Members of the Board

The Board includes up to six members who serve the membership of the New England Chapter. They work to create programming, exhibit opportunities and communications through the blog and other social media. All board members volunteer their time for these two-year long positions. There are no term limits, but elections are held annually during the summer. Anyone interested in serving on the board should contact the Chapter Chair.

Séphora Bergiste (she/her) – Secretary

Séphora Bergiste is a Haitian-born artist and bookbinder currently based in New England. She received a Bachelor in Fine Arts in 2017 from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, and her Bookbinding certificate from the North Bennet Street School in 2009. She is currently a library assistant at the SMFA Library at Tufts University. Her passion and desire for books has driven her towards untested waters so that she may become even more obsessed with the craft.

Jane Knoll (she/her) – Programs

Jane Knoll is the 2021 Von Clemm Fellow in Conservation at the Boston Athenaeum. She is a graduate of the North Bennet Street School and has a deep fascination with historical bookbinding structures. She combines this fascination with her love of making clamshell enclosures, resulting in beautifully boxed old books.

Yi Bin Liang (she/they) – Communications

Yi Bin Liang is a bookbinder and artist in Boston, MA. She graduated from the North Bennet Street School in 2019, and also has a BFA in illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design. She currently works for Harvard Art Museum.

Lisa Muccigrosso (she/her) – Chapter Chair

Lisa Muccigrosso is a graduate of the NBSS Bookbinding Program. In addition to her bookbinding studies, Lisa holds an MLS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has worked variously in libraries, archives, museums, and conservation labs. When not working on book-related stuff, she’s doing embroidery projects, hanging out with her cat, or mining the lode of Netflix while practicing physical distancing.

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