OUR TEAM

Cara Lesser

Cara Lesser

Founder and Executive Director

Cara has held a number of leadership positions in nonprofits and the federal government, focusing on health policy and reform. In 2011, she shifted gears to pursue a longstanding dream to establish a local children’s museum. Cara believes strongly in the need to cultivate children’s creativity, curiosity and compassion – both to provide well-rounded experiences in their formative years and to nourish the next generation of leaders.
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Gene Burkett

Finance Manager

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Grace Center

Maker Educator

Holly Christensen

Business Operations & Member Services Manager

Claire Cocciole

Director of Maker and Community Partnerships

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Rob D'Amato

Development Manager

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Amanueal Daba

Program Specialist

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Meg Goetz

Education Team Lead

Laurel Harrington

Laurel Harrington

Director of School and Group Visits

Dya Ishak

Dya Ishak

Manager of Cultural Programs, Maker Educator

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Scott Joftus, Ed.D.

Managing Director

Liza Manfred

Liza Manfred

Maker Educator

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Valeria Monfrini

Maker Educator, Media Specialist

Ram Mosher

Maker Educator

Amanda Puerto Thorne

Amanda Puerto Thorne

Maker Educator

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Ashima Mathur Shah, Ph.D.

Manager of Evaluation and Research

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Tim Slagle

Maker Educator

Emma Sussman Starr

Emma Sussman Starr

Director of Communications

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John Carbonell

Maker Educator

Layne Garrett

Layne Garrett

Maker Educator

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Karen Giacopuzzi

Maker Educator

Emily Tangorre

Maker Educator