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

Vice Board Chair: Lynn E. Gorguze
Cameron Holdings Corporation

James 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
Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

Wendi McKenna
Move Play Grow

Laurie Mitchell, MD
Southern Indian Health Council

Merrilee Neal
Community Member + Philanthropist

Pamela Pendrell
GlobeFlex Capital, LP

Caroline Perry
San Diego Padres

Monique Rodriguez

Natalie Royston
Community Member + Philanthropist

Chris Russo
National University

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
Sempra Energy

Board Advisor: Celeste Hilling 
Skin Authority

Studio by the Bay

Our next Studio by the Bay Family Day is Saturday, Dec. 14 from 10am-2pm! Join us at Seaport Village for a FREE art-making workshop for children and families.