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

  • Cynthia oversees inventory reporting, gifts in kind, fixed assets, Fun Centers, giving Cards and other programs. 
    Cynthia Abuyog
    Senior Accountant
  • Chris oversees all press and media relations, celebrity engagement, entertainment marketing, social media and public relations campaigns. 
    Chris de Haan
    Vice President, Communications & PR
  • Jon’s areas of responsibility include accounts payable, accounts receivable invoicing and various government compliance filings.  
    Jon Eisenstein
  • Aimee melds the management of technology platforms and the different ways we use information to better fulfill our mission.  
    Aimee Finn
    Senior Manager, Strategic Analytics
  • 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
    Director, Programs
  • 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 runs our social media channels and she researches, writes and shares Starlight stories and curated blog content.  
    Tara Millspaugh
    Social Media Coordinator & Blogger
  • 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
  • Jordan coordinates research, event support, multimedia projects and serves as our liaison to the blogger community. 
    Jordan Sadaka
    Public Relations Coordinator
  • Irina is responsible for the processing of payroll and benefits for Starlight and record keeping functions.  
    Irina Stavchanskiy
    Payroll Coordinator & Accountant Assistant
  • 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
    Vice President, Partnerships & Programs