Executive Leadership Team

Jacques Brunswick, Chief Operating Officer/Member,
Member, Executive Leadership Team

Jacques Brunswick, Chief Operating Officer, is an executive leader with more than 30 years’ experience working in the arts/entertainment industry.

秒速快3Prior to joining CMOM, Brunswick worked at The Apollo Theater, serving as COO from 2013-17 and as head of Real Estate Projects from 2013-18. In the latter role, Brunswick managed multiple facility expansion and real estate projects for the Apollo, coordinating architects, consultants, attorneys, developers, and several government agencies.

Brunswick was Chief Administrative Officer at The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, MN, from 2006-13. From 1992-2006, Brunswick served as Vice President, Finance and Administration, CFO at the Mystic Seaport in Mystic, CT. Earlier in his career, Brunswick served in the same role at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Brunswick holds a B。A。 in English from Grinnell College and a Master of Arts in Business Administration from the Bolz Center for Arts Administration at the University of Wisconsin, Madison。

Leslie Bushara,Deputy Director, Education and Exhibitions
Member, Executive Leadership Team

A key member of the Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM)’s leadership and education team for over 20 years, Leslie  Bushara is responsible for strategic and long-range institutional and educational planning. She has led the content development for the Museum’s groundbreaking early childhood exhibit, PlayWorks and spearheaded the development of the curriculum and professional development training model for CMOM’s EatSleepPlay™ health initiative among other high-profile  projects.

In addition, Bushara has worked with the National Institutes of Health and the New York City Housing Authority to create a first-of-its-kind early childhood health curriculum model, with permanent learning hubs in public housing and shelters, and recently with the NYC Mayors Fund and the Department of Correction to launch a national program model that fosters connections between incarcerated mothers and their children.   

Bushara received her BFA from New York University, has served as a panelist and presenter on numerous national panels, taught graduate classes in Museum studies at Bank Street and NYU, and serves on the executive committee for the Association of Children’s Museums. She has published numerous articles including White House Blog, and co -authored research to practice chapter in Cognitive Development in Museum Settings published by Psychology Today, 2016. Bushara has received major awards including the 2013 White House Champions for Change, 2017 NYS Association for the Education of Young Children Champions for Children and 2018 Beyond Poverty. 

Jane McIntosh, Chief Advancement Officer, 
Member, Executive Leadership Team

Jane McIntosh is a nonprofit executive with 20 years of fundraising, marketing and senior leadership within arts and culture organizations in New York City.  As Chief Advancement Officer of CMOM, she oversees development, communications, public relations and marketing to raise resources for and awareness of the Children’s Museum during a time of great excitement and growth. Last year the organization purchased a landmark building at 361 Central Park West for its future home and is currently in the silent phase of a multimillion dollar capital campaign.

Before joining CMOM, McIntosh served as Vice President for Development and External Affairs at the Central Park Conservancy for five years, where she provided strategic and operational leadership for the annual fund and launched Forever Green: Ensuring the Future of Central Park which is a $300M campaign to fund 54 restoration projects within Central Park.  Upon her departure $160M had been raised.  In addition, McIntosh built the Conservancy’s digital fundraising capabilities and oversaw revenue generating activities across multiple platforms and channels.

秒速快3Previously, McIntosh spent eight years at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts where she was Senior Director for Individual Giving and Membership Services and led a fundraising efforts that secured over $100M in cumulative financial support。  In the earlier part of her career, McIntosh was Director of Development at the Museum of the Moving Image, Director of Development at the National Academy of Design / Museum and School of Fine Arts and held several positions at the American Folk Art Museum。      McIntosh holds a B。A in English from Binghamton University and an MA in Arts Administration from Teachers College, Columbia University where she taught core courses in the program for nine years。  Most recently, McIntosh was an adjunct lecturer for the Theater Arts Program at Marymount Manhattan and the CUNY Executive Education in Urban Park Management。