Board of Directors and Professional Staff


Lucy Wilson Benson
International Consultant


Deborah Christakos, Chair and President
Owner and Instructor - Cooking From Scratch

Barbara Lucey, Vice President and Treasurer
Treasurer, Five Colleges, Inc. (Retired); Project Consultant

Barton Byg, Vice President
Founding Director, DEFA Film Library and Professor, German and Scandinavian Studies, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Salman Hameed
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

Eleanor S. Lash
Early Childhood and Elementary Educator (Retired)

Joanne Marqusee
President/CEO, Cooley Dickinson Health Care

Samuel Masinter
Associate Vice President for College Relations, Smith College


Carol M. Johnson
Executive Director

Jake Meginsky
Education Specialist

George Myers
General Manager

Holly Greeley
Business Manager

Alex Hornbeck
Creative Manager

Rachel Hart
Outreach Manager

Noelle Serafino
Communications and Marketing Coordinator

Dan Biegner
Technology Manager

Diana Waldon
Administrative 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