toxicologist, NSF International

Work with us!

We are currently hiring the following positions:

We have many wonderful opportunities for volunteers, and can accommodate individuals as well as groups.