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Galveston Historical Foundation
GHF Board and Staff

GHF Board and Staff

Galveston Historical Foundation is overseen by a dedicated governing board and organizational staff. GHF board and staff oversee everything from long-range foundational planning to day-to-day operations. View our complete list of current GHF board and staff below.

2019-2020 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

OFFICERS
President – Kyle McFatridge
Vice-President – Hal Rochkind
Secretary – Dwayne Jones
Treasurer – Matt Furlong
Immediate Past President – Alicia Cahill
Past President – Kevin Scott
Past President – Tom Schwenk
COMMITTEE CHAIRS
Business Development – Dave Jacoby
Texas Seaport Museum – Jim Andrews
Development & Membership – Peter Moore
Preservation Outreach – Brax Easterwood
Events – Beverly Davis
Cultural/Historic Sites – James Woolsey
Public Policy – Jeri Kinnear

FOUNDATION STAFF

2228 Broadway (At the 1940 Sears Bldg.)
2002 Strand (Administrative Offices)
2200 Harborside (Texas Seaport Museum)
Galveston, TX 77550
phone: 409-765-7834, fax: 409-765-6831
foundation@galvestonhistory.org


ADMINISTRATION

Dwayne Jones
Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer, 409-765-3422

Jabre Celestine
Director of Information Services, 409-765-3410

Cameron Dunbar
Facilities Manager, 409-765-3406

COMMUNICATION AND EVENTS

Will Wright
Chief Creative Officer, 409-765-3424

Gina Marano
Director of Special Events, 409-765-3401

Kyle O’Brien
Events & Volunteer Coordinator, 409-765-3459

Bekah Guedry
Social Media Manager, 409-765-3427

PRESERVATION SERVICES

Michael Guillot
Director of Preservation and Conservation Services, 409-765-3425

Laura Bourgeois
Architectural Projects and Historic Properties Manager, 409-765-3429

Jami Durham
Historian – Property Research and Cultural History, 409-765-3453

Nick Barbee
Architectural Salvage Warehouse, 409-765-3457

ACCOUNTING

Waris Mustafa
Controller/Chief Financial Officer, 409-765-3452

Sarah Smith
Assistant Controller, 409-765-3408

DEVELOPMENT

Brett Harrington
Chief of Advancement and Planned Giving, 409-765-3458

MEMBERSHIP

Julia Muncaster
Director, 409-765-3405

MUSEUMS & MUSEUM PROGRAMS

Denise Alexander
Chief of Museums & External Relations, 409-765-3423

Lauraleigh Gourley
Historic Properties Rentals Manager, 409-765-3402

Barbara Najera
Bishop’s Palace Manager, 409-762-2475

John Schaumburg
Director of Retail Services, 409-765-3454

TEXAS SEAPORT MUSEUM & THE 1877 TALL SHIP ELISSA

Mark Scibinico
Port Captain / Director of the Texas Seaport Museum, 409-765-3431

Susan Vanderford
Maritime Education and Programs Coordinator, 409-765-3432

Brian Leadingham
Captain, Seagull II, 409-765-3433

Ryan Bradfield
Bosun, 409-765-3434

Museum Store
409-763-1877 ext. 1108

Veronica Salgado
Manager Pier 21 Theater, 409-763-8808

ABOUT GALVESTON HISTORICAL FOUNDATION

GHF was formed as the Galveston Historical Society in 1871 and merged with a new organization formed in 1954 as a non-profit entity devoted to historic preservation and history in Galveston County. Over the last sixty years, GHF has expanded its mission to encompass community redevelopment, historic preservation advocacy, maritime preservation, coastal resiliency and stewardship of historic properties. GHF embraces a broader vision of history and architecture that encompasses advancements in environmental and natural sciences and their intersection with historic buildings and coastal life, and conceives of history as an engaging story of individual lives and experiences on Galveston Island from the 19th century to the present day.

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