Finance

American Ancestors / New England Historic Genealogical Society Staff

Bruce Bernier
Chief Financial Officer
Bruce Bernier

Bruce joined NEHGS in 2019 as Chief Financial Officer. In his role, he is responsible for the financial well-being of NEHGS and serves as a resource to the senior management team and employees of NEHGS.

Prior to joining NEHGS, Bruce had a 20-year career working with not for profits in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire.

A native of Greenwich, Connecticut, Bruce earned his Bachelor of Science at the University of Vermont and Master of Business Administration at Northeastern University. He and his children, who are 15th generation descendants of John and Priscilla Alden, live in Hanover, Massachusetts.

You can email Bruce at bruce.bernier@nehgs.org or contact him by phone at 617-226-1264.

Michael Forbes
Senior Accountant
Michael Forbes

Michael joined the staff of New England Historic Genealogical Society in 2003. Michael worked for Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, in Boston for ten years before coming to NEHGS. He is a native of Boston and attended Bentley College in Waltham.

You can email Michael at mforbes@nehgs.org or contact him by phone at 617-226-1254.

Emma Brightbill
Accounts Receivable Associate
Emma Brightbill

Emma joined NEHGS in May 2014. She received a B.A. in Arts Administration and Art History from Simmons College, Boston. Originally from Maine, Emma enjoys architecture, music and the history of paper.

You can contact Emma by email at emma.brightbill@nehgs.org.

Melane Barrios
Accounts Payable Associate
Melane Barrios

Melane joined our staff in August 2019. She received her Associates Degrees in Accounting and Management from North Shore Community College in Lynn, MA. She enjoys horror and action movies, reading, art, anything sweet, and spending quality time with her loved ones.

You can contact Melane by email at melane.barrios@nehgs.org or accountspayable@nehgs.org.