D. Brenton Simons is President & CEO of American Ancestors and New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vice Chair of the Plymouth 400th Anniversary State Commission, and Secretary of the Board of Directors of The New England Quarterly.
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Ryan J. Woods is Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of American Ancestors and New England Historic Genealogical Society and is Lieutenant Governor of the Society of Colonial Wars in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
A member of the fundraising team at NEHGS since 2015, Beth travels the country identifying new volunteer leadership, raising funds from individuals, corporations, and foundations to support all areas of American Ancestors/NEHGS.
Kaitlin graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and History, and from the Commonwealth Honors College Scholar Program with a concentration in Multidisciplinary Honors.
Ted brings two decades of fundraising and capital campaign experience to NEHGS. He was previously Director of Institutional Advancement at The Fenn School and Vice President for Development at The Home for Little Wanderers in Boston.
With twelve years of work and volunteer experience in the nonprofit sector, Kelse brings her passion for storytelling, history, and making authentic connections with others to her role as Leadership Giving Officer.
In nearly 30 years in the educational publishing industry, Sharon developed and directed the production of French, Spanish, Italian, German, social studies, science, and math textbook programs for secondary school and higher education.
Susan is a native New Englander and second generation American from a large extended family of artists. She spent two years with the Research Services team, working on several large projects, before joining Newbury Street Press.
Vice President for Business Development and Revenue Growth
In Don’s role, as Director of Business Development, he is responsible for enhancing revenue-generating activities, driving scalable financial growth, and expanding membership for the New England Historic Genealogical Society.
Amy joined the American Ancestors / NEHGS team in 2018. She has 19 years of design experience, which includes past work with the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, the Boston Herald, and Pearson Education.
Bruce joined NEHGS in 2019 as Chief Financial Officer. In his role, he is responsible for the financial well-being of NEHGS and serves as a resource to the senior management team and employees of NEHGS.
Curt DiCamillo, who joined American Ancestors/NEHGS in February of 2016 as the organization’s first Curator of Special Collections, is an internationally recognized authority on British historic houses and the decorative arts.
Areas of expertise: New England and Atlantic Canadian records of the 17th through 21st century; American and international military records; DNA research; and Native American and African American genealogical research in New England.