Our Board

MANY's board is organized to represent each of the 10 regional economic development council regions in the state. 





Rob Cassetti

Senior Director, Creative Strategy and Engagement

Corning Museum of Glass

Region: Southern Tier



Suzanne LeBlanc


Long Island Children's Museum

Region: Long Island



Bruce Whitmarsh

Executive Director

Chemung County Historical Society

Region: Southern Tier



Beth Levinthal

Arts Management Consultant

Region: At-Large


Executive Committee

Tracy Kay

Executive Director

Westchester Children’s Museum

Region: Mid-Hudson


Executive Committee

Tom Shannon

Director of Facilities

The Morgan Library and Museum

Region: New York City


Board Members


Ian Berry

Dayton Director

The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum

Region: Capital


Billye Chabot

Executive Director

Seward House Museum

Region: Central


Starlyn D’Angelo

Executive Director

Albany Shaker Heritage Society

Region: Capital


Nomi Dayan

Executive Director

The Whaling Museum & Education Center of Cold Spring Harbor

Region: Long Island


Anthony Gardner

Senior Vice President Government & Community Affairs

National September 11 Memorial & Museum

Region: New York City


Georgette Grier-Key

Executive Director and Chief Curator

Eastville Community Historical Society

Region: Long Island


Peter Hyde


Peter Hyde Design

Region: New York City


Garet Livermore

Executive Director

Sagamore Institute of the Adirondacks

Region: Northern


Hillarie Logan-Dechene

Director of Philanthropy

The Wild Center

Region: Northern


Ken Meifert

Vice President for Sponsorship and Development

National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

Region: Mohawk Valley


Sara Pasti


Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art

Region: Mid Hudson


Andrew Saluti

Chief Curator for Programs & Exhibitions, Special Collections Library

Syracuse University Libraries

Region: Center


Herbert Schmidt III

Executive Director

Buffalo/Niagara Heritage Village

Region: Western 


Suzanne Seldes

Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

The Strong National Museum of Play

Region: Finger Lakes


David Swarts


Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society, Inc. 

Region: Western 


Advisory Committee



Roy McDonald, New York State Senator, Retired

Jack McEneny, New York Sate Assemblymember, Retired