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


Dena Rae Hancock

Senior Philanthropy Officer

Kayla Reiter

Marketing Manager

Alex Rivero

Membership & Development Manager

Elinor Pugliese

Advancement Coordinator


Kelly Lee

Museum Education Manager

Carolyn Williams

Programs Coordinator

Krista Kasprzak

Programs Coordinator

Emily Rollins

Art Educator


Danielle Desjardin

Exhibits 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

Laura Alexander

Acting Chair

Jason Philips


Dan Perry


Jodie Montgomery

Immediate Past Chair

Shera Askar

Dr. Alise Bartley

Ashley Gerry

Jason Grabowski

Rob Lancaster

Cee Cee Marinelli

Paula Vayas Sherman

Board Emeritus

Ally Loos

Simone Lutgert

Shelly Stayer

Tony Garvy

In Memorial