Who We Are

Our ethos is our national motto: e pluribus unum, or “out of many, one.” We are an unprecedented collaboration of nonpartisan history and civics organizations joining forces to ignite and inform youth civic participation. 

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Founding Leaders

Team

Caroline Klibanoff

Director, Made By Us

Kate Doak-Keszler

Partnerships and Communications

Nia Mosby

Program Coordinator

Cameron Katz

Community Engagement Manager

Kaz Brecher

Innovation Strategist

Valerie Donati

Brand Strategist

Board Leadership

Neil A. Barclay

President and CEO, The Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History

Leslie Greene Bowman

President, Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Monticello

Sheffield Hale

Executive Director and CEO, Atlanta History Center

Anthea Hartig

Elizabeth MacMillan Director, National Museum of American History 

James Pepper Henry

Executive Director and CEO, First Americans Museum

Patrick Madden

Executive Director, National Archives Foundation

Andrew Masich

President and CEO, Senator John Heinz History Center

Louise Mirrer

President and CEO, New-York Historical Society

Advisors

Adam Rozan

Director, Programs & Audience Development, National Museum of American History

Tasha Stanton

Manager of Special Projects, Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Monticello

Benjamin Filene

Associate Director for Curatorial Affairs, National Museum of American History

Brady Smith

Director of Marketing & Communications, Senator John Heinz History Center

Carrie Kotcho

Associate Director for Audience Engagement, National Museum of American History

Chad Wollerton

Director of Digital Media and Strategy, Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Monticello

Claire Haley

Vice President of Democracy Initiatives, Atlanta History Center

Emily Haight

Social Media Manager, New-York Historical Society

Raina Melvin

Learning & Community Engagement Coordinator, First Americans Museum

Adrienne Lalli Hills

Director of Learning & Community Engagement, First Americans Museum

Laura Washington

Vice President, Communications, New-York Historical Society

Jennifer Evans

Assistant Curator, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Jim Doumas

Deputy Executive Director, National Archives Foundation

Kristian Weatherspoon

Vice President of Digital Storytelling, Atlanta History Center

Liana Ascolese

Communications and Community Partnerships Manager, National Archives Foundation

Melissa Marinaro

Curator, Italian American Program, Senator John Heinz History Center

Melinda Machado

Director of Communications, National Museum of American History

Orlando Serrano

Manager of Youth and Teacher Programs, National Museum of American History

Patrina Chatman

Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Ryan Lintelman

Curator of Entertainment, National Museum of American History

Valerie McVey

Programs Director, National Archives Foundation

Valeska Hilbig

Associate Director of Communications, National Museum of American History

Partner Network

Our network of 150+ Made By Us partners is made up of history or civics institutions that hail from across the United States and territories and cover a broad range of subject matter. These organizations and their credible resources make up the foundation of Made By Us offerings, powering innovation with historical expertise.

Interested in joining? Reach out to Program Coordinator Nia Mosby.

Already a partner institution and looking for resources and materials? Access the Resource Hub.

Our Supporters

We have received generous support, inspiration and leadership from supporters and champions including the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Coca-Cola Company, Jacqueline B. Mars, Marcia Carlucci, Forrest E. Mars Jr. and Jacomien Mars, AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate, Airbnb, Curious Catalyst, Inc., Brand Building Communications and A Hundred Years.

Get Involved

Help power our future with history. This effort is “made by us” – and we want you to be a part of it!

Current Opportunities

  • Civic Season Internships
  • If you’re between 18-30 years old, sign up for our BFF list to be alerted about upcoming opportunities to write, speak, participate in research and design, and connect with our partner institutions.
  • Subscribe to get the latest updates by email.

Calling all Supporters!

For funding, media or brand integration opportunities, contact Managing Director Caroline Klibanoff at caroline@historymadebyus.org