"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, Former President of the Board


Clair Adams - Payomet Board Member

Claire Adams


Claire Adams is a chef and co-owner of Bagelhound in Wellfleet and Provincetown with her husband, Truro native Ellery Althaus, with whom she also shares two young children. The pair were the original owners who revamped the Salty Market in North Truro, a sandwich shop, grocery and liquor store, which they sold in 2021. Claire has lived and worked in Truro full-time since 2014 and also serves on the Board of Directors...

Alan Chebot Payomet Board Member

Alan Chebot


Alan is an Emmy® Award winning filmmaker and owner of Boston-based Parallax Productions. He has worked with many musicians including jazz legend Art Blakey, The Rebirth Brass Band, Yoko Ono, Aerosmith, Aimee Mann, Wynton Marsalis, and John Legend. His feature length films “Song for New Orleans” and “Outermost Radio” were screened at Payomet and his association with our organization has grown from there.

Jim Bisceglia - board member

Jim Bisceglia

Board Member

Jim worked for WMass Legal Services in Northampton, and then for the Worcester Housing Court for 40 years, combined. He has volunteered and attended scores of Payomet events and also served a term on the Truro Conservation Commission. Recently, he has been shellfishing for quahogs and oysters at Pamet Harbor at low tide on Sundays

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.

Lisa Brown - Payomet Board Member

Lisa Brown

Board Member

Lisa is a Diversity and World Cultures teacher at Nauset Regional High School, and the runner-up of MA Teacher of The Year in 2018. She's traveled the globe and spends time in Haiti doing educational outreach and liaison support with a community youth program and Nauset's Human Rights Academy.  She is a jazz drummer and world percussionist and a founding member of Wellfleet OysterFest.

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.

Oriana Conklin - board member

Oriana Conklin

Board Member

Oriana Conklin is a Cape Cod native with a deep love and appreciation for the arts and her community. She is honored to be the new owner of The East End Market, her neighborhood’s corner store. A resident of Provincetown, she presently serves on the Conservation Commission, Charter Compliance Commission, and the Chamber of Commerce.

Melinda Krasting - board member

Melinda Krasting

Board Member

Melinda Asman Krasting is a writer/producer who moved to Truro full time 10 years ago. Her deep love of dance and theater began while studying at Ithaca College and Cornell University, which led to her service on boards for several renowned theater and dance companies. She also worked with an organization providing medical and legal aid to artists, and her documentary film career traveled her around the globe. In...

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.

Bob Seay - board member

Bob Seay

Board Member

Bob is an accomplished broadcast journalist who has been living in Eastham for 50 years. He spent most of his career covering Cape Cod for several radio stations, including WOMR in Ptown, Rhode Island Public Radio in Providence, and WGBH in Boston, where he currently works. Bob has also worked for several local theaters, most notably WHAT in Wellfleet, and he co-founded the organization responsible for the Chapel in...

Stan Sikorski - board member

Stan Sikorski

Board Member

Stan is an enthusiastic fan of Cape Cod and the former innkeeper at the Land’s End Inn in Provincetown, where he and his wife owned and operated the business for 10 years. Prior to innkeeping, Stan had an accomplished career on the cutting edge of cellular network technology, leading teams for tech giants including AT&T, Verizon Int’l, GM Europe and Nokia.

Deb Ullman - board member

Deb Ullman

Board Member

Deborah is a 30 year Gestalt therapist trainer, supervisor, publisher and somatic practitioner. She spent her early career as a broadcast DJ in major markets across the country. Presently, Deb works as an advocate and activist for building relational culture. She co-led "Get Empathy", an anti-bullying, story-sharing practice at Nauset HS. It remains important today. She serves on the MLK Action Team and organizes...