BHL Administration Staff

BHL Secretariat Staff

Martin Kalfatovic

Martin R. Kalfatovic

BHL Secretariat
Program Director
Colleen Funkhouser

Colleen Funkhouser

BHL Secretariat
Program Manager
bianca crowley

Bianca Crowley

BHL Secretariat
Digital Collections Manager

JJ Dearborn

BHL Secretariat
Data Manager

BHL Technical Team

joel richard

Joel Richard

Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
Head of Web Services | BHL Technical Coordinator
mike lichtenberg

Mike Lichtenberg

Biodiversity Heritage Library
Lead Developer
elisa herrmann

Elisa Herrmann

Museum für Naturkunde
Head of Department Discovery Services and Information Management
nicole kearney

Nicole Kearney

BHL Australia
Manager, BHL Australia
susan lynch

Susan Lynch

Retired from The New York Botanical Garden
Systems, Digitization & Web Services Librarian

BHL Governance Staff

Executive Committee of the Members’ Council (2024-2026)

David Iggulden

David Iggulden

Chair, BHL Members' Council
Library, Art & Archives at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
A woman with short brown hair and glasses in a black shirt.

Kelli Trei

Vice-Chair, BHL Members' Council
University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Elisa Herrmann

Elisa Herrmann

Co-Secretary, BHL Members' Council
Leibniz-Institut für Evolutions- und Biodiversitätsforschung, Museum für Naturkunde
Gretchen Rings

Gretchen Rings

Co-Secretary, BHL Members' Council
Museum Librarian and Head of Library Collections for the Marie Louise Rosenthal Library, Field Museum of Natural History

Ex Officio


  • Graham Higley, Founding Chair
  • Cathy Norton, Founding Vice-Chair
  • Constance Rinaldo, Founding Secretary
  • Tom Garnett, Founding Program Director
  • Chris Freeland, Founding Technical Director