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Our Leadership


Carole Charnow, President and Chief Executive Officer
Amy L. Auerbach, Senior Vice President of Finance & Administration
Alexander Goldowsky, Senior Vice President of Exhibits and Programs
Leslie Swartz, Senior Vice President of Research and Program Planning
Charlayne Murrell-Smith, Vice President, External Relations & Corporate Development
Jeri Robinson, Vice President of Early Learning Initiatives
Peter J. Broderick, Vice President of Marketing & Communications
Sue Kim, Vice President of Development


Immediate Past Chair, Dr. Michael W. Yogman
Chair, Mr. Nirav Dagli
Vice Chair, Ms. Jan Smith & Ms. Deborah Joelson
Treasurer, Mr. Thomas McCrorey
Secretary, Dr. Jill Silverstein
Museum President, Ms. Carole Charnow

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees at Boston Children's Museum supports the mission, vision and work of the Museum by engaging in Museum programs and events, advising on the management of the staff and facilities, providing fiscal support and by acting as advocates for the Museum in the community. Our Board is comprised of members from a variety of areas of expertise, backgrounds and interests. In addition to Boston Children's Museum's 24 current Trustees is a Board of 25 Honorary Trustees.

Trustees attend board meetings throughout the year, a Board Retreat and the Board Annual Meeting. All members also are involved in at least one committee. Trustees also assist in the recruitment of additional members to add to the diversity of the Board, by inviting community members, colleagues and friends with an interest in the advocacy of children, play and early child development to become involved.

Board of Trustees
Mr. Aunoy Banerjee
Mr. Paul Blandini
Mr. Anthony Bordon
Dr. Renee Boynton-Jarrett
Mr. Todd Cassler
Mr. Joseph Chow
Ms. Martha Coakley
Ms. Mary Cullinane
Mr. Nirav Dagli
Dr. Wing Delatorre
Mr. Rick Dimino
Mr. David Healy
Ms. Kelly Hiller
Mr. Jason Janoff
Ms. Deborah Joelson
Dr. Mieko Kamii
Ms. Madge Meyer
Mr. Thomas McCrorey
Mr. Bhasker Natarajan
Mr. Liam Patrick
Ms. Jane Post
Mr. James Rooney
Dr. Jill Silverstein
Ms. Jan Smith
Mr. Peter Torrebiarte

Honorary Trustees
Ms. Anne M. Blodget
Mr. David H. Burnham
Mr. Hamilton Coolidge
Mr. James Davis
Mr. Lawrence Fish
Mrs. Edith B. Forrester
Mr. Robert C. Healey
Mr. Stephen Kay
Mr. Michael B. Keating
Mrs. Polly S. Kisiel
Mrs. Susan Winston Leff
Ms. Anne R. Lovett
Mrs. Jean M. McGuire
Mr. Thomas E. Moloney
Mrs. Kyra L. Montagu
Mrs. Kathryn Cochrane Murphy
Mr. Sherif A. Nada
Ms. Yori Oda
Ms. Patricia Parcellin
Mrs. Suzanne Pucker
Mr. Christopher W. Rogers
Mr. Jonathan L. Rounds
Mr. Robert P. Schechter
Mr. Stanley F. Schlozman
Mr. Harold Sparrow
Ms. Cynthia Taft
Mrs. Katherine Taylor
Mrs. Benaree P. Wiley
Ms. Katherine B. Winter
Dr. Michael W. Yogman

Board of Overseers

The Board of Overseers at Boston Children's Museum serves a fundamental role in supporting Boston Children's Museum in its mission and vision. The Overseers act as a group uniquely situated to help the Museum establish and maintain essential community connections and partnerships, to seek resources and financial support for the Museum from individuals and businesses, and to demonstrate personal leadership in educating others about the Museum's work and philosophy. In so doing, the Overseers foster the Museum's support of parents, caregivers, educators, civic leaders and others—in our diverse community and beyond—who are addressing vital issues facing children. The Board of Overseers is currently comprised of 21 members, and most recently hosted a Lunch and Learn at the Museum with a discussion by Dr. Robert Brooks on “Raising Resilient Children.”

