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Our Leadership

Meet the "Makers of Fun".
Seriously dedicated.
Seriously determined.

Fun doesn't just happen, it takes a large group of hardworking, committed people to make sure things run smoothly. Below is the list of our dedicated leadership and support teams that help keep the smiles coming!

OFFICERS

  • Donald J. Gogel
    Chairman
  • Blake Maher
    Chief Executive Officer
  • Maurice Pratt
    Vice Chairman
  • Ingrid Milne
    Treasurer
  • John M. Forester
    Secretary

DIRECTORS

  • Page Adler
    The Painted Turtle, CA
  • Dee Ahearn
    Chair, CEO Council
  • Francisco Arango
  • Carolyn Bechtel
    Victory Junction, NC
  • Laura Chonoles
  • Wendy Durden
    Camp Boggy Creek, FL
  • Joe Cronly
    Over The Wall, UK
  • Robert H. Forrester
  • John Frascotti
  • Georgia Wall Gogel
  • Maneesh Goyal
  • Victor Hershaft
    Double H Ranch, NY
  • Dan Kail
    The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, CT
  • Eric Karp
  • Somesh Khanna
  • Peter Külloi
    Bátor Tábor, Hungary
  • Sara Lahat
    Jordan River Village, Israel
  • John E. Marshall III
  • Mamoru Matsumoto
    Solaputi Kids' Camp, Japan
  • Priya Narang
  • Tatiana Nourissat-Rosenfeld
    L'Envol, France
  • Serena Porcari
    Dynamo Camp, Italy
  • Jill Rappaport
  • Liz Robbins
  • Steve Berger
    North Star Reach, MI
  • Tim Rose
  • Robert J. Rukeyser
  • Julie Sullivan
    Roundup River Ranch, CO
  • Kathy Starkoff
    Flying Horse Farms, OH
 
 

LIFETIME DIRECTOR

  • Joanne Woodward

EMERITUS DIRECTORS

  • David W. Horvitz
  • Raymond Lamontagne

Camp CEOs

  • The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
    Connecticut

    James Canton
  • Camp Boggy Creek
    Florida

    June Clark
  • Double H Ranch
    New York

    Max Yurenda
  • Flying Horse Farms
    Ohio

    Mimi Dane 
  • The Painted Turtle
    California

    Chris Butler
  • Victory Junction
    North Carolina

    Chad Coltrane
  • North Star Reach
    Michigan

    Doug Armstrong
  • Camp Korey
    Washington

    Thomas Howell (interim)
  • Solaputi Kids' Camp
    Japan

    Mamoru Matsumoto
  • Roundup River Ranch
    Colorado

    Ruth Johnson
  • Barretstown
    Ireland

    Dee Ahearn
  • Bátor Tábor
    Hungary

    Ervin Vadász
  • Dynamo Camp
    Italy

    Serena Porcari
  • L’Envol
    France

    Joanna Jammes
  • Jordan River Village
    Israel

    Yuval Hamalish
  • Over the Wall
    United Kingdom

    Kevin Mathieson
 
 

Our Team

The Support Center: The Hub of The Network

The camps and programs that make up SeriousFun Children's Network receive critical support services to help them positively impact the lives of children and families facing serious illness. Our Support Center in Westport, CT raises awareness of the Network's global mission and fundraises in support of our camps and programs around the world. In addition, we foster the responsible development of new camps, administer a peer review process to ensure that high standards of programmatic and medical quality are met, and encourage the sharing of ideas across the Network.

Contact Us

SeriousFun - Hartford, CT OfficeSeriousFun Support Center Office 
228 Saugatuck Avenue
Westport, CT 06880
203-562-1203 (phone)
203-341-8707 (fax)
info@seriousfunnetwork.org

Support Center Staff

Executive and Finance

  • Blake Maher 
    Chief Executive Officer
  • Ingrid Milne
    Chief Financial & Operations Officer
  • Claudine Schubert
    Executive Assistant to the CEO
  • Jessalyn Griffin
    Senior Manager, Human Resources & Accounting
  • Mary Ellen Schloth
    Senior Manager, Finance & Accounting
 
 

Advancement

  • Clea Newman-Soderlund
    Ambassador
  • Matt DeCamara
    Chief Development Officer
  • Tara Fisher
    Director, Marketing and Communications
  • Adam Stanisic
    Associate Director, Marketing and Communications
  • Sarah Luft
    Newman's Own Fellow
  • Jean Mitchell
    Director, Institutional Giving
  • Meredith Lynch
    Associate Director, Corporate Partnerships
  • Kate O'Connor
    Manager, Institutional Giving
  • Julia Harris
    Director, Donor Relations
  • Allison Csonka
    Associate Director of Individual Giving
  • Sandi Petrulis
    Manager, Development Ops and Gift Admin
 
 

Program Services

  • Kelly Elliott
    Director, Quality Assessment & Due Diligence
  • Samantha Blank
    Associate Director, Quality Assessment & Due Diligence
  • Wendy Cook MD
    Medical Advisor
  • Haley Fletcher
    Director, Capacity Building
  • Jacqueline Longo
    Program Manager, Capacity Building
  • Tim Bethune
    Director, Partner Management & Operations
  • Mary Silvia
    Associate Director, Global Partnerships and Programs
  • Christine Stuart
    Regional Program Manager, Africa
  • Michelle Levack
    Program Associate
  • Lemlem Tale Shenkute
    Horvitz Fellow
 
 

Interested in working with SeriousFun?  View our open positions and apply today.

 

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