Board of Directors

Steve Singlak, Chairman

Steve Singlak brings over 18 years of business experience to the EverWonder Museum. After graduating from Babson College with a degree in Finance and Accounting, he worked in the 'Corporate Recovery Services' group at Price Waterhouse Coopers working with under-performing companies ranging from $50 Million to $2 Billion in sales. Currently, Steve is the co-founder, and Managing Member of Stone Farm LLC, an international distributor of outdoor living and building products. He lives in Newtown with his wife and their three children.

Doria Linnetz, Vice Chairman

Doria is currently the HR leader for the Corporate Audit Staff, GE’s premier career accelerator program.  Doria joined GE in 2005 as part of the HR Leadership Program and has held numerous roles within the HR function at GE Capital and GE Corporate. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Policy Analysis and Management from Cornell University, and an M.B.A. and Master’s degree in Human Resources from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She currently resides in Newtown, Connecticut, with her husband, Eric, and two sons, Cameron and Elliot.

Luke Albrecht, Treasurer

Luke provides executive experience leading high growth companies in legal, business development, commercial and corporate operations. His work includes providing guidance to companies of all sizes from startups and nonprofits to Fortune 100 organizations. His most recent experience includes serving as an executive team member for several emerging growth companies, advising executives and Board of Directors on critical compliance and legal issues. A Newtown resident since 2009, Luke lives with his wife Kelly and their three children.

Amy Davis, Secretary

Amy has lived in Sandy Hook with her husband and two children since 2006. Although she started her professional life as an attorney, today Amy works as a research study coordinator at the VHA.

Amy is an active member of the community. In addition to volunteering in her children’s schools, Amy has volunteered at Kevin’s Community Center, a local free clinic, and at the Alzheimer’s Association, Connecticut Chapter. Amy also serves on the boards of the International Joint Policy Committee of the Societies of Epidemiology and the Epidemiology Section of the American Public Health Association.

Kristin Chiriatti, Founder

Kristin has served as the President and Board Chairman of EverWonder Children's Museum since its inception in early 2011. As the founder of EverWonder, she has led the organization in its growth from an idea to an operating museum that has become a staple in the community for children and families.  She brings leadership and enthusiasm to the project and can often be seen volunteering at the museum. 

Ms. Chiriatti is an active member of her community and her children’s school. Previously, she was a member of the Newtown Junior Women’s Club and held the position of Secretary on the Board of Directors of Mommy and Me West, a nonprofit organization based in Las Vegas, Nevada. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Nevada, Reno and a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in marketing from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and resides in Newtown with her husband and their two children. 

kchiriatti@everwondermuseum.org

 

Christene Freedman

Lorie Gibbons

Karen Smiley

Matthew Worwood

 

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Advisory Board Members

Philip Clark, AIA – President/Founder of Claris Construction

Dr. Joseph V. Erardi, Jr., Superintendent of Schools, Newtown School District

Henryk Teraszkiewicz – Executive Director of Woodcock Nature Center

Emily Timmel – Independent Museum Exhibition Planner and Program Developer

Brian White, CPA – Principal of B.C. White, CPA, LLC

Michael A. Brennan - Principal Scientist, Unilever Home & Personal Care

Education Council

Christian Canfield—Science Department Chair at Newtown High School.

George Coleman—Former CT Commissioner of Education

Dr. Joseph V. Erardi, Jr., Superintendent of Schools, Newtown School District

Pam Fagan--Retired science teacher

Peter DePasquale—Director of Government Relations for Praxair, Inc.

Anthony Drago—Design Engineer at Sikorsky

Yarron Dunham—Social and developmental psychologist and an assistant professor at Yale University

John Pellino--President of the Connecticut Association for the Gifted

Dana Perez—School Counselor at Westside Middle School Academy.

Susan Stewart—Math and Science Teacher, John Read Middle School.

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Museum Staff

Stefani Reyes. Business and Program Manager, sreyes@everwondermuseum.org

Robyn E. Abrams. Museum Educator/Membership Coordinator. memberships@everwondermuseum.org

Heidi Stryker. Program and Community Outreach Coordinator, programs@everwondermuseum.org

Paul Wegner. Museum Educator/Volunteer Coordinator. volunteers@everwondermuseum.org 

Candice Woods. Social Media & Marketing, cwoods@everwondermuseum.org