An image of Lisa Bachman, the Executive Director of the Alabama Holocaust Education Center. Lisa is standing against a beige stone background, with her arms crossed. Her hair is a deep cherry, and her glasses pop with black circular frames and turquoise rims. She is a white woman in her 40s.Lisa Bachman
Executive Director

Lisa Bachman is the Executive Director of the Alabama Holocaust Education Center. She is responsible for fiscal management, oversight of all community and school-based programming, and leads the charge as the AHEC’s chief storyteller.

Amy McDonald
Education Consultant

Amy McDonald is the Director of Education at the Alabama Holocaust Education Center. Before joining the Center, she taught at Shades Valley High School for 28 years. Amy has been recognized widely for her expertise in Holocaust education. She is an Alfred Lerner Fellow and recipient of the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous Robert I. Goldman Award for Excellence in Holocaust Education. In 2014, Amy was formally recognized as a Teacher Fellow of the USHMM. Amy is also the author of two books: Determined to Survive, which describes the experiences of Birmingham-area Holocaust survivor Max Steinmetz, and Word Smugglers: A Story of Resistance in the Warsaw Ghetto.

An image of Ann Mollengarden, our applied researcher and volunteer speaker. Ann is standing against a white background. She is wearing a ribbed black turtleneck and thick-rimmed black glasses. She is smiling, and her hair is cut into a gray pixie-cut. She is a white woman in her 50s.Ann M. Mollengarden
Applied Researcher

As an Applied Researcher, Ann works with online records, national, International Holocaust institutions and archives, and survivor’s family members to uncover the story of their loved ones’ journey during the Holocaust.

Hannah Siegel
Social Media & Marketing Coordinator

Hannah Siegel is the social media manager for the Alabama Holocaust Education Center. She is the marketing director for all of the Center’s public-facing programs, a copywriter, and an assistant storyteller. She is a 2023 graduate of New York University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology. She currently lives in New York City, where she continues to pursue the AHEC’s mission for a dignified and equitable world.

Miguel Luna
Intern

Miguel Luna is a Political Science and History major minoring in Spanish at the University of Alabama Birmingham. Miguel is a sophomore at UAB. He is also a student leader, channeling his passion for social justice and the Birmingham community into several leadership roles. Miguel is the DEI coordinator for the Undergraduate Student Government Association, as well as the Administrative Coordinator for the Social Justice Advocacy Council, the Communications Board Lead for Esperanza, and a mentor with Queer Peers.

Emelia Green
Intern

Emelia “Emmy” Green is completing her B.A. in Anthropology with a minor in History at the University of Alabama Birmingham. She’s passionate about preserving history for future generations, with a keen interest in archival studies. She hopes to attain her Master’s in Library Science with a focus on archival practices. Emmy currently works in childcare and has held management positions related to that field. Outside of work, her interests include nature, hikes, and baking.

Caleb Burnett
Administrative Assistant

Caleb Burnett is the Administrative Assistant for the Alabama Holocaust Education Center. He provides various types of administrative support and event coordination to ensure efficient office operations and the continued success of AHEC programming. A native of Hayden, Alabama, he is a 2023 graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he earned a degree in History and Political Science with a minor in Art History. He is excited to share in the AHEC’s mission for a more just and compassionate society through the promotion of Holocaust education.

MarShay Webb
Development Director

MarShay is a visionary leader with a passion for driving growth and impact. As Development Director, he thrives at the intersection of strategy, relationships, and results. His journey has been shaped by years of navigating the dynamic landscape of fundraising and philanthropy. At the AHEC, he aspires to build a legacy of impact—one where every dollar raised translates into positive change. MarShay works to help the AHEC realize a world where philanthropy isn’t just transactional; it’s transformational.