Gerald R. Ford Museum Staff Directory
- Elaine Didier - Director
Elaine serves as director of both the Library and the Museum.
Telephone: (616) 254-0398. Send e-mail
- James Kratsas - Deputy Director
Jim oversees the Museum and supervises the work of its staff.
Telephone: (616) 254-0385. Send e-mail
- Janice Berling - Museum Store Manager
Janice runs the Museum gift shop.
Telephone: (616) 254-0376. Send e-mail
- Bridget Carrigan - Events Coordinator
Bridget works closely with the Director in arranging public events at the Museum. She also provides secretarial support for the Museum staff and serves as the system administrator of the Museum's computer network.
Telephone: (616) 254-0367. Send e-mail
- Bettina Demetz - Exhibit Specialist
Bettina helps plan, design, and fabricate temporary exhibits, and maintain the permanent exhibit.
Telephone: (616) 254-0372. Send e-mail
- Jamie Draper - Registrar
Jamie is responsible for keeping track of the Museum's huge collection of artifacts. He also handles paperwork, loan agreements, etc. relating to major temporary exhibits.
Telephone: (616) 254-0379. Send e-mail
- Debra Garbarino - Administrative Officer
Debra navigates the Library and Museum through the bureaucratic maze of forms, statistical reports, procurement regulations, personnel actions, budget rules, and other gobbledygook that is such a delightful part of federal employment.
Telephone: (616) 254-0371. Send e-mail
- Don Holloway - Curator
Don takes the lead in producing Museum exhibits, both permanent and temporary. Telephone: (616) 254-0378. Send e-mail
- Mark Jonick - Facilities Manager
Mark coordinates all building maintenance, repairs, and improvement for both the Library and Museum. He is also responsible for arranging and administering contracts for building services, ranging from 24 hour guard service at the Museum to lawn mowing at the Library.
Telephone: (616) 254-0375. Send e-mail
- Kristin Mooney - Public Affairs Specialist
Kristin assists Barb Packer in implementing Museum educational programs and special events. Contact her if you are interested in becoming a Museum volunteer.
Telephone: (616) 254-0374. Send e-mail
- Barbara McGregor Packer - Education Specialist
Barb's portfolio includes planning and implementing Museum educational programs and special events. She also is responsible for the volunteer program.
Telephone: (616) 254-0373. Send e-mail
- Henry Parks -- FOSA (Computer System Administrator)
Henry administers our computer networks and keeps Library and Museum computers running properly.
Telephone: (734) 205-0553. Send e-mail
- Phyllis Vega - Sales Desk
Phyllis works in the Museum gift shop.
Telephone: (616) 254-0368.