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


  • Anita Watkins, President
  • Rex Health Ventures
  • Mark McIntire, Vice President
  • Duke Energy
  • Tyrone Williamson, Treasurer
  • City of Raleigh

Board of Directors

  • Amy Baldwin
  • Jason Barron
    Morningstar Law Group
  • Deborah Clarke
    UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Judge Chris Dillon
    NC Court of Appeals
  • Satish Garimella
  • Paul Garofolo
    APT Consulting
  • David Gwyn
    French | West | Vaughn
  • John Hardin
    Manning, Fulton & Skinner
  • Scott Hensley
    Stancil and Company
  • Marc Hoit
    North Carolina State University
  • Emlyn Koster
    North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
  • Alfred Mays
    Burroughs Wellcome Fund
  • Andrea Nixon
    PNC Bank
  • Dhruv Patel
    Square 1 Bank
  • Keith Poston
    Public School Forum of NC
  • John Sall
  • Ashton Smith
  • Alice Tate
    Community Volunteer
  • James White
    YMCA of the Triangle
  • Elaine Wood
    Prudential York Simpson Underwood
  • Jason York

Friends Staff

Friends of the Museum