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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Neil Marttila, Treasurer

Neil Marttila is a familiar face to anyone who banks on Nantucket.

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Joni Amaral, Faculty Representative

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

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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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Cary Hazlegrove

She has worn many hats in her island life, including housecleaner, scalloper, baker, musician, and photographer. Cary’s daughter is a Lighthouse Alumni.

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Carol Jarrett

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

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Callie Kever

Callie has been the Executive Director of Almanack Arts Colony since 2015. Former Chair of NLS's Yuletide Preview Party and Gala, Callie currently serves on the school's Advancement Committee.

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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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Nancy Serafini

Nancy Serafini has spent the past 35 summers on Nantucket with her husband Joe, while raising two children. Their family of four has expanded to 12 with two weddings and six healthy grandchildren.

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Mary Taaffe

Mary, a Lighthouse alumni parent, has been active in the Nantucket real estate market full time since 1992.

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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