Directors and Staff

Barbara Elder

Barbara Elder President

Barbara Elder came to Nantucket in 1981 to serve as director of Nantucket Community Music Center (NCMC), a position she held for 10 years. She was Music Coordinator of the Nantucket Public Schools for 25 years and recently returned to the role of executive director of NCMC. She is also choral conductor of the NCMC Chorus as well as the Women’s Chorus of Nantucket and has been involved in productions of Theatre Workshop of Nantucket and Actors Theater of Nantucket.

Beverly Hall

Beverly Hall First Vice President

Beverly has been a professional photographer on Nantucket for over 40 years, well-know for her evocative and profound imagery. In 2002, she received her Masters of Divinity from The Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, MA. She is the founder of the annual Shakespeare in the Garden performance and celebration, and is a long-time member of the Nantucket Arts Council Board of Directors.

Dan Driscoll

Dan Driscoll Second Vice President

Dan is an award-winning filmmaker and accomplished still photographer. He has worked in the film industry for over 30 years filming all over the globe and is the president and founder of September Productions, a production company that specializes in crafting national and regional television commercials, documentaries, and short films.

Russell Carson

Russell Carson Treasurer

Gene Mahon

Gene Mahon Secretary

Gene is a former President of the Nantucket Arts Council and currently serves on the Board as Secretary. He is the owner and publisher of the Mahon About Town Arts & Social E-Newsletter celebrating the best of Nantucket. He's President of Nantucket Community Television, and serves on the boards of the Nantucket Comedy Festival and Nantucket Visitor Services. 

Jill Sandole

Jill Sandole Office Manager

Reggie Levine

Reggie Levine President Emeritus

Reggie has been a witness to the arts and culture of Nantucket Island for many decades and has been at the center of Nantucket’s arts renaissance. He is one of the original founders of the Nantucket Arts Council, and served as President several times. He has also been a professional art conservator and restorer, set designer, actor, lecturer, and an accomplished artist painting in a variety of media. 

board of directors

  • Kathy Garre Ayars
  • John Belash
  • Greta Feeney
  • Gabrielle Gould
  • Katie Kaizer
  • Sharon Lorenzo
  • Dr. Gerald Mack
  • Bee Shay