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  • Executive Director
    Executive Director

    Lisa Kranseler
    Phone: 206-774-2277
    Email: lisak@wsjhs.org

    Lisa believes that we make history every single day. And, she has produced programs and exhibits that celebrate that history. Lisa loves all the amazing connections and unique history of the Jewish communities in Washington State.

    Lisa is committed to building partnerships and developing public awareness for the Washington State Jewish Historical Society. She has served on the board of the Association of King County Historical Organizations for over six years, received the Gus Norwood Volunteer Scholarship from the Washington Museum Association, won a fellowship from the Council of American Jewish Museum Association, and was awarded a grant by the American Association of State and Local History for Project Management at the Washington State History Museum. Lisa has taught in the Museum Studies Certificate Program at the University of Washington and currently serves on the Museum Studies Advisory Board.


  • Executive Assistant
    Executive Assistant

    Sara Mottaz
    Phone: 206-774-2277
    Email: saram@wsjhs.org

    Sara joined the WSJHS at the beginning of 2019.

  • Communications & Exhibit Curator
    Communications & Exhibit Curator

    Kayla Boland
    Phone: 206-774-2277
    Email: kaylab@wsjhs.org

    Kayla joined the WSJHS as a contractor in January 2022 and became a full-time staff member in June of the same year. She grew up in the South Sound and studied Art History & Photography at Seattle University. She earned a Master's Degree in Art History from the University of York (UK) in 2019.

    She has a strong background in cultural heritage, having worked in both museums and art conservation. A storyteller at heart, Kayla's top priority as a heritage professional is accessibility and ensuring that everyone in the community she works with feels seen and heard.

  • Part-time Contract Archivist
    Part-time Contract Archivist

    Marissa Hiller
    Phone: 206-774-2277
    Email: archivist@wsjhs.org

    A Seattle native and local artist, Marissa’s work focuses on connecting the present to the past, and working to preserve shared histories and community stories. She brings a creative approach to the WSJHS, with degrees in Art History and Library Science, having worked for NYU, the Art Students League, and more recently, the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City where she was the Archivist and Electronic Resources Librarian.