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.

  • Robert F. Barnett
  • Gigi Pritzker Pucker
    Immediate Past Chair
  • William A. Lowry
  • Laura Dunne
  • Jodi Block
  • Blakely Bundy
  • Jesse Cole
  • Chad Feingold
  • Trisha L. Fox
  • Justin Friesen
  • Michael Gordon
  • Darrel Hackett
  • Karen Harrison
  • Lindy Hirschsohn
  • Paula Kahn
  • William Kelley
  • Jeffrey King
  • Todd Lippman
  • Janet Malzone
  • Barbara Goodman Manilow
  • Suzanne Muchin
  • Ashley Hemphill Netzky
  • Charlene Huang Olson
  • Jeffery S. Perry
  • Teresa Poggenpohl
  • Camille Rudge
  • Scott Schutte
  • Rex Sessions
  • Jon Shulkin
  • James Smith
  • Steve Solomon
  • Susan A. Stone
  • Steven Warshauer
  • Alex Washington
  • Robb Webb
  • 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
  • Sharon Bloyd-Peshkin
  • Angela Smith Cobb
  • Phyllis Glink
  • Jacqueline Griesdorn
  • Adam Hecktman
  • Sokoni T. Karanja
  • Jim Lasko
  • Elliot Lehman
  • Matt Longjohn
  • Samuel J. Meisels
  • Chuck Meyers
  • Tracy Moran
  • Tony Raden
  • Maria Whelan
  • Michael Davis

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.

Executive Committee:

Stacy Jakobe
Carly Warren


Heather Adkerson
Melissa Anderson
Nicole Bossert
Michael Earley
Galia Felemovicius
Pam Gordon
Casey Grabenstein
Greg Karczewski
Keenya Lambert
Elizabeth Latimer
Mary Gould Moorhead
Mary Newburn
Christine O’Neill
Benedict Rocchio
Maria Salcedo
Elana Slobodian
Keren Weiss

For more information about our Auxiliary Board, please call the Development Department at (312) 464-7702 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.

  • Larry Serota
  • Lyndsey Ager
  • Elie El-Zammar
  • Elizabeth Hirschtritt
  • Michael Masters
  • Jonathan Mirkin
  • Ruthie Neumeier
  • Jason Pritzker
  • Patrick Russo
  • Michael Shiff
  • Jeffrey Spetter
  • Brittany Wilkow
  • Alex Zamiar

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
  • Prudence R. Beidler
  • Mary A. Boyer
  • Marilyn Eisenberg
  • Philip L. Harris
  • Karen G. Harrison
  • Gigi Pritzker Pucker
  • Desiree G. Rogers