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 spent a year with Operation Smile, traveling to Kenya in her work. Her passions include early education enrichment and traveling. She's recently accomplished her personal goal of hiking on all seven continents, with a snowy Antarctica trip completed in 2018.
Mobile Outreach Manager


Mark Mumm, originally hailing from Buffalo, NY, is thrilled to be Mission Mobile's Flight Director 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 London , UK. Mark continues to work directly providing drama education and facilitation for children of all abilities. Ever the creative type, Mark writes music, poetry, scripts, and the occasional motivational text message. You can often find him playing D.C.'s open mics with his musical outfit 'Mistress Tigers'.
Board of Directors
Nazir Ahmad
President, GivingWorks, Inc.
Shaika Aisha Al Khalifa
Board Member, Washington Performing Arts
Eileen Bakke
Co-Founder, Imagine Schools
Grace Bender
The Bender Foundation
Susan Blumenthal
Former U.S. Assistant Surgeon General
Rose Carter
Board Member, Portrait Gallery
Board Member, National Symphony Orchestra
Teddy Downey
Executive Editor & CEO, The Capitol Forum
Liz Dubin
The Richard & Elizabeth Dubin Foundation
Phyllis Hedlund
Chief Academic Officer at E.L. Haynes Public Charter School
Judah Lifschitz
Principal and Co-President, Sharpiro, Lifschitz & Schram
Kristen Lund
Trustee, Washington National Opera
Marlene Malek
President, Friends of Cancer Research
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
Jill Cooper Udall
Officer of Cultural Affairs for the State of New Mexico
Carol Winer
E-Commerce Professional, Philanthropist



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