Member Spotlight:


Leah Golubchick Manager, Middle and High School Programs American Museum of Natural History (YI)

Leah Golubchick is the Manager of Middle and High School Programs at AMNH, where she has worked for nearly a decade, and is currently serving her second year on the Board of NYCMER. This year, she is excited to lead the Advocacy Committee for the Board and will continue to push for progressive programming that prioritizes museum worker's empowerment and museums as sites of social conscience. She is also completing her second year of NASTM's Informal Educators Fellowship, where she is researching the application of Trauma Informed practice on Museum Education. 

Leah has taught at museums across the city including the Brooklyn Museum, the Children's Museum of Manhattan, the Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum, and in informal science programming in NYC schools. She also was an intern for one very humid summer at the Smithsonian's National Folklife Festival.

She is a graduate of Bank Street Leadership in Museum Education program, speaks Spanish, and loves to travel and try new foods. Follow her on twitter @LeahGolubchick.

NYCMER is a volunteer, non-profit organization, led by a board of trustees nominated by members to represent our diverse field.


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: Charlotte Martin


Vice President: Brian Levine


Secretary and Peer Group Liaison: Sierra Van Ryck deGroot


Treasurer: Kira Lacks


Appointed Trustees

Archivist: Lacey Flint


Membership Coordinator: Sarah Maldonado


Event and Job Listings Coordinator: Anthea Song


Resources and Social Media Coordinator: Araya Henry


Website Coordinator: Akash Sharma



Erin Salthouse

Hope Morrill

Kassandra Rodriguez

Leah Ruth Koontz

Leigh Wells

Michelle Friedman Manning

Michelle Wohlgemuth Cooper

Rachel Cara

Stephanie Zank

Taylor Koszot


Learn more about the board below:


Akash Sharma

Daily Operations Specialist

New York Hall of Science

Anthea Song

Manager, Programs and Communications

Araya Henry

Museum Educator: Youth Programs

Hudson River Museum

Brian Levine

Manager of Youth Program

American Museum of Natural History (YI)


Catherine Salthouse


Pacific Science Center


Charlotte Martin

Senior Manager of Access Initiatives

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Hope Morrill

Interpretive Programs Manager


Kassandra Rodriguez

Youth Initiatives Coordinator

American Museum of Natural History (YI)


Kira Lacks

Assistant Director of College Events

Teachers College, Columbia University

Lacey Flint

Archivist and Curator of Research Collections

The Explorers Club


Leah Koontz

Bank Street School of Education


Leigh  Wells

Deputy Director for Programs and Operations

Community-Word Project


Michelle Friedman

Head of Education and Academic Initiatives

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum


Michelle  Wohlgemuth Cooper

Education Associate, Learning Through Art

Museum Education Student at Bank Street


Rachel Cara

Sarah Maldonado

Environmental Educator 2

Shirley Chisholm State Park, NYS Parks

Sierra Van Ryck DeGroot

Education Assistant

Poster House


Stephanie Zank


Job Seeker


Taylor Koczot

Bank Street College of Education