Staff & Board


Nancy Gardella, Executive Director
508-693-0085, ext. 16
Responsible for the overall operations of the Chamber, media and public relations, advocacy and marketing.

Monique Belair, Office Manager
508-693-0085, ext. 12
Responsible for all financial records, technology and human resources.

Aela Mass, Director of Member Services & Communication
508-693-0085, ext. 10
Responsible for member services, communications, monthly newsletter, social media, the Vineyard Blog, and innovative programs and services.

Jessa Elsasser, Publications Coordinator, Data Management & Membership Liaison
508-693-0085, ext 19
Responsible for coordinating & managing all Martha's Vineyard Chamber of Commerce publications.   

Board of Directors

Andrea Rogers, Founder, Vineyard Artisans Festivals

Elizabeth Rothwell, Regional Director of Marketing , Harbor View Hotel and Kelley House


Greg Orcutt, Community Liasison, Martha's Vineyard Museum

Executive Committee Members
Earle "Sandy" Ray, Principal, Martha's Vineyard Insurance
Dennis DaRosa, Proprietor DaRosa's Martha's Vineyard Printing

Board of Directors 
Erik Hammarlund, Attorney, Hammarlund Law Office
Michelle Haynes, Communications Director, Cape Air
Barbara Ronchetti, Proprietor, Island Alpaca Co. &
Beth Russell, co-Owner, Cape and Islands Servpro
Judy Soules, Chief Financial Officer, Edgartown National Bank
Bridget Tobin, Terminal Manager, Steamship Authority
Berta Welch, Co-Owner, Stony Creek Gifts; Director, Aquinnah Cultural Center    


The Chamber is delighted to introduce you to our amazing volunteer ambassadors:

Joanna Fairchild, Ocean Park Realty
Sara Hughes, Martha's Vineyard Insurance
Ana Ilievska, Edgartown National Bank
Tim Lowe, Martha's Vineyard Savings Bank
Ken Petkus, Advanced Lock & Key
Ralph Pirozzi, Resort Man, Vineyard Coach & Concierge
Teri Pirozzi, Resort Man, Vineyard Coach & Concierge
Beth Russell, Chairperson, ServPro
David Hannon, David Hannon Fine Arts