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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!


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


  • Page Adler
    The Painted Turtle, CA
  • Dee Ahearn
    Chair, CEO Council
  • Carolyn Bechtel
    Victory Junction, NC
  • Laura Chonoles
  • Cindy Citrone
  • 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
  • Jan Zide


  • Joanne Woodward


  • David W. Horvitz
  • Raymond Lamontagne

Camp CEOs

  • The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp

    James Canton
  • Camp Boggy Creek

    June Clark
  • Double H Ranch
    New York

    Max Yurenda
  • Flying Horse Farms

    Mimi Dane 
  • The Painted Turtle

    Chris Butler
  • Victory Junction
    North Carolina

    Chad Coltrane
  • North Star Reach

    Doug Armstrong
  • Camp Korey

    Bruce Allenbaugh
  • Solaputi Kids' Camp

    Mamoru Matsumoto
  • Roundup River Ranch

    Ruth Johnson
  • Barretstown

    Dee Ahearn
  • Bátor Tábor

    Ervin Vadász
  • Dynamo Camp

    Serena Porcari
  • L’Envol

    Joanna Jammes
  • Jordan River Village

    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)

Support Center Staff

Executive and Finance

  • Blake Maher 
    Chief Executive Officer
  • Ingrid Milne
    Chief Financial & Operations Officer
  • Michelle Levack
    Executive Assistant & Administrative Manager
  • Jessalyn Griffin
    Senior Manager, Human Resources & Accounting
  • Mary Ellen Schloth
    Senior Manager, Finance & Accounting


  • Clea Newman-Soderlund
  • 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

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


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