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


Jessica YorkDeputy Director and Chief Advancement Officer(619) 704-7510
Heather KernerDevelopment Manager(619) 704-7504
Caroline NordquistSenior Development Manager(619) 704-7493
Christine TiltonDevelopment Assistant(619) 704-7519
Cristina GodinezCorporate and Community Liaison(619) 704-7511
Stacy KelleySpecial Projects Manager

Marketing and Design

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


Claire McKeeMembership and Events Manager(619) 704-7517
Allison ManchMembership Assistant(619) 704-7516

Shop Mingei

Jill DeDominicisVisitor Experience Manager(619) 704-7524
Kass WestonVisitor Experience Assistant Manager and Volunteer Coordinator(619) 704-7512
Rokhsane HovaidaVisitor Experience Associate


Christine HietbrinkDeputy Director and Chief Curator(619) 704-7518
Jerry MaloneyExhibition Designer(619) 704-7509
Nicole BagleyArt Handler


Shannon FoleyManager of Education(619) 704-7495
Gabrielle RombergerEducation Assistant(619) 704-7507
Charles ThunyakijOutreach Coordinator and Education Specialist(619) 704-7527

Library, Archives and Digitization

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


Barbara ForsythSenior Manager of Collections and Exhibitions(619) 704-7520
Caitlin PodasRegistrar(619) 704-7505
Emily BrownCollections Manager(619) 704-7494


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