About HMH

Boards and Leadership

Board and Leadership Members of HMH

Benjamin Warren, Board Chair

Mr. Warren is the son of two Holocaust survivors and was born and raised in Houston, TX. After earning his undergraduate degree from Vassar College, he earned an M.B.A. from Columbia University.  Benjamin has 20 years of leadership experience as the President and CEO of ITC Trading Company Limited, a multi-generational family office and investment pool of capital, and 30 years of executive management experience in food processing, manufacturing and distribution.

His service to the Museum includes a term as vice chair of development and co-chair of the Capital Campaign. Benjamin has also served as a member of the Board of Trustees for Kipp Houston Public Schools, Houston Jewish Community Foundation, Jewish Federation of Greater Houston and the Jewish Family Services Foundation.  A member of the Board of Directors at the Leo Baeck Education Center Foundation, he is also a passionate volunteer and champion of Cristo Rey Houston College Preparatory Academy.

Kelly J. Zúñiga, Ed.D., Chief Executive Officer

Dr.  Kelly J. Zúñiga serves as the CEO at the Holocaust Museum Houston which is dedicated to educating people about the Holocaust, remembering the 6 million Jews and other innocent victims and honoring the survivors' legacy. She is responsible for all museum operations and reports to a 32 member Board of Trustees and a 75 member Board of Advisors. She also serves as the CEO for the Holocaust Museum Houston Foundation Board.

Her past work experience includes key fundraising positions with the Houston Community College Foundation, Houston Zoo, Inc.; University of Houston System; Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut; Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California; and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. She earned her Doctor of Education from the University of Houston in Administration and Supervision and in addition, she has earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of San Diego and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from San Diego State University.

Dr. Zúñiga is a Certified Fund Raising Executive and adjunct lecturer at Texas A&M University’s Bush School of Government & Public Service and serves as an adjunct lecturer for Art of Fundraising I at the Rice University Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership at the Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies. She is also a member of the Greater Houston Partnership’s Executive Women’s Partnership, the Houston Museum District Executive Board, and is a Sr. Fellow, American Leadership Forum Class of XXXIV. She was named in 2013 by Houston Woman Magazine, “Houston’s 50 Most Influential Women of 2012.” and in 2016 was awarded by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Houston Chapter the M. Anne Murphy Award for Professional Advancement. In 2019, Dr. Zúñiga was a recipient of the Houston Business Journal’s Most Admired CEO Awards.

Board of Trustees

Board Chair
Benjamin Warren
Carl Josehart
Nancy Li-Tarim
Steve Estrin

Vice Chairs

Heidi Gerger
Carl Josehart
Benjamin Warren
Tracey Shappro
Inna Wizig
Survivor Services 
Hyman Penn, M.D.
Immediate Past Chair 
Gary Markowitz*


Peter Chang, M.D.
Mindy Morgan Finger
Charles Foster
Guillermo Guefen
Shelly Hendry
B.J. Herz
Kisha Itkin
Mady Kades
Evan H. Katz
Gail Klein*
Nicole Lowenstein
Jerry Martin
Alfie Meyerson
Russell Molina
Mark Mucasey*
Carmen Ng
Jerry Rochman
Limor Smith
David Solomon
Jennifer B. Stockel
Chaja Verveer

Board of Advisors

R. Edwin Allday*
David Bell Ph.D.*
Kathy Kaplan Berkman
Tali Blumrosen
Milton Boniuk, M.D.
Sara Brook
Larry Buck
Bruce Caress
Debra G. Cohen
Ellen Cohen
Tobi Cooper
Bailey Dalton
Abigail "Abby" Daniels 
Richard Deutsch
Nancy Dinerstein
Marc Eichenbaum
Martin Fein*
Walter Finger
Steven Finkelman
Nancy Freed
Martha Freedman
Michael Gamson
Andrew Gardener
Barnett Gershen
Frank Goldberg*
Mark Allan Goldberg
Michael S. Goldberg*
Cheryl Golub
Luis F. Gomar
Jason Gordon
Lauren Harrison
Punkin Hecht
Walter Hecht*
Sandi Hedrick
Leisa Holland-Nelson
Laura Jaramillo
Elyse Spector Kalmans
Marvin Kaplan
Richard Leibman
Ann Leis
Sandi Lessig
Erica Levit
Kenneth Li
Rabbi David Lyon
Moez Mangalji
Hans Mayer
Diane Merrill
Edith Mincberg
Mallory Mincberg
Ira Mitzner
Stephanie Mitzner
Steven Mitzner
William J. Morgan*
Fr. Donald Nesti
Roy W. Nichol*
Pepi Joskowitz Nichols
Judy Nyquist
Eric Pulaski
Eileen Reed
Regina Rogers
Hon. Arthur Schechter
Kim Schlanger
Lisa Sheinbaum
Mitzi M. Shure
Joel Spira*
Anna Steinberger, Ph. D.
Ruth Steinfeld
Chuck Stokes
Jill Levit Talisman
John F. Thrash, M.D.
Alberta Totz
Ellen Trachtenberg
Kim Trimble
Jovon Tyler
Donna Vallone
Haya Varon
Mark Wade
Marsha Wallace
Ben Waserman
Sandra G. Weiner
Eileen Weisman*
Cyvia G. Wolff
E.D. Wulfe*
Hon. Fred S. Zeidman


Kelly J. Zúñiga, Ed.D.
Chief Executive Officer, Holocaust Museum Houston
Jack Kins
Chair, Holocaust Museum Houston Foundation

Holocaust Museum Foundation

Jack Kins

Marc Sharpe

Eugene Tunitsky

HMH Chair
Benjamin Warren

HMH Treasurer
Steve Estrin

Board of Directors
Vera Baker
Barnett Gershen
Stanley Levy
Pepper Lieberman
Phil Pilibosian
Jeffrey Stein

Kelly J. Zúñiga, Ed.D.
Chief Executive Officer
Holocaust Museum Houston

*Denotes Past Chairs Circle

Members of the Holocaust Museum Houston Board of Advisors can be reached by calling 713-942-8000, ext. 100, or by e-mailing info@hmh.org.