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Debra Hanken Kurtz

Chief Executive Officer
Debra provides strategic leadership and vision for the DuraSpace initiatives, activities, partnerships and hosted services to benefit stakeholder communities and customers. 

Daniel Bernstein

Technical Lead and Developer

Daniel leads ongoing development and operations for the DuraCloud ecosystem and contributes to the development of other project and service offerings of DuraSpace including Fedora and HykuDirect.

Bill Branan

Services Technical Director

As the Technical Director for Services, Bill is responsible for the design, development, deployment, operations, and technical support of DuraSpace services.  He works closely with the CEO and Services staff to ensure the service offerings meet the needs of and benefit customers.  Bill is also engaged in the development of new service and consulting offerings to benefit the DuraSpace communities.


Tim Donohue

Technical Lead for DSpace and DSpaceDirect

Tim is the technical lead for the DSpace project and coordinates community participation in the open source development process. Tim is also the technical architect of the DSpaceDirect hosted repository solution.

Heather Greer Klein

Services Coordinator

Heather manages the suite of DuraSpace service offerings: DuraCloud, DSpaceDirect, and ArchivesDirect.  She administers the lead to sales process, supports new customers in onboarding and training and provides customer service to ensure successful management of customers and continued growth.

Valorie Hollister

Director of Membership and Finance

Val directs, manages and seeks ways grow the membership program and other related funding support for the DuraSpace open source projects. She also manages all aspects of the accounting and finance function for DuraSpace, including reporting and analysis for both projects and services. 

Michele Mennielli

International Membership and Partnership Manager

Michele guides international outreach and opportunities for DuraSpace.  He initiates efforts to broaden and extend our organizational reach in support of the preservation and accessibility of cultural heritage and academic resources globally. Working with our staff and community, Michele aims to ensure that our shared digital assets are accessible and usable by researchers of every stripe to advance interdisciplinary research and discovery around the world. 

Carol Minton Morris

Director of Marketing and Communications

Carol leads editorial content and materials development and dissemination for DuraSpace publications, web sites, exhibits, initiatives and online events and develops strategies to get the word out about DuraCloud software and services.

Kristi Searle

Community Relations Coordinator

Kristi provides support, coordination and project management to the DuraSpace organization, including marketing, communications, membership and human resources.

Erin Tripp

Business Development Manager

Erin cultivates new business opportunities for DuraSpace.  Working with the DuraSpace community, Erin pursues new partnerships, grants, and strategies to grow business for DuraSpace hosted services DuraCloud, DSpaceDirect, and ArchivesDirect. 

Andrew Woods

Technical Lead for Fedora

Andrew is Technical Lead for the Fedora project, coordinating the community efforts around the design, development, and infrastructure of the Fedora Repository platform.

David Wilcox

Product Manager for Fedora

David is the Product Manager for the Fedora project. He sets the vision for Fedora and serves as strategic liaison to the steering committee, leadership group, sponsors, service providers, and other stakeholders. David works together with the Fedora Technical Lead to oversee key project processes, and performs international outreach to institutions, government organizations, funding agencies, and others.

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We would like to thank the following people for the lasting contributions they have made to DuraSpace.

Michele Kimpton, former Chief Executive Officer
Jonathan Markow, former Chief Strategy Officer
Brad McLean, former Chief Technology Officer
Sandy Payette, former Chief Executive Officer