Expertise and Select Clients

Strategic and Long Range Planning: 
Accomplished facilitator with extensive experience assisting organizations in developing mission-driven, sustainable and achievable strategic and long range plans.  Representative clients include:
  • 1759 Vought House:  Mission, Vision, Goals
  • Ellis Island Institute: Mission, Vision, Goals and Programs and Operations Strategy
  • Canal Society of New Jersey: Long Range Plan
  • Meadows Foundation: Strategic Plan
  • Naval Air Station Wildwood: Long Range Plan
  • Heritage Trail Association: Long Range Plan

Non-profit Management
:  Deeply committed and experienced non-profit executive with the ability to build capacity and consensus, identify and engage stakeholders and advance an organization mission through:

  • Board Relations and Board Development
  • Government Relations and Advocacy           
  • Fundraising and Grant writing
  • Developing Strategic Partnerships

Grant Writing and Management: 
Successful, experienced grant writer and manager, resulting in multiple grant awards from a wide variety of public and private sources, including:

  • National Endowment for the Humanities, program and planning grants
  • New Jersey Historical Commission, project and general operating support grants
  • New Jersey Historic Trust, site management grants
  • New Jersey Council for the Humanities, project grants
  • American Express, historic preservation grants
  • PSEG, general operating support grant
  • Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, education grants
  • World Monuments Fund, preservation education grant
  • Kaplan Foundation, preservation education grant
  • Achelis Bodman Foundation, preservation planning grant

Historic Preservation
  Award winning preservation specialist with a broad understanding of historic preservation issues, policies and goals. Sample projects include:

Preservation planning:
  • Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island: Preservation and Interpretive Plan for Ward G and Powerhouse Complex
  • Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island: Exterior and Interior Preservation Plan for the Recreation Building, Ellis Island South Side.
Preservation Education and Advocacy: 
  • Ellis Island Institute: Preservation Education Forum and Strategy
  • Center for Heritage Preservation Concept Workshop
National Register Nominations:
  • Millville National Historic District, Montague, NJ
  • Upper Mill Historic District, Milford, PA 

Public History
:  Thoughtful, creative and engaging museum professional with the ability to deliver a client’s message and content using a variety of media and designed for  diverse audiences.  Expertise includes:

Interpretation and program development:
  • Save Ellis Island, Inc.:  Teacher and student education programs and public programs focusing on Ellis Island’s south side unrestored buildings.
  • National Park Service:  Interpretive Plan, Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, thematically linking historic and environmental sites along a 150 mile National Heritage Corridor.
  • American Labor Museum Botto House National Historic Landmark: Curator and Education Director, developing public and school programs linking the Botto House, Paterson Museum and Lambert Castle, all related to Paterson, New Jersey’s industrial history.
  • Waterloo Foundation for the Arts:  Director of Education and Public Programs, completely revamping educational programming to align with the village’s history as a major transshipment location along the Morris Canal.
Exhibit content development, research, planning and design coordination
  • Save Ellis Island, Inc.:  "Future in the Balance: Immigration, Public Health and the Ellis Island Hospitals.”
  • National Park Service: Western Historic Trails Center, Council Bluffs, Iowa core exhibit.
  • Zippo Manufacturing Company:  Zippo/Case Visitor Center, Bradford, PA, core exhibit
  • NJ State Police Museum core exhibit.
  • Silver Lake Nature Center, Bristol, PA core exhibit.
  • Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania:  “Pittsburgh Rhythms: A Musical History of Pittsburgh.”
Research and writing:
  • Co-author, "Spanning the Industrical Age: The John A. Roebling Sons Company, Trenton, NJ."
  • Author: Commemorative History of Millville, New Jersey