de Saisset Museum

South Bay's free museum of art and history

Museum Enhancement Board

 Lauren Baines

Lauren Baines

Lauren joined the Museum Enhancement Board in 2011. As an alum of SCU ('08 & '09) and former de Saisset student employee, Lauren has a deep appreciation for and interest in the Jesuit ideal of educating the whole person and believes the de Saisset's presence and mission play an essential role in the South Bay. A performing artist who works in arts management and arts education, Lauren strives to find new ways to integrate the arts and engage the community in their development and preservation. Beyond dancing and choreographing professionally, Lauren works at Montalvo Arts Center as the Project Manager for Education and Artistic Programs and serves as Assistant Artistic Director for the Cardboard Box Theatre Project. She loves to attend performances and exhibitions, to travel, and to explore the world around her—she is a perpetual student who enjoys discovering new things (artists, information, concepts, and possibilities). Her favorite aspect of being involved with the Board is the opportunity to broaden the museum's range of programming to help build a younger audience who are active and invested in the museum.

Laura Deem

Laura joined the Museum Enhancement Board in 2012. She is a professional artist who works in encaustic and monotype printing. A Bay Area native, she enjoys traveling and her favorite places to visit are Istanbul, Cape Town, and Edinburgh. Laura us a voracious reader and her favorite artist is Helen Frankenthaler. She is interested in helping the museum expand its appeal to broader audiences outside the University into other areas of the community.

Ginger Glockner

Ginger joined the Museum Enhancement Board in 2013.

Gail Gorton

Gail joined the Museum Enhancement Board in 2013.

Sherry Langbein

Sherry joined the Museum Enhancement Board in 2013.

 Gerald McKevitt, S

Gerald McKevitt, S.J.

Fr. McKevitt joined the Museum Enhancement Board in 2010 and has taught in the History Department of Santa Clara University since 1975. Some of his course topics have included California History, Native Americans of the United States, Jesuit History and Spirituality, and Historical Research and Writing, among others. He has authored numerous scholarly publications and has been the recipient of grants from the National Science Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Andrew Mellon Foundation, among others. He holds a Ph.D from University of California in Los Angeles and a B.S.T. from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, Italy. His favorite artist is John Singer Sargent and he loves to visit Venice, Italy. He believes that the de Saisset is one of the hidden treasures of this campus and he is eager to make it better known.


William Rewak, S.J.

Fr. Rewak is chancellor and former president of Santa Clara University. As chancellor, Rewak has several responsibilities ranging from representing the president at public events to pulling together a campus art committee. Among these tasks, he works to keep former trustees involved with the University, chairs the nomination of commencement speaker and honorary degree recipients, and helps promote University relations. He joined the Museum Enhancement Board in 2012.

 Diane Jonti-Pace

Diane Jonte-Pace, Ex-officio

Diane currently serves as Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and is a Professor in the Department of Religious Studies. In her role as Vice Provost her responsibilities are to support the Provost across a broad range of functions, overseeing the Museum as one of her areas. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Religion from UC Santa Cruz, a Masters of Arts from the University of Chicago Divinity School, and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.


Rebecca Schapp, Director, Ex-officio

Having earned both her Bachelor of Art and Masters of Arts with an emphasis on Arts Management from San Jose State University, Rebecca has worked at the de Saisset Museum for the past 30 years, serving in various positions and capacities. As the Director for the past 20 years, Rebecca supervises all artistic, educational, and collections programs, oversees fiscal management and fund raising activities, manages the volunteers and professional Museum staff, directs all long-term strategic planning efforts, and serves as the primary liaison between the Museum and the University. She loves traveling to the Pacific Northwest (Oregon, Washington, and Canada) and to Europe, particularly to Berlin, Germany, where several of her family members reside. Rebecca enjoys fiber, paper, and metal arts and likes bicycling, reading, walking, and having fun with family and friends.

Honorary Board Members

Neil Dau

Paula Kirkeby

Carol MacCorkle

Sharon Yoerg