Founder and Chair of the Board

Jane Lipton Cafritz

Jane Lipton Cafritz is a real estate developer and former tax attorney. She currently serves on the boards of the Smithsonian Institution, the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, the National Symphony Orchestra, the Washington National Opera, the Blair House and the Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation. She is a member of the National Gallery of Art Collector’s Committee.  She is a past Chairman of the Washington National Opera, which became affiliated with the Kennedy Center under her tenure. She is also a past Secretary of the National Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors.
Office Manager


Tiffany Sorenson comes to Explore! as a devoted office administrator as well as being an Infant Sign Language teacher in her spare time. She has her Master’s in Public Administration from Old Dominion University with a concentration in Nonprofit Management. She also spent a year with Operation Smile, traveling to Kenya in her work. Her passions include early education enrichment and achieving her personal travel goal to visit all seven continents.
Mission Mobile Manager


Mark Mumm, originally hailing from The Queen City: Buffalo, NY, is thrilled to be strapping into the Flight Director chair as Mission Mobile Manager with Explore!. A longtime lover and supporter of the arts, he has two Bachelor’s degrees from SUNY at Buffalo (B.A. Video Production and B.A. Theatre Performance) and a Master’s in Theatre for Young Audiences from Rose Bruford College in (the greater) London (area), UK. Mark has worked directly providing drama education and facilitation with children of all abilities. Ever the creative type, Mark plays guitar and also writes music, poetry, scripts, and the occasional motivational text message.

Board of Directors
Nazir Ahmad
President, GivingWorks, Inc.
Jane Lipton Cafritz
Founder and Chair of the Board
Susan Blumenthal
Former U.S. Assistant Surgeon General
Rose Carter
Board Member, Portrait Gallery
Board Member, National Symphony Orchestra
Teddy Downey
CEO and Executive Editor of The Capital Forum
Liz Dubin
Director at the Elizabeth and Richard Dubin Foundation
Samia Farouki
Founder & President of HII-Finance Corporation
Bonnie Fogel
Founder and Executive Director, Imagination Stage
Bitsey Folger
Board Member of White House Historical Association
Judah Lifschitz
Principal and Co-President, Sharpiro, Lifschitz & Schram
Stephanie Lynch
Executive Vice President at Delucchi Plus
Dorothy Pierce McSweeny
Past Chair, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation; Chair Emeritus, D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities
Jackie Perrins
Managing Director and Market Manager at J.P. Morgan Private Banking
Jeffrey Pulford
President and Co-Founder of Interface Multimedia;
Board Member, Capitol Hill Community Foundation
Susan Silverstein Scott
Educator & Museum Consultant
Pamela Lynne Sorenson
Chief Development Officer at BetterWorld Telecom
Jill Cooper Udall
Member, President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities;
Board of Trustees, Hirshhorn Museum;  
Board of Trustees, Ford’s Theatre;
Board of Trustees,  Washington National Opera; 
Formerly, Consultant for the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian;
Officer of Cultural Affairs for the State of New Mexico.



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