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SALEM in History Staff and Management Plan

The SALEM in History management plan is designed to maximize the effectiveness of the project and ensure that project goals are met. Project staff, who are responsible for the day-to-day activities of SALEM in History, are supported and joined by Partner Liaisons and an Advisory Board who assist with project planning and oversight.


Elizabeth Duclos-Orsello, Ph.D., Director, 2003-2005, Project consultant, 2005-2007
Carney Maley, Director, 2005-2007
Abaigail Duda, Museum Educator


Partner Liaisons are the main project contacts for their respective organizations.

Salem Public Schools
Alyce Davis
Interim Assistant Superintendent

Salem State College
Brad Austin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor,
Secondary Education Coordinator
Department of History

Peabody Essex Museum
Joshua Basseches
Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer

National Park Service/ Salem Maritime National Historic Site

Hazel Trembley
Education Coordinator


Provides oversight and guidance for SALEM in History activities and sustainability efforts.

  • Irene Axelrod
    Head Manuscript Librarian, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum
  • Elizabeth Beaulieu
    Curriculum Coordinator, Collins Middle School
  • Tina Cross
    Education Specialist, Salem Maritime and Saugus Iron Works National Historic Sites
  • Lynda Coffel
    Principal, Bentley Elementary School
  • Gayle Fischer
    Associate Professor, Department of History, Salem State College
  • Kathy Flynn
    Head of Reference and Public Services, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum
  • Frank Leonard
    Chair, Social Studies Department, Salem High School
  • Jim McAllister
    Local Historian and Author
  • Joanne O'Keefe
    Librarian, Collins Middle School
  • Michelle Pierce
    Assistant Professor, Department of Education, Salem State College
  • Elizabeth Duclos-Orsello
    Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Salem State College

All project staff and partners are ex-officio members of Advisory Board.
For more information about SALEM in History please contact the Project Director