The Rubin
  • Trustees and Staff
The trustees and an active executive committee lead the Rubin Museum of Art's governance process. The Museum is committed to best practices in governance and social responsibility. In partnership with the professional staff the trustees participate in strategic planning, development initiatives, and oversight of the programmatic and collecting activities of the institution.

Board of Trustees

Trustees Emeriti

Charles C. Bergman
Robert Jain
Mary Lanier
William Luers
The Very Reverend James Parks Morton
Jonathan F. P. Rose
Daniel Schwartz

Executive Staff

Patrick Sears

Executive Director

Steven Battaglia

Senior Manager of Operations

Jorrit Britschgi

Director of Exhibitions, Collections and Research

Marilena Christodoulou

Director of Finance and Administration

Susan Kotcher

Director of External Affairs

Tim McHenry

Director of Programs and Engagement

Jeff Wills

Assistant to the Executive Director and Board Liaison

Collections Management

Michelle Bennett Simorella

Head of Collections Management and Registration

Zachary Harper

Collections Preparator/Art Storage Manager

Christina Johnson

Assistant Registrar for Collections and Exhibitions

Lauren Thompson

Associate Registrar for Exhibitions

Emily Nazarian

Database Administrator and Collections Management Assistant

Marketing and Communications

Elke Dehner

Head of Marketing and Communications

Andrea Pemberton

Creative Head of Graphics and Branding

Vincent Baker

Manager of Web Engineering

Robin Carol

Public Relations and Marketing Manager

Dashka Gabriel

Assistant Manager of Digital Engagement

Muoi Ly

Graphic Designer/Production Coordinator

Aidan Young

Public Relations and Marketing Assistant


Beth Citron

Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art

Karl Debreczeny

Senior Curator, Collections and Research

David Jackson

Curator (full-time consulting)

Risha Lee

Curator, Exhibitions

Elena Pakhoutova

Curator, Himalayan Art

Amanda Dietz

Exhibitions Manager

Anna Cahn

Curatorial Assistant

Amy Goudge

Curatorial Assistant

Natasha Kimmet

Curatorial Fellow


Nicky Combs

Head of Individual Giving and Major Gifts

Gabrielle Mertz

Head of Institutional Giving

Ansley Davenport

Membership Manager

Skylar Failla

Assistant Manager of Individual Giving and Major Gifts

Lori Feren

Fundraising Events and Initiatives Manager

Nicole Kotzen

Manager, Institutional Giving

Victoria Sheridan

Membership Coordinator

Exhibition Design and Implementation

John Monaco

Head of Exhibition Design

Robert Paasch

Exhibition Preparator/Installation Coordinator

Fabiana Weinberg

Exhibition Designer

Facilities and Engineering

Mitch Roth

Facilities Manager/Chief of Engineering

Michael Bricker

Lead HVAC Engineer

James P. Coyne

HVAC Engineer

Finance and Administration

Hazel King

Human Resources Manager

Julio C. Quintero

Finance Manager

Racquel Dwomoh

Assistant to the Director of Finance and Administration/Assistant Manager of HR and Office Management

Jessie Wong

Senior Accountant

Qing Gao

Junior Accountant

Cara Jiang

Assistant Manager of Finance

Kyle Jiang

Junior Accountant

Audrey Shea

Coordinator of Volunteers and Interns

Information Technology

Harvard Lim

Head of IT Implementation and Operations

Devon Charles

Junior Network Technician


Albert Siebenaler

Operations, Security, and Housekeeping Manager

David Wilburn

Lighting and AV Manager

Sharif Hassan

Audio Visual Coordinator

Kevin Ryan

Operations Coordinator

Mikhail Shraga

Audio Visual Assistant

Programs and Engagement

Jane Hsu

Head of Interpretation and Engagement

Dawn Eshelman

Head of Programs

Elyse Rodriguez Aleman

Box Office Coordinator

Tatum Alli

Box Office and Programs Assistant

Olivia Buscarino

Assistant Manager of School and Family Programs

Tashi Chodron

Assistant Manager of Himalayan Cultural Programs

Jeremy McMahan

Interpretation and Engagement Coordinator

Jamie Lawyer

Assistant Manager of Interpretation and Engagement

Nicole Leist

Manager of Academic Programs

Dawnette Samuels

Admissions and Engagement Coordinator

Fay Serafica

Manager of Public Programs

Laura Sloan

Assistant Manager of Docent Programs

Lynnette Sauer

Programs and Engagement Coordinator

Publications and Editorial

Jonathan Kuhr

Publications Associate/Editor


Prisanee Suwanwatana


Maria Mawo

Operations Coordinator

Erika Mieles

Senior Sales Associate

Shelby Peake

Sales Associate

Padmini Singh Jagpal

Sales Associate

Natalia Donoso

Sales Associate

Special Events and Group Visits

Amy Babcock

Group Visits Manager

Olivia Cohen

Special Events Manager

Naina Ramrakhani

Special Events and Group Visits Coordinator