Museum Governance


The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation.

It is governed by a Board of Trustees and has a National Advisory Council.

The NCSML is funded in part by a grant from the Cultural Enrichment Partnership Program administered by the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs.


Tom DeBoom, Chair

George Drost, Vice Chair

Lu Barta Barron, Secretary

Craig Van Dyke, Treasurer

Rich Mitvalsky, Past Chair

National Advisory Council

The Honorable Madeleine Albright

The Honorable William and Catherine Cabaniss

Captain Eugene Cernan

Dr. Pavol Demeš

Mr. Miloš Forman

His Excellency Petr Gandalovič

Mr. and Mrs. Tony and Magda Golobic

His Excellency Peter Kmec

Ms. Wendy Luers

PhDr. Michal Lukeš

Mr. Fred Malek

Dr. Sally Mason

Ms. Sue Plotz Olson

Mr. Chuck Peters

The Honorable Tom Ridge

Mr. Gary Rozek

Mr. Peter Sís

Mr. Herb Sklenar

Dr. Jan and Marica Vilček

The Honorable Michael Žantovský

Board of Trustees

Terri Christoffersen

Denver Dvorsky, Czech Heritage Foundation Representative

Lee Freeman

Charles Heller

Hilery Livengood

Ernie Melichar, Council of Higher Education Representative

Steve Michalicek

Robert Petrik

Barbara Pivnicka

Michael Seng, Council of Higher Education Representative

Kyle Skogman

Marvin Smejkal

Tom Stanczyk

Bill Stone

Martin Valko

Bob Vancura

Doug Wenzel

Carol Wohlleben, Museum Guild Representative