Staff, Board & Advisors

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Board Members

The Board of Directors of Northeast Historic Film consists of 9 people. The bylaws allow for as few as three (which is where NHF started in 1986), and as many as 15 board members, each elected for a three-year term.   The Board holds three meetings a year, usually two in Bucksport and third at another location, with additional committee meetings as needed. 

Sian Evans - Belfast, Maine
Consulting Producer for documentaries on science, nature and history including  Discovery HD Theater, National Geographic, PBS.  Twenty-six years of experience, working nationally and internationally. Family roots in Kingman, Macwahoc, and Millinocket, Maine. 

Paul Gelardi - Cape Porpoise, Maine
President, E Media, Kennebunk, a process development company specializing in plastic manufacturing and surface technologies.

James S. Henderson, Vice President - Harpswell, Maine
Principal, Publius Research, a public affairs consulting firm. Author  of Maine: An Encyclopedia, a DVD incoprorating moving images. Ph.D. in political science from Emory University. Adjunct faculty member, Southern New Hampshire University. Director of the Maine State Archives, 1987-2007.

Judith F. McGeorge - Ellsworth, Maine
Background in banking and finance.  Served as Executive Director and board member of organizations including the Bagaduce Music Lending Library, the Seymour Papert Institute, and WERU community radio. Advisor on the Hancock County Fund of the Maine Community Foundation.

Mark Neumann, Ph. D., Flagstaff, Arizona                                                                                                                     Professor, School of Communications, Northern Arizona University.

James A. Phillips - Bangor, Maine
Co-founder of Trio Software Corporation, and an independent property assessment consultant. Former staff producer and director at WMTW TV; studied film at George Eastman House.

Richard Rosen, President - Bucksport, Maine
Owner Rosen's Department Store, Bucksport. Maine State Senator, member of Health & Human Services Committee. Former State Representative. Board member, Bucksport Regional Health Center.

Karan Sheldon, Secretary - Milton, Massachusetts
NHF co-founder. Author, “Meeting the Movie Queen: An Itinerant Film Anchored in Place” for the AMIA journal, The Moving Image.

David S. Weiss - Blue Hill, Maine
Executive Director and co-founder of Northeast Historic Film. Previously media producer in Boston after graduating in film and semiotics from Brown University. Member, Maine Historical Records Advisory Board.

Pamela Wintle - Washington, D.C.
Founder, Smithsonian Institution Human Studies Film Archives. Member, National Film Preservation Board. Founding chair, Association of Moving Image Archivists' amateur film group, Inédits. Family roots in Skowhegan, Maine.

Mark Neumann, Ph.D. - Flagstaff, Arizona                        
Professor, School of Communication, Northern Arizona University. Teaches cultural and media studies, visual culture, and documentary. Author of Recording Culture: Audio Documentary and the Ethnographic Experience, On the Rim: Looking for the Grand Canyon and a variety of essays on amateur film published in academic journals and edited collections.


Individuals with interest in the work of NHF as an organization with a vision for film, video and digital preservation, with broad public access.

  • Gillian Anderson, orchestral conductor and musicologist.
  • Q. David Bowers, author of Nickelodeon Theaters and Their Music.
  • Peter Davis, director of Hearts and Minds.
  • Kathryn Fuller-Seeley, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Cinema Studies/Communications, Georgia State University.
  • Jan-Christopher Horak, Ph.D. Director, UCLA Film and Television Archive.
  • Janna Jones, Ph.D. Associate Professor and Director of the Cinema and Visual Culture program, School of Communication, Northern Arizona University. 
  • Donna Loring, Wabanaki Cultural Tourism Coordinator, Four Directions Development Corporation. 
  • Martha McNamara, Ph.D. Director, Art and Architecture Program, Wellesley College.
  • Eric Schaefer, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Visual and Media Arts, Emerson College. 
  • Samuel Suratt, Founding member of International Federation of Television Archives.
  • Nathaniel Thompson, President of Maine Radio and Television Co. and CSP Mobile Productions.
  • Tricia Welsch, Ph.D. Associate Professor and Chair of Film Studies, Bowdoin College.
  • David Wexler, owner of Hollywood Vaults.
  • Patricia Zimmermann, Ph.D. Professor of Cinema and Photography, Roy H. Park School of Communications, Ithaca College.