People

At the heart of NBSS are a diverse and dedicated team of staff, faculty, and strategic advisors. Together they provide a supportive environment for students to learn at the highest level, and they engage with a broad-based community of alumni and friends.

Staff

Frank Baird

Building Manager

Levi Barrett

Controller

Todd Davis BB ’16

Receptionist

Jamie Dergay

Director of Financial Aid

Kevin Derrick

Director of Marketing & Communications

Lillian DiGiorgio

Receptionist

Claire Fruitman CF ’96

Provost

Melissa Gallin

Director of Institutional Support

Somers Killian

Senior Development Coordinator

Rebecca W. King

Executive Vice President

Bryan McGrath

Director of Student Life & Career Services

Kristen Odle

Retail & Exhibit Manager

Rob O'Dwyer

Director of Admissions

Barbara Rutkowski

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Cassandra Shelton

School Administrator

Sharon Stetson

Associate Director of Admissions

Katie Theodoros

Director of Continuing Education

Sarah Turner

President

Faculty

Jeffrey Altepeter BB ’99

Bookbinding Department Head

Barbara Baker LK ’04

Locksmithing & Security Technology Department Head

Roman Barnas

Violin Making & Repair Department Head

David Betts PT ’72

Piano Technology Department Head

Steven Brown CF ’90

Cabinet & Furniture Making Instructor

Michael Burrey

Preservation Carpentry Instructor

Ann Cahoon JM ’02

Jewelry Making & Repair Department Head

Debra Cyr PA ’93

Piano Technology Instructor

Louis Del Bene PT ’06, PA ’07

Piano Technology Instructor

Daniel Faia CF ’94

Cabinet & Furniture Making Department Head

Martha Kearsley BB ’95

Bookbinding Instructor

Steven O’Shaughnessy PC ’99

Preservation Carpentry Department Head

Lance Patterson CF ’79

Cabinet & Furniture Making Instructor

Geoffrey Shaw PC ’94

Carpentry Instructor

Emily Townsend PT ’07, PA ’08

Piano Technology Instructor

Brian Vogt PC ’94

Carpentry Department Head

Matthew Wajda CF ’01

Cabinet & Furniture Making Instructor

Board of Directors

Marc Margulies, Chair
Geneva S. Thorndike CF ’16, Vice-Chair
Peder Johnson, Treasurer
McKey W. Berkman BB ’11, Clerk
Sarah Turner, President

Melba Abreu
David Ambler CF ’11
Brad Bedingfield
Louise Burgin
Edward S. Cooke, Jr.
Matthew Day
Janet English
William R. Hettinger CF ’07
Brent Hull PC ’93

Charles L. Kline CF ’05
Francis J. Lynch
Cynthia Malm
James M. Marsh
Dr. Lindsa McIntyre
Caroline Mortimer
Nick Offerman
Thomas C. Piemonte
Giselle Sterling
Zakiya Thomas
Colin Urbina BB ’11
Stefanie von Clemm
Keith Ward PA ’13
Thomas Williams, Jr.

Board of Advisors

Jacob D. Albert
Enid L. Beal
Henry P. Becton
David L. Bloom
Brian C. Broderick
Ellen Coolidge Burbank
Colin Cabot
Gaurish Chandrashekhar
Richard W. Cheek
Martha Childs
Rebecca Greenleaf Clapp
H. Nichols B. Clark
Paul Combe
William G. Creelman
Bruce Dayton
Nicholas Deane
Robert S. Devens
C. Forbes Dewey, Jr.
Kate Durrane
Simon Eccles
Chris English
Stephen Friedlaender
John F. Gifford JM ’97, CF ’01
Ken Gilbert BB ’10
Jennifer Girvin
Benjamin Gomez
Traci Walker Griffith

Andrew Haines
Devens H. Hamlen
Gordon Hanlon
Paul Hastings
Mark J. Hauser
Charles J. Hess
Nancy J. Hoffman
Amos B. Hostetter, Jr.
Edward Howland
Joseph L. Kociubes
Rebekah Lord Gardiner BB ‘93
Alecia F. Manning
Avital Manor Peleg
Walter McDonald
Paul F. McDonough, Jr.
Starr Moore
Patrick Muecke CF ‘97
Adrienne N. Rabkin
Paul Reidt
Katherine M. Ruffin
Steven Soppe
Lewis J. Surdam PA ’90
Peter H. Talbot
Edmund C. Toomey
Emily Zilber