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.

Child at the microphone

Senior Leadership

Jonathan Foerster

Chief Executive Officer

Laura Richardson Bright

Chief Advancement Officer

Bonnie Thayer

Chief Operations and Education Officer


Lori Burke

Membership & Engagement Manager

Roxanne Dyer

Grants Coordinator

Kayla Reiter

Creative Services Manager

Education & Exhibits

Danielle Desjardin

Exhibits Manager

Tim Espey

Exhibits Assistant Manager

Beth Housewert

Director of Play and Learning

Cindi Isabella

Programs Coordinator

Megan McCarthy

Art Educator

Mary Kate Miller

Programs Coordinator

Carolyn Williams

Programs Coordinator

Administration & Facilities

Dan Brower

Facilities Coordinator

Stephanie Earnhart

Human Resource & Volunteer Manager

Jonathan Nash

Facilities Manager

Nikki Nin

Administrative Assistant

Visitor Services

Brian Oletti

Visitor Experience Manager

Kararose Hardman

Visitor Services Specialist

Elinor Pugliese

Visitor Services Specialist

Nadia Reyes-Saavedra

Visitor Services Specialist

Board of Directors

  • Jodie Montgomery, Board Chair
  • Dan Perry, Vice Board Chair
  • Jason Philips, Treasurer
  • Tony Garvy, Secretary
  • Shera Askar
  • Ashley Gerry
  • Rob Lancaster
  • Cee Cee Marinelli

Board Emeritus

  • Ally Loos

  • Simone Lutgert

  • Shelly Stayer