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

Shirley Brown Alleyne
Manager of Teaching and Learning
Phone ext. 222

Sara Casten
Administration Associate
Phone ext. 237

Tess Colwell
Digitization Associate
Phone ext. 292

Meredith Duncan
Programs and Communications Manager
Phone ext. 236

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

Alla Emelianova
Finance Manager
Phone ext. 248

Julie Golia
Director of Public History
Phone ext. 203

Blake Grindon
Visitor Services Weekend and Event Supervisor
Phone ext. 217

Jeanne Hodesh
Press Associate

Joanna Lamaida
Reference Librarian

Daisy Lee
Private Events Manager
Phone ext. 202

Hayley Levenson
Institutional Giving Manager
Phone ext. 201

Kate Ludwig
Visitor Services Coordinator
Phone ext. 235

Julie I. May
Managing Director of the Library and Archives
Phone ext. 224 

Lisa Miller
Map Cataloger
Phone ext. 208

Lindsay Palmer
Visitor Services and Retail Manager
Phone ext. 226

Paul Pearson
Manager of Special Projects
Phone ext. 238 

Jason Pietrangeli
Director of Finance and Operations
Phone ext. 230

Emily Potter-Ndiaye
Director of Education

Phone ext. 228

Anna Schwartz
Exhibition Coordinator & Registrar
Phone ext. 298

Deborah Schwartz
Phone ext. 237

Claudia Tierney
Special Events and Database Manager
Phone ext. 246

Alex Tronolone
Senior Educator
Phone ext. 222

Lori B. White
Senior Development Manager
Phone ext. 206

Katelyn Williams

Programs and Communications Coordinator
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.