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SPNHC Council History

The Society’s affairs are conducted through a Council consisting of the Executive Officers and six Members-at-large.

2016 SPNHC Council
Linda S. Ford, President
Barbara Thiers, President-elect
Andrew Bentley, Past President
Ruth O’Leary, Treasurer
Cindy Opitz, Secretary
Christine Johnson, Managing Editor
Julian Carter (Member-at-large) (Retire 2017)
Melinda Peters (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2017) - renewed 2017-2019
Bethany Palumbo (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2018)
Rusty Russell (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2018)
Miranda Lowe (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2019)
Kelly Tomajko (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2019) - retired 2017

2015 SPNHC Council
Andrew Bentley, President
Linda S. Ford, President-elect
Chris Norris, Past President
Ruth O’Leary, Treasurer
Ann Molineux, Secretary
Christine Johnson, Managing Editor
Kelly Sendall (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2016)
Robert Huxley (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2016)
Julian Carter (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2017)
Barbara Thiers (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2017)
Bethany Palumbo (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2018)
Rusty Russell (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2018)

2014 SPNHC Council
Andrew Bentley, President
Linda S. Ford, President-elect
Chris Norris, Past President
Ruth O’Leary, Treasurer
Ann Molineux, Secretary
Christine Johnson, Managing Editor
Richard Sabin (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2015)
Greg Watkins-Colwell (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2015)
Kelly Sendall (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2016)
Robert Huxley (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2016)
Julian Carter (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2017)
Barbara Thiers (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2017)

2013 SPNHC Council
Chris Norris, President
Andrew Bentley, President-elect
Jean-Marc Gagnon, Past President
Ruth O’Leary, Treasurer
Judith Price, Secretary
Susan Butts, Managing Editor
Gretchen Anderson (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2014)
Mariko Kageyama (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2014)
Richard Sabin (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2015)
Greg Watkins-Colwell (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2015)
Kelly Sendall (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2016)
Robert Huxley (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2016)

2012 SPNHC Council
Chris Norris, President
Andrew Bentley, President-elect
Jean-Marc Gagnon, Past President
Ruth O’Leary, Treasurer
Judith Price, Secretary
Susan Butts, Managing Editor
Clare Valentine (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2013)
Jessica Cundiff (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2013)
Gretchen Anderson (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2014)
Mariko Kageyama (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2014)
Richard Sabin (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2015)
Greg Watkins-Colwell (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2015)

2011 SPNHC Council
Jean-Marc Gagnon, President
Chris Norris, President-elect
Rich Rabeler, Past President
Barbara Brown, Treasurer
Judith Price, Secretary
Susan Butts, Managing Editor
Richard Sabin (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2012)
Debra Trock (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2012)
Clare Valentine (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2013)
Jessica Cundiff (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2013)
Gretchen Anderson (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2014)
Mariko Kageyama (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2014)

2010 SPNHC Council
Jean-Marc Gagnon, President
Chris Norris, President-elect
Rich Rabeler, Past President
Barbara Brown, Treasurer
Judith Price, Secretary
Susan Butts, Managing Editor
Andrew Bentley (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2011)
Ann Molineux (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2011)
Paul Davis (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2012)
Debra Trock (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2012)
Clare Valentine (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2013)
Jessica Cundiff (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2013)

2009 SPNHC Council
Rich Rabeler, President
Jean-Marc Gagnon, President-elect
Tim White, Past President
Barbara Brown, Treasurer
Judith Price, Secretary
Jean F. DeMouthe, Managing Editor
Clare Valentine (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2010)
James Macklin (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2010)
Andrew Bentley (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2011)
Ann Molineux (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2011)
Paul Davis (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2012)
Debra Trock (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2012)

