Staff & Board of Directors

Staff

Executive Director Jonathan Markowitz Bijur is a founder of Tinkering School LA, an educator, maker, and administrator with over 15
Director of Development Francesca McCaffery has been working in the non-profit field for over two decades: First working with the
Director of Operations Amy Bauer has been a powerhouse in arts administration since 2001. Amy joined reDiscover in 2014 as

Program Facilitators

Jared Bishop
Allie Carr
Hanabee Cartagena
Hazel Cartagena
Rayph Cosford
Bella Granados
Orr Herz

Guillermo Kersh
Amara Leipzig
Christina Nishimuta
Julianna Ostrovsky
Lauren Over
Nico Palermo

Karl Petion
Emma Ramey
Liz Reyes
Emeka Simmons
Joyce Tam
Mary Beth Trautwein
Frank Wuts

Intern Facilitators

Rose Basile
Holly McCauley
Gabby O'Connor
Salem Ramon
Sabrina Zhong

Board of Directors

Board President Aaron has been actively involved with reDiscover since 2009, joined the board in 2015, and became Board President
Treasurer Samir Sanghani grew up in Texas but has happily resided in Los Angeles since 2008, where he spends his
Mari Brusseau
Board Secretary Mari is a Seattle native who began working at a young age in her family’s thriving cafe, bakery,
Board Member
Lynne B. Clark
Board Member Lynne B. Clark has been working in the Los Angeles non-profit sector for nearly three decades. Following her
Jeannine Chanin Penn is an artist and marketing professional whose career is centered in the space between design and art.
Dr. Kristen Paglia has been involved with reDiscover since her teenagers were kindergartners. She joined the board in 2020. The
Pantea Shakib
Pantea is a passionate mom to three boys. The founder of Ask Panta, a strategic consultancy, she draws on 20
Donna Tiocao has been a board member since 2020. A partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, she is passionate about education, charitable work,
Max Nishimura joined reDiscover's board in 2020. Max is a Southern California native, born and raised in Orange County, California.
Director Emerita and Board Member Co-founder and former Executive Director of the reDiscover Center, Mary Beth Trautwein brings problem solving
Jonathan Markowitz Bijur
Executive Director and Ex-Officio Board Member Jonathan Markowitz Bijur has been a volunteer, artist, and instructor at reDiscover since 2010,