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: Tom Rosso

The Rosso Family Foundation

Vice Board Chair: Lynn E. Gorguze
Cameron Holdings Corporation

Jim Brown
Public Architecture, Bread & Salt

Dan Campion
Solar Turbines

Kurt Eve
One Communications

Edwardo Gillison
Lockheed Martin

Greg Gossard
The Hampstead Companies

Richard Hale
U.S. Bank

Ryland Madison
COX Communications

Robert Marasco
Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP

Wendi McKenna
Move, Play, Grow

Laurie Mitchell, MD

Merrilee Neal
Community Member + Philanthropist

Pamela Pendrell
GlobeFlex Capital, LP

Caroline Perry
The San Diego Padres

Monique Rodriguez

Natalie Royston
Community Member + Philanthropist

Chris Russo
Bridgepoint Education

Phil Senescall
Professional Maintenance Systems

Gretchen Shaffer
DLA Piper US

GG Weisenfeld
National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER)
Rutgers University

Board Advisor: Eugene “Mitch” Mitchell
San Diego Gas & Electric

Board Advisor: Celeste Hilling 
Skin Authority

Mass Creativity

Our 7th annual Mass Creativity is this Saturday from 9:30am-3pm! Join us for a FREE all-day celebration of art and community.