Meet our Team

Ashley Beard-Fosnow

Executive Director

Clarice Britton

Director of Operations

Claire Bruntrager

Development Manager

Lisa Carrico

Program Director

Michael Saldivar


Chrissy Sommer

Community Engagement Director

Marilyn Webster-Brown

Program Specialist

Erin Whitson


Greg Wolk

Heritage Programs Coordinator

Caitlin Yager

Program Director

Our Interns

Braylan Benoist 
Elizabeth Orf

Our Board of Directors

Marilynn Bradford – Board Chair *

Dr. Petra DeWitt – Board Vice Chair

Marci Bennett – Board Secretary

Dr. Peter Hofherr – Board Treasurer * 

John M. Robinson, III – Board Fiscal Agent and Immediate Past Chair

Trish Erzfeld – Executive Board Director

Rev. Nicholas W. Inman – Executive Board Director

Laura Dierberg Ayers

Thomas M. Brandom

Betty Coleman

Dr. Justin Dyer

Dr. Sudarsan Kant

Blake Sherer

Dr. Jason Sides

Marvin Silliman


* Gubernatorial Appointee

Upcoming meetings

July 23, 2022 – Time & Location TBD – Board of Directors Meeting

October 22, 2022 – Time & Location TBD – Board of Directors Meeting

For more information, contact Executive Director, Ashley Beard-Fosnow, at 

board nominations

Nominees must be residents of Missouri. Self nominations are welcome.

Return this form and attachments to: Missouri Humanities Council, 105 N. Main Street, Suite 108, Saint Charles, MO 63301 or email to Executive Director, Ashley Beard-Fosnow, at

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