Trustees & Staff

The Franklin County Historical Society would not be vibrant organization it is today without the work of trustees, staff members, and volunteers.

Board of Trustees

Trustees serve to establish direction and goals for the historical society.  Trustees are appointed to three-year terms and can be appointed for up to two terms. They represent a variety of fields and skills, but they all share an enthusiasm for Franklin County history.

2023 Trustees:

Tim Van Leiden, President (1st term, ends 2022)
Robbin Kerth, Vice President (2nd term, ends 2023)
Parker Olmsted, Treasurer (1st term, ends 2025)
Ryland MillerSecretary (1st term, ends 2025)
Glenene Brown (1st term, ends 2025)
Sara Caylor (1st term, ends 2023)
Eric Duderstadt (1st term, ends 2024)
Juanita Peckham (2nd term, ends 2023)
Cathy Sutton (1st term, ends 2025)

Back to Top

FCHS Staff Members

FCHS staff members are the experts who keep the historical society running on a daily basis. They work to protect, preserve, catalog, and exhibit artifacts, present the history of the county to visitors, create unique events, and embrace new techniques and technology in order to make the collection accessible.


Diana Staresinic-Deane, Executive Director & Museum Manager

Ashley Brannan, Archives & Research Specialist
Ona Chapman, Museum Assistant
Eric Leimer, Museum Assistant and FCHS Intern
Stacey Potter, Dietrich Cabin Guide
Chuck Tilman, Administrative Assistant and One-Room School Coordinator
Mike Webber, Weekday Museum Assistant Manager

Back to Top

Share this: