KID Museum is excited to welcome four new members to our leadership team! Jackie, Lisa, Kelly, and Monica join us at an important time, as we embark on a major expansion of our programming and reach. The addition of these established leaders demonstrates our commitment to our people and culture. Their experience and expertise will accelerate the adoption of maker learning and help us more deeply engage students across the region.
Please meet the newest members of our team…
Jacqueline Eyl, Chief Program Officer (CPO): As former Director of Youth Education at the International Spy Museum, Eyl brings over 30 years of expertise in developing innovative youth and family programming, exhibitions, interactive and immersive experiences and K-12 curriculum resources. In her new role, she will oversee the design and development of educational programs and advance KID Museum’s partnerships with community-based organizations, researchers/universities, schools and school districts, and national partners.
Lisa O’Brien, Chief Advancement Officer: As former Executive Director of the Scratch Foundation, O’Brien led the foundation’s efforts to make the Scratch computer programming platform more accessible to young people around the world. She also held key positions at Discovery Education where she spearheaded global content acquisition, and earlier in her career launched the studio art program at the Boston Children’s Museum. In her new role, Lisa leads KID Museum’s advancement strategy, ensuring its development, marketing, and communications efforts align with the Museum’s strategy, vision and goals.
Kelly Chmielewski, Managing Director of Marketing and Communications: An Emmy Award-winning creative leader who spent nearly 20 years at PBS, Chmielewski served as Vice President of PBS’s Creative Lab. She also founded The Possibility Shop to help evolve brand positioning and increase engagement for purpose-driven organizations such as Fred Roger Productions, Special Olympics International and Mingei International Museum. In her new role, Kelly leads marketing and communications strategy, sharing the story of KID Museum’s vision in order to inspire and engage audiences in their mission to cultivate the next generation of inventors, innovators and change makers.
Monica Goodwyn, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Managing Director of People and Culture: With more than 25 years of human resources, executive leadership and business experience, Goodwyn will work to strengthen KID Museum’s people strategies, Human Resources function and its commitment to diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion. She previously held strategic leadership positions at organizations such as Bright MLS, the McGraw-Hill Companies, ConvaTec, a Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and Aetna US Healthcare where she led key people, culture and change management initiatives.
KID Museum is excited to embark upon a substantial expansion, paving the way to serving more than 100,000 students, families and educators a year and engaging 1.5 million students by 2025. We will now be delivering transformative hands-on learning to more students in more locations, with a focus on serving youth from under-resourced communities.
To further support our growth, we are hiring — across all departments — and we would love to hear from you. Please take a look at our careers page.