It is with great pleasure that the Board of Directors at Nantucket S.T.A.R. would like to welcome Maggie Lengyel as our new Director of Programming and Operations. Maggie comes to S.T.A.R. with a wealth of experience and a passion for families and our Nantucket community. Maggie is looking forward to getting to know all of our S.T.A.R. families and is excited to begin. Please take a moment to read Maggie’s Bio below.


Hi, my name is Maggie Lengyel and I will be starting as the new Director of Operations and Program Development on April 1st. My husband Thomas and I moved to Nantucket in November of 2015. Thomas is the Senior Pastor at Summer Street Church and volunteers with Elder Services and serves on the Interfaith Council. Our daughter Sparrow was born in 2017. She’s teaches us new things every day and keeps us active! Together with our 11-year-old white shepherd, Dusty, we enjoy Nantucket’s walking trails and kayaking in the creeks.

Before we moved to the island, Tina Steadman introduced us to the amazing work S.T.A.R. was doing in the Nantucket community. Today I am humbled by the opportunity to serve in my new role to support S.T.A.R.’s mission- inviting every child to enjoy the sports and recreation activities this island has to offer. I hope to put my passion for nonprofits and serving this community to work; having fun, being active, listening to your concerns and suggestions, and imagining creative solutions to benefit every person in our community.

I can’t wait to meet you all in the coming months to learn more about your S.T.A.R. stories. With the support of the Board of Directors and staff, I look forward to coming alongside S.T.A.R.’s children and families to play, learn, and grow together.

Until then, be well and reach out to this community for support.

Warm regards,

Maggie Lengyel