Administrative Staff

Khristaan Villela, PhD
Executive Director

Aurelia Gomez
Deputy Director

Xochitl Ehrl
Executive Secretary

Ellen Castellano
Financial Specialist

Kathryn Risley
Special Events and Public Relations Coordinator

Education Staff

Leslie Fagre
Director of Education

Patricia Sigala
Outreach Educator

Dawn Kaufman
Educator/ Docent Coordinator

Kemely Gomez
Bilingual Educator

Collections Staff

Bryan Johnson-French
Exhibition Preparator

Amanda Kohn

Polina J. Smutko
Director of Collections

Curatorial Staff

Laura Addison
Curator of European & American Folk Art Collections

Nicolasa Chavez
Curator of Latino,Hispano,Spanish Colonial Collections

Amy Groleau, PhD
Curator of Latin American & Caribbean Collections

Carrie Hertz, PhD
Curator of Textiles & Dress

Felicia Katz-Harris
Senior Curator / Curator of Asian & Oceanic Folk Art

Library/Archives Staff

Brian Graney
Librarian & Archivist

Security Staff

Richard Lujan
Security Co-Captain

Cruz Lujan
Security Co-Captain