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Executive Committee

Donald PattisonChair - Director of Donor Relations, Pomona College, Claremont
David Armstrong – President –AMOCA Founder, 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
Gloria Gerace - Chair of the Buildings and Grounds CommitteeArts Consultant, Los Angeles

Board Members

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
Gordon Brodfuehrer, Philanthropist and Collectore



Executive Director
Beth Ann Gerstein


Cyndi Vitko, Assistant to David Armstrong/Bookkeeper

Carolyn Wagner, Director of Advancement and

Josh McCance, Collections Coordinator  -
Andrea Rubino, Curatorial Assistant –
Gino Ruzi, Curatorial/Collections--

Angie Reyes, Education
Jennifer Grace, Community Outreach Program

Guest Services
Tiffany Zhu, 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 Manager and Buyer -



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