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Burpee Staff

Directors
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Anne Weerda

Executive Director
Anne Weerda is the Executive Director of Burpee Museum of Natural History in Rockford, Illinois.  She has focused on bringing natural science to the community through: 1) More inclusive Burpee programming, 2) Expanding the active science research and collection department, and 3) Offering new educational programming and scholarship opportunities to individuals from underprivileged backgrounds and with special needs. Anne Weerda…

Rhonda Dailing

Director of Finance & Operations
Anders grew up in Rockford and began volunteering at Burpee Museum while in middle school, which continued through high school. He attended Augustana College, Rock Island IL, for his B.A. in Geology and German, the University of Wisconsin-Madison for his M.S. in Geology, and Oregon State University for his Ph.D. in Geology. Following a postdoctoral position at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, he was an assistant and then…

Josh Matthews

Engelhardt-Moore Director of Paleontology
Josh is the Engelhardt-Moore Director of Paleontology at the Burpee Museum and a PhD Candidate in Biological Sciences at Northern Illinois University. He received Bachelors degrees in Biology and Geology from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 2003 where he studied invertebrate paleoecology of Mississipian and Pennsylvanian deposits in Illinois. In 2004, Josh started volunteering in the fossil prep lab at Burpee and has been…
Officers
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Dr. Dennis Harezlak

President

Retired School Principal

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Dr. Allan Levondowski

1st Vice President

College Professor, College of Lake County

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Lynn McConville

2nd Vice President

Director of Advancement: Boylan Catholic High School

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Michael Spoden

1st Treasurer

Tax Director, McGladrey LLP

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Stephen Lorence

2nd Treasurer

Savant Capital Mangement

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Dawn Monge

Secretary

Public School Administrator

Members At Large
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Cira Bennett

Workforce Connection

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Chantel Bielskis

Attorney, Cicero & France

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Thomas Boswell

Retired Attorney

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Charo Chaney

Central Office Director, Beloit Public Schools

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Carol Francis

Woodward Governor

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Marifran Georgis

Associated Bank

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Adam Jennison

Practice Velocity

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Lee Johnson

Retired Sales & Museum Management, Bird Banding Expert

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Roger Lundstrum

Retired, Executive

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Herbert R. Page

Retired, Entrepreneur

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Jon Reidy

Aircraft Gear Corporation, Executive Vice President

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Helmuth Redschlag

Architect

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Steve Simpson

Retired, Professor Highland Community College

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Christopher Vittore

Physician, Rockford Health System

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Thomas Wegger

BMO Harris

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Thomas Wojewodzki

Senior Financial Analyst, Thermo Fisher Scientific