Innovation Labs Facilitators

Innovation Labs Facilitators

Hank Hine, Innovation Labs Facilitator

Dr. Hank Hine is the founder and Co-Director of Innovation Labs at The Dalí, in addition to serving as an Innovation Labs facilitator. He is passionate about working to share the strategies of creative thinking to expand human capabilities in diverse pursuits. He also serves the Museum as Executive Director, having begun his stewardship of the organization in 2002. He was instrumental in the creation of The Dalí’s new building which opened on January 11, 2011 (“one of the top ten buildings to see in your lifetime,” as noted by AOL Travel News).  Dr. Hine earned his undergraduate degree at Stanford University and his Master’s and Doctorate degrees at Brown University. He has extensive experience with contemporary artists and writers and the intersection of media in the current cultural milieu. Dr. Hine was founder and director of Limestone Press and Hine Editions, a San Francisco publishing house specializing in artist books and the production of museum catalogs. He served for seven years as Director of the research and publishing institute GraphicStudio at the University of South Florida in Tampa before joining The Dalí. A writer and educator, Dr. Hine’s publications include text and image relationships, contemporary art, and the opportunities of new media.

Kim Macuare, Innovation Labs Facilitator

Dr. Kimberly Macuare, Co-Director of Innovation Labs at The Dalí, is an experienced educator, curriculum designer and writer. In her role as the lead program designer and facilitator for the Innovation Labs, she has helped many organizations, such as Henkel, Capital One, and Bloomin’ Brands, to build their innovation capacities by developing creativity-focused mindsets and learning creative problem solving skills. She has extensive experience in arts-based creativity training and is a certified trainer of leading research-based creativity and innovation tools FourSight Mindset and Toolset and a certified facilitator of LEGO® Serious Play® for Teams and Groups. Before joining The Dalí, she managed the Institute for Advanced Discovery & Innovation at the University of South Florida and served as associate editor for Technology and Innovation. Deeply engaged in innovation culture, she has taught courses on creativity and innovation, designed innovative educational programming, and interviewed and written about some of the greatest innovators and innovations of the modern era. She holds a BA in English from the University of Cincinnati, and an MA in English from The Ohio State University, and a PhD in English with a specialization in medieval literature and economics from The Ohio State University.

Denisse DeLeon, Innovation Labs Facilitator
Denisse De Leon received her Bachelor of Arts in Art History from The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. She went on to obtain her Masters in Arts in Art History with a concentration in Museum Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. A lover of the arts since her first trip to the Smithsonian at age 8, she had the privilege of beginning her career in such treasured Washington, DC institutions as The National Portrait Gallery, The Corcoran Gallery of Art and The Supreme Court of the United States. It was during her time in the nation’s capital that she discovered a passion for sharing art with others and has since worked as an educator at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the University of Richmond Museums, specializing in K-12 and college audiences. She served as the Executive Assistant to the Director of the Institute of Museum and Library services where she helped support the remarkable and important work Museums and Libraries do all across the nation. Life led her to Tampa Bay where she worked as the Education Coordinator for the Glazer Children’s Museum before beginning her tenure as the School and Community Education Manager at The Dalí Museum in 2016. She enjoys introducing new dynamic programming that will strengthen students’ interest in art and understanding of Dalí’s world. In 2019, she joined the Museum’s Innovation Labs team as a facilitator.