Staff, Board & Advisors
- Brook Ewing Minner, Executive Director
- Amber Bertin, Archival Processing Technician
- Karin Carlson, Vault Manager
- Jane Donnell, Theatre, Distribution and Membership Manager
- Joe Gardner, Technical Services Manager
- Andrea Foster, Business Manager
- Phil Yates, Facilities Manager & Theater
The Board of Directors of Northeast Historic Film consists of 13 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 four meetings a year, with additional committee meetings as needed.
James S. Henderson, President - Harpswell, Maine
Principal, Publius Research, a public affairs consulting firm. Author of Maine: An Encyclopedia, a DVD incorporating 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.
Owner and Producer, Blast Zone Studio, independent media production. Studio Manager for Robert Gardner, artist and filmmaker, Studio7Arts in Cambridge, Mass. Media Services Director, Documentary Educational Resources. BFA from School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University.
Founder and managing partner, The Wildheart Group, media production. Writer, producer and on air at WERU, Maine community radio. Family member of Hiram Percy Maxim, founder of the Amateur Cinema League. NYZS/The Wildlife Conservation Society, National Manager, Annual Support, and an executive producer, The Wildlife Concert with John Denver.
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.
Chair, Maine Arts Commission. Board member, Maine Historical Society and the Southwest Harbor Public Library. Library of Congress assistant chief operating officer, retired. Portland, Maine native. Graduate, University of Maine. Catholic University of America master's degree in library science. Advisors Individuals with interest in the work of NHF as an organization with a vision for film, video and digital preservation, with broad public access. Past Presidents David C. Smith, Bangor, ME * Past Board Members * deceased
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.
Past Board Members
Paul Gelardi, Cape Porpoise, ME
Deborah Joy Corey, Castine, ME
Michael J. Fiori, Readfield, ME
Francis W. Hatch, Jr., Castine, ME *
Donna Loring, Richmond, ME
Alan J. McClelland, Camden, ME *
Judy McGeorge, Ellsworth, ME
Martha McNamara, Boston, MA
Frederick Oettinger, Penobscot, ME
Terry Rankine, South Thomaston, ME *
Robert Saudek, Washington, DC *
Lynda Tyson, Northeast Harbor, ME
Individuals with interest in the work of NHF as an organization with a vision for film, video and digital preservation, with broad public access.
David C. Smith, Bangor, ME *
Past Board Members