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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.

2021-2022 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

OFFICERS
President – Dave Jacoby
Vice-President – James Woolsey
Secretary – Dwayne Jones
Treasurer – John Smith
Immediate Past President – Hal Rochkind
Past President – Kevin Scott
Past President – Larry Wygant
COMMITTEE CHAIRS
Business Development – Cesar Hernandez
Galveston Historic Seaport – Jim Andrews
Development & Membership – Shannon Pfeiffer
Preservation Outreach – Brax Easterwood
Events – Beverly Davis
Cultural/Historic Sites – Tommie Boudreaux
Public Policy – Jeri Kinnear

FOUNDATION STAFF

2002 Strand
Galveston, TX 77550
phone: 409-765-7834
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

Whitney Kirkland
Manager, Shearn Moody Plaza, 409-765-7675 ext. 103

COMMUNICATION AND EVENTS

Will Wright
Chief Creative Officer, 409-765-3424

Travis Newman
Director of Events, 409-765-3459

Sydney Abdo
Digital Content Manager, 409-765-3428

PRESERVATION SERVICES

Michael Guillot
Senior Projects Director, 409-765-3425

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

Dustin Henry
Project Manager, 409-765-3427

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

Nick Barbee
Architectural Salvage Warehouse, 409-765-3457

DEVELOPMENT

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

ACCOUNTING

Shiraz Rajan
Controller/Chief Financial Officer, 409-765-3454

Sandra Ricicar
Accountant / HR Specialist, 409-765-3455

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

GALVESTON HISTORIC SEAPORT

Mark Scibinico
Port Captain / Director of the Galveston Historic Seaport, 409-765-3431

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

Ryan Bradfield
Bosun, 409-765-3434

Valerie Smith
Programs Coordinator, 409-765-3432

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

Museum Store
409-763-1877 ext. 1108

RETAIL

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

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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