Board of Trustees & Staff

Brooklyn Children’s Museum Board of Trustees

Sean O’Neal & Amanda Sue Nichols, Co-Chairs

Niles D. Stewart, Vice-Chair

Larry Kwon, Treasurer

Daisy Auger-Dominguez, Secretary

Sanam Akhlagh

Corey Baylor

Prabha Sipi Bhandari

Milovan Blair

Bonnie Campbell

Drew Dixon

Peggi Einhorn

Michael Frazier

Adam Freed

Cristin Frodella

Darian Futrell

Frederic Golen

Adam Hess

Kristina Hunt

Anne Karp

Conor Kennedy

Humayun Khalid

Noorain Khan

Tanya Levy-Odom

Cindy McLaughlin

Justin Moore

William Rifkin

José Rolón

George Sampas

Jim C. Sinclair

Rashmi Singh

Angela Tribelli

Sharon Volckhausen

Malcolm J. Williams

Alycia Zimmerman

Ex-Officio Members

Bill de Blasio, Mayor

Corey Johnson, Speaker of the New York City Council

Gonzalo Casals, Cultural Affairs Commissioner

Scott M. Stringer, Comptroller

Eric Adams, Brooklyn Borough President

Martin Maher, Brooklyn Commissioner, New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

Board Emeriti

Peter Eikenberry

Carol Enseki

Paul Gangsei

Martha Graham

Janno Lieber

Bobye List

David Offensend

Robert Rubin, in memoriam

Dr. Nan Sussman

Marjorie Thomas-Inniss

Brooklyn Children’s Museum

Senior Management Team

Semra Ercin

Director of Development

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Semra Ercin

As the Director of Development at Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Semra Ercin is responsible for planning and executing the organization’s institutional, individual, corporate, and government fundraising initiatives. She leads the Development team and cultivates partnerships that support all museum programs, operations, and activities.

Semra brings over 15 years of experience in non-profit arts and cultural fundraising. Most recently, Semra was the Associate Director of Institutional Giving at World Science Festival and was responsible for securing foundation and corporate partnerships. For four years prior, Semra worked at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) as an Institutional Giving Manager, generating revenue from a diverse base of foundations. Before BAM, Semra worked at Brooklyn Music School (BMS) as the Director of Development and Operations. At BMS, Semra ran an administrative office while securing institutional, individual, and corporate funding for the organization. Additionally, Semra worked in fundraising and special events at organizations such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Princeton Club of New York.

Semra holds a B.A. in Political Science from Georgia State University and a master’s degree in Public Administration from Baruch College. Semra lives in Brooklyn with her husband and enjoys spending free time with her three children (ages 1, 3, and 10) and plays drums in a band.

Reach Semra at: sercin@brooklynkids.org

Brooklyn Children’s Museum Administrative Staff

Staff can be reached at (718) 735-4400 and their extension.

Programs & Education

Kwame Brandt-Pierce, After School Program Manager
kbpierce@brooklynkids.org; extension 189

Alexandra Bynoe-Kasden, Public Programming Coordinator
abynoe-kasden@brooklynkids.org; extension 164

Exhibits & Collections

Kate Calleri, Curator and Manager of Collections Interpretation
kcalleri@brooklynkids.org; extension 172

Sophia Figuereo, Exhibit Developer
sfiguereo@brooklynkids.org; extension 152

Erik Fiks, Exhibits Manager
efiks@brooklynkids.org; extension 153

Shakira Paula, Live Animal Coordinator
spaula@brooklynkids.org; extension 146


Visitor Experience

Winston Williams, Manager of Communications
wwilliams@brooklynkids.org; extension 162