Staten Island Children's Museum Welcomes New Trustees & Officers

Staten Island Children's Museum Welcomes New Trustees & Officers

The board of directors of the Staten Island Children's Museum elected new officers and trustees during its annual meeting on June 19, 2017 and at a special election on August 18th, 2017.

Joining the board are newcomers Kanika Mathur, Alanna Sachs, and Kevin Drumgoole.

Ms. Mathur and Ms. Sachs came to the Board through Board Lead, a program that matches rising fortune 500 executives with small New York City nonprofit organizations. Kanika is a seasoned auditor and Vice President at Goldman Sachs in Manhattan. She lives in Manhattan with her partner and two children.

Alanna is a Vice President and Human Resources Business Partner at BlackRock, Inc., where she specializes in the development and execution of the firm's Talent and Diversity Agenda. Her many years of experience in human resources, talent diversity and development are a welcome addition to the museum's board.

Mr. Drumgoole is a Regional Manager for Northfield Bank. He holds an MS in Organizational Management, and is the past President of the Board of The Learning Center for Exceptional Children in Paramus, NJ.

Additionally, Sal Ciabetta joined the board as a Liaison representing Mayor Bill de Blasio. Sal is an attorney in private practice. Christine Tumbarello, long-time assistant to the commissioner, will be representing NYC Parks Staten Island Borough Commissioner Lynda Ricciardone.

The Museum expressed a sincere thank you and a fond farewell to Janet Alexander who has served on the board of the Museum since 1998. "She improved the Museum's fiscal health as the Museum's treasurer and led the museum during a period of tremendous growth as President. She has been an invaluable advisor, friend, and advocate of the museum, always keeping the interests of the children of our community in mind," said Dina Rosenthal, Executive Director.

Newly elected officers include longtime board member David Oldham as Vice President and Bonnie Lauder as Treasurer.

This year's slate of officers are: President: Lisa Laub, community and civic volunteer, Vice President: Alfredo P. Conti, an attorney in private practice, Vice President: Gina Lane, first VP and Marketing Director for Richmond County Savings Bank,Vice President: David Oldham, an architect, Vice President: Leslie Kasegrande, Esq., a partner in the law firm of Scamardella, Gervasi, Thomson & Kasegrande, Treasurer: Bonnie Lauder, Director of Measurement & Quality Improvement at Visiting Nurse Service of New York, Secretary: Kerri Bringslid, Esq., a partner in the firm of Crawford Bringslid Vander Neut, LLP.

The Staten Island Children's Museum is housed in a building owned by the City of New York and its operation is supported, in part, by public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the NYC Council. Significant operating support is also provided by the NYS Council on the Arts, Corporations, Foundations, the Trustees and Members.

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