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    Wassmuth Center Staff

    “UNLESS SOMEONE LIKE YOU CARES A WHOLE AWFUL LOT,
    NOTHING IS GOING TO GET BETTER.
    IT’S NOT.”

    – DR. SEUSS

    Dan Prinzing, Ph.D.

    Executive Director

    Contact

    Email: dan@wassmuthcenter.org

    Phone: 208.345.0304

    Bio

    Dr. Prinzing has a BA in History Secondary Education, an MA in Curriculum and Instruction, an MA in History and Government, and a Ph.D. in Educational Administration. Prior to joining Center staff in 2007, he was the Idaho State Department of Education’s coordinator of civic and international education, the former SDE coordinator of social studies and curricular materials, and a language arts and history teacher in the Boise School District.

    Office Manager

    Contact

    Email: debbie@wassmuthcenter.org

    Phone: 208.345.0304

    Bio

    Debbie has a Bachelor of Science Degree with a Minor in Business and comes to the WCHR having spent 20 years in bookkeeping and accounting. Throughout her career, Debbie has gained valuable experience in fundraising, event planning and working with volunteers. Joining Center staff in 2014, Debbie provides technical support to the Center related to financial accounting, member communication, event planning, fundraising, database and website management.

    Volunteer Coordinator

    Contact

    Email: jane@wassmuthcenter.org

    Phone: 208.345.0304

    Bio

    Jane, a third generation Idahoan, has spent her life in Boise outfitting people to go out to explore their world and then bringing them back together in community. Joining Center staff in 2019, she has the organizational prowess and easy way with people that comes from entrepreneurship (owning two Boise-based businesses over the years), and running countless non-profit events (ski swaps to galas to school carnivals for her two children). Chances are if you live in Boise, you’ve already encountered Jane’s easy laugh and warm way.

    Leslie White

    Education Director

    Contact

    Email: leslie@wassmuthcenter.org

    Phone: 208.345.0304

    Bio

    Formerly the Director of Education for the JFCS Holocaust Center based in San Francisco, Leslie joined the Wassmuth Center staff as Education Director in 2021.  She taught Holocaust studies at Tarbut V’Torah Community Day School in Irvine, CA, where she also accompanied her students on study trips to Poland and Israel. She received her BA in History (with a focus on Holocaust Studies) from Loyola Marymount University, where she studied under world renowned Holocaust scholar, Dr. Michael Berenbaum. Leslie has worked as a museum educator for both the Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum of Tolerance and the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust. Merging her two passions for theater and history, she has also served as a historical consultant for multiple high school productions of “The Diary of Anne Frank,” one of which she directed herself. Leslie is a graduate of the Orange County/Long Beach Anti-Defamation League’s Glass Leadership Institute and was selected as an educational consultant for Chapman University’s Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education. She was honored to be chosen by the OC Register as one of Orange County’s Most Influential 2019 for her ongoing work with high school students in combating antisemitism.

    Marie Gudmundsen

    Grant Support

    Contact

    Phone: 208.345.0304

    Bio

    Cynthia joined the WCHR staff in 2009 after dedicating thirty years to public education. The last twenty years of her career were spent at Borah High School (Boise) where she taught American Government with an emphasis on civic engagement and global awareness. As a former member of the Idaho State Department of Education’s International Education Task Force, she visited schools around the globe. She currently works on curriculum development and the Center’s e-Classroom.