History Museum Welcomes New Members to Board

LOS ALTOS, CA (July 1, 2019) Los Altos History Museum elected four new members to its board of directors, and a slate of new officers for its Executive Committee for 2019-2020.

The new members joining the board for three-year terms beginning July 1, 2019 are: Janis Ahmadjian-Baer, Ph.D., Nicole Andrews, Ginny Badros and Victoria Holman.

Janis Ahmadjian-Baer, Ph.D., a Los Altos resident for 33 years, is a realtor with the Sereno Group and former chair of the Los Altos Historical Commission. Dr. Ahmadjian-Baer received her BA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and her masters and Ph.D. from Stanford University. Janis has two grown children, and her spouse, Richard L. Baer, is currently a Senior Technologist, Camera Technology, at Apple Computer in Cupertino.

Nicole Andrews is a resident of Los Altos Hills, raised in Mountain View and Los Altos. Nicole attained a BA in Art from San Jose State with an emphasis in Digital Media, and double minored in French and Art History. She has volunteered for many arts institutions, including San Jose Museum of Art, the Cantor and Los Altos History Museums. Retired after 12 years as an Engineering Project Manager at Apple, Inc. she now spends her time volunteering for Arts institutions and raising her family.

Ginny Badros, a resident of Los Altos/Los Altos Hills since 2009, spent her business career in insurance focusing on mass tort litigation, business continuity planning, and structuring employee benefit plans for tech start-ups. She holds dual undergraduate degrees from Georgia State University in Risk Management & Insurance, and in Computer Information Systems. Ginny also has an MBA. For the last five years, she has organized a Los Altos mother’s group with over 100 members. She lives in Los Altos Hills with her husband, Greg, and three children ages, 3, 5, and 6.

Victoria Holman lives in Mountain View, and taught in a San Jose elementary school for 30 years. She graduated from San Jose State with a B.A. in Education, with additional studies in Special Ed, and earned an elementary Teaching Credential. She is president of the Santa Clara Reading Council, and led the Reading Conference at Asilomar for four years. Vicki volunteers her time to manage Los Altos History Museum’s store, and helps lead 3rd- and 4th-grade school tours.

The 2019-2020 Executive Committee Officers are:

President:  Julia Lovin

1st VP:  Gary Hedden

2nd VP:  Julie Rose

Treasurer:  John Beman

Secretary:  Carole Flores

Co-Past Presidents: Linda Eckols and Eleanor Watanabe

Los Altos History Museum began in 1977 with the opening of the J. Gilbert Smith House historic farmhouse, built in 1905. In 2001, the Los Altos History Museum opened its modern building next door, which houses the Museum’s collectionspermanent and changing exhibits, store and administrative offices. The Museum and its grounds are available for rent during evenings and weekends. Its collections are owned by the City of Los Altos and are managed by an independent nonprofit organization, whose staff and volunteers are responsible for all programs and operations.

The Museum and J. Gilbert Smith House are open Thursday through Sunday, from noon-4pm. Admission is free. The gardens, outdoor agricultural exhibits and picnic area are accessible beyond Museum hours. For more information, go to: www.losaltoshistory.org, email hello@losaltoshistory.org, or phone 650.948.9427 x14.

Media Contact: Marketing@losaltoshistory.org

Los Altos History Museum: Elisabeth I. Ward, 650.948.9427 x10, eward@losaltoshistory.org