Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is a distinguished group of individuals who volunteer their time, professional expertise and monetary support to make the Children’s Museum of Sonoma County the amazing resource is it today.

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Jenny Levine-Smith | Board President

Former Director of Beth Ami Community Nursery School in Santa Rosa. M.A. Candidate, Equity and Social Justice in Education, San Francisco State University.

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Samuel Lee | Secretary

Practicing pharmacist starting 2003 and is currently the Inpatient Pharmacy Director at Kaiser Permanente, Santa Rosa since 2010.

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Evan Hershey, CWS | Treasurer

Financial Advisor, NBC Securities, Inc.

Michael Kasper | Board Emeritus President

Former executive with Procter & Gamble and Optical Coating Laboratory (Viavi Solutions) spanning 29 years in industry.  Past President & CEO for United Way of the Wine Country. Mentor and coach for executives and professionals in leadership roles.


Jessica Conklin Sutton

Software marketing & sales beginning with Broderbund Software in 1986 and Manager of the Customer Briefing Center at Autodesk in 2001.

Dr. George Bisbee

Practicing medicine for more than 35 years in Santa Rosa. Former Chief of Staff for Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital (1991-1992).

Gordon Dow

Founder and past President of Dow Pharmaceuticals. 


Barbara Gorder

Entrepreneur, President and Owner of woman-owned Advertising and Marketing Agency, Undisclosed Location, Inc.

Lynda Hopkins

5th District Supervisor for Sonoma County

Brian Noble

Attorney with Brain A. Noble Law Office and partner at Christopher Creek Winery.

Scott Shapiro

VP, Commercial Loan Officer – Poppy Bank

Jessica Peterson

District Safety/Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, District Health and Wellness Coordinator & Family University Coordinator for Roseland School District

Gordon Blumenfeld

Retired. Previous Owner and President of Gordon Manufacturing Co.

Ame Van Dyke