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.


Chair: Tiffany Archer
Marketing Consultant

Thomas Beyer

Jim Brown
Public Architecture & Bread and Salt

Dan Campion
Solar Turbines

Anna Diaz

Kurt Eve
One Communications

Edwardo Gillison
Lockheed Martin

Lynn E. Gorguze
Cameron Holdings Corporation

Richard Hale
U.S. Bank

Celeste Hilling 
Skin Authority

Ryland Madison
COX Communications

Robert Marasco
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

Dr. Laurie Mitchell

Merrilee Neal
Community Member and Philanthropist

Pamela Pendrell
GlobeFlex Capital, LP

Caroline Perry
The San Diego Padres

Monique Rodriguez

Vice Chair: Tom Rosso
The Rosso Family Foundation

Natalie Royston-Scoma
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

Gift Membership Discount

Now is the perfect time to buy a membership! Gift a membership (for you or a friend) and get $10 off with code SUGARPLUM online or at the Welcome Desk.