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Board and Staff

Board of Directors

Executive Committee
Edward A. Beardsley - President

Jim Bridenstine - First Vice President

Janet Evanega Rieckhoff - Second Vice President

George E. Freese - Treasurer

Todd Zeiger - Secretary

Founding Director
The Late Robert B. Beardsley

Director Emerita
Dorinda Miles Smith

Board Members
Robert Deputy

Connie Fulmer

Gregory Kil

Ann Knoll

Michael Church

Jackson Beck

Tom Myers

Cody Combs

Bill Burton

Dan Tychonievich

Becky Deptula

Andrew Beardsley

Museum Staff

Executive Director

Bill Firstenberger


Jennifer Johns

Communications Coordinator

Carolyn Bonanno

Collections Manager 

& Wedding Coordinator
Joy Olsen

Membership Coordinator

Mark Doddington

Outreach Curator

Andrea Hutslar

Grants Coordinator

Karen Shirk

Campus Gardener

Bree Askew

Support Staff

Ruth Rockwell

Support Staff

Tehillah Moses

Support Staff

Lucie Larson

Full List of Past Board and Trustees of the Ruthmere Foundation Organization



302 E. Beardsley Ave.

Elkhart, IN 46514

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