SeriousFun Team

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

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

DIRECTORS

  • Page Adler
    The Painted Turtle, CA
  • Dee Ahearn
    Chair, CEO Council
  • Carolyn Bechtel
    Victory Junction, NC
  • Emad Bibawi
  • Cindy Citrone
  • Terry Coughlin
    The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, CT
  • Joe Cronly
    Over The Wall, UK
  • Wendy Durden
    Camp Boggy Creek, FL
  • Eric Feldstein
  • John Frascotti
  • Georgia Wall Gogel
  • Victor Hershaft
    Double H Ranch, NY
  • Fran Horowitz
  • Eric Karp
  • Somesh Khanna
  • Michael Koenigs
  • Peter Külloi
    Bátor Tábor, Hungary
  • Sara Lahat
    Jordan River Village, Israel
  • Kenichiro Sasaki
    Solaputi Kids’ Camp, Japan
  • Sue McDiarmid MD
  • Priya Narang
  • Tatiana Nourissat-Rosenfeld
    L’Envol, France
  • Serena Porcari
    Dynamo Camp, Italy
  • Liz Robbins
  • Tim Rose
  • Robert J. Rukeyser
  • Lisa Schwartz
    North Star Reach, MI
  • Kathy Starkoff
    Flying Horse Farms, OH
  • Julie Sullivan
    Roundup River Ranch, CO
  • Carole Watkins
  • Janet (Jan) Booth Zide

LIFETIME DIRECTOR

  • Joanne Woodward

EMERITUS DIRECTORS

  • David W. Horvitz
  • Raymond Lamontagne
  • John E. Marshall III

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

    Nichole Dunn 
  • The Painted Turtle
    California

    Chris Butler
  • Victory Junction
    North Carolina

    Chad Coltrane
  • North Star Reach
    Michigan

    Doug Armstrong
  • Camp Korey
    Washington

    Jay Henningsen
  • Solaputi Kids’ Camp
    Japan

    Mamoru Matsumoto
  • Roundup River Ranch
    Colorado

    Ruth Johnson
  • Barretstown
    Ireland

    Dee Ahearn
  • Bátor Tábor
    Hungary

    Erna Kindli
  • Dynamo Camp
    Italy

    Serena Porcari
  • L’Envol
    France

    Joanna Jammes
  • Jordan River Village
    Israel

    Yuval Halamish
  • 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 Support Center Office

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

Support Center Staff

Executive, Finance & Operations

  • Blake Maher 
    Chief Executive Officer
  • Justin Fusaro
    Chief Financial Officer
  • Michelle Levack
    Executive Assistant & Administrative Manager
  • Jessalyn Griffin
    Senior Manager, Human Resources & Accounting
  • Mary Ellen Schloth
    Senior Manager, Finance & Accounting
  • Amanda Werley
    Office Assistant

Advancement

  • Clea Newman-Soderlund
    Ambassador
  • Matt DeCamara
    Chief Development Officer
  • Tara Fisher
    Chief Marketing Officer
  • Adam Stanisic
    Associate Director, Marketing & Communications
  • Sarah Luft
    Brand Associate, Marketing & Communications
  • 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
  • Aline O’Connor
    Development Manager, Events & Individual Giving
  • Sandi Petrulis
    Manager, Development Ops & Gift Admin

Program Services

  • Kelly Elliott
    Director, Quality Assessment & Due Diligence
  • Samantha Clark
    Associate Director, Quality Assessment & Due Diligence
  • Wendy Cook MD
    Medical Advisor
  • Haley Fletcher
    Director, Capacity Building
  • Kate Manickas
    Sr. Program Manager, Capacity Building
  • Jacqueline Longo
    Senior Program Manager, Capacity Building
  • Tim Bethune
    Director, Global Partnerships & Programs
  • Mary Silvia
    Associate Director, Global Partnerships & Programs
  • Rebecca Egan
    Program Manager, Global Partnerships & Programs (Africa)

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

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