Meet Our Board of Directors

Executive Committee


Joseph Cox

President & CEO
Museum of Discovery and Science

Past President

Joe Hastings

Co-Executive Director

Vice President

Crystal Bowyer

Chief Strategy and
External Affairs Officer
Museum of Science and Industry


Putter Bert

President and CEO
KidsQuest Children’s Museum

Treasurer & Finance Chair

Felipe Peña III

Executive Director
Children’s Museum of Brownsville

Governance & Nominating Chair

Tifferney White

Chief Executive Officer
Louisiana Children’s Museum

Strategic Initiatives Chair

Dené Mosier

President & CEO
Kansas Children’s Discovery Center

At-Large Board Members

Brenda Baker

Vice President of Exhibits, Facilities and Strategic Initiatives Madison Children’s Museum

Stewart L. Burgess, PhD

Executive Director
The Children’s Museum of Memphis

Atiba Edwards

President & CEO
Brooklyn Children’s Museum

Rongedzayi Fambasayi

Melissa Kaiser

Chief Executive Officer
DISCOVERY Children’s Museum

Gretchen Kerr

Chief Operating Officer, Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus

Michael McHorney

Kelly McKinley

Bay Area Discovery Museum

Brindha Muniappan, PhD

Senior Director of the Museum Experience, Discovery Museum

Charlayne Murrell-Smith

VP External Relations & Corporate Development,
Boston Children’s Museum

Caroline Payson

Executive Director
Providence Children’s Museum

Hilary Van Alsburg

Executive Director
Children’s Museum of Tucson

Stephen White, Esq.

Chief Strategy Officer,
Vice President of Partnerships and Business Development
Center of Science and Industry (COSI)