DEAI Staff Council
This Council was formed to analyze policies and practices that currently exist within the Field Museum and to use our collective voices to push the Museum to be diverse, equitable, accessible, and inclusive. We will promote change by addressing and undoing a normalized culture of colonialism, misuse of power, invisibility, and racism. We are facilitating reconciliation and restoration of respect which takes a commitment to radical culture change.
We commit to holding ourselves & leadership accountable so we can move forward to heal our workplace.
For more information on the Staff Council and members' roles and responsibilities, please see the Inaugural Year DEAI Staff Council Charter.
In order to ensure mutual understanding and respect, our Council always lists Collaborative Agreements for Productive Conversations before every meeting--feel free to take a look for your own organization or department.
Sara Furr, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Bethany Johnson, Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion Coordinator
Stephanie Ticas, Membership & Annual Fund Coordinator, Institutional Advancement
Caleb McMahan, Head of Zoology Collections, S&E
Daniel Breems, Exhibitions Production Director, Exhibitions
Avery Panganiban, Marketing Manager, Communications
J. Kae Good Bear, Conservation Technician, Anthropology Collections
Jacob Shuler, Manager of Visitor Services & Analytics, Visitor Services
Stanley Banks, Jr., Membership & Visitor Services
Sr. Manager, Audience Insights & Research & Evaluation
Tony Evans, Lead Attendant, Housekeeping
The Council would love to hear from you on any ideas, thoughts, or questions you may have. You can contact any Council member or all of us at DEAI@fieldmuseum.org or the office of the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Inclusion@fieldmuseum.org. We also welcome staff members to join us for our weekly meetings every Wednesday @ 12-12:30pm. For the link or location of these meetings, send us an email!