2008 SPNHC Council
Rich Rabeler, President
Jean-Marc Gagnon, President-elect
Tim White, Past President
Barbara Brown, Treasurer
Judith Price, Secretary
Jean F. DeMouthe, Managing Editor
Laura Abraczinskas (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2009)
Jean-Marc Gagnon (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2009)
Clare Valentine (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2010)
James Macklin (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2010)
Andrew Bentley (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2011)
Ann Molineux (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2011)

2007 SPNHC Council
Tim White, President
Rich Rabeler, President-elect
Iris Hardy, Past President
Barbara Brown, Treasurer
Judith Price, Secretary
Jean F. DeMouthe, Managing Editor
Linda Ford (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2008)
Jean F. DeMouthe (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2008)
Laura Abraczinskas (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2009)
Jean-Marc Gagnon (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2009)
Clare Valentine (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2010)
James Macklin (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2010)

2006 SPNHC Council
Tim White, President
Rich Rabeler, President-elect
Iris Hardy, Past President
Lisa Palmer, Treasurer
Barbara Brown, Secretary
Jean F. DeMouthe, Managing Editor
Rich Rabeler (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2007)
Elana Benamy (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2007)
Linda S. Ford (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2008)
Jean F. DeMouthe (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2008)
Laura Abraczinskas (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2009)
Jean-Marc Gagnon (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2009)

2005 SPNHC Council
Iris Hardy, President
Tim White, President-elect
Robert Huxley, Past President
Lisa Palmer, Treasurer
Elana Benamy, Secretary
Janet Waddington, Managing Editor
Jean-Marc Gagnon (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2006)
Liz Dietrich (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2006)
Rich Rabeler (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2007)
Elana Benamy (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2007)
Linda S. Ford (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2008)
Jean F. DeMouthe (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2008)

2004 SPNHC Council
Iris Hardy, President
Tim White, President-elect
Robert Huxley, Past President
Lisa Palmer, Treasurer
Elana Benamy, Secretary
Janet Waddington, Managing Editor
Cindy Ramotnik (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2005)
Tim White (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2005)
Jean-Marc Gagnon (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2006)
Liz Dietrich (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2006)
Rich Rabeler (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2007)
Elana Benamy (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2007)

2003 SPNHC Council
Robert Huxley, President
Iris Hardy, President-elect
Suzanne B. McLaren, Past President
Lisa Palmer, Treasurer
Elana Benamy, Secretary
Janet Waddington, Managing Editor
Ann Pinzl (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2004)
Susan Woodward (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2004)
Cindy Ramotnik (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2005)
Tim White (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2005)
Jean-Marc Gagnon (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2006)
Liz Dietrich (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2006)

2002 SPNHC Council
Robert Huxley, President
Iris Hardy, President-elect
Suzanne B. McLaren, Past President
Lisa Palmer, Treasurer
Elana Benamy, Secretary
Janet Waddington, Managing Editor
Paula Work (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2003)
Gretchen Anderson (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2003)
Ann Pinzl (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2004)
Susan Woodward (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2004)
Cindy Ramotnik (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2005)
Tim White (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2005)

2000-2001 SPNHC Council
Suzanne B. McLaren, President
Robert Huxley, President-elect
Sally Y. Shelton, Past President
Lisa Palmer, Treasurer
Elana Benamy, Secretary
Janet Waddington, Managing Editor
William Gannon (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2001)
Ryntha Johnson (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2001)
Cindy Ramotnik (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2002)
James Solomon (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2002)
Paula Work (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2003)
Gretchen Anderson (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2003)

1999-2000 SPNHC Council
Sally Y. Shelton, President
Suzanne B. McLaren, President-elect
Grant W. Hughes, Past President
Lisa Palmer, Treasurer
M. Elizabeth Taylor, Secretary
Kate Shaw, Managing Editor
Carolyn Leckie (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2000)
Arnold Suzumoto (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2000)
Barbara P. Moore (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2001)
Linda L. Thomas (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2001)
Cindy Ramotnik (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2002)
James Solomon (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2002)

