Steven Rothstein

Steven M. Rothstein
Executive Director

Steven M. Rothstein is an accomplished non-profit administrator, public servant, and entrepreneur. As President of the world-renowned Perkins School for the Blind, Rothstein led the institution through a period of significant growth. During his eleven year tenure from 2003-2014, he grew in-person and online educational services from 40,000 to 900,000 people, diversified teacher training services to all 50 states, increased academic offerings, and expanded to 30 new countries.  While there, with strong partners, staff and Board members, he completed a $136 million capital campaign, the largest in the school’s history, led the largest capital building program in 100 years, and grew annual operating revenue from $40 million to $72 million. In collaboration with the amazing team, he also started and led the Perkins online educational programs so Perkins became the largest trainer of teachers and parents in the blindness field.

In 1979, Rothstein was part of the founding team of Citizens Energy Corporation with Joseph P. Kennedy II. In his six years as General Manager at Citizens, the world’s first nonprofit social mission oil company, assisted needy citizens in low cost oil, natural gas, electricity and pharmaceutical services. Citizens, which continues to be led by Joe Kennedy, has delivered millions of gallons of home heating oil to poor and elderly households and provide a range of other services.

Most recently, Rothstein served as CEO of Citizen Schools, a national non-profit organization that partners with middle schools to expand the learning day for children in low-income communities. During his time at Citizen Schools, the reach of educational and STEM services nearly quadrupled from 5,000 to almost 20,000 students.

Having served on numerous non-profit boards throughout his career, Rothstein is currently a Director of the Brady Campaign and Brady Center for the Prevention of Gun Violence. He graduated with honors from Williams College and received a Master of Business Administration degree from Northeastern University. He and his wife, Susan Maze-Rothstein, have two grown sons and reside in Somerville, Massachusetts.

Foundation Senior Staff

Doris Drummond
Chief Financial Officer
Doris Drummond, C.P.A., is the Chief Financial Officer for the Kennedy Library Foundation. Prior to joining the staff in January 1997, Ms. Drummond worked at Clean Harbors in Braintree, where she held various positions including manager of financial reporting and analysis, and manager of corporate accounting. She was previously employed at Aldrich, Eastman & Waltch as a team accountant (1989-1990) and spent five years with the big six accounting firm of Coopers & Lybrand (1984-1989). Ms. Drummond is a graduate of Providence College.

Rachel Flor
Vice President, Communications and Digital Media
Rachel Flor joined the Foundation staff in December 2006. In April 2007, she was named spokesperson for the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum and is responsible for promoting and publicizing new initiatives and programs through traditional and digital media. Previously, she worked in the Foundation's Development Department. Before joining the Foundation, she worked at the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial, where she directed the R.F.K. Book and Journalism Awards program and the annual R.F.K. Memorial Golf Tournament. She holds a M.A. in Modern English Literature from University College London and a B.A. in English Literature from George Washington University.

Maura Hammer
Vice President of Development
Maura Hammer joined the Foundation in 2011, with responsibility overseeing individual, corporate, and foundation development efforts as well as board development activities. Working closely with the Board of Directors, Ms. Hammer identifies and secures funding sources to advance the major initiatives of the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum, including Library forums, education programs, and special events. Prior to joining the Foundation staff, Ms. Hammer spent six years at Community Rowing, Inc., where she led a $16 million capital campaign to build the first boathouse on the Charles River dedicated to public access. She has also held key development positions at several well-known Boston area nonprofits, including The Home for Little Wanderers and The West End House Boys & Girls Club. Ms. Hammer is a graduate of Boston College.

Foundation Staff

Emily Jennett Butler
Grant Writer
Emily Butler was delighted to join the Foundation staff in January 2013 after consulting to the Foundation in 2012. In this position, Ms. Butler is responsible for developing grant requests to local and national foundations and corporations, and helps with other writing projects as needed. Before joining the Foundation, Ms. Butler worked for 14 years at Community Rowing, Inc., where she helped launch a rowing program for urban girls and designed a $16 million capital campaign to build a new boathouse on the Charles River. Ms. Butler was instrumental in securing several seven-figure gifts to the campaign, including a $1 million grant from a local foundation. She is a graduate of Wesleyan University and holds a Ed.M. from Harvard University.

Amy Forman
Consultant - Museum Exhibits and Collections
Amy Forman is an exhibition and interior designer who has advised the Library and Foundation since 1989. Projects include the redesign of the new museum, which opened in 1993, the exhibits on Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, the ongoing redesign of permanent and changing exhibits in the museum, as well as the design of the administrative offices, research room and café. Ms. Forman was the design consultant representing the Library and Foundation for the exhibition "Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years -- Selections from the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum," jointly produced by the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Prior to moving to the United States from Toronto, Ms. Forman designed and coordinated major exhibitions for the Royal Ontario Museum and the Art Gallery of Ontario. Her design for "Treasures of the Holy Land, Ancient Art from the Israel Museum" at the Royal Ontario Museum was published in Print Casebook 8: The Best in Exhibition Design. Ms. Forman is a graduate of the University of Toronto.

