Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

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Who We Are
Staff

Kathryn Kanjo
The David C. Copley Director and CEO

Jana Baker
Executive Assistant to the Director & CEO / Capital Campaign Manager

Lisa Hersman
Interim CFO

Alejandro Villegas
Senior Accountant

Austin Thompson
Accounting Clerk

Carla Lockhart
Director, Human Resources Business Partner

Heather Queja
Human Resources Associate

Jenna S. Jacobs
Sr. Director, Curatorial Affairs

Annie Hruska
Curatorial Coordinator

Jill Dawsey Ph.D
Senior Curator

Isabel Casso
Associate Curator

Maria Mathioudakis
Curatorial Assistant

Karin Zonis-Sawrey
Registrar

Kristina Taylor
Assistant Registrar

Andrea Ekholm
Cataloguer / Assistant Preparator

Jeremy Woodall
Chief Preparator, Collections & Exhibitions

Nick O’Dell
Lead Preparator, Collections & Exhibitions

Alexander Mazegue
Preparator, AV Technician, Collections and Exhibitions

Josh Pavlick
Preparator, Collections & Exhibitions

Andrea Ekholm
Cataloguer / Assistant Preparator

Marina Grize
Senior Manager, Programs & Interpretation

Collete Tamayo
Programs & Interpretation Assistant

Karla Centeno
Director, Education & Engagement

Maru Lopez
Manager, Education & Engagement

Zak Abramson
Lead Museum Educator

Kimberly Cando
Education & Engagement Administrative Assistant

Kelley Katan
Museum Educator

Norma Schwab *
Museum Educator

Janet Rostovsky *
Museum Educator

Anne Simon *
Museum Educator

Frankie Martin *
Museum Educator

Mika Castaneda *
Museum Educator

Ian Guzman *
Museum Educator

Jared Padilla-Elliot *
Museum Educator

April Farrell
Interim Chief Advancement Officer

Irene Ramirez
Senior Advancement Associate

Lesley Cohen
Institutional Giving Manager

Lauren Miyamoto *
Grant Writer

Emma Clarke *
Temporary Grant Writer

Lesley Emery
Director, Special Events

Coreen Okada
Senior Events & Travel Programs Associate

Ashley R. Pratt
Director, Philanthropy

Claire McKee
Manager, Membership

Aubrey Menich
Membership Associate

Arturo Garcia-Sierra
Manager, Marketing & Communications

Hailey Honneger
Content & Graphic Designer

Willa Madrid
Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Kim Navarro
Venue Sales Associate

Sierra Tillman
Supervisor, Events Operations

Una Vukosavljevic *
Lead Venue Specialist

Maxwell Loyola *
Lead Venue Specialist

Carrington Kelso *
Venue Specialist

Anabela Nguyen *
Venue Specialist

Dante Rowley
Manager, Retail & Visitor Experience

Anna Zeltins
Visitor Experience Administrative Assistant

Georgina Flores *
Visitor Experience Ambassador

Anira Garcia *
Visitor Experience Ambassador

Jilian Silveria *
Visitor Experience Ambassador

Mayce Keeler *
Visitor Experience Ambassador

Miranda Cain *
Visitor Experience Ambassador

Lauren Cassiano *
Visitor Experience Ambassador

Ava Tronoski *
Visitor Experience Ambassador

James Patocka
Director, Facilities

Adam Dibernardo
Facilities Specialist

Nick Farcich
Facilities Maintenance Technician

David Mesa
Chief of Security

George Garcia
Manager, Security Services

Lori Watson
Supervisor, Security Services

Amber Auer
Supervisor, Security Services

Luis Cortes
Security Services Representative

Sophy Zepeda
Security Services Representative

Raymond Soltero
Security Services Representative

Daniel Musser *
Security Services Representative

Bella Alves-Esquivel *
Security Services Representative

Marcos Rebello *
Security Services Representative

Orlando Reyna *
Security Services Representative

Priscilla Chicho *
Security Services Representative

Sergio Rangel *
Security Services Representative

Silverio Sierra *
Security Services Representative

Starr Barrowclough *
Security Services Representative

Jared Pedron *
Security Services Representative

Kanoa Jung *
Security Services Representative

Patty Celaya *
Security Services Representative

Richard Cardona *
Security Services Representative

Erika Coleman *
Security Services Representative

Fabian Rivera *
Security Services Representative

Jake Simpson *
Security Services Representative

* Part Time

Board of Directors

Trustees have a fiduciary and policy-setting responsibility for the welfare of the Museum; MCASD's Board is extraordinarily generous, supporting ongoing operations as well as special needs such as the 75th Anniversary Campaign and art acquisition. Nomination is by committee; Trustees are elected for three-year terms, with a maximum of two terms before a mandatory one-year rotation off the board. The maximum number of Trustees is 40. The Board of Trustees meet six times a year; other board committees meet at regular intervals throughout the year.

Steve Strauss, President

Melissa Garfield Bartell, Vice President

Maryanne Pfister, Vice President

Dagmar Smek, Secretary

Dr. Mary F. Berglund

Chris Birchby

Viveca Bissonnette

Nancy Browar

Dr. Marsha Chandler

Karen Cohn

Carolyn Farris

Karen Fox

Marcia Hazan

Celia Henely

Ryan Herrell

Gail Knox

Jennifer Levitt

Nevins McBride

Anna Haudenschild Meier

Alessandra Moctezuma

Dr. Sheldon Morris

Garna Muller

Elizabeth Phelps

Marcos Ramírez ERRE

James Robbins

Tom Rosso

Barbara Arledge

Colette Carson Royston

Charles Black

Lorenza Fabre Vega

David Marino

In Memoriam

Barbara Bloom

David C. Copley

Sue K. Edwards

Danah Fayman

Pauline Foster

Richard D. Marshall

Honorary Trustee

Dr. Richard Atkinson