The Team

 

MARS is a volunteer-driven organization. We are all so grateful to the MANY volunteers who have made this happen. This is a community project that will take more than the Village of Lanesville - if you are interested in getting involved, please reach out. 

The founding board of directors and its advisors dedicated their time, energy, and resources to establishing a viable nonprofit capable of launching the Manship Project. Having accomplished this goal, we look to expand this pool of volunteers to meet developing opportunities and challenges. Manship Artists Residency + Studios welcomes Harry Hoglander, our newest board member!

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Harry Hoglander

Joins Manship Artists Board

The Board of Directors of the Manship Artists Residency + Studios is delighted to introduce our newest board member. As a Gloucester resident of more than 40 years, Harry brings a commitment to preserving what he loves about Cape Ann. He recognizes that the life of our community has depended on our support of the arts and our native culture; he also has a broader perspective on the national significance of the Manship site and its potential for enriching the experience of locals and visitors.

Harry recently retired as Chairman of the National Mediation Board in Washington DC. He served several Presidents over the last 16 years and brings both governmental and political experience to the MARS Board.  He served as a legislative specialist and campaign manager for Congressman John Tierney and has consulted on multiple political campaigns throughout the country. Harry graduated from Suffolk University Law School and is a member of the Florida bar. A retired USAF Lt/Col and TWA Captain, he has served on various Gloucester community committees and is a member of the Gloucester Stage Board.

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Rebecca Reynolds

President. A museum professional and arts administrator with some 30 years experience, Reynolds is a curator and art consultant specializing in American sculpture and was the founding director of Forest Hills Educational Trust and its public art program. She is a member of Gloucester’s Committee for the Arts.

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Linda K. Bruce

Secretary. A vice president with Morgan Stanley, Kennedy Bruce has worked for some 30 years in the financial industry.  She has been an active volunteer involved with numerous charities and co-created and served as the former director of the Kids’ Club After School Program in Lynn, MA.

Betsy Whittey

A former Assistant Attorney General in Massachusetts and New York, Whittey is now in private practice in Gloucester.  Her expertise is in civil litigation, regulatory process, administrative law and consumer protection.  She was a close friend of Margaret Cassidy Manship.

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Harry Hoglander

Harry served several Presidents over the last 16 years and brings both governmental and political experience to the MARS Board.  He served as a legislative specialist and campaign manager for Congressman John Tierney and has consulted on multiple political campaigns throughout the country. 

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Jo-Ann Castano

Vice-President. A sculptor, arts educator, community cultural organizer with 39 years' experience as an arts administrator and activist, Castano co-established Gloucester’s Committee for the Arts, the Society for the Encouragement for the Arts (seARTS), and the Gloucester Arts & Culture Initiative.

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Donna Hassler

Executive Director of Chesterwood, and Administrator of the Historic Artists' Homes and Studios Program for the National Trust for Historic Preservation,  Hassler is an art historian and museum professional with over 30 years' experience as director and curator of several important cultural institutions.

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Diana N. Theriault

The great grand-daughter of Paul and Isabel Manship and the grand-niece of Margaret Cassidy and John Manship, Diana Natti is a former Gloucester resident who grew up playing on the Manship estate.  She has degrees in art and art history and has studied abroad at an artist residency in France.

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Sandy Stone

Treasurer. The former Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for a local federally-funded organization, Sandy has worked in the nonprofit sector for more than 35 years.  She is a Gloucester native, a neighbor of MARS, and a founding member of Gloucester’s CERT (Community Emergency Response Team).

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Mags Harries

An international public artist, who has completed over 30 major public commissions, Harries is a professor at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and a Gloucester summer visitor for over 20 years.  She has been the recipient of prestigious artist residencies.

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Valerie Gilman

The current Ward 4 City Councilor for the City of Gloucester, Val also brings 25 years experience as an Human Resources Management in high technology companies. Her expertise is in strategic planning and customer satisfaction, training and development and performance management.