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Executive Committee

Donald PattisonChair - Director of Donor Relations, Pomona College, Claremont
David Armstrong – President –AMOCA Founder & Interim Executive Director, Business Owner & Property Developer, Claremont
Kent Tool – Vice Chair – Ceramicist & Retired Human Resource Officer, San Francisco
Raulee Marcus – Secretary – Branding and Marketing Executive, Hermosa Beach
Brent Maire – Treasurer; Finance Committee Chair – President, Original Tommy’s, Claremont
Rosemary Choate – Nominating and Governance Committee Chair – Community Volunteer, Pasadena
Alexandra Muse Ehrlich – Acquisitions Committee Chair – Museum & Community Volunteer, Tarzana

Board Members

Gloria Gerace, Arts Consultant, Los Angeles
Paula Lantz, Councilwoman, City of Pomona, Pomona
Jo Lauria, Independent Curator; Art & Design Historian, Sherman Oaks
Robert Mendez, Attorney-at-Law; Retired Senior Vice President, The Walt Disney Company; Adjunct Professor, Whittier College
Joseph Schreiber, Retired College Administrator, Claremont McKenna College, Claremont
Cladd E. Stevens, M.D., Epidemiologist; Co-Founder, National Cord Blood Program, New York Blood Center, New York City
Joan Takayama-Ogawa, Ceramics Artist; Professor at Otis College of Art and Design, Pasadena
Matthew L. Taylor, Attorney at Law, Upland
John Toki, Ceramicist; President of Leslie Ceramics, Berkeley
Georgette Unis, Mixed Media Artist, Claremont



Executive Director (effective August 4, 2014)
Beth Ann Gerstein

Founder and Interim Executive Director
David Armstrong


Cyndi Vitko, Assistant to David Armstrong/Bookkeeper

Carolyn Wagner, Director of Advancement and

Josh McCance, Collections Coordinator  -
Andrea Rubino, Curatorial Assistant and Guest Services Associate –

Angie Reyes, Education
Jennifer Grace, Community Outreach Program

Guest Services
Victor Crosetti, Membership and Guest Services

Information Technology
Mike Petry, Information Technology Consultant-

Media / Public Relations
Whitney Hanlon, Marketing and Public Relations

Museum Store
Kara Stephenson, Museum Store



Heidi Kreitchet, Director,  AMOCA Ceramics

Bobby Free, Manager, AMOCA Ceramics Studio-

Jillian O’Dwyer, Studio Instructor, AMOCA Ceramics Studio
Gary Lett, Studio Instructor, AMOCA Ceramics Studio
Adrian Sandstrom, Studio Instructor, AMOCA Ceramics Studio
Jennifer Windham, Studio Instructor, AMOCA Ceramics Studio