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Staff Directory

Executive and Administration


Dr. Markus Krah

John H. Slade Executive Director


Sally Carroll

Director of Administration

Santana Perez

Santana Perez

Administrative Assistant


Frank Mecklenburg

Dr. Frank Mecklenburg

Mark M. and Lottie Salton Senior Historian

Public History

David Brown, Communications and Programs Director at Leo Baeck Institute

David Brown

Director of Public History

Magda Wrobel

Dr. Magdalena M. Wrobel

Associate Director of Public History

Monika Kuzma Headshot

Monika Kuzma

Programs and Communications Manager

Michael Simonson, Archivist and Registrar at Leo Baeck Institute

Michael Simonson

Head Of Public Outreach & Archivist

Karen Franklin

Karen Franklin

Director of Family Research


Renate Evers, Director of Collections at Leo Baeck Institute

Renate Evers

Bruno and Suzanne Scheidt Director of Collections

Elena Butuzova

Elena Butuzova

Library and Archival Assistant

Miriam Clayton, Digital Collections Manager

Miriam Clayton

Digital Collections Manager

Tracey Felder

Tracey Felder

Associate Librarian for Cataloging and Periodicals

Kevin O'Connor

Kevin O’Connor

Library and Archival Assistant


Gabriel Palisano

Collections & Research Assistant

Lauren Paustian, Collections Care Coordinator at Leo Baeck Institute

Lauren Paustian

Registrar & Collections Care Manager