Museum Associates Board


The Florida Museum Associates provide support for the Florida Museum of Natural History by expanding community awareness of the Museum's educational programs and cultural events, and by participating in fundraising efforts.




  • Support the Museum's goals and advancement of natural history.
  • Provide financial support for exhibits, research, and collections through membership dues, fundraising activities, and private gifts.

 Three Board members


  • Support the Museum's efforts to raise awareness of natural history, linking science and public programs.
  • Promote educational opportunities for visitors of all ages.


  • Act as ambassadors and advocates for the Museum.
  • Assist and participate in Museum cultural and fundraising events.

Two Board members

Members 2012-2013

Roslyn Levy - President
Stan Given  - Vice President
Christine Engels - Secretary
Brian Watson - Treasurer
Jim Brandenburg
Ginny Cauthen
Jacki Challoner
Marion Colburn
Wanda Denny
Barbara Emmer
Peggy Henderson
Carletta Herring
BJ Hodge
Gwen Howard
Board members running ButterflyFest boothCarrie Lee (Immediate Past President)
Barbie Newman
Annette Perry
Brian Scarborough
Steve Shepherd
Ilene Silverman
Audrae Tisher
Lisa Wasshausen
Jo Wiggins


Members Emeriti

Board member working Pepsi booth at ButterflyFestEmeritus members are past members of the board who have demonstrated exemplary service to the board and to the Museum. They serve in an advisory ex-officio capacity. The Museum is privileged to have their support and continuing service.

Mary Ellen Funderburk
Libby Furlow
Sam Goforth
Elise Gresham (deceased)
Peggy Kirkpatrick
Leslie Klein Bronia Lowenstein
Ken McGurn
William (Bill) Olinger
Nancy Perry
Graig Shaak
Victor Yellen