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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

    Email: dan@wassmuthcenter.org
    Phone: 208.345.0304

    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.

    Debbie Sager
    Office Manager

    Email: debbie@wassmuthcenter.org

    Phone: 208.345.0304

    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.

    Bavani Sathasivam
    Program Data Specialist

    Email: bavani@wassmuthcenter.org

    Phone: 208.345.0304

    Bavani is a former Mathematics educator and lifelong advocate for diversity and inclusion. She strongly believes that the end of education is character, and this begins in the classroom and community. With her experiences living in Singapore, New Zealand, and now, Boise, Bavani has a natural awareness of and sensitivity to culturally diverse backgrounds. Her gifts and passion lie in volunteering, event management, and bringing people together. Bavani hopes to leave this world a kinder place than she found it.

    Jane Williamson
    Community Engagement Specialist

    Email: jane@wassmuthcenter.org

    Phone: 208.345.0304

    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.

    Alaina Sayers Huhn
    Arts Education Specialist

    Email: alaina@wassmuthcenter.org

    Phone: 208.345.0304

    A lifelong learner, Alaina joined the Center in 2022 after 14 years as an educator in private and public elementary school classrooms. Alaina is passionate about exploring issues of equity and facilitating processes which develop empathy and creativity. Alaina earned her B.A. in English Literature at Santa Clara University (California) and a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction from Boise State University. In addition to spending time with her family and travelling, Alaina is a huge tennis fan and enjoys playing recreational tennis as often as possible.