BHS Staff

Main Office: 718-222-4111
Fax: 718-222-3794

Jenny Beirne
Director of Development
Phone ext. 240

Elizabeth Call 
Head of Reference and User Services
Phone ext. 298

Sara Casten
Special Assistant to the President
Phone ext. 237

Meredith Duncan
Programs and Communications Associate
Phone ext. 236

Marcia Ely
Vice President of External Affairs & Programs
Phone ext. 225

Alla Emelianova
Finance Manager
Phone ext. 248

Kate Fermoile
Manager of Special Projects
Phone ext. 238 

Julie Golia
Director of Public History
Phone ext. 203

Daisy Lee
Special Events Coordinator
Phone ext. 202

Hayley Levenson
Institutional Giving Manager
Phone ext. 201

Kate Ludwig
Lead Visitor Services and Events Associate
Phone ext. 250

Julie I. May
Head of Collection Management
Phone ext. 224 

Andy McCarthy
Reference Librarian
Phone ext.296

Helen Melamed
Manager of Teaching and Learning
Phone ext.222

Lisa Miller
Map Cataloger
Phone ext.208

Lindsay Palmer
Visitor Services and Retail Coordinator
Phone ext: 226

Jason Pietrangeli
Director of Finance and Operations
Phone ext. 230

Emily Potter-Ndiaye
Director of Education

Phone ext. 228

Taïna Sanon
Development and Membership Coordinator
Database Manager

Phone ext. 246

Deborah Schwartz
Phone ext. 237

Nayantara Sen
Project Associate: CBBG
Phone ext. 217

Sady Sullivan
Director of Oral History
Phone ext. 233

Alex Tronolone
Education Coordinator
Phone ext.222

John Zarrillo
Processing Archivist
Phone ext.205

Reference Desk

For general questions about the library, requests for appointments, and reference questions about the history of Brooklyn, please contact our Reference Desk. Calls will be returned during open library hours: Wed-Fri 1-5 PM.

Phone ext. 296 or 293

Or fill out our online form here: