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
    Professor Emeritus and Founding Director of the DEFA Film Library, 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
  • Dennis Helmus
    Director of Human Resources (Retired), City of Greenfield MA
  • 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
  • John Nunnelly
    Group President, McKesson Corporation (Retired)


  • Carol M. Johnson
    Executive Director
  • Dan Biegner
    Technology Manager
  • Holly Greeley
    Business Manager
  • Rachel Hart
    Outreach 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