Member Spotlight:


Elysia Segal Actress / Costumed Interpreter New York Transit Museum

Elysia Segal is an actress, Senior Costumed Interpreter at the New York Transit Museum and a board member of the International Museum Theatre Alliance. She has written and performed as numerous historical characters including a citizen-scientist from 1880, a train conductor from 1917, a journalist at the 1964 World's Fair, and a personification of the iconic "Madonna of the Trail" statues. She has also created a number of educational family shows on topics such as the history of Grand Central Terminal, electricity in the subway (Time Warner grant recipient), the MTA's Music Under New York program, and even an Epic Rap Battle about weather preparedness and sustainability!

No stranger to interactive science and history, Elysia has also performed at the Bronx/Central Park Zoos, led ghost tours through Greenwich Village, played characters at Disney World and won first place at the INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair. A graduate of NYU Tisch, she has additionally performed in numerous musicals, films and theatrical workshops and is a member of AAM, IMTAL, DAR, Actors' Equity and SAG-AFTRA.

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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