Board & Staff

Board of Directors

Carl D Thoma, President
Marilynn J Thoma, Vice President and Treasurer
Gary S Hart, Secretary
Mark Thoma
Margo Thoma


Ashley Klingler, Office Manager, Executive Assistant to Marilynn Thoma, & Thoma Foundation Administrator

Ashley Klingler is based in Chicago and has been with the Thoma Foundation since 2016. She provides executive assistance to Marilynn Thoma, manages office relations and Foundation administration. Born and raised in Illinois, Ashley attended the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, where her love for the arts took shape as she studied Vocal Performance and Theater. For general Foundation inquiries, please contact Ashley via email.

Jason Foumberg, Curator of Digital Art

Jason Foumberg is curator of the Thoma Foundation's digital art collection. Since 2014 he has curated annual exhibitions featuring the Foundation's collection at Art House, Santa Fe, and Orange Door, Chicago, as well as touring exhibits of digital art with U.S. museum partners. Jason coordinates the Arts Writing Awards in Digital Art and advises on the Foundation's grant programs. He is based in Chicago, Illinois.

Kate Weinstein, Collections Manager & Registrar

Kate Weinstein is the Collections Manager and Registrar at the Thoma Foundation, and is based in Chicago, Illinois. She comes to the Foundation from a Chicago-based fine art appraisal firm where she oversaw all facets of collection management for institutional clients and the company as the Senior Appraisal & Research Assistant. She received her BFA in Integrated Studio Arts with a minor in French from Iowa State University (2008) and her MA in Modern Art History, Theory and Criticism from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2012).

Kathleen Richards, Art House Director & Exhibitions Manager

Kathleen Richards is the Exhibitions Manager and Director for the Thoma Foundation's Art House and is based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Born in Illinois and raised in New Mexico, Kathleen has been active in the Santa Fe art scene since the 1970s, with works included in books on local artists and printmakers. She holds BFA and MFA degrees from the University of Kansas, Lawrence and is a professor of art at Santa Fe Community College. Kathleen has lived a life dedicated to the arts in all its many forms and continues to pursue that love of exploration through sharing innovative and historic digital/electronic works from the Thoma Collection at Art House, the Foundation’s public venue.

L.E. Brown, Communications Manager

L.E. Brown is based in Santa Fe, New Mexico and oversees the internal and external communications of the Thoma Foundation. Previously, she held the position of Digital Media Manager for a nonprofit new media arts organization and Director of a contemporary art gallery focusing on global and diasporic art. L.E. completed her BA in the History of Art and Visual Culture at the University of California, Santa Cruz and Boğaziçi University, Istanbul.

Savanh Denton, Thoma Foundation Administrator & Gallery Assistant

Savanh Denton is the Thoma Foundation's Administrator and the Gallery Assistant for the Foundation’s Art House. She is based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Prior to joining the Foundation, Savanh worked as an Executive Assistant and Marketing Associate with Segall Bryant & Hamill, a Chicago-based financial firm. Her love for the arts and her enthusiasm for new ventures brought her to Santa Fe in 2019. Savanh is responsible for overseeing the Foundation's administration and for providing an enlightening experience to Art House visitors.

Photographer: Kim Richardson