Starlight team members are passionate about delivering happiness to seriously ill children and their families.

  • Adam is a career activist and social entrepreneur. He is leading Starlight through a transition to build the brand and grow fundraising so that we can continue to deliver happiness to seriously ill children and their families.
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    Adam Garone
    Chief Executive Officer 
  • Chris oversees all press and media relations, celebrity engagement, entertainment marketing, and public relations campaigns.

    Chris de Haan
    Senior VP, Marketing & Communications
  • Samantha delivers, manages and supports our programs throughout our growing nationwide network of children’s hospitals and other partner facilities.

    Samantha Martinez
    Vice President, Programs
  • Lisa oversees Starlight’s digital platforms to drive fundraising and awareness, build community, and elevate the organizational brand.

    Lisa Potter
    Senior VP, Digital & Grassroots Engagement
  • Amy creates partnerships with major corporations and activates these companies to fund our programs through a variety of initiatives including product donations, grants and other forms of corporate giving.

    Amy Stillion
    Senior VP, Partnerships
  • Larissa Vigil
    VP, People & Operations
  • Jon’s areas of responsibility include accounts payable, accounts receivable invoicing and various government compliance filings.

    Jon Eisenstein
    Accountant
  • Aimee melds the direction and management of technology platforms and the different ways we use information to better fulfill our mission.

    Aimee Finn
    Director, Data and Technology
  • Certified Child Life Specialist who cultivates relationships among our growing hospital partner network to help guide and enhance our program delivery and impact.

    Sara Mathews
    Manager, Programs
  • Tara is responsible for building and maintaining a robust network of Starlight program recipients, donors, and supporters across the US.

    Tara Millspaugh
    Manager, Community Relations
  • Sandra Neill-Gerstel
    Manager, Hospital Relationships
  • Ray manages the planning, implementation, and sustainment of Starlight’s long-term, technical programs at our partner hospitals. He leads the Starlight Help Desk and manages ongoing hospital infrastructure support related to our technical programs.

    Ray Operacz
    Manager, Program Technical Infrastructure
  • Alejandra manages all daily communications activities including the website, program marketing, and influencer relations.

    Alejandra Sacio
    Sr. Manager, Marketing & Communications
  • Shikha is a Certified Child Life Specialist who cultivates relationships among our growing hospital partner network to help guide and enhance our program delivery and impact.

    Shikha Shah
    Coordinator, Programs
  • Christine manages our partnerships with major corporations and supports Starlight programs and initiatives.

    Christine Soldner
    Manager, Partnerships
  • Irina is responsible for the processing of payroll and benefits for Starlight and record keeping functions.

    Irina Stavchanskiy
    Accountant