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.
Gene is responsible for overseeing all accounting work, performing analysis and budgeting for the board and grants, overseeing the annual audit and Form 990 preparation, maintaining the bank account and employee pay records. Gene has been working with KID Museum for over a year. His employment history includes 4 years of experience as Finance Manager at Children for Children Foundation and over 27 years in the Finance Department of ExxonMobil Corporation. He has a BS in accounting from Abilene Christian University.
Grace designs and implements programs and manages KID’s weekend operations. She also helps direct our Apprenticeship and Excel Beyond the Bell programs. Grace first partnered with KID Museum 4 years ago, developing and launching Community Kids, a summer service program for Middle Schoolers. She loves wielding power tools, being a doofus, and learning as many new skills as she can.
Holly oversees KID's internal operations, including financial and grant management, CRM processes, inventory management, and data tracking. She also assists with membership inquiries, event registrations and other support. Holly has ten years of experience in the education and nonprofit sectors, including positions at American University, and The Carter Center in Atlanta. She holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management from American University.
Director of Maker and Community Partnerships
Education Team Lead
Director of School and Group Visits
Manager of Cultural Programs, Maker Educator
Scott Joftus, Ed.D.
Director of Operations
Maker Educator, Media Specialist
Amanda Puerto Thorne
AmeriCorps VISTA Outreach Coordinator
Ashima Mathur Shah, Ph.D.
Manager of Evaluation and Research
Emma Sussman Starr
Director of Communications