The South County History Center is operated by a team of dedicated staff, Trustees, volunteers and interns.
Erica Luke, Executive Director
Erica became the Center's Executive Director in 2014. A native of Wilmington, Delaware, Erica has more than a decade of experience in museums and other educational institutions, including the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History, the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and the Newseum.
Erica earned an M.A. in Museum Studies from George Washington University and a B.A. in History with Distinction from the University of Delaware. She and her husband Robert live in Greene, RI.
Alicia Vaandering, Collections Manager
Alicia has served the Center since 2014, first as a volunteer and presently as our Collections Manager. A graduate of Willamette University and native of Oregon, Alicia moved to the East Coast to pursue an M.A. in History and a Master's Library and Information Studies at the University of Rhode Island.
In addition to her work at the Center, Alicia also serves as a Student Reference Librarian at URI's Carothers Library and spends her free time exploring New England's many fairs.
Board of Trustees
Jeffrey E. Taber, Chair Katherine Long, Vice Chair
H. Graham Nye, Treasurer Polly Eddy, Secretary
Barry Bayon Mark K. Gardner
Kasey Johnson Dr. Jon Marcoux
Dr. Joanne Pope Melish John Parkhurst
Holly Stephenson Joseph (Jay) N. Waller, Jr.
Volunteers 2016-2017 Interns
Dianne Comiskey Allison Anderson
Michael Costa Jessica Campbell
Michael Gannon Anne Colletta
Linda Eppich Michelle Farias
Christine Hendrick Mat Ferraro
Mary Keane Sara Godin
Harold Kemble Deb Marble
Robert Luke Megan MacNeil
William Lundeen Tarilyn Medlar
Charles McCarthy Jodie McMahon
Andrew Polta Amanda Quink
Jean Quinn Bonnie Seymour
Claudia Swain Alea Stokes