Matthew Hall
Staff Accountant

Matthew Hall joined the Foundation in October 2013 as the Staff Accountant. Prior to joining the Foundation, he attended Stonehill College and received a B.S. degree in Mathematics in May of 2013. During his time at Stonehill, he worked as a Financial Analyst Intern at the Archdiocese of Boston.

Lindsey Havansek
Executive Assistant

Lindsey Havansek joined the Foundation in June 2015. She is responsible for serving as a liaison to senior management, the Library and Foundation staffs, and to the Foundation’s Board of Directors and Board of Advisors. Prior to joining the Foundation, Ms. Havansek worked as a digital marketing coordinator and consultant for Innovative Marketing Resources. She holds degrees in Communication and Psychology from the University of Connecticut.

Rick King
Director of Marketing and Partnerships

Rick King is the Director of Marketing and Partnerships for the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation, Rick was the head of consumer marketing at GateHouse Media and led marketing partnerships at Audible. He began his career at Showtime, where he oversaw direct marketing and partnerships, and has consulted with a mix of non-profits, start-ups and media companies throughout his career. Rick holds an M.B.A from Harvard Business School and a B.A. in History from Haverford College.

Signe Lindberg 
Membership and Annual Fund Coordinator
Signe Lindberg joined the JFK Library Foundation in May 2015. She holds responsibility for the membership and annual fund programs. Ms. Lindberg holds a Master of Arts Management with a concentration in Development from Carnegie Mellon’s Heinz College. Prior to her arrival, she served as the Development Associate at Symphony New Hampshire in Nashua, managing their annual fund and subscriber benefits fulfillments; and at the Opera Theater of Pittsburgh, where she served as Special Events and Box Office Manager.

Matt Porter
Communications Officer

Matt Porter became a member of the Foundation team in October 2016 as its Communications Officer. Prior to joining, Mr. Porter served as Capitol Bureau Chief for WCIA-TV in Springfield, Illinois. He has spent more than five years in broadcasting including at WBNG-TV in Binghamton, New York and WATD-FM on the South Shore of Massachusetts. Mr. Porter spent a year living and teaching English in Kayseri, Turkey as part of the Fulbright Program. He holds a B.A. in Political Science and Theatre from Boston College and an M.S. in Broadcast and Digital Journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

Jamie Richardson
Digital Coordinator

Jamie Richardson joined the Foundation in August 2008 as Program Assistant for the Department Education and Public Programs, and in February 2016, was named Digital Coordinator in the Communications Department. Ms. Richardson is a graduate of Smith College and while attending school, worked as a researcher and archives assistant at the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Library and Museum in the Northampton Public Library. She is certified to teach English as a second language, and in 2007 taught English in Madrid, Spain. Prior to teaching overseas, Ms. Richardson worked with the development staff of the Kennedy Library Foundation.

Sarina Sadana
Manager of Development Events and Operations
Acting Manager, New Frontier Network

Sarina Sadana joined the Foundation staff in August 2012. She is responsible for executing Development events, including the annual May Dinner, and for overseeing stewardship and operations within the department. She also manages programming for the New Frontier Network. Her past development experiences include work with the Boston Ballet and the Massachusetts Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. She holds a B.A. in English from Boston College.

Meghan Tremblay
Development Associate

Meghan Tremblay joined the Foundation in November 2014. She is responsible for supporting the Development department. Her past experiences include internships with Dana Farber Cancer Institute, the Boston Bruins, and Reebok International. She holds a B.A. in Communications from Northeastern University.

Archives

These positions are funded by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, but report to the Director of Archives at The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

William Bjelf
Assistant Digital Archivist for Audiovisual Collections
Digital Archives

William Bjelf joined the Kennedy Library Foundation in November 2008 as an Audiovisual Metadata Cataloger for the Digital Archives Initiative. In 2011 he became Assistant Digital Archivist for Audiovisual Collections. Prior to joining the Foundation, he earned a M.L.I.S. from the University of Rhode Island and held an internship in the Center for Digital Initiatives at Brown University. He has also worked as a technical writer and engineer, and holds a B.A. in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University.

