Board of Directors

Art Deco Society of New York Board of Directors


Mary Beth Betts is an architectural historian who has studied all forms of early 20th century American design. She worked as the Director of Research for the Landmarks Preservation Commission and before that as Curator of Architecture at The New-York Historical Society. She wrote her dissertation on the American Architecture of Joseph Urban.

Devon Caraher is a decorative arts and design historian and educator who focuses primarily on vintage and antique jewelry. She has developed and taught collegiate level curriculum examining the history of jewelry from the ancient world to present day. Previously, she worked as a Promotions Manager for Tiffany & Co. and is currently working as a Creative Consultant for Stephen Russell.

Aidan McManus is a retired Information Technology executive, and a lifelong fan and collector  of Art Deco. Aidan brings his IT skills to the board to help ADSNY embrace the latest relevant technology to its advantage.

Roberta Nusim is the current President of the Art Deco Society of New York. An educator, publisher, and marketer, she brings many of those skills to the organization of ADSNY’s many events. As a founder of the fifteen-year old Weiner Nusim Foundation and her service on the Boards of a number of 501c3 organizations, she has great knowledge of the not-for-profit organization world.

Anthony W. Robins is an architectural historian lecturer tour leader, and author who has been guiding natives and visitors to the city’s wonders for twenty-five years. As a founding member of ADSNY, he created the Society’s original tour program in 1981. He has lectured on New York history and architecture to audiences ranging from high school students to senior citizen groups, and from general audiences to university seminars in the United States and abroad.

Marie Tarmy is a lifelong advocate and supporter of the arts.  As the Treasurer, she brings 30 years  experience as a CPA and Chief Financial Officer / Financial Executive with both privately held and Nasdaq listed professional service and e Commerce companies.

Stephen H. Van Dyk is the retired head of the Smithsonian Libraries Art Department, and worked in art, design, and architecture libraries for nearly forty years. With his vast experience in and knowledge of the field, Stephen has overseen the creation and development of the New York Art Deco Registry and Map.

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