"Payomet’s volunteer board of directors is committed to helping our community non-profit thrive. The board is diverse and eclectic, composed of people with differing strengths and experiences – from the fields of health, education, law, business and theater – united in the belief that performing arts, and creative cultural expressions of all kinds, are essential to our health and future. We are committed to holding Payomet to the highest standards of non-profit organization and procedure. And we are excited about our future!"
–Seth Rolbein


David Lubin Payomet Board Member

David Lubin

Board President

David has more than 25 years of experience successfully founding and managing technology and consulting firms that have become world leaders. He currently serves as co-founder and managing director of Constellation Research and Technology, Inc., and has taught at both Tufts and Harvard University.

Clair Adams - Payomet Board Member

Claire Adams

Board Member

Claire Adams is the chef and co-owner of Salty Market, a sandwich shop, grocery and liquor store in North Truro, with her husband, Truro native Ellery Althaus with whom she also shares an amazing two and half year old daughter.  She has lived and worked here in Truro full-time since 2014 and also serves on the Board of Directors at the Provincetown Commons.

Carla Bettano - Payomet Board Member

Carla Bettano

Board Member

Carla is an independent health care consultant who leads innovative health care projects in the private and public sector. She spent her career in the health care industry holding senior leadership positions at Neighborhood Health Plan (NHP)and CIGNA HealthCare. She has a home in Provincetown where she enjoys spending time with her family and practicing Iyengar yoga.

Barry Bluestone Payomet Board Member

Barry Bluestone

Board Member

Barry is the former Stearns Trustee Professor of Political Economy, founding director of the Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, and the founding dean of the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University. He has led research projects on housing, local economic development, state and local public finance, and the manufacturing sector in Massachusetts.

Russell Braun Payomet Board Member

Russell Braun

Board Member

Russell is a registered architect and former Provincetown and Truro Building Inspector. He was the architect, project manager, and developer for more than 200 units of housing at the former Westover Air Force Base.

Lisa Brown - Payomet Board Member

Lisa Brown

Board Member

Lisa is a Diversity and World Cultures teacher at Nauset Regional High School, and the runner-up of MA Teacher of The Year in 2018. She's traveled the globe and spends time in Haiti doing educational outreach and liaison support with a community youth program and Nauset's Human Rights Academy.  She is a jazz drummer and world percussionist and a founding member of Wellfleet OysterFest.

Ellen Carno Payomet Board Member

Ellen Carno

Board Member

Ellen is the former president of the Lyric Stage Company of Boston and is the Vice Chair of the Board of Metalwerx, a metalsmith school and studio in Waltham, MA. She is a jewelry designer at Ellen Carno Design, and has worked as a political campaign manager and as a mediator in the Massachusetts courts and in private practice.

Alan Chebot Payomet Board Member

Alan Chebot

Board Member

Alan is an Emmy® Award winning filmmaker and owner of Boston-based Parallax Productions. He has worked with many musicians including jazz legend Art Blakey, The Rebirth Brass Band, Yoko Ono, Aerosmith, Aimee Mann, Wynton Marsalis, and John Legend. His feature length films “Song for New Orleans” and “Outermost Radio” were screened at Payomet and his association with our organization has grown from there.

Lizabeth Cohen - Payomet Board Member

Lizabeth Cohen

Board Member

Liz is the Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies in the History Department and a Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor. She is the former dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. She is a Pulitzer Prize finalist and Bancroft Prize winner for her book Making a New Deal: Industrial Workers in Chicago, 1919-1939. 

Ellen Covell Payomet Board Member

Ellen Covell

Board Member

Ellen is the vice president of commercial lending at Cape Cod Five Cents Saving Bank. She is the credit review chair for Habitat for Humanity Cape Cod, and works with the Eastham Conservation Foundation and St. Joan of Arc church.

Ellen Kumata - Payomet Board Member

Ellen Kumata

Board Member

Ellen is the managing partner at Cambria, and founder of their executive coaching practice. She has also served on the boards of for-profit and nonprofit organizations, and has received a Founding Fellow Award from the Harvard Institute of Coaching. She was an associate professor at California State University, Stanislaus, and has been admitted to the State Bars of Michigan and California.