The Data Curation Network Governance Board includes representatives from each of our sustaining member organizations. Read more in our Governance Model (v1, July 2021)

DCN Governance Board Representatives

Mikala Narlock
University of Minnesota
Joel Herndon
Duke University
Wendy Kozlowski
Cornell University
Peter Cerda
University of Michigan
Ricky Patterson
University of Virginia
Chen Chiu
Johns Hopkins University
Wanda Marsolek
University of Minnesota
Jonathan Petters
Virginia Tech
Talya Cooper
New York University
Leslie Kirsch
Michael J. Fox Foundation
Meghan Testerman
Princeton University
Briana Ezray Wham
Penn State University
Jess Herzog
Heidi Imker
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Andrew Johnson University of Colorado, Boulder
Leslie Delserone
University of Nebraska Lincoln
Jon Wheeler
University of New Mexico
Jennifer Moore
Washington University in
St. Louis

Lynda Kellam
University of Pennsylvania

Cameron Cook
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Executive Committee

The DCN Executive Committee is composed of four members on two staggered two-year terms. DCN staff serve as ex officio members.

Leslie Delserone
Science & Research Data Services Librarian, University of Nebraska
Heidi Imker
Director, Research Data Service, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Lisa Johnston

Director of Data Governance, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Wind Cowles
Associate Dean, Data, Research and Teaching, Princeton University
Joel Herndon
Director, Center for Data and Visualization Sciences, Duke University

2023-24 Curators at Large

Sandi Caldrone
Research Data Librarian, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Brandie Pullen
Resident Librarian – Data Curation, Virginia Tech

DCN Staff


Mikala Narlock, University of Minnesota Libraries

Project Manager, Realities of Academic Data Sharing

Shawna Taylor, Association of Research Libraries


DCN Advisory Board Members

    • Tim McGeary (chair), Associate University Librarian for Digital Strategies and Technology, Duke University

    • Jody Gray, Associate University Librarian for Research, University of Minnesota

    • Chen Chiu, Data Management Consultant, Johns Hopkins University

    • Elizabeth Lorang, Associate Dean for Research & Teaching, University of Nebraska Lincoln

    • Andrea Ogier, Assistant Dean and Director of Data Services, Virginia Tech

    • Chris Prom, Associate University Librarian for Digital Strategies, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

    • Simeon Warner, Associate University Librarian, Cornell University

    • Charles Watkinson, Associate University Librarian for Publishing, University of Michigan

    • Mira Waller, Associate University Librarian for Research and Learning Services, University of Virginia

    • Jamie Wittenberg, Assistant Dean, Lead, Research and Innovation Strategies, University of Colorado Boulder

    • Harriett Green, Associate University Librarian for Digital Scholarship and Technology Services, Washington University in St. Louis

    • Jennifer Gibson, Executive Director, Dryad

    • Wind Cowles, Associate Dean, Data, Research and Teaching, Princeton University

DCN Reports

Past Representatives

We greatly appreciate past team members' contributions to the Data Curation Network project:

    • Lisa Johnston, DCN Representative, Director, and PI (2016-2022)

    • Liza Coburn, DCN Project Coordinator (2018-2021)

    • Trisha Cruse, DCN Representative (2021-2021)

    • Elizabeth Hull, DCN Representative (2018-2020)


As well, we would like to thank University of Minnesota Libraries web developers John Barneson and Gabe Ormsby for their assistance in developing and maintaining this website.