Elyse Fox
Textual Metadata Cataloger
Digital Archives

Elyse Fox joined the Foundation's full-time staff in April 2016, after serving as an intern in the Library's Digitization Unit from December 2013 until May 2015. Prior to joining the Foundation, she earned her M.L.S. from Simmons College in January 2016. She has previously worked as a metadata cataloger in Beatley Library at Simmons College and as an Archival Processing Intern at the Congregational Library and Archive. She holds a B.S. in European History from San Francisco State University.

Laura Kintz
AV Metadata Cataloger
Digital Archives

Laura Kintz joined the Foundation's full-time staff in August 2016, after serving as an intern in the Library's Digitization Unit from January 2015 until July 2016. She earned her M.A. in History from UMass Boston in August 2016, with a concentration in Archives. During her time at UMass Boston, she completed an internship at the City of Boston Archives. She previously held positions at the John Joseph Moakley Archive and Institute at Suffolk University, Children's Hospital Boston, and Bedford/St. Martin's, a division of Macmillan Publishers. She holds a B.S. from Suffolk University in American History. 

Nicola Mantzaris
AV Metadata Cataloger
Digital Archives
Nicola Mantzaris joined the foundation’s full-time staff in November 2011, after serving as an intern in the Library’s Digitization Unit from July 2008 until August 2011. Previously, Ms. Mantzaris served as a Library/Staff Assistant at the Harvard College Library and an Audiovisual Archives Intern for FRONTLINE at the WGBH Educational Foundation. She also worked as a Records Management Intern at the Bunker Hill Community College Library and an Archival Processing Intern at the Harvard University Herbaria. Ms. Mantzaris earned her M.L.S. with an Archives Management concentration from Simmons College in January 2011. She also holds an M.A. in Cinema Studies from New York University-Tisch School of the Arts and a B.A. from Stonehill College.

Ernest Hemingway Collection

This position is funded by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation but reports to the Deputy Director of The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

Hilary Justice, Ph.D.
Hemingway Program Specialist

Dr. Justice joined the Foundation in October 2016 as Hemingway Program Specialist.  Prior to joining the Foundation, she was Associate Professor of English and Director of Undergraduate Studies at Illinois State University.  An award-winning scholar and educator, she has published extensively on Ernest Hemingway, including her 2006 book, The Bones of the Others: The Hemingway Text from the Lost Manuscripts to the Posthumous Novels, and has spoken at the Idaho Hemingway Festival and the National Portrait Gallery Exhibit as well as at numerous national and international conferences.  Dr. Justice has served on the Boards of the Hemingway Society and the Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park and the Editorial Board of The Hemingway Review.  She holds an A.B. in Music from Dartmouth College, an A.M. in English from Trinity College (Hartford), and a Ph.D. in English Language and Literature from The University of Chicago.  

Department of Education and Public Programs

These positions are funded by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, but report to the Director of Education for The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

Katherine Gilliland
Docent Manager

Katherine Gilliland joined the Kennedy Library Foundation in October 2005 as the docent coordinator responsible for recruiting, training and supervising volunteer museum docents. She develops docent-led museum programs for walk-in visitors and students. Prior to moving to Boston, Ms. Gilliland worked for AmeriCorps VISTA in St. Paul, Minnesota. Ms. Gilliland earned a M.A. in Art History and Museum Studies at Tufts University. She holds a B.A. Art History from Carleton College in Minnesota.

Esther Kohn
Education Specialist

Esther Kohn, Education Specialist, joined the Foundation in September 2003. In addition to coordinating the Profile in Courage Essay Contest, she develops and implements elementary school programs at the Library. Prior to joining the Library and Foundation, she was an elementary school classroom teacher at the Cambridge Friends School and the Atrium School in Watertown, MA. Before becoming a classroom teacher, Ms. Kohn developed exhibit programs at the Children's Museum in Boston. She has a B.A. in French from Washington University in St. Louis and a Ed.M. from Lesley University in Creative Arts in Learning.

Liz Murphy
Forum Producer

Liz Murphy, Forum Producer, joined the Kennedy Library Foundation in August 2016.  Prior to joining the Library and Foundation, she was a producer at the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST).  Before moving to Boston, she was a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State and served in Monterrey, Mexico; Baku, Azerbaijan; the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs; and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.  She holds an A.B. in history from Harvard College and an M.A. in arts management from George Mason University.

María D. Quintero
Outreach and Programs Coordinator

María Quintero joined the Foundation in November 2014 as the Outreach and Programs Coordinator. Previously, she worked at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, after receiving her M.A. in Public Humanities from Brown University. Prior to moving to the east coast, Ms. Quintero worked on a wide-range of programming and exhibition development projects throughout California while earning her B.A. in History and Latin American Studies from California State University, Fullerton. Her professional pursuits center around making cultural institutions responsive community resources to engage the diverse communities they serve.