BHS Staff

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

Zaheer Ali
Oral Historian
Phone ext. 233

Jenny Beirne
Director of Development
Phone ext. 240

Sara Casten
Administration Associate
Phone ext. 237

Tess Colwell
Digitization Associate
Phone ext. 292

Meredith Duncan
Programs and Communications Associate
Phone ext. 236

Marcia Ely
Vice President of Programs & External Affairs
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

Robin Katz
Head of Reference and User Services
Phone ext. 299

Joanna Lamaida
Reference Librarian

Daisy Lee
Special Events Coordinator
Phone ext. 202

Hayley Levenson
Institutional Giving Manager
Phone ext. 201

Julia Lipkins
Oral History Project Archivist
Phone ext. 291

Kate Ludwig
Visitor Services Coordinator
Phone ext. 235

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

Lisa Miller
Map Cataloger
Phone ext.208

Lindsay Palmer
Visitor Services and Retail Manager
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

Anna Schwartz
Exhibition Coordinator & Registrar
Phone ext. 298

Deborah Schwartz
Phone ext. 237

Alex Tronolone
Senior Educator
Phone ext.222

Katelyn Williams
Outreach and Programs Assistant
Phone ext.207

John Zarrillo
Processing Archivist
Phone ext.205

Library & Archives 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-Sat 1-5 PM.