Kelsey Brow Executive Director Kelsey Brow Executive Director
Kelsey Brow is a co-President of the National Emerging Museum Professionals Network, a nonprofit dedicated to resource-sharing and museum labor advocacy. She has given talks at the AAM Historic House Summit, NEMA, The Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, The New School, and Rutgers University, among others. She is most proud to have spoken at ICOM Kyoto on the importance of investment in staff and pay equity in small museums in September 2019. Trained in the study of decorative arts and material culture at the Bard Graduate Center, Brow's academic work focuses on the intersection of consumption, gender, and ethics with material culture and the decorative arts. Currently, she is curating historic house museum experiences focused on environmental justice within her role as Executive Director at the King Manor Museum, which interprets the life and times of anti-slavery founding father Rufus King to foster critical thinking.
Michelle DeMott Vice President, External Affairs at Samaritan Daytop Village Michelle DeMott Vice President, External Affairs at Samaritan Daytop Village
As Vice President of External Affairs, Michelle DeMott directs the agency's strategic relationships and communications with Federal, State, and City entities and community partners. Through her work, Ms. DeMott develops plans to further enhance the agency's existing network of partnerships and alliances. On behalf of the agency, she promotes advocacy campaigns and provides testimony on key social policy issues for the substance use, homeless, mental health, and human services fields.
Ms. DeMott has more than 25 years of experience in the behavioral and primary health care, substance use treatment, harm reduction, and criminal justice fields. She served as the Regional Director of Operations for Brightpoint Health’s Brooklyn/Queens Adult Day Health Care Programs. While there, she facilitated programmatic redesign, initiated and implemented the transition of services into Medicaid Managed Care, and directed operations in the planning and delivery of client services. Ms. DeMott also worked in community corrections as the Program Director for Brooklyn TASC (Treatment Alternatives for Safer Communities) and Probation Officer with the NYC Department of Probation. While in the field, she led numerous other initiatives for individuals involved with the justice system. Ms. DeMott holds an M.A. in Social Policy with a concentration in Drug Policy from SUNY Empire State College, and a B.A. in Criminal Justice from Long Island University/C.W. Post where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Zavi Gunn Career Center Director of Queens College CUNY Zavi Gunn Career Center Director of Queens College CUNY
Proactive and strategic career development expert with over 20 years experience in innovative program development and implementation, career educator, leadership, staff management and training, career coaching/counseling, faculty outreach, alumni engagement, outcomes assessment and collaborative programming and reporting.
RM Reinalda Medina Associate Vice President of Human Resources at New York Hall of Science RM Reinalda Medina Associate Vice President of Human Resources at New York Hall of Science
Reinalda Medina is a native Brooklyn girl from Parkside Avenue, Flatbush.
After graduation from St. Edmund’s, a girls’ only Brooklyn high school, Reinalda went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and Politics and a Master’s of Arts degree in Government and Politics with a certificate in Public Administration from St. John’s University- Queens Campus. While attending college full time she worked full time. She held positions such as home attendant, nanny, carnival game attendant on the Midway at Rockaway Playland, assistant department manager at Macy’s, recruiter for a temp agency, reservation agent at TWA, gate agent and flight attendant for Frontier Horizon Airline. And, of course she held a few internships. Her two favorite internships were with the VERA Institute where she was assigned as a liaison with central booking and the court house and the second with the Department of Transportation where she researched supervisory span of control within the Traffic Agent rank. These internships shaped her interest in public service, (and torpedoed her plans for law school). She went on to hold progressively more responsible roles with the New York City Department of Personnel, the New York City Department of Investigation, the Human Resources Administration, the New York City Department of Health and the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunication (DOITT). She left her position of Associate Commissioner for Human Resources with DOITT to pursue career expansion with the City University of New York at Queens College. Upon her retirement as Assistant Vice President (AVP) for Human Resources at Queens College, she traveled for two months, got bored and is currently the AVP for Human Resources at the New York Hall of Science. Reinalda and her husband live in Flushing, Queens. They are parents to two daughters, and one Jack Russell Terrier and one Ratchi