Board of Directors

Board Chair

Dana Washington

Dana has been serving on the Omaha Children’s Museum Board since 2020.

Executive Committee

Dana Washington

Board Chair

Boys Town

Julio Aguirre

Governance Chair

Integral Ad Science

Chuck Campbell

Quail Distributing

Steve Ereckson

Finance Chair


Irina Mandachi

Development Chair


Sandy Parker

Community Volunteer

Shannon Snow

Board Chair-Elect

Snow Consulting Services

Sara Wachter

Duchesne Academy & Preschool

Board Members

William Austin

University of Nebraska Omaha

Helmut Brugman

Koley Jessen

Justin Disch

McCarthy Capital

Brenda Hermanek


Megan Holland

Mutual of Omaha

Niki Horton-Brown

Endeveren Family Medicine

Kassie Inness

Metonic Real Estate

Mike Kelley


Charlie Noble


James Nolan


Andrea Oswald

Union Pacific

Susan Trinkle Tamayo

Metropolitan Community College


Chief Executive Officer

Fawn Taylor

After conducting a successful nationwide search over the past year, Omaha Children’s Museum is proud to announce and welcome Fawn Taylor to the role of Chief Executive Officer.

Ms. Taylor joins the team from the Nebraska Early Childhood Collaborative (NECC) where she served as Vice President of Family & Community Services. She has over twenty years of experience working with children and families and has developed multiple programs promoting health, education, mental health, and well-being, including NECC’s Teen and Young Parent Program and the Network of Excellence.

Ms. Taylor also comes to the Omaha Children’s Museum with over nine years of experience as Executive Director of Early Childhood Services.

“It is with joy and gratitude that I am joining the OCM team. What attracted me to the Omaha Children’s Museum are the wonderful times I spent there on a professional and personal basis throughout the years. I have always been impressed by what a wonderful place it is for children and families to experience hands-on learning. It is impossible to leave the museum without having learned something new. Whether it was with teens and young parents as they learn and grow with their children, community child care providers and teachers that were excited to watch and play alongside the young children in their care, or the young children in my own family, the OCM has played a key role in the lives of children and the early childhood community. I am also moved by the OCM’s strong commitment and prioritization of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as an essential guidepost moving forward to create meaningful change. It is a unique privilege to lead an organization dedicated to quality learning experiences for both families and the entire community. I am excited to get started and contribute my skills to the OCM team and our mission” said Fawn.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors of Omaha Children’s Museum, I am proud to welcome Fawn Taylor to lead this organization, to build upon our 46-year history and take things to the next level. We undertook a national search to look for the best candidate who had a unique blend of early childhood, leadership/management, and development/capital campaign experience, all while adhering to our strategic planning goals of sustainability, DE&I, mission and communication. Fawn definitely fits these needs and we look forward to working with her and are excited about our future under her leadership” said Board President, Sherman Willis.


Volunteer with Us

We’re looking for volunteers to engage with guests and to help prepare S.T.E.A.M. kits for classrooms. The opportunities are endless for our Play Professionals and our guests.