FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Dr. George Bisbee, Josh Moore, Jessica Sutton and Ninotchka Vicini
join Children’s Museum of Sonoma County board of directors

New officers of board also named

(Santa Rosa, CA) -- The Children’s Museum of Sonoma County (CMOSC) welcomes Dr. George Bisbee, Ninotchka Vicini, Jessica Sutton and Josh Moore to its board of directors.

It has also announced new board officers.

The board of directors is tasked with furthering the mission of the Museum, which is to inspire children’s creativity and stimulate their curiosity to discover the world through playful exploration of the arts and sciences. The Museum will open a permanent home in Santa Rosa in the summer of 2014.

About the new board members:

Dr. George Bisbee

Dr. Bisbee has been practicing medicine for more than 35 years in Santa Rosa. Board certified in Internal Medicine, Bisbee specializes in preventing, diagnosing and treating diseases of adults of all ages. Bisbee is a former Chief of Staff for Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital (1991-1992), where he continues to be a member of the medical staff.  Bisbee is the grandfather to the late Ella Bisbee, in whose honor the new Children’s Museum of Sonoma County Art Studio has been named.  The Bisbee family has raised over $170,000 for the renovation and naming of the Ella Bisbee Art Studio. 

Josh Moore

Josh Moore was born and raised in Sonoma County and began his accounting career with Pisenti & Brinker LLP after graduating from Sonoma State University. Over the next eight years he gained experience providing both tax and assurance services. In 2008 he had the opportunity to serve in a financial leadership role as Controller for TLCD Architecture. In 2013, Moore returned to his accounting roots at Pisenti & Brinker LLP. Moore is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of United Way of the Wine Country and has held previous positions within the same organization as Finance Committee Chair, Audit Committee Chair and served on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee.

Jessica Sutton

Before moving to Sonoma County, Jessica Suttton specialized in software marketing and sales in Marin County beginning with Broderbund Software in 1986 and concluding as Manager of the Customer Briefing Center at Autodesk in 2001. Since 2002, Jessica has pursued her passion for children’s health and education issues through her volunteer fundraising for Sonoma County children’s charities including The Valley of the Moon Children’s Home, The Junior League of Napa Sonoma, and The Wells Fargo Center for the Arts. She holds a degree in Language Acquisition, Speech & Hearing Sciences from UC Santa Barbara and earned an MA in Counseling Psychology, New College of California.

Ninotchka Vicini

Ninotcka Vicini holds the belief that anything is possible with a dream, a goal, and very hard work, which she has proven in her successful career as a professional figure skater.  With several national figure skating titles under her belt, Ninotchka currently skates at our very own Snoopy’s Home Ice. Ninotchka was born in Santa Rosa and studied Liberal Arts at St. Mary’s College. She is very passionate about the Sonoma County community and has been involved in a variety of charitable causes.

The Children’s Museum of Sonoma County also has new officers for the board of directors. They are:

Mark Dolan, board president

Mark Dolan grew up in Santa Rosa and has made it his home for the last 20 years.  He has more than two decades of engineering experience in the automotive, optics, and medical device industries. Dolan has been recognized as an innovative biomedical engineer, having developed manufacturing technologies, medical devices and novel therapies at Medtronic. When not at work, Dolan enjoys time with his family and friends, improving our community through Schools Of Hope and the United Way, and raising bees.  Dolan holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from UC Santa Barbara and a post graduate degree at USC.

Heidi Friedman, vice president

Heidi Friedman grew up in Sonoma County and attended El Molino High School. Friedman’s corporate experience includes GAP, Inc and Pottery Barn Kids, both based in San Francisco.  From there Friedman spent several years leasing and selling commercial real estate in the greater Bay Area. She is now raising three children under the age of five in Sonoma County. She has served on the Chamber of Commerce Boards of both Leadership Santa Rosa and the Young Professional Network (YPN) Boards.  Friedmand and her husband are both passionate about helping and bettering our community.

Julio Caceres, secretary

Julio Caceres, a native of Ecuador, moved to Sonoma County in 2003 to work for a local community bank. He has over 18 years of experience in banking, finance and real estate. Caceres currently works for First Community Bank and RE/MAX Full Spectrum Real Estate. Julio has previously served as a board member and vice president of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Sonoma County, board member and treasurer of The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals of Sonoma County.  Julio is married with two daughters and enjoys sports, traveling and spending time with his family outdoors.

Jason Glazier, treasurer

Jason Glazier is an Independent Financial Advisor working out of his downtown Santa Rosa office.  He specializes in goal planning, investment management, retirement plans and more.  In addition to being on the board of CMOSC, he is heavily involved with the Active 20-30 Club of Santa Rosa #50.  This involvement culminated with him being voted the 2011 “Member of the Year”.  Also in 2011, Jason was a finalist for the 4 C’s of Sonoma County’s “Champions for Children” award.  In 2012, he was named as a Top Forty Under 40 award winner by the North Bay Business Journal. Jason lives in Santa Rosa with his wife and their daughter and son.

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Children’s Museum of Sonoma County is a non-profit organization located at 1835 West Steele Lane in Santa Rosa next to the Charles M. Schulz Museum, with a mobile “Museum-on-the-Go” that was available to more than 15,000 children in schools, community centers and public events throughout the North Bay.

The new Museum will open in 2014, inviting children and their families from all walks of life to explore and learn about science, art and the natural world.

The mission of the Children’s Museum of Sonoma County’s is to inspire children’s creativity and stimulate their curiosity to discover the world through playful exploration of the arts and sciences.

Contact
Collette Michaud
Children’s Museum of Sonoma County
707.287.4809
Collette@cmosc.org

For more information, visit www.cmosc.org.