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Our Leadership Team
Emili Uden, Executive Director
Emili has served Kids Discovery Factory for the past eight years, most recently as the Vice President of the Board of Directors. She conceptualized and developed the popular traveling exhibit program, the Mobile Factory. Emili is a graduate of Millikin University with a B.A. in Early Childhood Education.
Vanessa Beetz, Program Director
Vanessa directs our existing School Programs, Mobile Factory and Classroom Kits. She also spearheads our annual Summer STEAM Camp and At-Home Kit Program. Vanessa is a southern Indiana native and former classroom teacher.
Dawn Koch, Museum Educator
Dawn leads our on-site play hours: Early Explorers. Dawn has been engaged in children's programming in some capacity for over 30 years and is an enthusiastic play-based educator.
Our Board Members
Dr. Daryl Werner
Board Vice President
Jody Schuck Fledderman
Board Members Emeriti
Sabrina Andonegui, Summer Ayres, Marc Cerniglia, Amber Cochran, Molly Freeland, Mary Jo Hassett, Lee Ann King, Melissa Moenter, Lauren Mynsberge, Aimee Negovetich, Cheryll Obendorf, Eric Peetz, Becky Rak, Mike Robertson, Mark Stenger, Yiqing Tan, Amy Watson, Melanie Stauffer
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