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Trustees and Staff

The Nassau County Museum of Art is dedicated to fostering a deeper understanding of art and culture through exhibition and education programs for people of all ages and backgrounds. In practice, the Museum pursues the mission by enhancing its permanent collections, sculpture park, historic property and natural setting.

Board of Trustees


Angela Susan Anton

Vice President

Arthur S. Levine


William Achenbaum

Trustees Emeriti

Mrs. Vincent de Roulet

H. Brooks Smith


W. Russell G. Byers, Jr.

Todd Cohen, M.D.

Mrs. Stephen J. Cuchel

Mrs. Gerard L. Eastman, Jr.

Maryam Franzella, Esq.

Steven A. Klar

Harvey R. Manes, M.D.

Cynthia Senko Rosicki, Esq.

Laura Savini

Jonathan R. Serko

Margaret L. Stacey

Carol Wolowitz


Past Presidents

Arnold A. Saltzman* (1989-1991)

Alan Seligson* (1992-1994)

Clarence F. Michalis* (1995-1997; 2012-2015)

Arthur S. Levine (1998-1999)

Frank Castagna* (2000-2002)

Mrs. Daniel P. Davison* (2003-2005)

H. Brooks Smith (2006-2008, 2011)

Peter Tilles (2009-2010)

Director Emerita
Constance Schwartz


Charles A. Riley, II PhD Museum Director

Before becoming Director, Dr. Riley has had a long association with the Museum as both a curator-at-large and a presenter of lectures in conjunction with the Museum’s exhibitions. As a curator, he contributed to the museum’s Picasso, Surrealism and Abstract Expressionists exhibitions, Dr. Riley has also curated exhibitions in Taiwan, Berlin, Amsterdam, Lausanne, New York and on Long Island.

Recently, Dr. Riley published his latest book, “Free as Gods: How the Jazz Age Reinvented Modernism,” bringing the number of books he’s authored to 32. Other books include “The Jazz Age in France,” “The Art of Peter Max,” “Art at Lincoln Center,” “The Arts and the World Economy,” “Color Codes” and “The Saints of Modern Art.” His next book, a study of Rodin in Chinese and English, will be published by the Chimei Museum. Dr. Riley’s monographs include those on Ben Schonzeit, Fritz Bultman and Peter Max, with most published by Abrams.

As a sought after guest commentator on the art market as well as other topics, Dr. Riley has appeared on CNN, NBC, MSNBC, CBS, ABC and Fox News.

Born and raised in Manhasset, Dr. Riley is a summa cum laude graduate of Princeton University and received his Ph.D. from The Graduate Center of CCNY. He and his wife, Dr. Keming Liu, a noted translator of Chinese poetry and a professor at CUNY, live in New York and Cutchogue on the North Fork.

Museum Staff


Charles A. Riley II, PhD
(516) 484-9338 ext. 37

Colleen Kinneary
Manager of Museum Services and Volunteers
(516) 484-9338 ext. 45


Fernanda Bennett
Deputy Director & Chief Registrar
(516) 484-9338 ext. 30

Jennifer Haller
Associate Curator
(516) 484-9338 ext. 26


Rey Castillo
Building Engineer
(516) 484-9338 ext. 32


Laura Lynch
Director of Education
(516) 484-9338 ext. 24

Reem Hussein
Manager of The Manes Art Education Center
(516) 626-5280

Jean Henning
Conservation Project Coordinator
(516) 484-9338 ext. 29

Catherine Clark
Manager of School Programs
(516) 484-9338 ext. 18

Noemi Fletcher
Education & Public Programs Coordinator
(516) 484-9338 ext. 12

Einav Dembin
School & Family Program Educator
(516) 484-9338 ext. 28


Monica Reischmann
Director of Development
(516) 484-9338 ext. 25

Tenaya Parchment
Development Associate
(516) 484-9338, ext. 16

Tara Keblish
Manager, Membership & Corporate Relations
(516) 484-9338 ext. 23

Debrah Breen
Grant Writer
(516) 484-9338, ext. 20


Diane Roedel
(516) 484-9338 ext. 34


John Yoniak
Tony Penate


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