Staff & Board of Directors


Brianna Treleven, Executive Director

Among her seven years of museum experience, Brianna has interned at a number of Northeast Ohio museums, hunted through the Andy Warhol Museum archives, and served as an Ohio History Service Corps member assisting 12 organizations. She has said for the past several years that her dream job was working in a small, Cleveland-area museum, and now she has the honor of leading one in beautiful Shaker Heights!

She holds a BFA in fine art photography from Rochester Institute of Technology and an MLIS with a focus on museum studies, archives, and special collections from Kent State University. Brianna's hobbies include hiking, visiting museums (of course), reading, doing her best on New York Times crossword puzzles, and continually searching for the best gluten-free pizza (currently #1: Lorenzo's in Oberlin).

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Pronouns: she/her/hers

Education & Outreach Manager

This could be you! We are currently looking for our next Education & Outreach Manager. Please visit our Jobs & Internships page for a full job description.

Kate Walker, Marketing & Operations Manager

Kate is an award-winning communications professional who has experience working in a variety of industries including: non-profit, corporate, and government agencies. She graduated from John Carroll Universtiy with a degree in Communications in 2004. She has worked in Washington DC, Chicago, and Cleveland doing strategic communications, consulting as well as sales and marketing work. Kate loves working with people and learning about their history. Kate lives with her family in Shaker Heights and is excited about working at the Shaker Historical Society and utilizing her communications experience to help raise awareness about this history of our great community!

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Chuck Wood, Weekend Docent

As the weekend docent, Chuck welcomes guests, shares information about our history and exhibits, and operates the gift shop. He filled this position with extensive experience as a librarian at local universities and museums and as an adjunct history professor at Cuyahoga Community College.

Board of Directors

Keith Arian, Chair

Sarah Davis

Lavita Ewing , Secretary

Yvonne Horstman

Mireille Kious, Vice Chair

Michael Lepley

Rob Misencik, Treasurer

Sybille Schomerus, Assistant Treasurer

Hazel Smith

Katharyne Starinsky

Ben Stein

Ben Turshen

Affiliate Trustees

Kay Carlson — Nature Center at Shaker Lakes

Meghan Hays — Shaker Heights Public Library