Member Spotlight:


Alexa Fairchild Local Program Director Turnaround Arts: New York City

I direct Turnaround Arts: New York City, a program led by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities that transforms priority schools through the strategic use of the arts. For ten years, I ran school programs at the Brooklyn Museum, leading a talented team of educators and hosting kids and teachers for fun, engaging gallery experiences. My professional life includes serving on the Board of Directors for the Museum Education Roundtable and contributing as a peer reviewer to its publication, the Journal of Museum Education. I'm an advisor to the Women's International Leadership Program at International House and ArtWorks NYC, and I served two years as president of the New York City Museum Educators Roundtable. I've worked at the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia (U.B.C.) in my hometown of Vancouver, Canada; Lower East Side Tenement Museum; and Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine. My graduate degrees are from Bank Street College of Education (M.S. in Ed.) and U.B.C. (M.A. in Art History). And when I'm not geeking out about the arts and education you’ll find me careening down the side of a mountain, on skis or a bike, depending on the season. I tweet as @alexainbrooklyn.

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Elections take place each spring and the results are announced at our annual conference in May. If you are interested in learning more about the board, please contact Below is a list of the current Board members: 



President: Kinneret Kohn

Vice President: Kira Lacks

Secretary and Peer Group Liaison: Katie Henry

Treasurer: Erin Shaw´╗┐

Ex-Officio: Olivia Kalin


Appointed Trustees

Archivist: Sara Lowenburg

Membership Coordinator: Elizabeth Bradley

Resources and Social Media Coordinator: Rachel Ropeik

Website Coordinator: Akash Sharma



Alex Tronolone

Bill Elliston

Charlotte Martin

Daniela Fifi

Emily Pinkowitz

Leslie Hayes

Richard Morales

Stephanie Cunningham


Learn more about the board below:


Akash  Sharma

Daily Operations Specialist

New York Hall of Science


Alexander Tronolone

Senior Educator

Brooklyn Historical Society


Charlotte Martin

Museum Educator for Access Programs

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Daniela Fifi

Miriam and Wallach Ira D. Art Gallery


Elizabeth Bradley

Senior Educator

Wave Hill


Emily Pinkowitz

Director of Programs & Education

Friends of the High Line

Erin  Shaw

Coordinator of Youth Education Initiatives & BCAP

Brooklyn Public Library


Katie Henry

School & Family Programs Manager

Friends of the High Line

Kinneret Kohn

Manager of Teen Programs

New-York Historical Society

Kira Lacks

Public Programs Manager

American Museum of Natural History

Leslie Hayes

Associate Director for Professional Learning

New-York Historical Society


Margaret Hughes

Associate Director of Education

Olivia Kalin

Museum Educator

Wave Hill

Rachel Ropeik

Manager of Public Engagement

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Richard Morales

Public Programs Coordinator

El Museo del Barrio


Sara Lowenburg

Museum Educator for Access Programs

Stephanie  Cunningham

Co-Founder and Creative Director

Museum Hue


William Elliston

Manager of Education / Prospect Park Zoo

Wildlife Conservation Society