Our Leadership


Carole Charnow, President and Chief Executive Officer
Amy L. Auerbach, Senior Vice President of Finance & Administration
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


Officers of the Corporation
Dr. Michael W. Yogman, Chair

Ms. Patricia Parcellin, Vice Chair
Mr. Christopher Thompson, Treasurer
Ms. Linda Carlisle, Secretary

Mr. Jonathan Rounds, Immediate Past Chair
Ms. Carole Charnow, Museum President

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
Mrs. Karen G. Baroody

Mr. Roger S. Berkowitz

Mr. Anthony Bordon

Ms. Linda K. Carlisle

Mr. Joseph Chow

Mr. Nirav Dagli

Dr. Wing Delatorre

Mr. Mark L. DiNapoli

Mrs. Wendy Fischman

Ms. Deborah Joelson

Mrs. Robin G. Jones

Mr. Michael B. Keating

Mr. Thomas McCrorey

Ms. Yasmin Namini

Mr. Bhasker Natarajan

Mrs. Erica G. Pappendick

Mrs. Patricia A. Parcellin

Ms. Jane Post

Mr. James Rooney

Dr. Jill Silverstein
Mr. Christopher C. Thompson

Mr. Christopher Yens

Dr. Michael W. Yogman

Honorary Trustees
Ms. Anne M. Blodget

Mr. John Bok

Mr. David H. Burnham

Mr. Hamilton Coolidge

Mr. James Davis

Mrs. Edith B. Forrester

Mr. Robert C. Healey

Mrs. Polly S. Kisiel

Mrs. Susan Winston Leff

Ms. Anne R. Lovett

Mrs. Jean M. McGuire

Mr. Thomas E. Moloney

Mrs. Kyra L. Montagu, L.I.C.S.W.

Mrs. Kathryn Cochrane Murphy

Mr. Sherif A. Nada

Ms. Yori Oda

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. Kate Taylor

Mrs. Benaree P. Wiley

Ms. Katherine B. Winter

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. Janie Ward on "Talking with Your Child About Race."

Board of Overseers
Mrs. Essence Arzu

Mrs. Amy E. Barnett

Ms. Bithiah Carter

Mr. Todd Cassler

Mrs. PA d'Arbeloff

Mr. Lawrence S. DiCara

Ms. Sylvia Stevens-Edouard

Mr. Andrew Hoffman

Mr. Jason Janoff

Mr. Christopher Jones
Ms. Lisa Jones
Dr. Mieko Kamii

Ms. Jane Kramer
Mrs. Sonya Kurzweil
Mrs. Kate Leness

Mr. R. Thomas Manning

Mr. Benjamin Nye

Mr. Sean O'Neill

Ms. Helen Rosenfeld

Mr. Scott Simpson

Ms. Jan Smith
Mr. Geoff Stein

Ms. Cathy Thorn 

Mr. Richard C. Walker III

Dr. Donald Wertlieb

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.

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. Jackie Jenkins-Scott
President, Wheelock College

Dr. Sherri Killins

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. 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

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