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
Katherine Long, Chair Dr. Joanne Pope Melish, Vice Chair
H. Graham Nye, Treasurer Barry Bayon, Secretary
Polly Eddy Mark K. Gardner
Dr. Jon Marcoux John Parkhurst
Holly Stephenson Joseph (Jay) N. Waller, Jr.
Volunteers 2016-2017 Interns
Dianne Comiskey Racine Amos
Michael Costa Allison Anderson
Michael Gannon Jessica Campbell
Linda Eppich Anne Colletta
Christine Hendrick Alexander Creese
Mary Keane Michelle Farias
Harold Kemble Mat Ferraro
Robert Luke Sara Godin
William Lundeen Deb Marble
Charles McCarthy Megan MacNeil
Pam Mead Tarilyn Medlar
Andrew Polta Jodie McMahon
Jean Quinn Emily Piers
Claudia Swain Amanda Quink
Jeffrey Taber Bonnie Seymour