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


  • Anita Watkins, President
  • Rex Strategic Innovations
  • 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
  • Jimmy Goodmon, Jr.
    CBC New Media Group LLC
  • 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