1998-1999 SPNHC Council
Sally Y. Shelton, President
Suzanne B. McLaren, President-elect
Grant W. Hughes, Past President
Lisa Palmer, Treasurer
M. Elizabeth Taylor, Secretary
Kate Shaw, Managing Editor
Carolyn Leckie (Member-at-Large) (Retire 1999)
Barbara P. Moore (Member-at-Large) (Retire 1999)
Arnold Suzumoto (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2000)
Barbara P. Moore (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2000)
Linda L. Thomas (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2000)
Elana Benamy (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2001)
Rob Huxley (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2001)

1996-1997 SPNHC Council
Grant W. Hughes, President
Sally Y. Shelton, President-elect
Carolyn L. Rose, Past President
Julia Golden, Treasurer
M. Elizabeth Taylor, Secretary
John E. Simmons, Managing Editor
Elizabeth Merritt (Member-at-Large) (Retire 1998)
Ann Pinzl (Member-at-Large) (Retire 1998)
Arnold Suzumoto (Member-at-Large) (Retire 1999)
Barbara P. Moore (Member-at-Large) (Retire 1999)
Carolyn Leckie (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2000)
Linda L. Thomas (Member-at-Large) (Retire 2000)


1996-1997 SPNHC Council
Grant W. Hughes, President
Sally Y. Shelton, President-elect
Carolyn L. Rose, President
Julia Golden, Treasurer
M. Elizabeth Taylor, Secretary
John E. Simmons, Managing Editor
Paisley S. Cato (Member-at-Large) (Retire 1997)
Suzanne B. McLaren (Member-at-Large) (Retire 1997)
Elizabeth Merritt (Member-at-Large) (Retire 1998)
Ann Pinzl (Member-at-Large) (Retire 1998)
Arnold Suzumoto (Member-at-Large) (Retire 1999)
Barbara P. Moore (Member-at-Large) (Retire 1999)

1994-1995 SPNHC Council
Carolyn L. Rose, President
Grant W. Hughes, President-elect
Gerald R. Fitzgerald, Past President
Julia Golden, Treasurer
M. Elizabeth Taylor, Secretary
John E. Simmons, Managing Editor
Lynn Barkley (Member-at-Large) (Retire 1995)
R. Robert Waller (Member-at-Large) (Retire 1995)
Gregory Brown (Member-at-Large) (Retire 1996)
Sally Y. Shelton (Member-at-Large) (Retire 1996)
Paisley S. Cato (Member-at-Large) (Retire 1997)
Suzanne B. McLaren (Member-at-Large) (Retire 1997)

1993-1994 SPNHC Council
Gerald R. Fitzgerald, President
Carolyn L. Rose, President-elect
Stephen L. Williams, Past President
Suzanne B. McLaren, Treasurer
Janet B. Waddington, Secretary
John E. Simmons, Managing Editor
Grant W. Hughes (Member-at-Large) (Retire 1994)
Carolyn L. Rose (Member-at-Large) (Retire 1994)
Lynn Barkley (Member-at-Large) (Retire 1995)
R. Robert Waller (Member-at-Large) (Retire 1995)
Gregory Brown (Member-at-Large) (Retire 1996)
Sally Y. Shelton (Member-at-Large) (Retire 1996)

1992-1993 SPNHC Council
Gerald R. Fitzgerald, President
Carolyn L. Rose, President-elect
Stephen L. Williams, Past President
Suzanne B. McLaren, Treasurer
Janet B. Waddington, Secretary
Paisley S. Cato, Managing Editor
Catharine A. Hawks (Member-at-Large) (Retire 1993)
John E. Simmons (Member-at-Large) (Retire 1993)
Grant W. Hughes (Member-at-Large) (Retire 1994)
Carolyn L. Rose (Member-at-Large) (Retire 1994)
Lynn Barkley (Member-at-Large) (Retire 1995)
R. Robert Waller (Member-at-Large) (Retire 1995)

