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

Rex Sessions

Laura Dunne

Robert F. Barnett
Past Chair

Linda Barham
Jodi Block
Blakely Bundy
Brendan Deely
Frank J. Favia
Chad Feingold
Morgan Flatley
Stacie M. Frank
David Gaito
Thomas C.Harmening
Karen G. Harrison
Russ Ivinjack
William J. Kelley, Jr.
Michael Leong
Todd Lippman

Barbara Goodman Manilow

Ashley Hemphill Netzky
Charlene Huang Olson
Dr. Nicholas A. Pearce
Teresa Poggenpohl
Steven E. Porter
Jennifer Prewitt
Camille Rudge
Gerald Saltarelli
Larry D. Serota
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.

Board of Advisors

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

Jennifer Asimow
Brian Bannon
Jason Coleman
Sokoni T. Karanja
Jim Lasko
Rabiah Mayas

Suzanne Muchin
Hugh Musick
Geoffrey Nagle
Elory Rozner
Jordan Sadler

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.

Meggan Friedman
Beth Marrion

Heather Adkerson
Melissa Anderson
Ellenna Berger
Allison Bosco
Nicole Bossert
Emily Goldin
Colleen Kelly Gomos
Caroline Hammond
Catherine Hollander
Suellen Klauminzer
Kristin Larson
Christine O’Neill
Carly Warren
Chad Wells
Heather Zimmerman

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

Kristin Calaguire
Megan Clower
Dana Farella
Ivy Forester
Lindsay Hearn
Elizabeth Hirschtritt
Emilie Neumeier
Ruthie Neumeier
Nicholas O’Conner
Patrick Russo
Jeffrey Spetter
Leslie Venetz

Founders Council
Michael Masters
Jonathan Mirkin
Jason Pritzker
Larry Serota*
Michael Shiff
Alex Zamiar

* Immediate Past Chair

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