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Who We Are

Connect with BHS staff and meet our Board of Trustees.

Board of Trustees

James Rossman, Chairman
Lucy Baumrind
Timothy Bradley
Greg Brayman
Jacqueline Charity
Joel Cohen
William R. Coleman
Steven Eisenstadt
Linda Ferber
Matt Fishbein
Lauren Glant
Rhonda Greene
Mike Haddad
Cas Holloway
Wes Jackson
Sylvia W. Lewis
Joe Liebman
Alan Nisselson
Valerie Oliver-Durrah
Robin Ottaway
Nancy B. Pearsall
Susan Rifkin
Peter Schubert
Samuel W. Seymour
Timothy Simons
Sharon Volckhausen
Anne Clarke Wolff
Rudolph Wynter

Eric Adams, Brooklyn Borough President
Taniese Brown, Borough President Designee
Steve Levin, New York City Council Member
Ellen Meyers, Council Member Designee
Bill DeBlasio, Mayor of the City of New York
Dominic Williams, Mayoral Designee

James Laughlin, Trustee Emeritus
Martha A. Rubin, Trustee Emeritus in memoriam
Gina Ingoglia Weiner, Trustee Emeritus in memoriam

BHS Staff

Main Office: 718-222-4111
Fax: 718-222-3794

Office of the President

Deborah Schwartz

Bailey Bretz

Administrative Associate and Assistant to the President


Randi Burroughs

Maggie Davis

Heather Malin

Vice President for Advancement

Programs and Communications

Marcia Ely

Bo Mendez

Manager of Programs and Digital Communications

Curatorial Affairs and Collections

Cecily Dyer

Special Collections Librarian and Manager of Reference and Outreach

Nalleli Guillen

Historian and Project Manager, Revealing Long Island History Project

Amy Lau

Maggie Schreiner

Manager of Archives and Special Collections

Anna Schwartz

Collections Manager, Art and Artifacts, and Exhibitions Manager


Finance Office

Finance Office


Patrick Valentine

Director of Operations and Retail