Member Services

New England Historic Genealogical Society Staff

Sarah Liebenrood
Director of Member Services
Sarah Liebenrood

Sarah leads the Member Services team in growing the NEHGS constituency and oversees daily operations for membership processing, reporting, and stewardship. Sarah joined the NEHGS staff in 2012 and as has led the Member Services team since August 2015. Sarah previously worked in development at Longyear Museum in Chestnut Hill, Mass., managing operations, gift processing, reporting, and donor communications. She holds a BA in History from Northeastern University in Boston.

Sarah can be reached at sarah.liebenrood@nehgs.org or 617-226-1255.

Kathleen Mackenzie
Member Services Coordinator
Kathleen Mackenzie

Kathleen 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 gained experience in the nonprofit 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 kathleen.mackenzie@nehgs.org or 617-226-1256

Jenna LaRiviere
Member Services Representative
Jenna LaRiviere

Jenna joined NEHGS in 2016 after earning her MA in Museum Studies from the University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK. She earned her BA in Archaeology from Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA, and spent time in the UK and Greece to complete her degree. She has experience working in cultural institutions both in the United States and the United Kingdom, and has a great interest in museums and history.

Jenna can be reached at jenna.lariviere@nehgs.org or 617-226-1257

Mary Nathanson
Visitor Services Representative
Mary Nathanson

Mary earned her BA in History from the University of Alabama. She spent a semester studying at Freie Universitӓt in Berlin Germany to further pursue her studies of Cold War history. She also has a strong interest in the history of the Southern United States. Mary has previous experience interning for the Houston Museum of Natural Science and the Arts Council of Baton Rouge. Originally from Louisiana, Mary moved to Boston to further her interest in museums and other cultural institutions.

Mary can be reached at mary.nathanson@nehgs.org or 617-226-1200.

Lena Sparks
Member Services Representative
Lena Sparks

Lena earned her BA in English Literature from the University of Chicago in 2014, and spent a year after graduation in France teaching English to high school students. Before joining the NEHGS team, she lead educational tours at the Smart Museum of Art in Chicago and worked in Member and Visitor Services at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She loves learning about visual art, history, and languages at museums and cultural institutions around the city and abroad.

Lena can be reached at lena.sparks@nehgs.org or 617-226-1267.

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 vbeaudrault@nehgs.org