Board & Staff

Board of Directors

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


Duncan Bass, Collections Assistant

Duncan Bass is the Collections Assistant at the Thoma Foundation and is based in Chicago, Illinois. Prior to joining the Foundation, he held various roles managing private and institutional collections in Spain and the United States. Duncan studied Arts Administration & Policy and Modern & Contemporary Art History, Theory, & Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2019), where he was awarded a Graduate Curatorial Fellowship. He has produced exhibitions and delivered academic presentations on historical and contemporary media arts at internationally acclaimed venues including Ars Electronica Festival and the International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology.

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 (2015).

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.

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.

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).

Photographer: Kim Richardson