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Four members of the general public and four historic preservation experts are appointed by the President, including the chairman and vice chairman.
Chairman Milford Wayne Donaldson
In June 2010, Milford Wayne Donaldson was appointed by President Barack Obama as Chairman of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.
Milford Wayne Donaldson, FAIA, LEED AP most recently served as the State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) for the state of California from 2004 through 2012. The SHPO serves as Chief Administrative Officer of the Office of Historic Preservation in Sacramento and as Executive Secretary of the State Historical Resources Commission.
Before his appointment in 2004 by Gov. Schwarzenegger, he had a successful 26 year practice as a preservation architect and contractor in California, Arizona, and Nevada. He is a member of the California State Historic Capitol Commission, a former Chair of the State Historical Building Safety Board, a past member of the State Historical Resources Commission and past-president of the California Preservation Foundation. Donaldson is a board member of the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers and US/ICOMOS.
He is an architect of innovative design and has received several awards in preservation architecture including the California Council of the American Institute of Architects Award of Excellence and the Historic Preservation Award and the 1996 Preservationist of the Year Award by the California Preservation Foundation. He served as a member of the Preserve America Summit "Determining What's Important" committee.
Donaldson is a 1967 graduate of the California Polytechnic University, where he earned a Bachelor of Architecture. He received his Master of Science from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland and a Masters in Public History and Teaching from the University of San Diego.
He and his wife, Laurie, reside in Sacramento in a signature Dreyfuss & Blackford Architects 1963 mid-rise condominium. Their family includes one daughter, Erica Lynn Donaldson and two sons, Jaret Blankenship and Nevin Blankenship.
Vice Chairman Clement A. Price
Clement A. Price is the Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor of History and the founder and Director of the Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience at Rutgers University, Newark Campus. A resident of Newark, New Jersey, Price has been a leader for many decades in organizations and causes serving preservation and advancement of history, culture, and education in New Jersey and beyond. He currently serves as the Chair of the Save Ellis Island Foundation and the Newark Education Trust, and is a member of the New Jersey Historical Commission, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and the Newark Black Film Festival. Price, the leading public intellectual in New Jersey, has been the recipient of many awards for academic and community service. He received his B.A. and M.A. in History from the University of Bridgeport and his Ph.D. in History from Rutgers.
Horace H. Foxall, Jr.
Horace H. Foxall, Jr. recently retired as Manager of the Army Corps of Engineers’ Center of Expertise for Preservation of Historic Structures and Buildings. For more than three decades, Foxall assisted the Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Defense, and other federal agencies in developing historic preservation projects and programs, advising staff, architects, engineers, and outside consultants in the execution of historic building preservation. Foxall currently serves on the Board of Advisors of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. He received his M.Arch. in Architectural Design and Urban Design from the University of Washington and his B.S. in Urban Development and B.Arch. in Architectural Design from the University of Oregon.
Terry Guen, FASLA, is principal and founder of Chicago-based Terry Guen Design Associates, Inc. Through her dedicated practice, focused on creating aesthetic public landscapes, she has improved Chicago’s quality of life through the rehabilitated design of the urban ecological environs. Guen’s work is known for its creative, energetic, and thoughtful approach. She provides a complete range of services, from large scale master planning, urban ecological planning, landscape and urban design, site natural and cultural context analysis, public design process, contract documentation and specification, to field management of construction and detailed layout of sustainable plantings. She is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects and has won numerous awards and presented many lectures across the country. Guen received a B.A. in Chemistry from Bowdoin College and a Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania.
Dorothy Lippert is currently a Case Officer in the Repatriation Office of the National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. In her current position, she responds to repatriation requests from Indian tribes for human remains and sacred material. Following graduate school, she worked as the Education Coordinator for the John P. McGovern Hall of the Americas at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. She is Choctaw, currently serves on the Executive of the World Archaeological Congress, and is a past member of the Board of Directors for the Society for American Archaeology. Her research interests include the development of indigenous archaeology, repatriation, ethics and the archaeology and bioarchaeology of the southeastern United States. Lippert received her B.A. from Rice University and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin.
