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, Connecticut raises awareness of the Network's global mission and fundraises in support of our 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)

Support Center Staff

Staff names are listed below organized by department. Department head(s) are listed first, with additional staff alphabetized by first name.



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



Clea Newman


Elaine Shay

Associate Director, Leadership Gifts

Tara Fisher

Director, Marketing and Communications

Adam Stanisic

Associate Director, Marketing and Communications

Sarah Luft

Newman's Own Fellow

Jean Mitchell

Director, Foundation Relations

Zack Einhorn

Associate Director, Corporate Partnerships

Julia Harris

Director, Donor Relations

Allison Csonka

Associate Director of Individual Giving

Nicole Lowe

Development Associate


Program Services

Kelly Elliott

Director, Quality Assesment & Due Diligence

Samantha Blank

Associate Director, Quality Assesment & Due Diligence

Haley Fletcher

Director, Capacity Building

Jacqueline Longo

Program Manager, Capacity Building

Mary Silvia

Regional Program Manager, Asia

Michelle Levack

Program Associate

Tim Bethune

Director, Partner Management & Operations

Christine Stuart

Regional Program Manager, Africa

Lemlem Tale Shenkute

Horvitz Fellow

Shoni Tavendale

Horvitz Fellow

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