Board of Trustees
Marie McCaffrey (President and Executive Director), co-founder of HistoryLink.org, graphic designer and book publication manager, former member Board of Trustees, Seattle Public Library.
Michael Sullivan (Chair), Historic Preservationist and Principal at Artifacts Consulting, Inc. Michael also serves as an advisor from Washington State to the National Trust for Historic Preservation and is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Washington Tacoma.
Jean Sherrard, (Vice-chair) Co-founder of Globe Radio Repertory and Artist-in-Residence at Hillside Student Community. He was the curator and photographer of the ‘Now and Then’ exhibit at the MOHAI, which led him to co-author the book Washington Then and Now with Paul Dorpat.
Chris Smith Towne (Secretary), environmental policy consultant, and former member of the Central Puget Sound Growth Management Hearings Board.
Greg Nickels (Treasurer) served eight years as the 51st Mayor of Seattle from January 1, 2001, through December 31, 2009. He is known as a leader in climate protection and was appointed by Barack Obama as alternate representative to the United Nations.
Tessa Campbell, curator of collections, Hibulb Cultural Center.
Michael Ellsworth, co-founder of Civilization, a design firm rooted in social change.
Erasmo Gamboa, Ph.D, professor emeritus of history, University of Washington. Former Associate Professor of Chicano Studies and Adjunct Associate Professor of History and Latin American Studies at the UW. Professor Gamboa is the author of numerous articles and books on the history of Latinos in the Pacific Northwest.
Warren King George, historian for the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe Preservation Program.
Pam Heath, former Sr. Project Manager with Walter Dorwin Teague Associates, the original design consultancy, founded in 1926 and focused on the technology and aviation industries. She previously served as Lead Program Manager with Microsoft's Strategic Prototyping team, building immersive prototypes of future consumer experiences.
Douglas Howe, founder of Touchstone, currently one of the region’s most active property developers, with approximately 2 million square feet currently under construction.
Russell Johnson, Legislative Affairs specialist for the Washington State Bar Association. Formerly an intern at HistoryLink, his first post-college job.
Al Levine, former Deputy Executive Director of the Seattle Housing Authority from 2003 until his retirement in 2013, where he led Development, Construction and Asset Management programs.
Margaret O’Mara Ph.D., the Howard & Frances Keller Professor of History at the University of Washington. She writes and teaches about the growth of the high-tech economy, the history of U.S. politics, and the connections between the two.
Norman B. Rice, board member of Casey Family Programs, Opus Bank, and Northwest African American Museum. Former CEO of the Seattle Foundation, former president of Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle, and former mayor of Seattle.
Waylon Robert, Lobbyist & Fundraising Coordinator for the City of Hoquiam and Board Member of the Grays Harbor College Foundation. He has worked for Justice Steven Gonzalez, Representative Derek Kilmer, and Councilmember Larry Gossett.
Jared Smith, former Director for the Seattle Offices of the Waterfront, Strategic Planning, and Transportation Policy and Planning; Regional Transit Manager; Northwest Regional Manager for Parsons Brinckerhoff. Smith has served on the boards of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Seattle Association, and Futurewise, and more recently worked on earthquake relief as a volunteer engineer with Nepal SEEDS and Engineers without Borders.
Matt Watkins, engineer at Lockheed Martin. Former mayor and city councilmember of Pasco and 4th generation Washingtonian.
Evelyn Yenson, former city planner in NY and Seattle; former director of Vancouver EXPO '86, WA State Lottery, Washington State Department of Licensing; former board member of Seattle Chinese Garden, Seattle Colleges; and Pike Place Market Foundation; former member and chair of WA State Ethics board; currently serves on Washington State Pardons and Clemency Board.
Bill Youngs, Ph.D., Chair and Professor of History at Eastern Washington University and author of scholarly books including The Fair and the Falls: Spokane's Expo '74, winner of the 1996 Washington State Governor's Writers Award.
Dorothy H. Mann, Ph.D. (Trustee Emerita, non-voting), senior fellow, University of Washington Institute for Public Affairs and Management, and former chair, Group Health Cooperative.
James Tupper Jr., partner at Tupper | Mack | Wells PLLC.
Board of Advisers (Partial list)
U.S. Sen. Patty Murray
Gov. Daniel J. Evans
Sec. of State Kim Wyman
King Co. Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles
State Rep. John McCoy
Terry Bergeson, Ph.D.
Allyson Brooks, Ph.D.
John Findlay, Ph.D.
C. David Hughbanks
Leon Leeds, Ph.D.
Margaret Levi, Ph.D.