Starlight team members are passionate about bringing joy and comfort to hospitalized children and their families.

  • Saata leads all art direction and graphic design efforts for the Starlight brand to visually communicate the organization’s mission across multiple platforms.

    Saata Bangura
    Art Director
  • Chris oversees all press and media relations, celebrity engagement, entertainment marketing, social media and public relations campaigns.

    Chris de Haan
    Senior VP, Marketing & Communications
  • Jon’s areas of responsibility include accounts payable, accounts receivable invoicing and various government compliance filings.  

    Jon Eisenstein
  • 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
  • Christine manages our partnerships with major corporations and supports Starlight programs and initiatives.

    Christine Soldner
    Manager, Partnerships
  • Chris leads Starlight and ensures that our innovative programs have the greatest possible impact on the millions of children that we support every day. Read his full bio.
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    Chris Helfrich
    Chief Executive Officer 
  • 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
  • Kaitlyn Marshall
    Director, Marketing & Special Events
  • 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
  • Courtney Mattox
    Associate, Development
  • Tara runs our social media channels and she researches, writes and shares Starlight stories and curated blog content.

    Tara Millspaugh
    Digital Media Manager
  • Bill is responsible for Starlight’s financial planning, record-keeping as well as financial reporting to our board of directors.

    Bill Misenhimer
    Chief Financial Officer
  • Sandra manages the day-to-day operations at the office and provides support to the Starlight team so the organization can achieve its mission.

    Sandra Neill-Gerstel
    Manager, Partnerships and Operations
  • Alejandra manages all daily communications activities including the website, program marketing, and influencer relations.

    Alejandra Sacio
    Senior Manager, Communications
  • Irina is responsible for the processing of payroll and benefits for Starlight and record keeping functions.  

    Irina Stavchanskiy
  • 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 Vice President, Partnerships