Board of Directors:
Dan Driscoll (President & Clerk) held a camera in his hands for the first time when he was ten years old. Fast forward many decades, he has since directed hundreds and hundreds of national and regional television commercials and films over much of the globe and his photograph’s grace the cover and interior of several books about Nantucket. The self-described ‘visual artist’ and his wife Connie moved to Nantucket fulltime in 1997 after falling in love with the island in 1971 when they first started visiting. He continues to create short brand films and commercials for Nantucket non-profits as well creating wedding films for a few select clients.
Heather Aveson brings decades of television production and journalism experience to her position on the board. She began her career working with Chris Lydon at WGBH’s Ten O’Clock News and has most recently served as News Director at two Boston area PEG stations. One of the greatest joys of her life as a News Director has been the opportunity to mentor young journalists and she brings that enthusiasm to NCTV18. Heather is passionate about protecting the fragile island of Nantucket.
Art Bergeron focuses on elder law as an attorney at Mirick O’Connell, a full-service firm in central Massachusetts. Art started coming to Nantucket in 2013 to present elder law educational seminars at the Saltmarsh. At about the same time, he began doing local cable interview shows in several communities including Nantucket to acquaint seniors with the people and programs they should know about in order to age in place. Art firmly believes in NCTV’s importance as an anchor of discussion of new ideas and relevant information that benefits the island’s community.
Jason Bridges is a Nantucket entrepreneur and owns the Handlebar Cafe and Nantucket Bike Tours. Jason is active in organizing and participating in events that build community involvement and engagement. He served as the chair of the Nantucket Select Board in 2019 and he has been a member of the NCTV board since 2013.
John Copenhaver (Treasurer) moved to Nantucket year-round in 2007 and became an active member of the Theatre Workshop of Nantucket. That activity morphed into an interest in film and film-making. Four years ago he was drawn to NCTV by the Nantucket Short Film festival and has been involved with NCTV ever since making short films and now on our board.
Tom Dickson and his wife MJ moved to Nantucket in 1979. He has been involved in island commerce, community boards, and town committees since that time. One of his last ventures was owning and operating Orange Street Video and recently created KIC/KEEP IT CLEAN, an initiative to educate children and adults how to be responsible for their environment, whether on-island or around the globe.
Kristie Ferrantella is a native Nantucketer. She is currently the Vice President of the Nantucket Chamber of Commerce and was elected to the Nantucket Select Board in April 2019. Kristie has a Master’s degree in Applied Economics and loves using data to make decisions. She joined the NCTV board in May 2019.
Merrill Mason is currently an art and photography teacher at Nantucket High School. Merrill recently joined the board and hopes to continue fostering a relationship with NCTV and the schools. Outside of school and NCTV, she owns a gardening company on the island.
Florencia Rullo is the Town of Nantucket Public Outreach Coordinator. She is an English to Spanish translator with a minor in design. Florencia uses her passion for language to better connect people. She has been a member of the NCTV Board since July 2017.