1991-1992 SPNHC Council
Stephen L. Williams, President
Gerald R. Fitzgerald, President-elect
Cesar A. Romero-Sierra, Past President
Suzanne B. McLaren, Treasurer
Janet B. Waddington, Secretary
Paisley S. Cato, Managing Editor
J. Phillip Angle (Member-at-Large) (Retire 1992)
Gerald R. Fitzgerald (Member-at-Large) (Retire 1992)
Catharine A. Hawks (Member-at-Large) (Retire 1993)
John E. Simmons (Member-at-Large) (Retire 1993)
Grant W. Hughes (Member-at-Large) (Retire 1994)
Carolyn L. Rose (Member-at-Large) (Retire 1994)

1990-1991 SPNHC Council
Stephen L. Williams, President
Gerald R. Fitzgerald, President-elect
Cesar A. Romero-Sierra, Past President
Suzanne B. McLaren, Treasurer
Janet B. Waddington, Secretary
Paisley S. Cato, Managing Editor
Ingrid U. Birker (Member-at-Large) (Retire 1991)
Carolyn L. Rose (Member-at-Large) (Retire 1991)
J. Phillip Angle (Member-at-Large) (Retire 1992)
Gerald R. Fitzgerald (Member-at-Large) (Retire 1992)
Catharine A. Hawks (Member-at-Large) (Retire 1993)
John E. Simmons (Member-at-Large) (Retire 1993)

1988-1989 SPNHC Council
Cesar A. Romero-Sierra, President
Stephen L. Williams, President-elect
Daniel J. Faber, Past President
Suzanne B. McLaren, Treasurer
Shirley S. Albright, Secretary
Joan M. Kaylor, Secretary-elect
Paisley S. Cato, Managing Editor
Julia Golden (Member-at-Large) (Retire 1990)
Janet B. Waddington (Member-at-Large) (Retire 1990)
Ingrid U. Birker (Member-at-Large) (Retire 1991)
Carolyn L. Rose (Member-at-Large) (Retire 1991)
J. Phillip Angle (Member-at-Large) (Retire 1992)
Gerald R. Fitzgerald (Member-at-Large) (Retire 1992)

1988-1989 SPNHC Council
Cesar A. Romero-Sierra, President
Stephen L. Williams, President-elect
Daniel J. Faber, Past President
Suzanne B. McLaren, Treasurer
Shirley S. Albright, Secretary
Joan M. Kaylor, Secretary-elect
Paisley S. Cato, General Editor
Fred J. Collier (Member-at-Large) (Retire 1989)
Wynn Watson (Member-at-Large) (Retire 1989)
Julia Golden (Member-at-Large) (Retire 1990)
Janet B. Waddington (Member-at-Large) (Retire 1990)
Ingrid U. Birker (Member-at-Large) (Retire 1991)
Carolyn L. Rose (Member-at-Large) (Retire 1991)

1987-1988 SPNHC Council (First Official Council)
Daniel J. Faber (President)
Cesar A. Romero-Sierra (President-Elect)
Shirley S. Albright (Secretary)
J.P. Cuerrier (Treasurer)
Janet B. Waddington (Member-at-Large) (Retire 1990)
Stephen L. Williams (Member-at-Large) (Retire 1990)
Fred J. Collier (Member-at-Large) (Retire 1989)
Wynn Watson (Member-at-Large) (Retire 1989)
Ingrid U. Birker (Member-at-Large) (Retire 1988)
Carolyn L. Rose (Member-at-Large) (Retire 1988)


On the 6th of November, 1985 THE SEVEN founding members met at the Buffalo Museum of Science. They were: Dan Faber, Ottawa, Ontario (Chairperson); Shirley Albright, Trenton, New Jersey; Dick Laub, Buffalo, New York; Cesar Romero-Sierra, Kingston, Ontario; Carolyn Rose, Washington DC; Wynn Watson, Waterloo, Ontario; and Steve Williams, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.