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 interdependence of nature and humanity.

Board of Directors


  • Keith Poston, President
  • Public School Forum of NC
  • Paul Garofolo, Vice President
  • APT Consulting
  • Tyrone Williamson, Treasurer
  • City of Raleigh

Board of Directors

  • Amy Baldwin
  • Jason Barron
    Morningstar Law Group
  • Dempsey Benton
    Management Consultant
  • Tom Bradshaw
    Tom Bradshaw and Associates
  • Philip Carter
    North Carolina State University
  • Karin Cochran
  • Judge Chris Dillon
    NC Court of Appeals
  • Jimmy Goodmon, Jr.
    CBC New Media Group LLC
  • David Gwyn
    French | West | Vaughn
  • Scott Hensley
    Stancil and Company
  • Marc Hoit
    North Carolina State University
  • Aly Khalifa
  • Emlyn Koster
    North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
  • Alfred Mays
    Burroughs Wellcome Fund
  • Mark McIntire
    Duke Energy
  • John Sall
  • Alice Tate
    Community Volunteer
  • Susan Valauri
    The Valauri Group
  • Anita Watkins
    Rex Hospital
  • Elaine Wood
    Prudential York Simpson Underwood
  • Jason York

Friends Staff

Friends of the Museum