Our Team

Pictured left to right,

QCM Board & Staff

Will Klingner

Kayla Baumann- Past Board Member

Chaka Batley

Amy Peters 

Carri Bellis

Emily Reuschel

Kathy Oakley

Victoria Starman

Randy Westerman


 

Not Pictured:

Julie Anderson

Jeff Terry

Crissie Durran

Quincy Children's Museum is directed by a dedicated team of nine board members & one staff member.  

In addition to the Board & Staff, Quincy Children's Museum also has three committee's comprised of key stakeholders and community member's who desire to contribute to the overall mission and strategic goals for the organization. Those committee's include: Site, Development, and Finance

Our Board meets on a monthly basis. 

Committees meet on a quarterly basis, and as needed throughout the year. 

Learn more about our team below.

Individuals interested in joining our team should send us a message at quincychildrensmuseum@gmail.com
 

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Randy Westerman

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2022 Q1 Board President
Board Treasurer

Finance Committee Chair

2nd Year of Service

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Chaka Batley

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2022 Q3 Board President

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Emily Reuschel

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Board Member

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Julie Anderson

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Board Member 

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Kathy Oakley

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Board Member

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William Klingner

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2022 Q2 Board President

Site Committee Chair

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Kayla Baumann

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Board Secretary

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Carri Bellis

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Board Member

Development Committee Chair

1st Year of Service 

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Victoria Starman

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Board Member

1st Year of Service

A Note from our Director

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Amy Peters

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In 2019, after years of seeing the need for a children's museum closer to home, Amy took action and the community noticed. Overwhelming support, enthusiasm, and the relentless pursuit of a high-quality destination and experience for our community has positioned Quincy Children's Museum to be a dynamic opportunity for our region to collaborate and make something truly remarkable happen.

In the first three years, Amy and her family spent hundreds of hours behind the scenes, volunteering for the organization. On January 1, 2022, Amy became the organization's first employee- overseeing project development, community outreach, and fundraising. 


Chances are, if you send us an email or tag us on social media, I am on the other end. Giving a voice to our organization is something I have worked incredibly hard on over the last few years, developing and growing something that is unlike anything else in our region. I am proud of our organization and our mission- our vision of joyful children, engaged families, and a connected community is something we all should strive for.

It is an honor to get to lead this organization, and I am thrilled for the opportunity we have with our new location to leave a lasting impact on our community. 
I have lived here my whole life, and was fortunate to be able to visit spaces like The Magic House and Science Center- those are memories from my own childhood I will never forget. For my own family, it is not always easy or convenient to pack the kids up and go on these kinds of adventures. To have this in our community, a space designed for ALL children to come, learn, and play, is such a gift that you cannot put a price tag on.

In the near future, Quincy Children's Museum will be at the top of mind for those looking for things to do, places to visit, and reasons to stick around. As we tackle the renovation and development of this historic space, opportunities are abundant and the need is higher than ever to work together to make it happen. Dynamic community partnerships are critical to our success and the pace at which we bring our conceptual renderings to reality. I am grateful for the existing support of our volunteers, donors, and cheerleaders throughout the community and I am hopeful for all of the conversations yet to come.