Leadership

Defining a Sense of Place

Board of Advisors

Bernice Chu

Member
Founding Director, The James Museum of Western Art & Wildlife

Kristen A. Shepherd

Member
Executive Director, Museum of Fine Arts

Rolena Adorno, Ph.D.

Member
Sterling Professor, Yale University // Co-author: Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca: His Account, His Life, and the Expedition of Pánfilo de Narváez

Doris Anderson

Member
Owner, Narváez/Anderson Site (The Jungle Prada Archaeological Site)

The Hon. Rick Baker, J.D.

Member
Former Mayor of St. Petersburg, Florida; Author: Mangroves to Major Leagues and Beyond the Sunshine: A Timeline of Florida’s Past

Tina Bucuvalas, Ph.D.

Member
Curator of Arts & Historical Resources, City of Tarpon Springs

Bill DeYoung

Member
Author - Skyway: The True Story of Tampa Bay’s Signature Bridge and the Man Who Brought It Down, and Phil Gernhard, Record Man.

Rui Farias

Member
Executive Director, St. Petersburg Museum of History

Martin A. Favata, Ph.D.

Member
Professor Emeritus University of Tampa // Co-author: The Account: Álvar Núnez Cabeza de Vaca’s Relacion

José B. Fernández, Ph.D.

Member
Pegasus Professor of History and Modern Languages, University of Central Florida

J. Michael Francis, Ph.D.

Member
Chair, Department of History and Politics University of South Florida – St. Petersburg

Albert C. Hine, Ph.D.

Member
Professor Emeritus, College of Marine Science University of South Florida

Elizabeth Gelman

Member
Executive Director, The Florida Holocaust Museum

Dr. Hank Hine

Member
Executive Director, The Dalí Museum

Jeff Klinkenberg

Member
Author; Recipient of 2018 Florida Humanities Council Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing

Will Michaels, Ph.D.

Member
President, Flight 2014 Planning Board; Author: The Making of St. Petersburg

Gary Mormino, Ph.D.

Member
Professor Emeritus University of South Florida – St. Petersburg

Barbara A. Purdy, Ph.D.

Member
Professor Emerita, The University of Florida

Angela Holmes Rouson, MBA

Member
Past President at St. Petersburg Metropolitan Section National Council of Negro Women

The Hon. Don E.J. Salcines

Member
Appellate Judge (Ret’d); Former Honorary Vice-Consul of Spain to West Coast of Florida; Knight, Royal Order of Queen Isabella