About

Board of Trustees

The Nantucket New School is a non-profit institution governed by a committed volunteer board of trustees.


2022-2023 Board of Trustees
Courtney McKechnie | President
Craig Beni  | Vice President
Michael Ericksen | Treasurer
Brian Herlihy | Co-Treasurer
Carlisle Jensen | Clerk
Gail Berson
Susan Burbage
Gretchen Cooney
Tish Emerson
Grace Hull
Douglas Massey
Jason Olbres
Jack Pearson
Ray Pohl
Morgan Raith
Elizabeth Reinemo
Eugene Shubin
Jamie Strang
Sarah Alger | Trustee Emerita
Prentice Claflin | Lifetime Trustee

2022-2023 Committees 
Building and Grounds 
Responsible for planning and decisions related to building improvements and maintenance, safety, and future facilities needs.

Craig Beni
Ben Champoux
Lori Corry
Jason Olbres
Ray Pohl
Chris Young

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Responsible for supporting the community’s growth as a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization through professional development, events, presentations, and connections. 
Morgan Raith
Valeria Alonzo
Gail Berson
Drew Moore
Liz Reinimo

Development/Marketing & PR
Responsible for supporting the administration on setting the annual development calendar and fund-raising efforts including special events, annual giving, business sponsorship, and other giving efforts.  Supporting the administration with a marketing plan, which includes social media.

Development-
Gretchen Cooney
Tracy Bakalar
Susan Burbage
Courtney McKechnie
Kate Olson
Liz Reinemo
Claire Winship

Marketing-
Jack Pearson
Susan Burbage
Kate Olson

Finance
Responsible for reviewing the annual budget, including recommendations to the full board regarding tuition, reviewing the annual audit, and for otherwise ensuring the fiscal health of the school.
Michael Ericksen
Lori Corry
Brian Herlihy
Carlisle Jensen
Dorinda Yates 

Nominating/Governance
Responsible for the identification, cultivation, recruitment, and orientation of new board members. Also responsible for Board Evaluation.
Craig Beni
Tish Emerson
Carlisle Jensen

Risk Management
Review the policies of NNS/SW.
Lori Corry 
Chris Getoor
Jack Pearson
Morgan Raith

Strategic Planning
Leading the development of a strategic plan with the cooperation of the Executive Director of NPC.
Gail Berson
Susan Burbage
Carlisle Jensen
Ray Pohl

President and ED of NPC serve as ex-officio of all committees.

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