NCWHS Board of Directors

Board of Directors
National Collaborative for Women's History Sites

updated September 30, 2013


Heather Huyck, Chair

Heather Huyck has been a public historian since 1971 as “junior historian” at George Washington’s Birthplace. In 1976 she was a Fieldworker for the Women’s History Sources Survey. Specializing in colonial history, women’s history, and cultural resource management, she worked for the National Park Service doing furnishing plans for schools at Herbert Hoover NHS and Homestead, NM. More >

Page Harrington, Vice President

Page Harrington brought her passion and experience in museum management, strategic planning, fundraising, and illumination of the history of the United States to the role of executive director of the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum, home of the historic National Woman’s Party, in 2008. More >

Barb Howe, Treasurer

Barb Howe is retired from West Virginia University, where she taught women’s history and women’s studies and directed the Public History Program and the Center for Women’s Studies. More >

Peg Strobel, Assistant Treasurer

Margaret (Peg) Strobel is professor emerita of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and former director of the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, also at UIC. More >

Marsha Weinstein, Secretary

Marsha Weinstein is a civic activist with a passion for women’s history and girl leadership development. She is the cofounder and vice president of the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Trust, and founder and president of the recently established Patty Smith Hill and Mildred Jane Hill Happy Birthday Park. More >


Joan Catapano

Joan Catapano is a publishing consultant with experience especially in scholarly publishing, having served as Associate Director and Editor-in-Chief at the University of Illinois Press and prior to that as Assistant Director at Indiana University Press. More >

Nupur Chaudhuri

Nupur is professor of history at Texas Southern University in Houston.  Her dissertation is in French history; she has published in the areas of French, U.S., Indian, and British Empire history. More >

Janice Dilg

Janice Dilg earned her MA in history Portland State University in 2005, where her research centered on early twentieth century women and labor in the Pacific. She consults on a variety of public history projects in the Pacific Northwest with a focus in Oregon. More >

Pam Elam

Pam made her first public speech in support of Women's Rights in 1964 when she was 13 years old and has been organizing for women ever since, first in her home state of Kentucky and then in New York. Pam is cochair of the NCWHS Women's Heritage Trails Committee and has a Master's Degree in Women's History from Sarah Lawrence College.  More >

Mary Melcher

Mary Melcher, public historian and consultant, completed her doctorate in American history at Arizona State University in 1994, with concentrations in the twentieth century, women's history, and the West.  For the past twenty years, she has worked as a curator and consultant on numerous public history projects.  More >

Marla Miller

Marla Miller's primary research interest is U.S. women's work before industrialization. Her book The Needle's Eye: Women and Work in the Age of Revolution appeared from the University of Massachusetts Press in August 2006, and won the Costume Society of America's Millia Davenport Publication Award for the best book in the field for that year. More >

Lori Osborne

Lori Osborne is the Archivist at the Evanston History Center and the Director of the Evanston Women's History Project. More >

Sherrie Smith-Ferri

Sherrie Smith-Ferri received her Ph.D. in cultural anthropology (1998) from the University of Washington. She is currently Director of the Grace Hudson Museum & Sun House in Ukiah, California, a position she has held for nearly a decade. More >

Peg Strobel

Margaret (Peg) Strobel is professor emerita of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and former director of the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, also at UIC. More >

National Park Service Liaisons

Eola Lewis Dance

Dance is the supervisory ranger at Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site in Richmond, VA.  As a public historian she began her work in the field of interpretation in 2001 and expanded in cultural resource management while working at National Capital Parks-East. More >

Laura Miller

Laura A. Miller joined the National Park Service in 2001, as a historian at the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site. Previously, she had served as Executive Director of the Central High Museum, Inc. She obtained her master’s degree in Public History from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 1999. More >

Ajena Cason Rogers

Ajena is the Supervisory Ranger at Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site in Richmond, VA. As a National Park Service interpretive ranger for over 25 years, she strives to interpret the experiences of women through living history presentations, interpretive talks and lectures, and research. More >

Pam Sanfilippo

Sanfilippo is Park Historian at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site, historically known as White Haven. She received her undergraduate degree in history from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and a master’s degree in history at Washington University in St. Louis.  More >




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