J. Michael Abbott, AIA
Mr. Abbott is an architect with over thirty years professional experience with historic rehabilitation and adaptive reuse projects.
Dr. Evans is an Architectural Historian who teaches at Wheaton College.
Historian. Dr. Grefe is the Executive Director, Rhode Island Historical Society.
Landscape Historian. Ms. Kelley is a landscape designer with more than 30 years of experience. She is a member of Newport’s Washington Square Advisory Committee.
E. Pierre Morenon, Ph.D.
Dr. Morenon teaches Anthropology at Rhode Island College. His research has spanned from pre-European archaeology to study of recent immigrants.
Mr. Schoettle is the executive director of the Providence Revolving Fund that offers financial and technical assistance to historic rehabilitation projects.
Public Member. Ms. Searle has managed historic rehabilitation projects and is a past president of the Providence Preservation Society.
Museologist. Mr. Smith is the director of the RISD Museum.
Parag Agrawal (ex officio)
Associate Director, Dept. of Administration, Division of Planning
Represented by Kevin Nelson
Janet Coit (ex officio)
Director, Department of Environmental Management
Represented by Lisa Primiano
Darin Early (ex officio)
Chief Operating Officer, Commerce RI
John P. Leyden (ex officio)
State Building Code Commissioner
Represented by Al Cocce, AIA
Edward F. Sanderson (ex officio)
State Historic Preservation Officer
In addition to Commissioners Abbott, Evans, Grefe, Kelley, Morenon, Schoettle, Searle, Smith, and Taylor, Michael Hebert serves as a member of the National Register Professional Review Board:
Mr. Hebert is an archaeologist and Supervising Historic Preservation specialist at the R.I. Department of Transportation.