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

Senior Assistant Vice President, Accounting, Amica Insurance

Winifred E. Brownell, Ph.D.


Dean Emerita of Arts and Sciences, University of Rhode Island

Paul A. Croce, Sc.D

Vice President & Manager of Research, Retired, FM Global

Cindy E. Salazar, Esq.

Immigration Attorney at the Law Office of Cindy Salazar

Michael T. Eadie

VP Wealth Management Sales and Marketing, Washington Trust

Michael Gerhardt

Roberta Gosselin

Vice President, Treasury and Risk Management, Amica Insurance

Scott MacKay

Political Analyst, Rhode Island NPR

Peter J. Miniati, JD, CFP


Private Client Advisor, F.L.Putnam

Maureen Moakley, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of Political Science, University of Rhode Island

Alletta Morris Cooper

Marcus P. Nevius, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of History, 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

Lane Talbot Sparkman

Associate Director of Education & Public Programs Coordinator, RI Department of State

Theodore W. Smalletz

Retired, Chief Financial Officer of Gloria Duchin, Inc., East Providence, RI.

Stanley Weiss

Owner, Stanley Weiss Associates, LLC

James Wing

Senior Vice President, RBC Wealth Management

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