Board of Directors and Professional Staff


  • Lucy Wilson Benson
    International Consultant


  • Salman Hameed, Chair and President
    Associate Professor of Integrated Science and Humanities, School of Cognitive Science, and Director of the Center for the Study of Science in Muslim Societies, Hampshire College
  • Barbara Lucey, Vice President and Treasurer
    Treasurer, Five Colleges, Inc. (Retired); Project Consultant
  • Barton Byg, Vice President
    Professor Emeritus and Founding Director of the DEFA Film Library, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Deborah Christakos
    Owner of Pioneer Valley Food Tours
  • Eleanor S. Lash
    Early Childhood and Elementary Educator (Retired)
  • Joanne Marqusee
    President/CEO, Cooley Dickinson Health Care
  • Michael Moses
    Publisher, Daily Hampshire Gazette, Greenfield Recorder, Athol Daily News, Amherst Bulletin and Valley Advocate
  • John Nunnelly
    Group President, McKesson Corporation (Retired)


  • Rachel Hart
    Outreach Manager and Interim Executive Director
  • Dan Biegner
    Technology Manager
  • Holly Greeley
    Business Manager
  • Alex Hornbeck
    Creative Manager
  • Finley Janes
    Education Specialist
  • Melissa McClung
    Visual Media Developer
  • George Myers
    General Manager
  • Noelle Serafino
    Communications and Marketing Coordinator
  • Emily Ward
    House Manager


Amherst Cinema Arts Center, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) corporation. All gifts are tax deductible as permitted by law. Our federal tax ID # is 04-3456950