Board of Trustees

Members of the Rhode Island Historical Society’s Board of Directors are volunteers of the highest order. They bring a wealth of historical knowledge and professional experience to their oversight of this institution.

Michael L. Baker, Jr., CPA

Department Vice President & Controller, Accounting, Amica Insurance

Alletta Morris Cooper

Paul A. Croce, Sc.D

Vice President & Manager of Research, Retired, FM Global

Michael Gerhardt

Roberta Gosselin

Vice President, Treasury and Risk Management, Amica Insurance

Mark F. Harriman


Co-Founder and Senior Editor of the

Scott MacKay

Political Analyst, Rhode Island NPR

Frank Mauran, IV

President and owner of Gaspee Media

Peter J. Miniati, JD, CFP


Senior Vice President, Private Client Advisor, Bank of America Private Bank

Maureen Moakley, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of Political Science, University of Rhode Island

Marcus P. Nevius, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Missouri

Jeannette E. Riley, Ph.D.

Professor, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences University of Rhode Island

Alicia J. Samolis, JD

Partner, Partridge Snow & Hahn, LLP

Robert H. Sloan, Jr., CLU, ChFC

Board Chair

Principal Sloan Associates

Luther W. Spoehr, Ph.D.

Vice Chair

Senior Lecturer Emeritus, Departments of Education and History, Brown University

Theodore W. Smalletz

Retired, Chief Financial Officer of Gloria Duchin, Inc.

Stanley Weiss

Owner, Stanley Weiss Associates, LLC

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