501(c)3 Auction Gallery

Meet the Team

Femi Barleycorn

Auction Assistant

Gallery Mascot

Julia is a graduate from SUNY Geneseo with a Bachelor’s degree in Art History with a minor in Asian Studies. Throughout her college career she was a teaching assistant in various art history classes. During her time she has give multiple lectures on different aspects of art and their impact in society. She specializes in ancients and classics, baroque, and has a concentration in art from the 1800s to the late 1900s. At the Benefit Shop she is a photographer and cataloguer with a concentration in art.

Julia Kouroupas

Auction Assistant

Leo is a Mount Kisco native and recent Graduate of SUNY Purchase. He hold a Bachelors Degree in New Media with a minor in Photography. He is The Benefit Shop Auction Gallery’s Creative Director. He is  team liaison with all internet partners,  senior photographer, and senior research manager. 

Anna is a graduate of SUNY Oneonta with a Bachelors in Computer Art. As a student and as a recent graduate she has had a number of internships and jobs including an internship at the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art. Most recently she has been a photo editor and studio assistant in Studio 3×3 in Wappingers Falls, and worked as Visitor Services Staff at Storm King Art Center. Here at the Benefit Shop she is the catalog editor, and assists with the marketing and  social media departments.

Traci Lombardo has a rich background as a collector, dealer and expert in antiques and Americana. She has held positions in prestigious galleries, museums and auction houses in New York City including Christie’s and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Currently, Traci is an adjunct professor of art history and art appreciation at Essex County College in New Jersey. She has a master's degree in art history and museum studies from City College of New York, and a B.A. with a certificate in historic preservation from Rutgers University. She is an independent consultant in marketing and artifacts for The Benefit Shop Foundation.

Ms. Stone is a Wharton MBA, Wall Street refugee, having spent 22 years in the realm of Investment Banking. The latter 16 years as Senior Managing Partner at Needham & Company.  In 2009 She turned her ten-year-old brainchild into a business that not only does good for the community, but thrives amidst a post-recession rebound. Ms.  Stone's nonprofit business, The Benefit Shop Foundation, has become known as the "secret source" for some of the best interior designers in Westchester and Fairfield County. 

Anna Graziosi
Auction Manager
Traci Lombardo 
Marketing Consultant
Michelle Swann

Marketing Consultant

Heather Petrina
Auction Assistant             

Heather spent 10 years teaching a combination of middle grade Spanish in Westchester schools, ESL to adults in Chile, and creating curriculum for homebound high school students. 
She has a Master of Arts degree in Latin American Studies from NYU and has lived abroad in Chile and Spain.

At The Benefit Shop, she loves all things historical and delves into the history of the makers and objects she puts up for auction. Everything has a story - a past to reveal, making the simplest thing much more interesting. She relies on her previous background in framing high end art; everything from design to cutting mats to glass. Heather continues to learn new words to specify the description and function of items thanks to Pam's expertise and has always given time to help others, from volunteering to help build camps for hurricane victims to building homes with Habitat for Humanity. Future endeavours include publishing children's books, under review by agents. Heather is a published poet. 

Femi is a recent graduate of NYU with a Bachelors in Art History and a minor in Studio Art. She plans on applying to grad school in the future and studying Art History or Art Conservation. She also enjoys learning languages and has an interest in Chinese contemporary art.

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Victor DeSilva

Auction Assistant

Pam Stone
Founder / President

Victor is currently enrolled in CUNY Queens College in their undergraduate Accounting program. He eventually plans on pursuing his masters as well as attempting to attain his CPA. He would like to pursue a career in a large, national accounting firm and advance his career there. He also holds an associate's degree in Criminal Justice.

Leo Francisco 
Creative Director