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Board and Staff

MOA is governed by a 13 member Board of Directors with representatives from Western University and the broader community.


Current Board of Directors

Ronald F. Williamson, President

Chief Archaeologist and Managing Partner, Archaeological Services Inc.

Andrew Nelson, Vice President

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, UWO

Robert Thuot, Secretary/Treasurer

Staff Accountant, Ernst and Young LLP

Peter Carruthers, Director

Senior Associate, Archaeological Services Inc.

Matt McCarthy, Director

Associate, Ogletree Deakins.

Chris Ellis, Director

Professor, Dept. of Anthropology, UWO

Don McLeod, Director

Documentary Producer

Darren Meister, Director

Ivey Business School/Western Engineering

Miggs Morris, Director

Educator and Author

Jamie Neely, Director


Kelly Riley, Director

Treaty Research, Chippewas of the Thames

Dana Poulton

D.R. Poulton & Associates


MOA Staff

Dr. Rhonda Bathurst – Executive Director

Cindy Barrett – Administrative Officer

Katie Urban – Learning Coordinator

Nicole Aszalos – Museum Curator

Angie Piccinin– Visitor Services and Volunteer Coordinator


Lawson Chair of Canadian Archaeology

Dr. Neal Ferris