Board of Overseers
Mrs. Anri Brenninkmeyer
Ms. Linda K. Carlisle
Mr. William Brennecke
Mrs. Melanie Chiverton
Ms. Yolanda Coentro
Mrs. Eileen Connors
Mrs. Catherine Faddis
Mrs. Wendy Fischman
Mr. Andrew Hoffman
Ms. Lisa Jones
Dr. Sonya Kurzweil
Ms. Sarah Magazine
Dr. Robin Mount
Mr. Ryan Murphy
Mr. Sean O’Neill
Mr. Andrew Norton
Ms. Ebony Reed
Ms. Helen Rosenfeld
Mr. Scott Simpson
Mrs. Sylvia Stevens-Edouard
Mr. Christopher C. Thompson
Ms. Cathy Thorn
Mrs. Emily Trent
Mr. Richard Walker
Mr. Leverett Wing
Mr. Christopher Yens

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board at Boston Children’s Museum is a distinguished group of experts in fields relating to early childhood development and education. The Advisors are longstanding friends of Boston Children’s Museum that offer advice and guidance on the foundational programs and visionary work of the Museum.

Dr. Michael Yogman, Chair
FAAP Chair, Child Mental Health Task Force, Mass Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics

Ms. Maureen Alphonse-Charles
Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, The Partnership, Inc.

Ms. Jody Adams
Chef, Rialto Bar and Restaurant

Dr. JudyAnn Bigby
Senior Fellow, Mathematica Policy Research

Dr. T. Berry Brazelton
Founder, Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Dr. Howard Gardner
John H. and Elizabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education,
Harvard Graduate School of Education

Ms. Jennifer Garner
Actress, Producer and Activist in Children’s Causes, Save the Children & Children’s Defense Fund

Dr. Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek Director and Professor, Temple University Infant and Child Laboratory

Ms. Jackie Jenkins-Scott
President, Wheelock College

Mr. Hubert “Hubie” Jones Senior Advisor and Social Justice Entrepreneur-in-Residence, CityYear

Ms. Juliette Kayyem Author, Speaker, Faculty member at Harvard’s John F Kennedy School of Government
Leading expert on homeland security; Founder of Kayyem Solutions, LLC.

Dr. Sherri Killins
Director of Systems Alignment and Integration, Build Initiative

Mr. Wendell J. Knox Board Chairman, Edvestors, Board member, Abt Associates, Black Philanthropy Fund, Eastern Bank, and others

Mr. Herman Dutch Leonard George F. Baker, Jr. Professor of Public Management, Harvard Kennedy School, Eliot I. Snider and Family Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School Harvard Kennedy School

Dr. Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot
Emily Hargroves Fisher Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Mr. Yo Yo E. Ma

Ms. Martha Minow
Morgan and Helen Chu Dean, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Myechia Minter-Jordan MD, MBA
President and CEO, The Dimock Center

Dr. Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Ernest L. Arbuckle Professor, Harvard Business School
Chair & Director, Harvard University Advanced Leadership Initiative

Dr. Mitchel Resnick
Director of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group, MIT Media Lab
Papert Professor of Learning Research, MIT

Dr. Matthew H. Schneps, LVL Director
Research Professor, UMass Boston, Computer Science
Visiting Fellow, Harvard Graduate School of Education, MBE Program

Dr. Jack P. Shonkoff
Julius B. Richmond FAMRI Professor of Child Health and Development
Director, Center on the Developing Child, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Dr. Catherine E. Snow
Henry Lee Shattuck Professor of Education
Harvard Graduate School of Education

Mr. Strobe Talbott
President, the Brookings Institution

Professor Sherry Turkle
Founder and Director, the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self

Dr. Richard Weissbourd
Lecturer on Education and Director, Human Development and Psychology Program, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Rev. Gloria White-Hammond, M.D.
Executive Director, My Sister’s Keeper