meet our board of directors

The Board of Directors is a distinguished group of individuals who volunteer their time, professional expertise and monetary support to make The New Children’s Museum a viable and important San Diego institution.

By providing continuity for the organization, overseeing its governance, participating in its financial support and accounting for the organization and expenditures, the Board of Directors governs the overall institutional direction. The board’s work allows the Executive Director and staff to focus on the mission of arts-based learning and cultivating the creative potential of children. Through their service, the Museum serves the greater good of the San Diego community.


Board Chair: Caroline Perry
San Diego Padres

Vice Board Chair: Rebecca Gennaro
Wells Fargo Private Bank

Board Secretary: Brent M. Douglas
Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP

Claudia Amezcua

Dennis Bauer
Cox Media

Cindy Bravo
La Jolla Country Day School

James Brown
Public Architecture, Bread & Salt

Stephanie Epstein
Epstein Family Foundation

Kurt Eve
One Communications

Lynda Forsha
Art Advisory Services

Nicole Gates
Dr. Seuss Enterprises

Edwardo Gillison
Lockheed Martin

Greg Gossard
The Hampstead Companies

Priya Huggett
Brixton Capital

Robert Marasco
Color Health, Inc.

Wendi McKenna
Move Play Grow

Danielle Moore
Port Commissioner + Clean Energy Counsel LLP

Merrilee Neal
Community Member + Philanthropist

Erica Opstad
U.S. Bank

Bill Payne
Second Chance

Maryanne Pfister
Community Member + Philanthropist

Marisol Rendón
Southwestern College

Chris Russo
National University

Lawrence Taylor
Brandes Investments

Brian VanHatten

Bill Watkins
Solar Turbines Incorporated