Eric Martin, Chair
Eric Martin is a a graduate of the University of Vermont's historic preservation program and worked at Historic Boston Inc., a historic preservation revolving fund and advocacy organization. He is an associate of Stoel Rives LLP in Portland.
Sarah LeCompte, Vice Chair
Sarah LeCompte is manager of the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center in Baker City. She also serves on the Baker City Historic District Design Review Board, and has assisted the Baker County Cultural Coalition and the Oregon Museums Association.
Carole Astley (advisory)
Carole Astley is the industry relations manager for the Oregon Tourism Commission, dba Travel Oregon. In her role with Travel Oregon she oversees the tourism matching grants program, state welcome centers, Q care customer service training program and Oregon Governor's Conference on Tourism.
Chrissy Curran (advisory)
Chrissy Curran is the deputy state historic preservation officer. She also is a member of the Oregon Historical Quarterly's editorial board.
MaryKay Dahlgreen (advisory)
MaryKay Dahlgreen became the Oregon State Librarian in March 2012. Prior to her appointment she had worked at the State Library for 16 years, seven as the Program Manager for Library Development and nine as the Youth Services Consultant. Dahlgreen began her professional career after earning her MLIS from the University of Washington in 1984.
MariLou Diamond is a professional interior architect specializing in both commercial and residential design. She is the founding president of the Hellenic-American Cultural Center & Museum. Mari Lou has served on the boards of numerous civic, professional, cultural and philanthropic organizations.
Mary Beth Herkert (advisory)
Herkert is coordinator of the State Historic Records Advisory Board and has been state archivist since 2006. She holds a master’s in history from the State University of New York at Albany and is a Certified Records Manager.
Kimberly Jensen is a professor of history at Western Oregon University. Besides award-winning teaching at the university, Jensen served on the steering committee for the Oregon Woman Suffrage Centennial, the editorial board of the Oregon Encyclopedia project, and the editorial advisory board for the Oregon Historical Society. A book she wrote on American women in the First World War was a finalist for a 2008 Oregon Book Award.
Todd Kepple is the director of the Klamath County Museums.
David Lewis is an anthropologist, archivist, ethno-historian, educator and an adjunct professor at Oregon State University. He is the former tribal historian and museum director of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde.
Carol Michael has been involved in community activities in Morrow County for more than 20 years. The activities include the North Morrow Community Foundation, the Morrow County Historical Society, the Boardman Chamber of Commerce, the OSU Extension Service, and the Morrow County Cultural Coalition.
Andrea Morgan (advisory)
Andrea Morgan is the social sciences curriculum specialist for the Oregon Department of Education. In her work, she has facilitated the development of the current Oregon Social Sciences Standards, and she provides assistance to districts, schools, and teachers with history and other social sciences curriculum and instruction issues. Previously, she taught high school history and economics in the Silver Falls School District. She has a masters degree in interdisciplinary studies from Western Oregon University.
Jerry Ostermiller With over 25 years of museum administration experience, his has served as an administrator for a number of major programs. Prior to being executive director at the Columbia River Maritime Museum, Ostermiller was Historic Sites Administrator for the State of Idaho. He was also a member of the Idaho Historic Preservation Council and served as its president in 1988. Ostermiller is past president of the Council of American Maritime Museums and a member of the board of the United States Lifesaving Service Heritage Association.
Chelsea Rose is an archaeologist and adjunct faculty member with the Southern Oregon University Laboratory of Anthropology.She writes a monthly column about Jacksonville archaeolog and was an on-camera host for Time Team America when it aired nationally on PBS from 2008-2012. She is the recipient of the Jeffersonian Award, an annual recognition given to a scholar by professional archaeologists and historians working in northern California and southern Oregon.
Layne Sawyer (advisory)
Layne Sawyer has worked at the Oregon State Archives since 1986. Before coming to work for the State Archives she worked as manuscripts curator at the Oregon Historical Society. She earned her undergraduate degree in American history from Washington State University and a master in library science degree from the University of Denver. She is a member of the Academy of Certified Archivists, Northwest Archivists, and other heritage organizations.
Kerry Tymchuk (advisory)
Kerry Tymchuk, an author and a historian, is the executive director of the Oregon Historical Society. He chaired the 2012 Legislative Task Force on Heritage Vitality.