Sherburne Commons Nantucket

ABOUT SHERBURNE COMMONS

& THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE SCENES

The Residences at Sherburne Commons, Inc. is a Nantucket-Based 501(c)3 Nonprofit Corporation.

Established in 2014, RSC is a Nantucket based non-profit established for Nantucketers 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.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

DAVID WORTH, Chairman of the Board

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.

JAY RIGGS, Secretary

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.

DIANE TIPTON, Treasurer

Diane is a long time summer resident and founding Partner in Self Storage Zone which develops and has developed self-storage facilities in the Washington Metropolitan Region. Together with her partners, she has been developing self-storage since 1995 and to date has developed, owned and managed over 2,500,000 square feet in 24 self-storage projects in Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, New York and New Jersey.

Diane practiced as a CPA with Reznick, Fedder and Silverman specializing in taxation, particularly real estate as well as with Whinney and Arthur Anderson. Diane graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelors Degree in Accounting as well as a Masters of Tax in Accounting. She served as Treasurer of Nantucket Community Sailing (NCS) from 2011-2014. She is the Co-Chair of Nantucket Race Week 2015 to benefit NCS. She is a 2009 recipient of the “Women Who Mean Business” Award.

In her spare time, Diane likes to sail, run, practice yoga, read and do anything that involves being with her two kids.

BRUCE MILLER

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

MELISSA PHILBRICK, ESQ.

Melissa moved to Nantucket in 1986 with her husband and two young children to practice law.  In 1996, she opened her own law firm with a primarily real estate-based practice.  She retired from the practice of law in 2009 to serve as the Executive Director of ReMain Nantucket.

Melissa has served on a variety of Nantucket non-profit boards, including the Nantucket Cottage Hospital and the Nantucket Historical Association, and is currently a Vice President of the Community Foundation for Nantucket.  She graduated from Brown University and from Columbia University’s School of Law, and enjoys sailing and hiking in her free time.

WILLIAM CONGDON

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.

JOSEPH T. GRAUSE

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.

TRISH BRIDIER

Trish Bridier joined the board in early 2022. She and her husband owned and managed the Murray’s Toggery Shop, the iconic Nantucket store at 62 Main Street and home of the original Nantucket Reds collection, having recently retired and handed over the reins to their four children.

 

OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM

The Residences at Sherburne Commons management team plays an essential role in fostering and maintaining our friendly resident community.

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RACHEL K. DAY

Executive Director and CEO
rday@sherburnecommons.org  

508-325-6803

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MICHELLE WILLIAMS

Resident Services and Concierge Director
mwilliams@sherburnecommons.org  

508-228-4080

JOHN MAYNARD | Executive Chef
jmaynard@sherburnecommons.org | 508-325-6809

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.

KEVIN GORDON | Plant Services Director
kgordon@sherburnecommons.org | 508-325-6825