James Russell

Gosnell Executive Director

Rebecca Miller

Board Liaison and Director of Administrative Services

Leslie Bresette

Finance Manager

Johanna Richard

Chief Administrative Officer/Chief Financial Officer

David Martin

Chief of Business Development

Ashley Santos

Associate Director of Marketing

Emma Graham

Events Coordinator


Lexi Norton

Associate Director of Development

Cristin D. Merck

Stewardship Manager

Stacey Stuart

Director of Corporate Development

Marissa Smith-Jones

Data Entry Coordinator


Mary Lacoursiere

The Peter M. and Bonnie J. Sacerdote Chair of Education and Community Relations

Liz Schaeffer

Public Programs Coordinator 

Karl Wietzel

Historic Sites Manager 

Visitor Operations

Maria Grause

Visitor Operations Coordinator

Peggi Godwin

Visitor Operations Coordinator

Collections & Exhibitions

Dan Elias

Robyn & John Davis Chief Curator 

Tony Dumitru

Collections Manager

Michael R. Harrison

Obed Macy Director of Research & Collections 


Research Library & Digital Initiatives

Amelia Holmes

Associate Director, Research Library

Sara David

Digitization Archivist

Marie Henke

Photograph Archives Specialist

Mary Novissimo

Director of Digital Initiatives

Facilities, Maintenance, and Grounds

Edwin Rudd

Director of Facilities

Manny Sylvia

Maintenance Associate

Joe Bedell

Maintenance Assistant

Kathrina Marques

Landscape and Grounds Manager

Mark Delay

Maintenance Assistant


The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket through its programs, collections, and properties, in order to promote the island’s significance and foster an appreciation of it among all audiences.

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