Board of Directors

Campus Award for Excellence in Public Engagement reception. April 26 at iHotel.

Janet K. Wattnem


Janet has served on the Board since 2013 and has been the President since 2017. Previously, Janet was a biology teacher for the Mahomet-Seymour school district.


Joe Muskin

Vice President

Joe is a long-time member of the Board.


Aaron M. Sutton

Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair

Aaron has served on the Board since January 2016 and has been treasurer since April 2016. Currently, Aaron is a wealth and financial advisor at Busey Bank.


Andrea Bretl

Secretary, Museum Future Committee Co-chair

Andrea has served on the Board since 2017 and was elected as At-large in fall 2017. Currently, Andrea is employed by Clark Dietz.


Brad LaPayne

At-large, Fundraising & Development Committee Chair

Brad has severed on the Board for two years. Brad is a retired fireman and professional photographer.


Jared Fritz

At-large, Museum Future Committee Co-chair

Jared has served on the Board since spring 2017 and was elected to At-large in fall 2017. He currently works at Wolfram Alpha.

Kelly Foster BoD

Kelly Foster

Board Member, Public Relations & Marketing Committee Chair

Kelly has served on the Board since fall 2017.


Alina Haidri

Board Member,  Exhibits Committee Chair

Alina has served on the Board since spring 2017. She previously worked for other museums, including the Field Museum in Chicago.


Angela Slates

Board Member

Angela has served on the Board since fall 2017. Currently, Angela is the assistant director of community engagement for Champaign Unit 4 schools.

Tom Warda

Board Member