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

Ebony Goldsmith, Marketing and Communications Assistant

Rob Levin, Community Relations Liaison


Josh Perelman, Chief Curator, Director of Exhibitions and 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


James S. Gerhardt, Chief Advancement Officer

Fiona Dawson, Database Coordinator

Ilana Dean-Schmidt, Major Gifts Officer

Megan Helzner, Manager of Annual Fund & Membership

Julie Howard Taylor, Senior Manager, Donor Relations & Special Events

Rosemary Tonoff, Senior Manager, Institutional Giving

Elayna Tursky, Development Assistant

Cobi Weissbach, Associate Director of Development


Katerina Romanenko, Associate Director of Education

Vera DaVinci, Education Outreach Manager/Administrator

Ronit Lusky, Museum Educator

Rachel Urkowitz, Education Assistant

Facilities Rental

Ellen Weiss, Facilities Rental and Event Planning Manager


Don Maedche, Chief Financial Officer

Olive Rahming, Accounts Payable and Cash Manager

Franco Santos, Director of Accounting Systems

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 Associate
Eric Tucker, Museum Store Manager

Public Programs

Emily August, Director of Programs 

Dajana Denes Walters, Public Programs Associate

Visitor Services

Naomi Echental, Director of Visitors and Volunteer Services

Kate Beach, Admissions Associate

Dallas DeMore, Admissions Associate

Bettina Escauriza, Admissions Associate
David MacDonald, Box Office Supervisor

Michelle Schutte, Admissions Associate

Madison Shelton, Visitor Services and Volunteer Coordinator
Lindsay Weicher, Group Services Associate