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New Board members

Posted: 6/1/11

Over the past year the Museum has had the pleasure of welcoming two highly accomplished women to the Board: Stevie Neal and Hinda Simon.

Stephanie "Stevie" Neal lives in Gloucester with her husband Greg, and has considerable depth and breadth of experience both with the Cape Ann Museum and in the field of development. Dating back to the mid eighties through 2004, Stevie was a Director of Development at Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School in New York City, Beaver Country Day School in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, the Currier Museum in Manchester, New Hampshire, and HAWC (Healing Abuse Working for Change, formerly known as Help for Abused Women and their Children) headquartered in Salem, MA. She was the Associate Director of Development at the Gardner Museum in Boston and is currently a Senior Associate at the MFA in Boston and serves on the Board of HAWC. In addition to being a member of the Museum's Board of Directors, Stevie is also a docent at the Museum, serves on the Development and Steering Committees, and is a member of the Fitz Henry Lane Society.

Hinda Simon resides in Houston, Texas, eight months out of the year, where she has been in private practice in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy since 1992. She is on the faculty of the Houston-Galveston Psychoanalytic Institute and is a clinical assistant professor at the Baylor College of Medicine. She is past president and a current member of the boards of the Houston Seminar and Inprint, and is on the board of trustees of the Houston Grand Opera where she chairs the Committee on Trusteeship. She is on the advisory boards of the Mental Health Association and Houston Achievement Place and has also served on the boards of the Alley Theater and Planned Parenthood. In Gloucester Hinda has served on the board of Maritime Gloucester and is a member of the Garden Club and the Annisquam Yacht Club. In addition to being on the board of the Cape Ann Museum, Hinda is also on the Development Committee and is a member of the Fitz Henry Lane Society. She and her late husband Barry have three children and four grandchildren, all of whom enjoy spending time on Cape Ann.