Board Member

Suzanne Stirn Ainslie received a history degree and certification in secondary education from Princeton University in 1976. She received a master’s degree in Museum Education from Bank Street College of Education in New York City and taught language arts and social studies at The Brearley School. At the Abigail Adams Smith Museum she was Director of Education and Executive Director. Her extensive nonprofit service includes multiple committees of The Historic House Trust of New York City and service at Seamen’s Society for Children and Families where she has been a board member since 2003 serving as board chair from 2010-2012. Committee work here has included Governance, Program, and the CEO Search Committee. A graduate of Staten Island Academy, she joined this board in 2004 serving on its Governance, Educational Policy, and Long Range Planning Committees. Additional community service includes: Alice Austen House Museum, Historic Richmond Town, Staten Island Botanical Garden, Council on the Arts & Humanities for Staten Island and St. Paul’s Memorial Church. She is married and has one daughter.