Visit us At 5th and Market Streets on Independence Mall


Staff List

Current NMAJH Employees


Ivy Barsky, CEO and Gwen Goodman Director  

Jessi Melcer, Executive Assistant/Office Manager
Susan Weiss, Chief of Staff 

Building Operations

Jack Nixon, Director of Building Operations

David Bishop, EPS Security
Frank Donahue, Fluidics Onsite
Clarence Mitchum, Facility Attendant
Stephein Oaddams, Facility Foreman
Mike Rotundo, Fluidics on Site
Damian Sheahan, Fluidics on Site


Yael Eytan, Director of Marketing and Communications

Ilana Blumenthal, Marketing and Communications Manager
Jenny Isakowitz, PR and Digital Marketing Manager
Alyssa Stuble, Marketing and Communications Assistant
Rob Levin, Community Relations Liaison 


Josh Perelman, Chief Curator and Director of Exhibitions & Collections

Shira Goldstein, Exhibition Coordinator
Alisa Kraut, Curatorial Assistant
Sasha Makuka, Assistant Registrar
Claire Pingel, Chief Registrar and Associate Curator 
Ivy Weingram, Associate Curator 

Ryan Bott, Electronsonic on Site


Cobi Weissbach, Director of Development

Kate Beach, Gifts Processor
Ilana Dean-Schmidt, Major Gifts Officer
Elizabeth Faranda, Development Assistant 
James S. Gerhardt, Chief Advancement Officer
Megan Helzner, Associate Director of Development, Annual & Corporate Giving
Julie Howard Taylor, Associate Director of Development, Donor Engagement
Emma Rhine, Senior Manager, Institutional Giving 


Katerina Romanenko, Associate Director of Education

Vera DaVinci, Education Outreach Manager/Administrator
Charlie Hersh, Education Assistant
Ronit Lusky, Senior Manager, Education & Interpretation
Rachel Urkowitz, Education Manager

Facility Rentals

Ellen Weiss, Facilities Rental and Event Planning Manager


Don Maedche, Chief Financial Officer

Franco Santos, 
Director of Accounting Systems 
Debra Sullivan, Accounts Payable and Cash Manager

Information Technology

Stephen Donato, Director of Information Systems

Museum Store & Cafe

Kristen Kreider, Director of Retail Operations

Janet Cohen, Cafe Manager
Karen Coleman, E-Commerce Manager and Graphic Designer
Brady Daniller, Museum Store Manager

Public Programs

Emily August, Director of  Public Programs 

Dajana Denes Walters, Public Programs Manager
Alexa McCall, Public Programs Assistant 

Visitor Services

Naomi Echental, Director of Visitor and Volunteer Services 

Arielle Amiri, Group Services Associate
Beth Heaney, Group Services Coordinator 
David MacDonald, Box Office Supervisor
Michele Schutte, Visitor Services and Volunteer Coordinator

Isalim Diaz-Garcia, Admissions Associate
Lauren Gross, Admissions Associate
Caitlin Long, Admissions Associate