Board of Trustees and Staff

The Society is administered by a 10-member Board of Trustees.  Trustee Cyndi Upthegrove is the Managing Trustee, assisted by Curator of Collections Nancy Salguero McKay and bookkeeper/office assistant Cheryl Lair.  The Curator manages the collections with the assistance of University of Washington Museum Studies interns and a cadre of well-trained volunteers.  The Managing Trustee is assisted by various programs assistants and volunteers.  Both positions are accepting additional volunteers at this time.

2015-16 Board of Trustees

Terry Anderson

Former Councilmember, City of SeaTac
Executive Board, Suburban Cities
Past Chair, South King County United Way

Mike Emerson, President

Director of Contracts, The Boeing Co, Ret.
Past Board, Boeing Employees Credit Union
Past Chair, Highline Community College Trustees
Past President, WA State Community and
Technical College Trustees Assn.

Lloyd E. Herman, Secretary

Curator, Craft/Design Exhibitions
Founding Director Emeritus,
Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Lynda Isernio, Treasurer

Store Manager, Umpqua Bank
School Commissioner, St. Francis Elementary
Former Board, SWKC Chamber of Commerce
Former Board President, Discover Burien

Gary Long, Vice President

Past City Manager, City of Burien
Foundation Board, Highline Community College

Kitty Milne

Nurse, Teacher (retired)
Past Mayor, City of Burien

Fran Reid

Teacher, Music Instructor
Former Trustee, Highline Community College

Sili Savusa

Executive Director, White Center Community Development Assoc.
Former President, Highline School Board

Jeff Taylor

Proprietor, Hattie’s Hat
Owner, Bonache Sauces
Past Board President, Shakespeare in the Park

Cyndi Upthegrove, Managing Trustee

Past Board President, Pediatric Interim Care Center
Past Marketing Manager, Museum of Flight
Past Interim Executive Director, Medic One Foundation
Past Executive Director, Epilepsy Foundation, NW

Linda Isernio
Linda Isernio