MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation, has appointed three new members to its Board of Directors, Graham Bell, Jamie Nash, and Kristen Nesbit.
MOXI is also honoring Jill Levinson as the first emeritus board member in honor of her service. Levinson has created a legacy that will last for years and that MOXIE hopes will inspire others.
New officers for 2023 include Andy Winchester, board chair; Susan McMillan, vice chair; Justin Anderson, treasurer; and Kirsten McLaughlin, secretary.
Also on the executive committee are Alixe Mattingly, immediate past chair; and Kelly Almeroth, member at large. This leadership team, along with the entire volunteer board, work directly with the museum’s president and CEO to oversee and support the organization’s mission to ignite learning through interactive experiences in science and creativity.
“Our board is growing with the right people at the right time,” said Robin Gose, president/CEO of MOXI. “Their experience and perspectives will help us navigate the challenges and opportunities ahead.
“This is an exciting time as we continue to dream up ways to build and enhance new STEAM experiences for families and curious minds of all ages.”
Bell is a senior vice president and private client advisor at Bank of America. His nonprofit interest began early in his career and continues as he assists clients in meeting their philanthropic goals.
A Southern California native, Bell and his family moved to Santa Barbara in 2015.
Nash is a global marketing professional, most recently with Procore Technologies. She began her career with an internship for the White House and went on to develop and transform marketing teams.
An alumna of UC Santa Barbara, Nash settled back in Santa Barbara in 2016 after working in San Francisco and New York City. Her career has included positions in the Office of Public Liaison at the White House, Bloomberg L.P. in New York, and AllianceBernstein and BlackRock in San Francisco.
She has been active in nonprofits, including Hospice of Santa Barbara, Women in ETFs, American Society of Nephrology, and Kidney X.
Nesbit brings more than 12 years of experience in finance, strategy, and operations in early-stage, entrepreneurial environments, and global organizations.
After earning her BS and MBA at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, she spent her career in the Bay Area before moving to Santa Barbara in 2021.
Levinson, a native of Santa Barbara, earned her BA at Stanford University. She worked as a publicist and producer in the entertainment industry in San Francisco, most notably with Industrial Light and Magic, Lucasfilm, and her own production company Big Fish Entertainment.
In 2001, Levinson and her husband Neil returned to Santa Barbara to start their family. Levinson volunteer in the Santa Barbara community, including at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care, Storyteller Children’s Center, and the Food Bank.
She serves as a trustee of Lotusland, and trustee and president of Crane Country Day School.
“I’m honored to be part of the MOXI team and this wonderful philanthropic community, who worked together for more than 20 years to turn a bold vision into a reality,” said Levinson, MOXI chair emeritus.
“MOXI has far exceeded our expectations in delivering innovative, hands-on science education to all members of our community, and it has limitless possibilities to grow in the coming decades,” she said.