Museum of Us Leadership

Chief Executive Officer Micah D. Parzen, Ph.D., J.D.

Micah Parzen is a husband (to Marguerite), a father (to Abner and Oscar), an anthropologist (Ph.D. Case Western Reserve University; BA UC Berkeley), and an attorney (JD UC Davis). He joined the Museum of Us as its CEO in August 2010. Over the past ten years, he and his team have gradually transformed the Museum from a musty, dusty, and tired institution into a leading edge museum. In 2018, the Museum was awarded the University of San Diego’s prestigious “Kaledioscope Award for Good Governance” award.

Micah currently serves as the chair of the board of the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, which supports the 28 arts & culture organizations in Balboa Park, and on the Mayoral-appointed Balboa Park Committee. He also sits on the boards of the Western Museums Association and La Jolla Country Day School. His past board service includes the San Diego Volunteer Lawyers Program, the Waldorf School of San Diego, and ElderHelp of San Diego, where he was chair for two years.



Board of Trustees

Chair Ellen Waddell
Vice Chair Mark Dillon
Secretary Rockette Ewell
Treasurer Cyndi Fuller
Trustee Engagement Officer George Ramirez
Trustees Marnie Cheney
  Kurt Chilcott
  Mariano Diaz
  Alexis Dixon
  Sarah Goltz
  Dana Harrel
  Nora Jaffe
  Basil Katz
  Bill Mayer
  Ileana Ovalle
  Patti Perez
  Ricky Shabazz
  Rockwell Shah
  Philip White
  Emily Young
Ex-Officio Member Micah Parzen, Ph.D., J.D.