our team

Leadership & Staff

Board of Directors

William D. Felton

Derek Goodman

Tom Hofstetter

Adam Moore
1st Vice President

Joyce Pauker
2nd Vice President

Elizabeth Strick

Deborah Murtaugh
Past President

Michael Delgass
Past Treasurer


Eric Bernheim

Paul Efstathiou

Jodi Felton

Pamela Hovland

Erika Miller

Rachel A. Pencu

Dogan Perese

Kathryn Turley-Sonne

John Vaccaro

Lucien Vita

Gary Cosgrave (Honorary)

Joyce Thompson (Honorary)


Ruth Mannes
Executive Director

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Ruth Mannes has an extensive background in publishing, leadership, community outreach, and fundraising for local causes. In addition, she has been collecting art for over two decades and has been recognized by ARTnews as one of the top 30 young contemporary art collectors in America.

Anne Greenberg
Deputy Director

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Anne Greenberg’s journey to MoCA Westport has been enriched by her roles as a mother and wife; including professional experiences in education, digital marketing, and entrepreneurship. Working together with the team, Anne is committed to creating enriching experiences for our participants that help foster a growth mindset and lifelong appreciation for the arts.

Janice Egan
Senior Director of Philanthropy

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Janice Egan arrived at MoCA Westport with almost two decades of leadership experience in development and fundraising in education. Her passion for the arts and dedication to connecting communities are integral to fulfilling MoCA’s mission to illuminate lives and build a more just world through art, education, and expression.

Colleen Thomas
Director of Development

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Colleen Thomas is an advocate for the arts because they inspire individuals and connect communities. Her professional experiences as an educator and museum administrator have shaped her understanding of how it is critical to develop arts opportunities for all.

Kristen Young
Director of Performing Arts

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Kristen Young is passionate and dedicated to bringing the community together through the Performing Arts. She is a classically trained violinist who can be spotted performing throughout the state. Kristen has a Master’s in Music Performance and Graduate Certificate in Arts Management at the University of Oklahoma, and studied Music Management at the University of Delaware.

Lewis Derogene
Head of Exhibitions

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Tess Nimirowski
Educational Program Manager

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