Board & Trustees

Our Trustees

Joel Richard Kagan

Son, Trustee, President

Nantasket Beach & Hull, Massachusetts are geographically a small 12 mile peninsula on the Eastern shore directly across the bay from Boston. On a map, it looks like an infant-sized model of Cape Cod. Joel and his siblings lived here with their parents until Joel was 11 years old. Through his adolescent and teen years…
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Joel Kagan Trustee

Marc Alan Kagan

Son, Trustee, Vice President

Marc grew up in Hull, MA and attended high school at Hull High. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Maryland, did some graduate work at American University, moved to Los Angeles in 1977. There he worked as a professional actor, musician, and photographer while studying film production. He obtained an…
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Roslyn Ann (Kagan) Gellenbeck

Daughter, Trustee, Vice President

Roslyn “Lindy” Gellenbeck is Vice President of the Jack Kagan Foundation. She is a daughter of Jack and Elaine Kagan, and sister to Marc and Joel. In fact, she and Joel were fraternal twins. Lindy lived in Maryland until 1979 when she relocated to Florida. She worked in a number of Administrative positions during her…
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Additional Board Members

Yuka Kagan

Grant Coordination Director

Yuka was born and raised in Japan. She met and married Joel Kagan while he was in Osaka working on assignment. She is fluent in English, and has worked in a number of positions including translator for commercial businesses. She is a licensed pilot and frequently volunteers her time to the local hospital caring for…
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Yuka Kagan

Joanne Swanson Kagan

Business Development Director

Joanne was born in Montana, and received her Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Washington majoring in Atmospheric Science. She had a long and successful career in the National Weather Service, holding forecast positions including aviation, acting lead, hydrology, and high seas. She also held Headquarters positions including Congressional Liaison, automated observing system…
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In Memoriam

Elaine Kagan

Elaine, like her husband and children, was a unique woman and well ahead of her time. She had four children while married to Jack, and raised them often on her own since Jack was committed to his business and earning enough to support them all. Their marriage was tempestuous and ended in divorce in 1968…
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Andrea Kagan Howe

Andrea was the youngest of Jack’s four children. A strong swimmer as a young woman, and a headstrong independent self-starter as an adult, she worked in numerous jobs to support herself and her son, John.  Andrea fell ill and sadly passed away in 2015.
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