Montserrat College of Art Leadership


President of Montserrat College of Art.
Kurt T. Steinberg, Ed. D.

Kurt T. Steinberg, Ed.D. is the 8th President of Montserrat College of Art. He began his tenure at the college on July 1, 2018 after 12 years as Executive Vice President and one year as Acting President at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

An authority in collegiate operations, Dr. Steinberg has delivered guest lectures on higher education finance, urban planning, and the Massachusetts political process at Suffolk University, the University of Massachusetts Boston, and many professional higher education conferences.

He has served on and chaired accreditation teams for the New England Commission of Higher Education (N.E.C.H.E.), the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (N.A.S.A.D.), National Association of Schools of Music (N.A.S.M.), and the National Association of Schools of Dance (N.A.S.D.). He was elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the North Shore Chamber of Commerce in the fall of 2018.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Syracuse University and a Master of Public Administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. He earned his Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Organizational Leadership from Northeastern University.

A resident of Framingham, MA, Dr. Steinberg is an Honorary Trustee of the Danforth Art Alliance after serving as Trustee of the Danforth Museum and School. He was an elected member of the Framingham Town Meeting and later chair of the Town Finance Committee. Dr. Steinberg is married to Sarah Steinberg, a graduate of the Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Arts and an artist-educator with the Wellesley Public Schools. Mrs. Steinberg maintains a studio practice at Saxonville Mills in Framingham. The Steinbergs have two sons, one of whom attends Framingham High School and the other the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Learn more about Dr. Steinberg and his message here.

Executive Board of Trustees

Mercedes Sherrod Evans, Chair
Chief Diversity Officer (Retired)
Massachusetts College of Art & Design
Cambridge, MA

Joseph M. Giso, Treasurer
Johnson O’Connor Feron & Carucci LLP,
Lynnfield, MA

John Sutyak, Secretary
EVP, Digital Development Management
Beverly, MA

Barbara Schaye, Vice Chair- The Council
The Council
Wealth Management
Marblehead, MA


Dr. Michael J. Belliveau, Vice Chair of Advancement
Partner, Clark + Ebling, LLP
Wenham, MA

Tyson J. Lynch, Esq.,
Vice Chair of Board Relations
Chair of the Committee on Trustees
Attorney Broker
William Raveis Real Estate & Home Services

Board of Trustees


Chris Koeplin
Chair of the Facilities &
Campus Infrastructure Committee
Beverly Crossing
Beverly, MA

Scott Glosserman
Gathr Films, 
Ipswich, MA

January Gill O’Neil
Author/Executive Director
Massachusetts Poetry Festival
Beverly, MA


Michael J. Belliveau, Ph.D.
Partner, Clark + Elbing, LLP
Wenham, MA




Jeff Hamilton
Hamilton, MA



Dr. Timothy M. Johnson
Head of School
Pingree School,
South Hamilton, MA

Photo Rachel Perry

Rachel Perry
Gloucester, MA and Brooklyn, NY

Blyth Hazen
Blyth Hazen
Professor, Animation and Interactive Media
Faculty Representative
Beverly, MA

photo Alyssa Watters

Alyssa Watters ’07
Art by Alyssa
Beverly, MA

Kenneth Turner
Chief Executive Officer of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center.
Hyde Park, MA

Tom Grant

Thomas Grant
Managing Partner
Hale Ventures,LLC
Beverly, MA

Dr. Velda McRae-Yates
Secretariat Human Resources Officer
Executive Office of Education
Billerica, MA


Travis Lawless
Student Trustee
Beverly, MA




Katherine B. Winter
Life Member Of The Board
Boston, Philanthropist


The Council

Barbara Schaye: Chair

Stacy Ames

John Colucci 

Lee Essex Doyle

R. Hilliard Ebling

Charles Esdaile

Ricardo Fernandez

Miranda Siemasko

Henrietta Gates

Deb Greel

Kimberly Smith Guerster

Catherine Mitchell

Brian Murphy

Olivia Parker

Barbara Parker

Jonathan Payson

Judith Schmid

Marcia G. Strouss

Paul Trefry


Presidents Cabinet

Jo Broderick:
Chief of Staff & Dean of College Relations

Olivia Lejeune:
Executive Assistant to the President

Jeffrey Newell:
Director of Admissions

Brian Pellinen:
Dean of Faculty and Academic Affairs

Lisa Shawney:
Dean of Finance and Administration

Maureen Wark:
Dean of Students