Staff & Board


Alice Apley

Executive Director

Frank Aveni
Technical and Creative Director

Seth Kurke
Program Manager, Collections and Outreach

ElĂ­as Mendoza Vivas
Video and Distribution Manager

Claire Ogden
Fiscal Sponsorship Manager

Alice Reiner
Acquisitions Manager

Laura Francis

To get in touch with DER staff, visit our contact page

Board of Directors

Ilisa Barbash

Curator of Visual Anthropology, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

Sue Cabezas
Treasurer, DER Board of Directors
Former Executive Vice-President, Applewood Books

Peter Dow
Co-Founder, First Hand Learning, Inc.
Former Director of Education, Buffalo Museum of Science

Ryan Evans
President, DER Board of Directors
Senior Service Designer, Tufts University

Harjant Gill
Professor of Anthropology, Towson University

Jayasinhji Jhala
Associate Professor of Anthropology, Temple University

Mary Anne Saul
Retired Educator, North Reading High School and UMass (Boston)

Toby Alice Volkman
Secretary, DER Board of Directors
Former Director of Policy Initiatives, Henry Luce Foundation


Patsy Asch

Glorianna Davenport
Steven Feld
Faye Ginsburg
Karma Foley
Lance Pierce