meet our board of directors

The Board of Directors is a distinguished group of individuals who volunteer their time, professional expertise and monetary support to make The New Children’s Museum a viable and important San Diego institution.

By providing continuity for the organization, overseeing its governance, participating in its financial support and accounting for the organization and expenditures, the Board of Directors governs the overall institutional direction. The board’s work allows the Executive Director and staff to focus on the mission of arts-based learning and cultivating the creative potential of children. Through their service, the Museum serves the greater good of the San Diego community.


Board Chair: Caroline Perry
San Diego Padres

Past Board Chair: Tom Rosso

Vice Board Chair: Chris Russo
National University

Board Secretary: Nicole Gates
Dr. Seuss Enterprises

Board Treasurer/CFO: Greg Gossard
The Hampstead Companies

Dennis Bauer
Cox Media

James Brown
Public Architecture, Bread & Salt

Brent M. Douglas
Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP

Stephanie Epstein
Epstein Family Foundation

Kurt Eve
One Communications

Lynda Forsha
Art Advisory Services

Rebecca Gennaro
Wells Fargo Private Bank

Edwardo Gillison
Lockheed Martin

Lynn E. Gorguze
Cameron Holdings Corporation

Robert Marasco
Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

Wendi McKenna
Move Play Grow

Laurie Mitchell, MD
Southern Indian Health Council

Merrilee Neal
Community Member + Philanthropist

Erica Opstad
U.S. Bank

Maryanne Pfister
Community Member + Philanthropist

Marisol Rendón
Southwestern College

Monique Rodriguez

Phil Senescall
Professional Maintenance Systems

Bill Watkins
Solar Turbines Incorporated

Board Advisor: Eugene “Mitch” Mitchell
Sempra Energy

Board Advisor: Celeste Hilling 
Skin Authority