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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, Mr. Jonathan L. Rounds
Chair, Dr. Michael W. Yogman
Vice Chair, Mrs. Patricia A. Parcellin
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
Mrs. Karen G. Baroody
Mr. Anthony Bordon
Mr. Todd Cassler
Mr. Joseph Chow
Ms. Martha Coakley
Mr. David Crawford
Ms. Mary Cullinane
Mr. Nirav Dagli
Dr. Wing Delatorre
Mr. Rick Dimino
Mr. David Healy
Mr. Jason Janoff
Ms. Deborah Joelson
Ms. Madge Meyer
Mr. Thomas McCrorey
Mr. Bhasker Natarajan
Mrs. Erica Gervais Pappendick
Mrs. Patricia A. Parcellin
Mr. Liam Patrick
Ms. Jane Post
Mr. James Rooney
Dr. Jill Silverstein
Ms. Jan Smith
Mr. Peter Torrebiarte
Dr. Michael W. Yogman

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
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

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
Dr. Renee Boynton-Jarrett
Mrs. Anri Brenninkmeyer
Ms. Linda K. Carlisle
Ms. Bithiah Carter
Mr. William Brennecke
Mrs. Melanie Chiverton
Mrs. Eileen Connors
Mrs. Catherine Faddis
Mrs. Lauren Feldman
Mrs. Wendy Fischman
Mrs. Kelly Hiller
Mr. Andrew Hoffman
Ms. Lisa Jones
Dr. Mieko Kamii
Mrs. Jennifer Kolchinsky
Dr. Sonya Kurzweil
Mrs. Kate Leness
Ms. Sarah Magazine
Dr. Robin Mount
Mr. Ryan Murphy
Mr. Sean O’Neill
Ms. Ebony Reed
Ms. Helen Rosenfeld
Mr. Scott Simpson
Mrs. Sylvia Stevens-Edouard
Mr. Christopher C. Thompson
Ms. Cathy Thorn
Mrs. Emily Trent
Dr. Donald Wertlieb
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.

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