Board of Trustees

Nantucket Music Center
Leadership Team

Executive Committee

Nancy Martin
Nancy is a search consultant and career coach focused on serving higher education and not-for-profit organizations. She joined the NMC board in 2010 and is in the second year of her presidency. She has lived on Nantucket year-round since 1985.

Vice President
Deborah Beale
A conservatory-trained musician, Deborah was an NMC teacher, board member, and Artistic Director before she moved off-island for the winters. As a part-time island resident, she continues to demonstrate her dedication to NMC’s mission through service on the board

Bethany Oliver

Polly Miller
A year-round resident of Nantucket since 1985, Polly has served as a volunteer on the Nantucket Land Bank and on the Community Preservation Committee.  Her off-island experience has included serving as President of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra League and Chair of its Children’s Concerts Committee.


Ann Colgrove
After 35 years as a political appointee and fundraising consultant in Washington, D.C., including eight years as a trustee of the Cathedral Choral Society, Ann moved to Nantucket full-time in 2012.  She is now the music director at St. Paul’s Church.

Peter J. Greenhalgh
A descendant of Nantucket Whaling Captain Edmund Gardner, Peter enjoys giving back to the island he has called home since 1991. He has served on the boards of the Theater Workshop, Nantucket Arts Council, Chamber of Commerce, Rotary International, and St. Paul’s Vestry.  He is the Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery Sales Manager for the Artists Association of Nantucket.

Lucy Hehir
Volunteering her time and knowledge with a cross section of local organizations, Lucy has volunteered as a money manager for the Landmark House for over ten years.  She was the chairwoman of the Parent Association of Lighthouse School for two years, an organization she help create.  She is a member of the Lighthouse School Board.  She is married to Patrick and has two children, Ashley and Declan, who are learning to play piano under the guidance of Jennifer Maxwell at BCMC.

Richard Loftin
An attorney, Richard has been practicing law on Nantucket for 26 years.  He plays trumpet with the NMC Jazz Band and has advised NMC on numerous issues.  He has been called upon to play Taps on his bugle on Memorial Day.  Richard is also an active member of the Rotary Club of Nantucket.

Joshua Lothian
A fifth-generation islander, Joshua lives on the island year round with his wife, Lisa and son Leo. He is a graduate of St. George’s School and UVM and works now as a broker at Killen Real Estate. Josh was a member of the, now defunct, local rock band “The Undergraduates.” He has co-produced and recorded albums with brother Ted, both locally and at Verdant Studios in Townshend, VT. Josh is committed to making the local music environment readily accessible to anyone with interest and passion.

Ann Barnes Maury
An elementary school special education teacher, Ann has lived on Nantucket for more than 35 years.  All three of her children, now adults, studied music at NMC, and her middle son, Michael, went on to major in music in college.  Ann has played the trumpet in the Jazz Band since its beginning.

Kimal McCarthy
The site coordinator for the African Meeting House of Nantucket, Kimal is a graduate of Nantucket High School.  He also was office assistant for the Nantucket Community Preservation Committee from 2009-13).  He graduated from Bates College in 2009 with a major in Political Science and attained his M.S. from University of Massachusetts in Labor Studies in 2014.  Kimal is a native of Jamaica and was thoroughly immersed in the music program during his high school years.  He is interested in more collaboration between NMC and the African Meeting House of Nantucket.

Charley Walters
Born in Boston, Charley moved to the island permanently in 1971. He managed and then owned Musicall, a year-round downtown retail store selling LPs and CDs, as well as musical accessories and sheet music for 33 years.  Charley also reviewed records for Rolling Stone and The Boston Phoenix and contributed articles to The Rolling Stone Record Guide. He now serves on the boards of the Nantucket Town Association, the Nantucket Community Association, the Nantucket Coastal Conservancy, and the Town of Nantucket’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee. He also is currently on the Board of Governors of the Nantucket Yacht Club, where he serves on several committees, including Community Relations, Communications, Tennis, and the Scholarship Committee of the Nantucket Yacht Club Foundation.

Margot Townsend Young
Margot is a life-long summer resident of Nantucket, and lives in McLean, VA.  She is a singing member of the Cathedral Choral Society at Washington National Cathedral, where she serves as Community Engagement Manager.  Margot holds a bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College and a Masters in Church Music from Boston University, where she specialized in choral conducting and organ performance.

New Board members (as of June 2016)

Laura Gallagher Byrne
Georgia Urbano Raysman
Jordan Stone
Dr. Craig Henderson
Robert Sarkisian
Justin Cerne


Gussie Beaugrand
Nancy Bills
Bess Clarke
Dorothy Hesselman
Ana Patricia Hull
Peggy Kaufman
Jeff Lucier
Grace T. Noyes
Martha Polachi
Mary Saffell


President Emerita
Susan P. Jarrell

Executive Director Emeritus
Dr. Gerald Mack

Trustees Emeritus
Eva-Maria Tausig
Hans Tausig