The Friends of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to support the Museum. All Friends activities serve the broader goal of helping the Museum illuminate the natural world and inspire its conservation.

Board of Directors


  • Mark McIntire, Chair
  • Duke Energy
  • Jason Barron, Vice Chair
  • Morningstar Law Group
  • Deborah Clarke, Secretary
  • UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Scott Hensley, Treasurer
  • Stancil & Company

Board of Directors

  • Amy Baldwin
  • Lori Bush
  • Judge Chris Dillon
    NC Court of Appeals
  • Amy Fulk
    30 Public Relations
  • Satish Garimella
  • Paul Garofolo
    APT Consulting
  • David Gwyn
    French | West | Vaughn
  • John Hardin
    Manning, Fulton & Skinner
  • Marc Hoit
    North Carolina State University
  • Alfred Mays
    Burroughs Wellcome Fund
  • Andrea Nixon
    PNC Bank
  • Dhruv Patel
    Square 1 Bank
  • John Rumsey
    Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
  • John Sall
  • Ashton Smith
  • Kim Spinello
  • Alice Tate
    Community Volunteer
  • Anita Watkins
    UNC Rex Health Ventures
  • James White
    YMCA of the Triangle
  • Jason York

Friends Staff

Friends of the Museum