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.


Levi Barrett


Todd Davis BB ’16


Jamie Dergay

Director of Financial Aid

Kevin Derrick

Director of Marketing & Communications

Lillian DiGiorgio


Nicki Downer

Development Coordinator

Claire Fruitman CF ’96


Melissa Gallin

Director of Institutional Support

Ralph Henry

Director of Facilities

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 & Student Success

Barbara Rutkowski

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Sharon Stetson

Associate Director of Admissions

Katie Theodoros

Director of Continuing Education

Sarah Turner


Colleen Walsh Powell

Director of Development


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

Emily Townsend PT ’07, PA ’08

Piano Technology Instructor

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
Brian C. Broderick
Ellen Coolidge Burbank
Colin Cabot
Gaurish Chandrashekhar
Richard W. Cheek
Martha Childs
Rebecca Greenleaf Clapp
H. Nichols B. Clark
William G. Creelman
Bruce Dayton
Nicholas Deane
Robert S. Devens
Kate Durrane
Simon Eccles
Chris English
John F. Gifford JM ’97, CF ’01
Ken Gilbert BB ’10
Jennifer Girvin
Benjamin Gomez

Traci Walker Griffith
Andrew Haines
Devens H. Hamlen
Mark J. Hauser
Charles J. Hess
Nancy J. Hoffman
Joseph L. Kociubes
Rebekah Lord Gardiner BB ‘93
Michael Malm
Alecia F. Manning
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