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

DIRECTORS

  • Page Adler
    The Painted Turtle, CA
  • Wale Akinwande
  • Carolyn Bechtel
    Victory Junction, NC
  • Cathie Bennett
    Roundup River Ranch, CO
  • Emad Bibawi
  • Peter Corsell
  • Joe Cronly
    Over The Wall, UK
  • Margaret Crotty
  • Eric Feldstein
  • John Frascotti
  • Andy Fry
    Camp Korey, WA
  • Georgia Wall Gogel
  • Victor Hershaft
    Double H Ranch, NY
  • Fran Horowitz
  • Greg Kaiser
    Camp Boggy Creek, FL
  • Eric Karp
  • Somesh Khanna
  • Michael Koenigs
  • Peter Külloi
    Bátor Tábor, Hungary
  • Sara Lahat
    Jordan River Village, Israel
  • Kara Lewis
    Flying Horse Farms, OH
  • Sue McDiarmid MD
  • Priya Narang
  • Tatiana Nourissat-Rosenfeld
    L’Envol, France
  • Donagh O’Sullivan
    Barretstown
  • Serena Porcari
    Dynamo Camp, Italy
  • Kingdar Prussien
    The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, CT
  • Liz Robbins
  • Kenichiro Sasaki
    Solaputi Kids’ Camp, Japan
  • Lisa Schwartz
    North Star Reach, MI
  • Sunil Suhas Solomon
  • Laura Tyson
  • Carole Watkins
  • Janet (Jan) Booth Zide

LIFETIME DIRECTOR

  • Joanne Woodward

EMERITUS DIRECTORS

  • David W. Horvitz
  • Raymond Lamontagne
  • John E. Marshall III
  • Robert J. Rukeyser

Camp CEOs

  • The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
    Connecticut
    James Canton
  • Camp Boggy Creek
    Florida

    Dr. Dan Jurman, DMin
  • 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

    Mitch Rosenwasser
  • Camp Korey
    Washington

    Jay Henningsen
  • Solaputi Kids’ Camp
    Japan

    Kenichiro Sasaki
  • 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

WE’VE MOVED!
SeriousFun Support Center
230 East Ave, Suite 107
Norwalk, CT 06855

203-562-1203 (phone)
203-341-8707 (fax)
info@seriousfun.org

Support Center Staff

Executive, Finance & Operations

  • Blake Maher 
    Chief Executive Officer
  • Justin Fusaro
    Chief Financial Officer
  • Kelly Elliott
    Director, Operations & Strategy
  • Michelle Cleary
    Executive Assistant & Administrative Manager
  • Amanda Werley
    Office Assistant
  • Jessalyn Griffin
    Senior Manager, Human Resources & Accounting
  • Patty Middlebrook
    Controller

Marketing

  • Tara Fisher
    Chief Marketing Officer
  • Ann Gillard PhD
    Research and Evaluation Advisor
  • Ralph Ruta
    Senior Design Manager
  • Sarah Luft
    Brand Associate, Marketing & Communications

Development

  • Clea Newman-Soderlund
    Ambassador
  • Sandra Hijikata
    Chief Development Officer
  • Lauren Johnson
    Director, Corporate Partnerships
  • Meredith Lynch
    Associate Director, Corporate Partnerships
  • Kate O’Connor
    Associate Director, Institutional Giving
  • Julia Harris
    Director, Donor Relations
  • Allison Csonka
    Associate Director of Individual Giving
  • Aline O’Connor
    Development Manager, Events & Individual Giving
  • Stephanie Hartnett
    Development Support Manager
  • Keena Hutchinson
    Senior Manager, Development Operations

Program Services

  • Samantha Clark
    Associate Director, Learning & Education
  • Haley Fletcher
    Director, Learning & Education
  • Kate Manickas
    Senior Program Manager, Learning & Education
  • Jacqueline Longo
    Senior Program Manager, Learning & Education

  • Tim Bethune
    Director, Programs & Growth
  • Mary Silvia
    Associate Director, Programs & Strategic Growth
  • Rebecca Egan
    Program Manager, Programs & Strategic Growth
  • Karen Lee
    Program Associate

Medical

  • Wendy Cook MD
    Medical Advisor
  • Emo Castle BS, RN
    Nursing Advisor

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

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