Member Spotlight:

Kira

Kira Lacks Assistant Director of College Events Teachers College, Columbia University

Kira Lacks is the Assistant Director of College Events at Teachers College, Columbia University. Previously, she was the Public Programs Manager at the American Museum of Natural History. Kira has over ten years of program experience producing educational activities for the visiting public in order to highlight temporary exhibitions, enhance community access and increase visitorship. Her focus is on content development of public events with particular expertise in logistical and operational planning. 

Kira holds a B.A. in Art History and Education Studies from Brandeis University, and a M.P.S. in Arts and Cultural Management from Pratt Institute. She has served as the NYCMER Vice President, and is the current Treasurer.

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 info@nycmer.org. Below is a list of the current Board members: 

 

Officers

President: Charlotte Martin

president@nycmer.org

 

Vice President: Brian Levine

vicepresident@nycmer.org

 

Secretary and Peer Group Liaison: Sierra Van Ryck deGroot

info@nycmer.org

 

Treasurer: Kira Lacks

treasurer@nycmer.org

 

Appointed Trustees

Archivist: Lacey Flint

archivist@nycmer.org

 

Membership Coordinator: Sarah Maldonado

membership@nycmer.org

 

Event and Job Listings Coordinator: Anthea Song

postings@nycmer.org

 

Resources and Social Media Coordinator: Araya Henry

resources@nycmer.org

 

Website Coordinator: Akash Sharma

web@nycmer.org

 

Trustees-at-Large

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

asharma@nysci.org

Anthea Song

Manager, Programs and Communications

anthea.song@gmail.com

Araya Henry

Museum Educator: Youth Programs

Hudson River Museum

ahenry@hrm.org

Brian Levine

Manager of Youth Program

American Museum of Natural History (YI)

212-313-7172

blevine@amnh.org

Catherine Salthouse

1990

Pacific Science Center

8057220224

csalthouse24@gmail.com

Charlotte Martin

Senior Manager of Access Initiatives

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

president@nycmer.org

Hope Morrill

Interpretive Programs Manager

3215369101

h.morrill27@gmail.com

Kassandra Rodriguez

Youth Initiatives Coordinator

American Museum of Natural History (YI)

212-313-7171

krodriguez@amnh.org

Kira Lacks

Assistant Director of College Events

Teachers College, Columbia University

treasurer@nycmer.org

Lacey Flint

Archivist and Curator of Research Collections

The Explorers Club

212-628-8383-28

lflint@explorers.org

Leah Koontz

Bank Street School of Education

2156877704

lkoontz@bankstreet.edu

Leigh  Wells

Deputy Director for Programs and Operations

Community-Word Project

212-962-3820

leighflet@gmail.com

Michelle Friedman

Head of Education and Academic Initiatives

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

203-438-4519-146

mfriedman@aldrichart.org

Michelle  Wohlgemuth Cooper

Education Associate, Learning Through Art

Museum Education Student at Bank Street

561-213-7476

michelle.wohlgemuth1@gmail.com

Rachel Cara

rcara97@gmail.com

Sarah Maldonado

Environmental Educator 2

Shirley Chisholm State Park, NYS Parks

sarah.maldonado@parks.ny.gov

Sierra Van Ryck DeGroot

Education Assistant

Poster House

7326180452

sierra@posterhouse.org

Stephanie Zank

Educator

Job Seeker

626-632-4857

stephanieannand@gmail.com

Taylor Koczot

Bank Street College of Education

502-554-7651

taylor.koczot@gmail.com