Maria Hane is the President of the Museum of Science & History of Jacksonville. In her nine-year tenure at the Museum of Science & History (MOSH), she has increased the Museum’s operating budget by 46 percent and led $5 million in capital improvements. The Museum served more than 239,000 people in 2015-16 setting new attendance records over 75 years of continuous community service.
Key accomplishment since 2009 MOSH include opening the new state-of-the-art Bryan-Gooding Planetarium; new core exhibits, Health in Motion and JEA PowerPlay; fully renovated JEA Science Theater; three new gallery spaces and, 2,400 square feet of new classroom and learning space.
Hane is a founding member of Cultural Fusion, a collaborative network of arts and cultural organizations in Jacksonville leveraging the power of the collective to ensure a strong cultural community is a valued asset and expectation for residents and the business community. Her leadership in collaborative work qualified her as a National Arts Strategies Chief Executive Program Fellow and recognition as a 2014 Change Agent receiving the Nonprofit Center Innovation and Collaboration Award. Leadership Jacksonville recognized Hane’s community leadership with the Tillie K. Fowler Distinguished Leadership Award in 2018. She has also received commendation from the City of Jacksonville’s Human Rights Commission, JASMYN, and the Regional Planning Council for her community leadership work.
She Chairs the Visit Jacksonville Board and serves on the Boards and Executive committees of the Florida Association of Museums, Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida, Visit Jacksonville, Atlantic Institute, Jacksonville Chamber Board of Governors, and chairs the Lead Council of the Northeast Region STEM2 Hub. She is an active member of Leadership Jacksonville, Class of 2002, serving on the 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 Leadership Development Teams, is a member of the Jacksonville Women’s Network.
Hane graduated summa cum laude from the University of North Florida with a bachelor of art in communications. Prior to MOSH, Hane served as Deputy Director of Operations at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens and as Director of Written Communications for Jacksonville Mayor John D. Delaney. With more than twenty-five years of leadership experience in the nonprofit and public service sector, Hane has served in key positions with extensive experience in volunteer and board development, advocacy, fundraising, communications, governance and strategic planning. She has served as a presenter at national conferences for ASTC (Association for Science and Technology Centers), AAM (American Alliance for Museums), STEM Ecosystem Funders Network and the Florida Association of Museums state conference.
Mindy Barker is the interim Chief Financial Officer at MOSH where she is responsible for accounting, financial reporting, budget management and grants funding. Her diverse background includes consulting with local area nonprofits, and management positions in the property and casualty, insurance, distribution, manufacturing and consulting industries. Barker gives back to the community as a mentor for Financial Matters with the Jacksonville Chamber. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in accounting from Converse College and is a certified public accountant in Florida and North Carolina.
Kaye Glover is the Vice President of Development at MOSH, with more than 15 years of professional nonprofit experience. She is an experienced fundraising professional with expertise in successfully managing and implementing effective fundraising strategies for annual fund, major gifts, corporate sponsorships and planned giving. She earned a bachelor of arts in English from Mercer University. Prior to joining MOSH, Glover served as the planned giving director and major gifts officer at the Jacksonville Symphony Association and as the development director at Focus on Excellence. She is a member of the Late Bloomer’s Garden Club, served three years as president on the Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital of Jacksonville, as well as the chairman of the Florida Forum and Antiques Show and Sale.
Eddie Whisler is an enthusiastic educator who is especially passionate about spreading an interest in science. Whisler has been an Educator and School Programs Manager at MOSH since 2010, and has classroom teaching experience in Duval County, Hawaii and South Carolina. These experiences have revealed to him the power of the inquiry approach to learning—the approach he now brings to the informal setting of museum education. He graduated from the University of North Florida with a degree in science education.
Paul Bourcier is Curator at MOSH and is responsible for overseeing the collections and exhibition programs. He earned a bachelor’s degree in geography from Clark University and a master’s degree in American history with Museum Studies certification from the University of Delaware. Prior to joining MOSH, he worked in curatorial positions at New York’s Adirondack Museum, the Rhode Island Historical Society and the Wisconsin Historical Society. He has extensive exhibits and collections management experience and is co-editor of Nomenclature for Museum Cataloging.
Amy Chamberlin is the Director of Communications & Marketing at MOSH where she is responsible for the Museum brand, public relations and marketing strategies to position MOSH as a regional destination, as well as build audiences for programs and exhibitions. She earned a bachelor of science in public relations and a minor in business administration from the University of Florida. Prior to joining MOSH, Chamberlin served as Communications Specialist at Community Hospice & Palliative Care and as the Associate Director of Marketing at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens. During her 18-year tenure in the nonprofit sector, she has served in key positions with extensive experience in public relations, media relations, strategic communications and marketing and brand management.
Jordan Greenlee is the Executive Assistant to the President & Administrative Services Manager at MOSH. Greenlee joined the Museum in 2011 as an Adult Volunteer. He has since served in Guest Relations before being appointed to his current position. Greenlee served as the Staff Liaison for the Elements of MOSH, the Museum’s Young Supporters affinity group, contributing to programming specific to young adult audiences. He also helped plan and execute programs that include the community-organized March for Science in 2017 and the first Jacksonville Mini Maker Faire in 2018. Greenlee graduated from the University of North Florida with bachelor of arts degree in history.