"Payomet’s volunteer board of directors is committed to helping our community non-profit thrive. The board is diverse and eclectic, composed of people with differing strengths and experiences – from the fields of health, education, law, business and theater – united in the belief that performing arts, and creative cultural expressions of all kinds, are essential to our health and future. We are committed to holding Payomet to the highest standards of non-profit organization and procedure. And we are excited about our future!"
–Seth Rolbein, Payomet Board President


Kevin Rice, Executive Artistic Director

Kevin Rice

Executive Artistic Director

Kevin is the Executive Artistic Director of Payomet, a position he has held since 2007. He is a playwright, named a Theater Person of the Year by New York Theater.com in 2004. He served as a chair of the Wellfleet-Truro Affordable Housing Partnership from 1986-1992, and is a frequent traveler to Russia, where he has staged two plays.

Seth Rolbein - Payomet Board President

Seth Rolbein

Board President

Seth is the director of the Cape Cod Fisheries Trust. He has worked as a journalist, documentary filmmaker, and founding editor of The Cape Cod Voice. He served as chief of staff and then senior advisor for Cape and Islands Senator Dan Wolf before joining the Fisherman’s Alliance.

Russell Braun Payomet Board Member

Nicholas Athanassiou

Board Member

Nicholas is an emeritus professor at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University, where he was the chair of the International Business and Strategy Department and taught courses in international business and management. He was the regional director for PepsiCo’s KFC International Division in the North Pacific and then in Europe and the Middle East, and was a naval officer in the Greek Navy.

Carla Bettano - Payomet Board Member

Carla Bettano

Board Member

Carla is an independent health care consultant who leads innovative health care projects in the private and public sector. She spent her career in the health care industry holding senior leadership positions at Neighborhood Health Plan (NHP)and CIGNA HealthCare. She has a home in Provincetown where she enjoys spending time with her family and practicing Iyengar yoga.

Barry Bluestone Payomet Board Member

Barry Bluestone

Board Member

Barry is the former Stearns Trustee Professor of Political Economy, founding director of the Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, and the founding dean of the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University. He has led research projects on housing, local economic development, state and local public finance, and the manufacturing sector in Massachusetts.

Russell Braun Payomet Board Member

Russell Braun

Board Member

Russell is a registered architect and former Provincetown and Truro Building Inspector. He was the architect, project manager, and developer for more than 200 units of housing at the former Westover Air Force Base.

Ellen Carno Payomet Board Member

Ellen Carno

Board Member

Ellen is the former president of the Lyric Stage Company of Boston and is the Vice Chair of the Board of Metalwerx, a metalsmith school and studio in Waltham, MA. She is a jewelry designer at Ellen Carno Design, and has worked as a political campaign manager and as a mediator in the Massachusetts courts and in private practice.

Lizabeth Cohen - Payomet Board Member

Lizabeth Cohen

Board Member

Liz is the Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies in the History Department and a Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor. She is the former dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. She is a Pulitzer Prize finalist and Bancroft Prize winner for her book Making a New Deal: Industrial Workers in Chicago, 1919-1939. 

Ellen Covell Payomet Board Member

Ellen Covell

Board Member

Ellen is the vice president of commercial lending at Cape Cod Five Cents Saving Bank. She is the credit review chair for Habitat for Humanity Cape Cod, and works with the Eastham Conservation Foundation and St. Joan of Arc church.

Michael Fee - Payomet Board Member

Michael Fee

Board Member

Michael is an attorney specializing in real estate, litigation and municipal law at Pierce & Mandell, PC in Boston. He is a recent transplant to Truro and a member of the Truro Open Space Committee. He has previously served on a wide range of non-profit boards and municipal committees, including as Chairman of the Planning Board and Town Moderator for Sudbury, MA.

Alan Flaxman - Payomet Board Member

Alan Flaxman

Board Member

Allen has recently retired from his practice as a dermatologist in Providence, Rhode Island. He is also emeritus clinical professor of dermatology at the Brown Medical School. He is an avid classical guitarist and has an abiding love of antique stringed instruments.

Ellen Kumata - Payomet Board Member

Ellen Kumata

Board Member

Ellen is the managing partner at Cambria, and founder of their executive coaching practice. She has also served on the boards of for-profit and nonprofit organizations, and has received a Founding Fellow Award from the Harvard Institute of Coaching. She was an associate professor at California State University, Stanislaus, and has been admitted to the State Bars of Michigan and California.

David Lubin Payomet Board Member

David Lubin

Board Member

David has more than 25 years of experience successfully founding and managing technology and consulting firms that have become world leaders. He currently serves as co-founder and managing director of Constellation Research and Technology, Inc., and has taught at both Tufts and Harvard University.

Frederick Todd Payomet Board Member

Frederick Todd

Board Member

Frederick is a semi-retired urban planner and architect. He grew up in Truro, attended the University of Wisconsin and did graduate study at MIT as a professional planner and architect. He was a member of the first ranks of the new Peace Corps in 1964 and spent two years in India, followed by his career as a planner in Boston and Cambridge.