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Museum & Science Center

  • 657 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607

  • (585) 271-4320

  • info@rmsc.org

Strasenburgh Planetarium

  • 657 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607

  • (585) 697-1945

  • info@rmsc.org

Cumming Nature Center

  • 6472 Gulick Road, Naples, NY 14512

  • (585) 374-6160

  • info@rmsc.org

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EXECUTIVE OFFICE

Hillary Olson

President & CEO

Melanie Barnas-Simmons

VP, Institutional Advancement

David Pestke

VP, Operations & Finance

Sue MacDonald

Senior Director of Human Resources

MARKETING & MEDIA INQUIRIES

Lyndsay Houghton

Director, Marketing & Communications

Kira Sandoval

Communications Coordinator

INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENT

Melanie Barnas-Simmons

VP, Institutional Advancement

James Ebenhoch

Director of Major Gifts

Kendra Lee Adams

Corporate & Foundation Relations

Paige Litchfield

Membership Manager

Todd R. Stevenson

Senior Director of Grants, Government Relations & Strategic Initiatives 

HUMAN RESOURCES

Sue MacDonald

Senior Director of Human Resources

Guest Services

  • Museum & Science Center

Guest Services

School and Group Scheduling, Class Registration, Camps

  • 585.697.1942

EDUCATION & FAMILY PROGRAMS

  • Museum & Science Center

For all school field trip, class and camp registrations, please contact Guest Services at 585.697.1942. Please contact the individuals below with questions regarding program content.

Danielle lavell

Director of Education

Eron Damercy

School & Teacher Programs Coordinator

Stephanie Hildreth

Manager of Youth, Family & Adult Programs

Travis Hughes

Manager of Floor Experiences & Volunteers 

Tim Cawley

Manager of Outreach & Theater Programs

Laura Mancuso

Public Programs Coordinator

Taylor Walders

Adult Programs Coordinator

COLLECTIONS AND EXHIBITS

  • Museum & Science Center

Kathryn Murano Santos

Senior Director for Collections and Exhibits

Elizabeth Pietrzykowski

Assistant Director of Collections/Registrar

Lois Shaffer

Deputy Director of Exhibits

Rich Smith

Senior Manager of Interactive Development

Calvin Uzelmeier, Ph.D

Director of Featured Content, Exhibition Support & Special Projects

Debbra Williams-Fernaays

Collections Manager

Chelsea Vasquez

Collections Assistant

HOSPITALITY/FACILITY RENTAL

  • Museum & Science Center

Dan Kalin

Manager of Events & Hospitality

Lyndsey Giuffrida

Hospitality & Events Assistant 

Operations

  • Museum & Science Center

Tom Gleason

Director of Facilities & Operations

Larry Coley

Assistant Director of Facilities

  • 585.755.8625

Elizabeth Dugdale

Facilities Coordinator

  • 585.697.1999

STRASENBURGH PLANETARIUM

  • Strasenburgh Planetarium

Steve Fentress

Director, Strasenburgh Planetarium

Planetarium Box Office

  • 585.697.1945

Dan Schneiderman

Eclipse Partnerships Coordinator 

Cumming Nature Center

  • Cumming Nature Center

Nathan Hayes

Director, Cumming Nature Center

Sarah jacoby murphy

CNC Events & Communications Manager

Angela Cannon

Forest School & Interpretive Programs Coordinator

RORY STAVE

Facilities Manager

WINONA BroWn

Camps & School Programs Coordinator

KESEM SHAIER

CNC Guest Services

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