Staff & Board of Directors

The Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples staff and board is comprised of a diverse group of experienced community leaders and well-educated professionals who continually strive to stay current with the changing trends in the children’s museum field. Each member believes in the museum’s mission to provide an exciting, inspiring environment where children and their families play, learn, and dream together.

Senior Leadership

Jonathan Foerster

Chief Executive Officer

Laura Richardson Bright

Chief Advancement Officer

Bonnie Thayer

Chief Operations and Education Officer


Kayla Reiter

Marketing Manager

Alex Rivero

Membership & Development Manager

Elinor Pugliese

Advancement Coordinator


Kelly Lee

Museum Education Manager

Carolyn Williams

Programs Coordinator

Emily Rollins

Art Educator


Danielle Desjardin

Exhibits Manager

Tim Espey

Exhibits Assistant Manager


Stephanie Earnhart

Human Resource & Volunteer Manager

Jonathan Nash

Facilities Manager

Visitor Services

Aimee Bell

Visitor Experience Manager

Kararose Hardman

Visitor Services Specialist

Nadia Reyes-Saavedra

Visitor Services Specialist

Board of Directors

Jodie Montgomery

Board Chair

Dan Perry

Vice Board Chair

Jason Philips


Tony Garvy


Laura Alexander

Shera Askar

Dr. Alise Bartley

Ashley Gerry

Jason Grabowski

Rob Lancaster

Cee Cee Marinelli

Board Emeritus

Ally Loos

Simone Lutgert

Shelly Stayer