October 18, 2021

The Vineyard Preservation Trust is dedicated to preserving, managing, and restoring historically significant properties central to the culture and story of life on Martha’s Vineyard has named Nevette Previd as the new Executive Director.

“l’m honored to lead The Trust into a new chapter. The organization’s commitment to deepening its connection with the community is exciting. The landmark properties play such an important role in the story of Martha’s Vineyard, said Nevette. They make our everyday special and will be a living ‘sense of place’ for generations to come.”

As executive director, Previd will work with staff and the Executive Committee to strengthen governance, finance, property management, marketing, and events. One of her first acts as director will be to create a development plan for property maintenance and restoration and reimagine community uses for its iconic properties.

“Nevette is a positive and energetic leader. Her warmth, collegial style, practical approach to problem-solving, and passion for collaboration has earned her the esteem of the community, staff, and Executive board,” said Vineyard Trust Board Chair John Klein. “The Trustees are excited to work with Nevette as our new executive director and confident that The Trust will be well-positioned to thrive under her guidance in the years to come.”

Previd is an island business owner, mom, and active citizen who has been a leader in community organizing, storytelling campaigns and events for the past 15 years. She is the principal of Nevette Previd Consulting, specializing iח impact marketing and festival production, and the owner of Farm.Field.Sea., a culinary tourism company that provides “life­ learning” food-focused experiences. She most recently produced the Martha’s Vineyard Oyster Fest.

Additionally, she has worked in London and New York before moving to the Vineyard. On island, she has served as a strategic consultant for lsland nonprofits, overseeing special projects and feasibility studies. Previd’s projects include work for the MV Nonprofit Collaborative, promoting local seafood with The Martha’s Vineyard Shellfish Group and spearheading the ‘Venison Donation Project’ for lsland Grown lnitiative (IGI) and the MV Agricultural Society to reduce tick-borne disease by decreasing the number of deer on the island. Other work includes IGI project manager of the lsland-Wide Food Waste Committee and the Food Hub Feasibility Study examining the Vineyard’s food value chain. Nevette also served as the manager for Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign to curb childhood obesity and community outreach for the Healthy Aging Task Force, galvanizing support for “One-Stop,” a health resource for the “silver tsunami” of lsland seniors. Previd will fold her business to put all her energy into The Trust.

She has received her Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from The lnstitute for Nonprofit Practice (INP) as part of Tufts University’s Jonathan M. Tisch College. She currently serves as the Co-Chair for Visit Vineyard Haven, a partnership of the VH Business Association and VH Harbor Cultural District.