ABOUT SHERBURNE COMMONS
& THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE SCENES
Established in 2014, The Residences at Sherburne Commons, Inc. is a 501(c)3 Non-profit Corporation established for and by Nantucketers whose lives have been and forever will be connected to the island.
The mission of RSC is to provide an exceptional senior living experience for residents in a socially stimulating and safe environment where you have the time to enjoy your passions and the freedom from the day-to-day responsibilities of home ownership. And, as your personal needs change you can be comfortable with the knowledge that attentive, professionally supervised care options are available to you from professional staff. The residents in our community are an independent, active and energetic group of 55 years or older individuals looking to be part of an environment where people feel valued, cared for, and right at home.
Independent Living - what is it?
RSC is an Independent Living Community reserved for residents age 55 and older. We provide additional services such as meals, transportation, housekeeping, emergency call system response or a check-in request. If Residents need assistance with personal care, such as bathing, eating, dressing or even medication management, our onsite preferred home care provider, Best of Care, is available to assist you and guide you in the care planning process. Residents may use any provider of their choice. Please view our Resident Care tab on this site for more information.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
David grew up on Nantucket and returned in the summers with his wife Leslie Forbes and their two boys before retiring to the island in 2013. David had a lengthy international business career serving in a number of senior executive positions for large multi-national companies. David currently serves on the Town of Nantucket’s Finance Committee, is a Trustee of the Nantucket Historical Association and is a Director of German-based UL-DQS Gmbh. He served on the Board of Flakt, Inc. a Swedish division of ABB, Inc. and as a Trustee of the Wayneflete School in Portland, Maine. He graduated from University of Massachusetts Amherst and attended Harvard Business School with a concentration in finance. He enjoys sailing, tennis and biking in his free time.
TRISH BRIDIER, President
Trish Bridier, co-owner of Murray’s Toggery Shop on Nantucket, recently retired and turned the business over to her two children and her niece and nephew. She has served on the Board of Trustees of the Atheneum, the NHA, Sustainable Nantucket including co-chairing the Board, NCH with leadership positions on committees and serving as Board President, and the Advisory Board of the Pacific National Bank. Currently, she is Clerk of the Nantucket Town Association, is a member of the Relief Association, co-chairs the Advisory Council for NCH, serves on a committee for Sustainable Nantucket, and the Advisory Board, the Compliance Committee for NCH, and on the Corporators’ Board for Cape Cod Five. She enjoy family, reading, biking, walking, swimming, and playing bridge.
BRUCE MILLER, Vice President
Bruce earned both a B.S. and M.B.A from Lehigh University, and has been a year-round resident of Nantucket since 1981. His professional experience includes management and/or ownership positions in the hotel management, airline and restaurant fields. Now semi-retired, Bruce currently serves on the Boards of Cape Air, The Cape Cod Five Cent Savings Bank, and Cicero, Inc., a publicly traded software development company. Bruce has also served on a number of Nantucket non-profit boards, most notably the Nantucket Historical Association and the Egan Maritime Foundation. He recently completed a 3-year term on the Board of Selectmen. He is an avid bridge player, and he and his wife Jeanne enjoy traveling whenever their schedules permit
Jay came to Nantucket as a baby in 1940 and was a summer person until she moved to the island year round in 1981 and hasn’t left. Her husband had always wanted to live here and the opportunity arose. She is a past board member of the Nantucket Cottage Hospital, a past member of the advisory committee of the hospital, and a current member of the board of the Nantucket Conservation Foundation. Her hobbies are bridge, gardening, and golf.
JOSEPH T. GRAUSE, Treasurer
Joseph T. Grause is an independent trustee of the Advisors’ Inner Circle, Advisors’ Inner Circle II, Bishop Street, and KP Funds and moved to Nantucket fulltime in 2012 after a thirty-five year career in investment management and financial services. He also serves as an independent director of The Korea Fund, Inc., a NYSE-listed, closed-end investment company. Mr. Grause is the President of Habitat for Humanity Nantucket, Vice President and Investment Committee Chair for Landmark House and Investment Committee member for PASCON. He has served on the Town of Nantucket Finance Committee since 2015.
Prior to his retirement in 2011 Mr. Grause was employed by Morningstar Inc., the leading global mutual fund rating and Research Company.
Mr. Grause holds a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from Brown University and a master’s degree in business administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.
William Congdon, President Congdon & Coleman Insurance Agency, grew up on Nantucket and after finishing college worked in New York City and Boston before returning to the island in 1989 to join Congdon and Coleman. Mr. Congdon has served on the board of the Nantucket Cottage Hospital, Nantucket Historical Association, Linda Loring Nature Foundation, Nantucket Youth Hockey and Nantucket Student Lacrosse.
Susan Shapiro has been a summer resident of Nantucket since the 1980s. A graduate of University of Michigan and Harvard Law School, she is a retired partner of Ropes & Gray LLP where she was a member of the Private Client Group. Susan has served on several boards on Nantucket including Linda Loring Nature Foundation, Nantucket Conservation Foundation and Nantucket Land Council. Off island, she is a Director of Los Angeles Opera where she chairs the Human Resources Committee and co-chairs the EDI Committee.
Owner of Manning and Associates Physical Therapy which opened in 2006. Joe moved to the island in 2001 and worked as a staff PT at Nantucket Cottage Hospital. Besides his board position at Sherburne Commons, Joe has been on the board of the Nantucket Boys and Girls Club since 2010. Molly Harding, Joe's wife is a nurse practitioner at NCH. They have two boys, Will and Hank.
OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM
The Residences at Sherburne Commons management team plays an essential role in fostering and maintaining our friendly resident community.
John Maynard joins us from St. Lucia with a career as a chef beginning in 1983. He has served as the Executive Chef in numerous Hotel and Resorts before coming to Nantucket in 2016 and joining the Sherburne Team in 2021. Chef Maynard received training in St. Lucia, Venezuela, Holland and lastly at the Institute Regional De Tourisme et D’Hotellerie in France. He has had the pleasure throughout his career of cooking for various artists and political figures at the time including Dr. Kenny Anthony Prime Minister of St. Lucia, the late Ambassador Christopher Thomas, artists Chaka Khan and Peabo Bryson, and his Royal Highness Prince Phillip.