Board of Trustees


Maryann Hedaa, Chair

Maryann Hedaa has had a long career in Independent, Public and Charter School education.

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Charity Grace Mofsen, Co-Vice Chair

Originally from North Carolina, Charity Grace Mofsen visited Nantucket and became lovestruck, not just from the serene natural beauty but more importantly, from the people who resided here.

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Rachael Freeman Slosek, Co-Vice Chair

Rachael's family is originally from Nantucket and she has spent time on the island throughout her life.

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Leslie Bains, Treasurer


Joni Amaral, Faculty Representative

Over the past nineteen years, Joni has taught students, preschool through fifth grade, in Maine, Germany, Japan, and Massachusetts.

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Bill Kupper

With over 39 years of publishing, communication and advertising accomplishments, William Kupper, Jr. has strived to successfully meet the challenges of an ever changing media marketplace both domestically and internationally.


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Mark Lucas

Originally from Indiana, Mark attended Purdue University, where he had a dual major in agronomy and environmental science.

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Kitty Pochman

Kitty has directed nonprofits on Nantucket over a 25 year career. A mother and grandmother, she is passionate about education that connects students to the natural world and all its wonders.

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Lizbet Carroll Fuller, Trustee Emerita

In Lighthouse, Lizbet and co-founder Elizabeth Sundell sought to honor the magic of childhood while creatively introducing the tools to construct meaningful lives.

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Carol Jarrett

Lighthouse parent and longtime supporter, Carol made his way to Nantucket from Kingston Jamaica.

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Stephen O’Brien

A graduate of The Hotchkiss School, Williams College and the Naval OCS Newport, Stephen has been coming to Nantucket since 1950.

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Candice Tétrault

Candice was born and raised in Montreal, Canada, and loved spending summers on Nantucket with her family. In 2002, after a career in TV production in Montreal, she made Nantucket her home.

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Board of Advisors

Susan O’Brien, Chair

D. Anne Atherton

Charity Benz

Joe Guay

Robert Sarkisian

Connie Umberger