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

Pamela Hovland

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.

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.

Isabelle Engelson
Head of Education

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Isabelle is a passionate artist, writer, and educator. She received her Bachelors in Fine Arts and English from the University of Connecticut and a Masters in Art Education from Boston University. Isabelle has a background in Montessori and PreK through Adult art education.

Lewis Derogene
Head of Exhibitions

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