Leadership | Chicago Children's Museum at Navy Pier


Board of Directors

Chicago Children’s Museum’s Board of Directors is a group of committed volunteers who contribute their leadership, talents, support and time to further the museum’s mission of creating a community where play and learning connect.

Jeffery S. Perry

Robert F. Barnett
Past Chair 

William A. Lowry

Laura Dunne

Jodi Block
Blakely Bundy
Chad Feingold
Morgan Flatley
Stacie M. Frank
Justin Friesen
David Gaito
Michael Gordon
Thomas C.Harmening
Karen G. Harrison
William J. Kelley, Jr.
Todd Lippman
Barbara Goodman Manilow
Suzanne Muchin

Ashley Hemphill Netzky
Charlene Huang Olson
Teresa Poggenpohl
Jennifer Prewitt
Camille Rudge
Gerald Saltarelli
Larry Serota
Rex Sessions
Jon Shulkin
Jennifer Vachon
Brigitta Witt 
Thad Wong
Thomas Zidar
Ronna Zoll

For more information about our Board of Directors, please contact the Development Department at (312) 464-7708 or email us.

Advisory Board

Chicago Children’s Museum’s volunteer Board of Advisors provide a broad range of expertise to enrich the work of the museum and build meaningful partnerships with like-minded individuals and organizations.

Tony Raden

Jen Asimow
Brian Bannon
Jason Coleman
Phyllis Glink
Jacqueline Griesdorn
Sokoni T. Karanja
Jim Lasko

Rabiah Mayas
Suzanne Muchin
Hugh Musick
Geoffrey Nagle 
Elory Rozner
Jordan Sadler
Maria Whelan

For more information about our Board of Advisors, please contact Natalie Bortoli at (312) 464-7699 or email us.

Auxiliary Board

Chicago Children's Museum’s volunteer Auxiliary Board serves to cultivate new museum visitors, members and donors through outreach and special events.

Melissa Anderson
Nicole Bossert

Heather Adkerson
Tara Beemsterboer
Allison Bosco
Mimi Doyle
Michael Earley
Melissa Fischer
Emily Goldin
Caroline Hammond
Stacy Jakobe
Elizabeth Latimer
Malisa Lester
Beth Marrion
Mary Gould Moorhead
Christine O'Neill
Carly Warren
Keren Weiss

For more information about our Auxiliary Board, please contact Amber Bel’cher at (312) 464-7728 or email us.

Metropolitan Board

The Metropolitan Board of Chicago Children’s Museum is a volunteer group of young professionals focused on building awareness, volunteerism, attendance and financial support for the museum.

Lyndsey Ager

Joshua Beiler
Kristin Calaguire
Megan Clower
Elie El-Zammar
Dana Farella
Ivy Forester
Elizabeth Hirschtritt
Emilie Neumeier
Ruthie Neumeier
Nicholas O’Conner
Gino Rodriguez
Patrick Russo
Jeffrey Spetter
Reid Tileston
Timothy Treacy
Leslie Venetz

Founders Council
Michael Masters
Jonathan Mirkin
Jason Pritzker
Michael Shiff
Alex Zamiar

Immediate Past Chair 
Larry Serota

For more information about joining our Metropolitan Board, please call the Development Department at (312) 464-7718 or email us.

Past Chairman's Council

Herbert C. Altholz
Robert F. Barnett
Prudence R. Beidler
Mary A. Boyer
Marilyn Eisenberg
Philip L. Harris
Karen G. Harrison
Gigi Pritzker Pucker
Desiree G. Rogers