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  • Kelly McCoulf
    Director of Constituent Relations

    Kelly McCoulf

    Kelly oversees strategic marketing and communications for different segments of our 80,000+ constituent-base. She manages our largest fundraising event, the Annual Benefit Dinner, and she was the project manager for the award-winning redesign of the NEHGS garden & façade. Kelly has an MBA from Boston University and has been with NEHGS since 2008.

    Kelly can be reached at or 617-226-1253.

    Karen E. Beach
    Senior Manager of Member Services

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    Karen joined NEHGS in May of 2014. She brings with her over 12 years of nonprofit experience in the Boston area, most recently serving as Director of Development and Operations at the New England Anti-Vivisection Society. Before that she spent six years working in various development and membership roles at the Boston Athenæum. She has also worked at the Massachusetts Historical Society and has served on the board of the Charlestown Preservation Society. Karen grew up in South Carolina and has master's degrees in both English Literature and Library and Information Science.

    Karen can be reached at or 617-226-1255.

    Jessica Brakenwagen
    Member Services Representative

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    Joining the New England Historic Genealogical Member Services team in February of 2014, Jessie has utilized her past non-profit experience at the Shelburne Museum in Vermont to help make each interaction with a member personal and efficient. She has a strong academic background, including a B.A. in Business, an A.A.S. in Construction Technology, and an M.S. in Historic Preservation. When not furthering her education or work experience, Jessie spends time on her other passions including historic preservation of the built environment and snowboarding. She serves on the Young Advisors Board for the Boston Preservation Alliance and volunteers for Boston Cares, YES kids, and The Chill Foundation.

    Jessica can be reached at or 617-226-1267

    Tricia Labbe
    Visitor Services Representative

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    Tricia joined NEHGS in July of 2014. A recent graduate of Clark University with an MA and a BA in History, Tricia comes to NEHGS with several years of customer service and administrative experience. Some of her previous professional roles have been at the American Antiquarian Society, the People’s World Peace Project, Skinner Inc., and the Worcester Historical Museum. Tricia is very interested in both New England and immigration history and spent her undergraduate and graduate years researching the Acadian Deportation of 1755 - a topic closely tied to her own family history and Maine roots.

    Tricia can be reached at or 617-226-1200

    Kathleen Mackenzie
    Member Services Representative

    Kathleen Mackenzie

    Kathleen joined NEHGS in October of 2014. She recently graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a BA in History, and also studied abroad at the University of East Anglia in England. Kathleen has a strong interest in historical and non-profit organizations. She has gained experience in the field while interning at Historic Northampton and the Skinner Museum of Mount Holyoke College, as well as working as a sales representative at Boston Ballet. Having recently moved to Boston, Kathleen enjoys attending theater performances in the city and exploring Boston’s many historic sites and museums.

    Kathleen can be reached at or 617-226-1256

    Gabby Passaro
    Member Services Representative

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    Gabby joined NEHGS in June of 2014 after graduating from Northeastern University with a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology and a minor in Art History. Throughout her studies, she was able to gain experience working at various non-profit organizations including the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Northeastern University’s Gallery 360, and the Bergen County Historical Society in her hometown in New Jersey. In her spare time she enjoys visiting Boston’s art museums and travelling with her friends and family.

    Gabby can be reached at or 617-226-1257

    Valerie Beaudrault
    Visitor Services Representative

    Valerie Beaudrault

    Originally from New Hampshire, Valerie E. Beaudrault joined the visitor services staff in 2002. In addition to visitor services, she assists in editing NEHGS eNews and in historical and genealogical research related to objects in the Society's object collection. She has a BA from the University of Massachusetts/Boston and an EdM from Boston University.

    Valerie's genealogical research pursuits have focused on her family in New England, upstate New York and Quebec.  Areas of specialty: New Hampshire, Upstate New York, Quebec with a focus on the Eastern Townships, newspaper research, some southern African American research (Liberty County, Georgia.)

     Valerie can be reached at

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