Strawbery Banke Museum Board of Trustees
FY2024 (April 1, 2023 - March 31, 2024)

Cynthia Fenneman, Chair of the Board
All Committees, Ex Officio

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.

Katherine Williams Kane, Vice Chair
Investiment Committee
Campaign Steering Committee
Executive Committee
Real Properties Committee
Finance & Audit Committee

Jeffrey Gilbert, Secretary
Executive Committee
Campaign Steering Committee
Development Committee

Christopher W. Erikson, Treasurer
Finance & Audit Committee, Chair
Exectutive Committee
Real Properties Committee


Joanna Brode
Collections Committee, Chair

JerriAnne Boggis
Penhallow Restoration Task Force
Governance Commitee

Martha Fuller Clark
Governance Committee
Campaign Steering Committee

Sarah Earnest
Development Committee, Chair
Special Events Task Force Committee

Thomas Hand
Real Properties Committee, Chair

Lorne Jones
National Council, Chair
Development Committee, Ex Officio

Joanna Kelley
Special Events Task Force Committee, Chair

David McGrath
Governance Committee, Chair

Patsy Ostrander
Investment Committee

Scott Pueschel
Finance & Audit Committee

Brett Tonks
Finance & Audit Committee
Development Committee

Ben St. Jean
Labrie Family Skate Task Force
Campaign Steering Committee
Finance & Audit Committee

Anne Weidman
Labrie Family Skate Task Force, Chair

Claudia Wu
Governance Committee
Development Committee

Linnea Grim, President and CEO, Thomas W. Haas Endowed Chair