Museum Board, Illinois State

Board and Commission Details

Contact Name

Meghan Lindstrom

Contact Title

Executive Assistant to the Director

Contact E-Mail


The governing board advises the Department Director on administration of the State Museum; approves appointment and salaries of administrative, scientific and technical staff; reviews budget requests.


2 years, may serve until reappointed or until new appointments are made.

Senate Confirmation


Party Affiliation



10 years’ experience in natural sciences, anthropology, art, or business.




11 members -10 appointed by Governor -1 at least 60 years of age -Director, Department of Natural Resources, a designee


20 ILCS 801/20-10

Member Names

Name Member Expiration Member Since Affiliation Appointed By Position Title County
Doherty, Sarah 01/15/2024 03/27/2020 Governor Member Cook
Sack, Donna 01/15/2024 02/22/2016 Governor Member DuPage
Brennan Blodgett, Tamira 01/15/2024 03/27/2020 Governor Member Jackson
Backstrom, Leverne 01/15/2024 03/27/2020 Governor Member St. Clair
Carlson, Andrea 01/15/2024 03/27/2020 Governor Member
Phelps Finnie, Natalie DNR Director DNR Director's Designee
Barker, John A 01/15/2026 07/24/2023 Governor Member Sangamon
Trivedi, Nikhil 01/15/2024 03/27/2020 Governor Member Cook
Pappan, Chris 01/15/2024 07/08/2022 Governor Member
Lee, Lisa Yun 01/15/2024 03/27/2020 Governor Member Cook
Shadur, Beth 01/15/2024 01/18/2016 Governor Member Lake