Mingei International Museum staff work to produce exhibitions, programs and events with the goal to inspire and to create with our community.


Rob SidnerExecutive Director and Chief Executive Officer(619) 704-7501

Advancement - Development, Membership and Events

Jessica YorkDeputy Director and Chief Advancement Officer(619) 704-7510
Caroline NordquistAssociate Director of Advancement(619) 704-7493
Heather KernerDevelopment Manager(619) 704-7504
Claire McKeeMembership and Events Manager(619) 704-7517
Cristina GodinezCorporate and Community Liaison(619) 704-7511
Allison ManchMembership Assistant(619) 704-7516
Christine TiltonDevelopment Assistant(619) 704-7519

Marketing and Design

Patricia CuéCreative Director
Ashley ChristieContent Producer(619) 704-7508
Ron KernerPhotographer(619) 704-7506
Elizabeth MartinezGraphic Designer(619) 704-7506

Visitor Experience

Jill DeDominicisSenior Manager of Visitor Experience(619) 704-7524
Kass WestonShop Mingei Assistant Manager(619) 704-7512
Rokhsane HovaidaVisitor Experience Assistant Manager


Barbara ForsythSenior Curator(619) 704-7520
Camille Bethune-BrownCurator(619) 239-0003
Jerry MaloneyExhibition Designer(619) 704-7509


Shannon FoleyManager of Education(619) 704-7495
Gabrielle RombergerFamily and Public Programs Coordinator(619) 704-7507
Charles ThunyakijEducation and Community Programs Specialist(619) 704-7527

Library, Archives and Digitization

Kristi Ehrig-BurgessLibrary Archives and Digitization Manager(619) 704-7532
Casey PradoLibrary Assistant
Martha EhringerMuseum Archives(619) 704-7513


Caitlin PodasRegistrar(619) 704-7505
Nicole BagleyAssistant Registrar
Emily BrownCollections Manager(619) 704-7494


Steve PhallenDeputy Director and Chief Financial Officer(619) 704-7514
Margaret MaysFinancial Manager(619) 704-7496

Security and Facilities

Frank CrivelloFacility and Security Manager