Strawbery Banke Museum Board of Trustees
FY2022 (April 1, 2021 - March 31, 2022)
Cynthia Fenneman, Chair of the Board
Cynthia Fenneman is CEO of American Public Television, the leading syndicator to PTV stations of well-known programs including "Rick Steves Europe", "America’s Test Kitchen", "Doc Martin", and "Midsomer Murders." For the past 20 years, APT has distributed 25-50% of public television’s top 100 highest-rated titles. Its international division, APT Worldwide, is a key distributor of non-fiction content to more than 140 countries and streaming services. With more than 35 years of broadcasting management experience in commercial, cable network, and public television, Fenneman has led public media in strategic and creative directions – launch of Create TV, the popular lifestyle channel; distribution of WORLD, the nonfiction and documentary channel; online streaming initiatives; and innovative content pitch competitions.
Prior to APT, her career includes Discovery Health Channel, PBS, NHPTV, KYW/Philadelphia, KPIX/San Francisco, and WJZ/Baltimore. Fenneman’s credits range from the "Live Aid" special, U.S. Presidential Debates and Evening/PM Magazine, to A&E "Biography," "Ciao Italia" with Mary Ann Esposito, and PBS documentaries. She has been honored with more than 40 international, national and regional awards, including 12 Emmys and a Peabody, and is a frequent juror for the International Emmys, duPont-Columbia Awards, Seoul International Drama Awards, and others.
She has served on numerous boards including Children’s Museum of Portsmouth, Pontine Theatre, Appalachian Mountain Club’s Board of Advisors, Harvard Travellers Club, Latino Public Broadcasting, Junior League of Boston, and Strawbery Bank Museum.
Matthew McFarland, Vice Chair
Katherine Williams Kane, Treasurer
Jeffrey Gilbert, Secretary
JerriAnne Boggis, the Executive Director of the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire, is a writer, educator, and community activist who works to correct the historical record on the racial complexity and richness of New Hampshire’s diverse past. Boggis currently serves on various state boards including the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, and the Seacoast Media Group Editorial Board. In 2019, Boggis was appointed to the U.S. Commission Civil Rights N.H. Advisory Committee and currently serves as its chair. She is on the Advisory Board for New Hampshire Listens and is a member of the Leadership New Hampshire class of 2018.
Martha Fuller Clark
Christopher Erikson is the principal broker of The Aland Realty Group and is one of the original founding members. He is a licensed broker in Maine, New Hampshire & Massachusetts. He has also been a licensed attorney in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Washington D.C. & Florida since 2006. He has extensive legal experience with a litany of real estate-related issues. He is involved in and supportive of various Seacoast causes and organizations, including Strawbery Banke, and is proud to be raising his family in the New England seacoast area.
Joanna Kelley was born and raised in New Hampshire, grew up on the seacoast, and currently lives in Portsmouth and is the proprietor of Cup of Joe located in the heart of Portsmouth on Market Street. In addition to Strawbery Banke, Kelley currently serves on the Board of Big Brothers and Big Sisters and was recognized as “Big Sister of the Year” in 2017. In 2020, she joined the board of the Seacoast African American Cultural Center with the goal to help expand the conversations about the BIPOC community and work on acknowledging systemic racism problems in New Hampshire.
Gibson (Mike) Kennedy
Scott Pueschel, partner and attorney at Pierce Atwood, has more than 25 years of legal experience assisting clients in dealing with a wide variety of challenges. Pueschel was named “Lawyer of the Year for the Manchester, NH area by The Best Lawyers in America® for Mergers and Acquisitions Law in 2018 and for Corporate Law in 2015. Additionally, he is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Corporate Law (since 2010), Securities/Capital Markets Law (since 2010), and Mergers and Acquisitions Law (since 2014). Additionally, Pueschel served on the Strawbery Banke Museum Board of Trustees from 2004 - 2013.
Ben St. Jean
Lawrence J. Yerdon, President and CEO