Gerald R. Ford Museum Staff Directory

  • Elaine Didier - Director
    Elaine serves as director of both the Library and the Museum.
    Telephone: (616) 254-0398.
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  • James Kratsas - Deputy Director
    Jim oversees the Museum and supervises the work of its staff.
    Telephone: (616) 254-0385.
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  • Janice Berling - Museum Store Manage
    Janice runs the Museum gift shop.
    Telephone: (616) 254-0376.
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    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.
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    Bettina Demetz - Exhibit Specialist
    Bettina helps plan, design, and fabricate temporary exhibits, and maintain the permanent exhibit.
    Telephone: (616) 254-0372.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Don Holloway - Curator
    Don takes the lead in producing Museum exhibits, both permanent and temporary.
    Telephone: (616) 254-0378.
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    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.
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    Kristin Mooney - Public Affairs Specialis
    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.
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    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.
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    Henry Parks -- FOSA (Computer System Administrator)
    Henry administers our computer networks and keeps Library and Museum computers running properly.
    Telephone: (734) 205-0553.
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    Phyllis Vega - Sales Desk
    Phyllis works in the Museum gift shop.
    Telephone: (616) 254-0368.