MOXI Museum Welcomes Six New Board Members

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MOXI, the Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation, announced six new board members: Donna Barranco Fisher, Angela Krablin, Mieko Kusano, Austin Lampson, Chetan Nayak and Jackie Schaffer.

“MOXI is fortunate to have a passionate and dedicated Board of Directors who enthusiastically support our work to make science learning accessible to all. This year, we are thrilled to add these talented individuals, with their diverse perspectives and experiences, to our Board of Directors,” said CEO Robin Gose.

MOXI’s volunteer Board of Trustees works with the museum’s President and CEO to oversee and support the organization’s commitment to interactive learning experiences in science and creativity.

Jackie Schaffer

The Executive Committee of the MOXI Board of Directors continues to be led by Alixe Mattingly (Chair), Susan McMillan (Vice-Chair), Justin Anderson (Treasurer), Andy Winchester (Secretary), Jill Chase (at large) and Jill Levinson (at large).

DONNA BARRANCO FISHER

Ms. Barranco Fisher is an early childhood education expert, who brings extensive experience in nonprofit organization development, operations, governance and a strong background in early childhood education. She was executive director of the Storyteller Children’s Center for nearly seven years and has served on the boards of organizations including CALM, Girls Inc., Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation, Hospice of Santa Barbara, Transition House, Jodi House, and Casa Pacifica. She is a board member of Children and Family Resource Services and is involved with organizations such as the Santa Barbara County Child Care Planning Council, Early Childhood and Family Wellness Coalition, and Quality Counts California.

ANGELA KRABLIN

Ms. Krablin grew up in New Jersey and graduated from Rutgers University with a double major in economics and Spanish in 1983, before moving to California in 1985.

She began her banking career in 1986. She started working for Santa Barbara Bank & Trust in 1995, which she left in 2018 to join Montecito Bank & Trust, where she currently works as an Operations Manager banking.

Ms. Krablin has served on the Santa Barbara Salvation Army Advisory Board for nearly 22 years and has served as its chair for 12 years.

AUSTIN LAMPSON

Ms. Lampson is a Branch Manager and Mortgage Officer with Homeowners Financial Group.

She has served on the boards of the National Association of Women Business Owners, the Coastal Housing Partnership and the American Heart Association. She volunteered at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History for over 15 years and served as a committee leader for the Junior League, Jodi House, and various other city groups. S

She has also written for the Santa Barbara Lawyer Magazine and is certified by the California State Bar to teach continuing education for attorneys in trust and estate administration.

Ms. Lampson’s interest in MOXI is personal. His family had love, but no money. Her parents believed in education and took advantage of free museum days, but the Louisiana Children’s Museum was Mrs. Lampson’s favourite.

CHETAN NEYAK

Mr. Nayak is general manager of Quantum Hardware at Microsoft and professor of physics at UCSB. His research focuses on solid-state physics and quantum computing.

Dr. Chetan earned an AB degree in physics from Harvard in and a Ph.D. in physics from Princeton. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at UCSB.

He joined the UCLA faculty in 1997, and in 2005 he became a founding member of Station Q, a Microsoft-funded research institute in topological quantum computing located on the UCSB campus.

In 2007, he was appointed Professor of Physics at UCSB.

He was a visiting professor at Nihon University in Japan and a visiting researcher at Microsoft Research in Redmond, Washington.

Dr. Chetan has published over 150 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, garnering over 22,000 citations.

MIEKO KUSANO

Ms. Kusano is the founder and CEO of Mameko LLC, a niche company that promotes high growth, advises private companies, and provides product and design leadership.

Prior to that, Ms. Kusano was a senior manager at Sonos for 15 years. She founded both the Product Management and Design groups and led Sonos’ unique approach to a cohesive design experience.

Prior to Sonos, she was vice president of product management at Invention Machine, a company specializing in semantic search and innovation software. She started her career at Philips Electronics, where she created a personal communicator for children, working with MIT Media Lab and Mattel Research to study the cognitive development of children aged 6-12. She graduated with honors from the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, with a Masters in Industrial Design Engineering. She is a named inventor on numerous patents and has received numerous design awards for her team’s work.

In 2010, she was featured in “The 100 Most Creative People in Business” by Fast Company.

JACKIE SCHAFFER

Jackie Marcus Schaffer is a film and television writer, director and producer. Raised in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, Ms. Schaffer attended Viewpoint School, where she currently serves on the Headmaster’s Leadership Council, before earning her bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University.

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