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Brendan Mitchell, Chair
Director of International Trade & Sustainability, NORPEL

Nancy Harding, Vice Chair
Communications Specialist

Cynthia Stiglitz, Treasurer
Vice President, Branch Manager, Farm Credit East

Debra Kelsey, Secretary
Navigator, Fishing Partnership


Cassie Canastra
Director of Operations, BASE Seafood Auction

Judy Farrar
Head Archivist, Clair T. Carney Archives, UMass Dartmouth

Dave Frank
Owner, Chris Electronics

Madeleine Hall-Arber
Marine Anthropologist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sea Grant College Program (retired)

Carolyn Latti
Partner and Attorney, Latti & Anderson, LLP

Jeffrey Pagliuca
Senior Vice President of Commercial, Southcoast Region, Bristol County Savings Bank

Dr. Mike Pol
Research Director, Responsible Offshore Science Alliance


Laura Orleans – Executive Director

Hannah Mooney– Exhibits, Programs, and Engagement Specialist

Liz Nash– Operations Manager

Leah Blount– Design and Media Specialist



38 Bethel Street
New Bedford, MA 02740

Located in New Bedford, the nation’s most valuable fishing port, New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center is dedicated to preserving and presenting the story of the fishing industry past, present, and future through exhibits, programs, and archives.

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