Charity Grace Mofsen, Chair
This kinship brought her to become a full time resident in 2015. She now serves as Associate Director of Nantucket Operations at the Museum of African American History where she shares the fascinating and rich history of the African Americans that helped shape Nantucket. An advocate for the empowerment of youth, Charity Grace is intimately involved with social issues affecting the people of Nantucket including the role that race historically and currently plays in our culture. With a degree in Sustainable Residential Design and Development from Maharishi University of Management, she serves as a trustee of Nantucket's Affordable Housing Trust Fund. Her experience in a consciousness-based learning environment allows her to bring a holistic approach to education that enlivens one’s creativity and encourages the development of full human potential. For fun, Charity Grace sings in a local band with her husband Michael.
Kim Huffman Cary
A passion for equity in education and her summer home has made Kim an energized trustee on the board of the Nantucket Lighthouse School, joining the board in June 2021.
Married into the island family with her vows to Donick Cary (NHS ‘86), Kim has made it a priority to bring her two children to their summer home in Nantucket as an escape from their “school year” life in Los Angeles. Kim is a Founding Parent at Larchmont Charter School in Los Angeles, a socio-economically diverse charter with a progressive, constructivist education. Larchmont opened its doors in 2005 as a K-2 elementary and has now grown to a TK-12 campus. Her youngest will graduate in a blink of an eye, with the class of 2027!
Kim has spent her career in the entertainment industry, working as a Music Supervisor and in Rights and Clearances, currently as producer in the studio of a film and television composer.
Lizbet Carroll Fuller, Trustee Emerita
Sharon Hartley, Co-Vice Chair
After a rewarding 40 year career as a leader in children's products and entertainment, Sharon is now a permanent Nantucket resident giving back as a volunteer Trustee.
AS VP Global Brands at Toys “R” Us she ran the company’s owned toy brands globally. As EVP at Crayola, she ran marketing and product innovation that elevated the Crayola brand in North America. Her long tenure at Hasbro included P&L responsibility across several major toy categories and divisions. At Mattel, she started toy career journey and love for understanding, entertaining, and educating children through play.
Sharon received a BA in communications and an MBA from Rutgers University in New Jersey. She has also participated in several executive programs, INSEAD (France), Stanford and Harvard/MIT. She has served on several boards, but it was her rewarding independent school trustee experience for The Gordon School in East Providence, RI, that led her join the Nantucket Lighthouse School Trustees.
Sharon and her husband Gordon have two sons, two grandsons, and are now retired residents of Nantucket.
Callie was born on Nantucket and grew up on the island, and in Western MA.
After a decade split between NYC and Los Angeles, she returned to Nantucket and immediately was drawn to the Lighthouse School and their teaching philosophy, volunteering and chairing events even before her children were enrolled in school.
Formerly the Development Director at White Heron Theatre, Callie has been the Executive Director of Almanack Arts Colony since 2015.
Together with her husband, Caleb Cressman, a former NLS Trustee, Callie owns the Gaslight, a
live music venue, and restaurant in downtown Nantucket. Callie and Caleb have put four children through the Lighthouse School.
“We could not be happier with the one on one attention and care given to our children, as with
all kids, there are challenges that arise, and the Lighthouse School always meets those challenges head-on with kindness and compassion and a fundamental understanding of the individual learning process for each child.
Scott Nelson, Co-Vice Chair
Scott recently retired full-time to Nantucket with his wife Susan after a forty-three-year career as an independent school educator.
A graduate of Hackley School (Tarrytown, NY), Scott returned to his alma mater where he taught history and English, coached various sports, and served as the upper school director. After two years as the high school principal at Marlborough School (Los Angeles, CA), Scott was named head of school at Rye Country Day School (Rye, NY), a position he held for twenty-nine years. During his career he has served on a variety of non-profit boards including the New York State Association of Independent Schools and the Bronx Preparatory Charter School (NY). Scott earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science at Brown University and his master's degree in Education - Administration and Supervision at Fordham University
Amanda has been a lifelong summer resident of Nantucket and a reading teacher in the Boston area for the past decade. She joined the Board of the Nantucket Lighthouse School in October 2021 blending her love for the island with her passion for education.
Amanda holds a master’s degree in elementary education from Lesley University and is an Orton-Gillingham trained reading specialist who has spent her career working with diverse, urban communities in Somerville and Chelsea, MA. She is very excited to apply what she has learned through these experiences to education on Nantucket.
Quinn and his family moved to Nantucket full-time in 2020 and his three daughters, Ford, Addison, and Sawyer all enrolled at NLS.
Nantucket has been a tradition in Quinn’s family for many generations, but he, his wife, and daughters are the first to make the island home full-time. As a Juice Guy working for Nantucket Nectars, Quinn developed a passion for the entrepreneurial spirit which parlayed into successful careers helping build lifestyle brands Vineyard Vines and johnnie-O from startups into nationally recognized companies. He’s now working for Fisher Real Estate helping make peoples’ dream of owning a home on the island a reality."
Board of Advisors
Susan O’Brien, Chair
D. Anne Atherton