Teresa Isabel Leger de Fernandez
Teresa Isabel Leger de Fernandez is a partner at Nordhaus Law Firm in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she has worked since 1989. Leger de Fernandez also serves as General Counsel to several Indian tribes, including the Pueblos of Laguna, Santa Ana, and Santo Domingo. Previously, she clerked for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California from 1987 to 1989. She is a member of the Historic Marker Selection Committee of the New Mexico International Women’s Forum, is President of Homewise and a Commissioner of Las Acequias de Chupadero. Leger de Fernandez has served on the American Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession, Vice Chair of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, and was a White House Fellow in 1995/1996. She received a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.
Bradford J. White
Bradford J. White is a principal of Brad White & Associates in Evanston, Illinois, providing development consulting on affordable housing and historic resources. He is the former Senior Vice President of Acquisitions and Development at The Habitat Company LLC. Prior to joining Habitat, White was Vice President of Related Midwest LLC, where he was responsible for the acquisition, financing and development of affordable and market-rate housing. He serves on the board of the Illinois Housing Council and is past chair of the Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois and Preservation Action. White received a B.A. in economics from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from DePaul University.
Quapaw, Oklahoma (term of office: 2008-2012)
John L. Berrey is a member of both the Quapaw Tribe and Osage Nation. He serves as chairman of the Quapaw Tribal Business Committee and the Downstream Development Authority. He is also a fourth-generation rancher on the family’s original allotment on the Osage Reservation located north of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Since graduating from the University of Arkansas with a degree in journalism in 1991, Berrey has held a number of business positions, including several with the Quapaw Tribe.
Mayor Michael B. Coleman
Michael B. Coleman was elected Mayor of Columbus, Ohio, in 1999 and was reelected in 2003, 2007, and 2011. As mayor, he has focused on rejuvenating downtown Columbus by initiating Neighborhood Pride, a proactive effort to engage residents and businesses to fix up thousands of homes and clean up their neighborhoods. Coleman also created the Affordable Housing Trust Corporation to provide more housing options to inner-city residents and led the restoration of the historic Lincoln Theatre and the landmark Lazarus Department Store building in downtown Columbus. He received his B.A. from the University of Cincinnati and his J.D. from the University of Dayton Law School.
Two federal agency heads and the Architect of the Capitol are permanent members of ACHP.Secretary of Agriculture (Hon. Tom Vilsack)
Secretary of the Interior (Hon. Sally Jewell)
Architect of the
Capitol (Stephen T. Ayers, AIA)
Administrator, General Services Administration (Daniel M. Tangherlini, Acting Administrator)
Secretary of Defense (Hon. Chuck Hagel)
Secretary of Transportation (Hon. Ray H. LaHood)
Secretary, Department of Housing and Urban Development (Hon. Shaun Donovan)
Secretary, Department of Commerce (Acting Secretary Rebecca Blank)
Secretary, Department of Education (Hon. Arne Duncan)
Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs (Hon. Gen. Eric Shinseki)
Ex-officio representatives of national preservation organizations round out ACHP's membership.
Chair of the National Trust for Historic Preservation (Carolyn S. Brody)
President of the National Conference of State
Historic Preservation Officers (Elizabeth Hughes)
Designated observers may actively participate in certain activities of the membership, but may not make or second any motion and may not vote.
Chairman, National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers (Janine Ledford)
Secretary, Department of Homeland Security (Hon. Janet Napolitano)
Secretary, Department of Energy (Hon. Ernest Moniz)
Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency (Acting Administrator Bob Perciasepe)
Chair, Council on Environmental Quality (Hon. Nancy Sutley)
Chair, National Alliance of Preservation Commissions (Jo Ramsay Leimenstoll)
President, ACHP Alumni Foundation (Katherine Slick)
Updated on May 21, 2013