Trustees
 
  • President
  • First Vice President
  • Second Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Assistant Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Other Trustees

Michael Gilmartin


Michael Gilmartin   Michael is a retired teacher from the Abington Heights School District. He currently works in a family- owned business, NADA & CO., in Scranton.

As a community volunteer I work with the Scranton Cultural Center, Scranton Tomorrow/Main Street Project, EOTC, and The Society for the Preservation of the Tripp Family Homestead.

 
Since being named an LHS trustee, I have done committee work in support of fundraising events including the Historic House Tour on the Hill, A Night at the Theatre, the Rocky Glen Park documentary, and Arts on Fire. At the present time I am serving as president of the board.

Donald J. Frederickson, Jr., Esquire

Donald J Fredrickson

Donald is an attorney and partner with Kobal & Frederickson, Moosic, PA.

He serves as solicitor for LHS legal issues.


Laurie M. Cadden
Laurie M. Cadden graduated from West Scranton Senior High School before taking paralegal and real estate certification courses at Penn State University and studying banking and finance at Lackawanna College. She is the owner of Laurie Cadden Enterprises, LLC, is a realtor at ERA One Source Realty, and holds professional membership in the Greater Scranton Board of Realtors.

Laurie is a local radio and television host with WILK radio and Electric City Television. She is a recipient of several community service awards and recently was listed as one of northeastern Pennsylvania’s Top 25 Women in Business.

Laurie volunteers as a board member of Scranton Tomorrow, Friendship House, the Community Intervention Center, YMCA, the Lackawanna County Commission for Women, Society of Irish Women, Scranton Jazz Festival and Voluntary Action Center. She also is on the advisory board of Ballet Theatre of Scranton. Laurie's favorite local history topic is Women in Scranton.
  Laurie M. Cadden

Douglas Forrer, CPA

Douglas Forrer has served as a trustee of the LHS since 1997 and as treasurer since 1998. 

Born on Long Island, NY, he graduated from The University of Scranton in 1996 and decided to make northeastern Pennsylvania his home. 

In 2001 he opened his own accounting practice and continues in that profession today. 
  Douglas Forrer, CPA

Dalida A. Materazzi O'Malley


Dalida A. Materazzi O'Malley is a resident of Clarks Green, PA. She is a graduate of The University of Scranton and the Leadership Lackawanna program. She is a member of a few local boards and has served as chairperson or co-chairperson of fundraising events in the community.

She holds a finance and benefits position at Hospice of the Sacred Heart in Wilkes-Barre.

Dalida has been on the LHS Board of Trustees for six years. She is responsible for the Reception Committee which provides refreshments for the Society's monthly programs at the Catlin House. In addition, Dalida has chaired or co-chaired plays performed as fundraisers for the Historical Society.

Dalida has worked on PR for the Historic House Tour on the Hill and was on the MAP committee..
  Dalida A. Materazzi O'Malley

Training programs: Girl Scouts of  USA, American Cancer Society and PA Dept. of Aging.

Additional Volunteer Activities: member, Lackawanna County Suicide Prevention & Awareness Task Force; volunteer, Electric Theatre Company.

Bill Conlogue

Bill Conlogue, who teaches English at Marywood University, serves the LHS as board secretary and as chair of the Publications Committee.

  William Conogue
Richard Bovard

(Emeritus)

Skip, as Richard is known, has been a member of the LHS Board since 1993.  

He serves as insurance consultant to the board and is chair of the By-laws Committee.

 

Joeseph F. Cimini

Joe Cimini is a longtime member and trustee of the Lackawanna Historical Society, having served as the organization's president from 1989 until 1997. He has been on the faculty of The University of Scranton since 1980, where he is an associate professor of Sociology / Criminal Justice.

A lawyer by training, Joe is a member of the bar and at one time was an Assistant United States Attorney and then served as a part-time federal magistrate judge. He graduated from The University of Scranton and received his law degree from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He was law clerk to Judge Edwin M. Kosik in the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas.

Mr. Cimini is a member of several railroad history organizations, including the National Railway Historical Society, and he has a particular interest in the history of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad here in northeastern Pennsylvania.

As a trustee of the Lackawanna Historical Society, Joe has facilitated focus groups of the organization's volunteers and of its trustees in connection with the Museum Assessment Plan project. He also is a member of the MAP subcommittee on governance.

   
Joe Garvey

Joseph X. Garvey, Jr., a Certified Public Accountant, has been Vice President of Business Affairs & Treasurer for Marywood University since 2007. He began his career with Coopers & Lybrand in Baltimore and went on to hold the positions of Partner with Robert T. Kelly & Co., Scranton, and CFO for Rowan & Blewitt, Inc. and R&B Services, Inc. in Washington, DC. Prior to accepting his position at Marywood, he served as Vice President of Finance & Administration at Keystone College, LaPlume.

Mr. Garvey has served as adjunct instructor for Keystone College, Lackawanna College and The University of Scranton and has been a committee member and lecturer for the Pennsylvania University Annual Tax Institute.

He received an associate degree in business administration from Keystone College, a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Susquehanna University, and an MS degree in management from the University of Maryland. He holds professional memberships in several organizations and serves as board member for the Association of Independent Colleges & Universities of Pennsylvania.

He is an active board member of St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen, SLIBCO, and the Scranton Cultural Center and is a former board member of the Voluntary Action Center. He also is a volunteer for the United Way. Mr. Garvey is a former member and vice president of the Scranton School Board. His favorite local history topic is the development of NEPA (Scranton in particular) during the early and mid 20th Century.

 

 

   
Thomas Horlacher Thomas Horlacher, AIA, is a Registered Architect with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from The Pennsylvania State University. Tom is a Principal in his own firm, with concentrations in commercial, residential, and historic preservation projects. His accomplishments include serving as professional of record for the restoration and structural stabilization of twenty miners’ houses at Eckley Miners’ Village, a National Register site. He has served on the LHS Board of Trustees since 1979 and currently co-chairs the Building and Grounds Committee. Tom is co-founder and past president of the Architectural Heritage Association.

   
Richard Leonori

Scranton native and resident Richard J. Leonori, AIA, graduated from Scranton Central High School and received Bachelors of Fine Arts and Architecture degrees from Cornell University. Through Cornell, he studied Italian Renaissance art and architecture in Florence, Italy and completed graduate work in historic preservation planning.

Mr. Leonori, a Registered Architect in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, enjoys professional practice as a partner in the firm of hemmler+camayd architects. Active in numerous projects, Mr. Leonori’s design and restoration work includes the Lackawanna County Children’s Library, St. Peter’s Cathedral, the Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Ann, and Lackawanna College. He helped found the Architectural Heritage Association, a non-profit historic preservation organization.

Mr. Leonori serves as a trustee of the Lackawanna Historical Society where he co-chairs the Building and Grounds Committee and is widely known for his walking tours of downtown Scranton and local churches. He has served as a consultant for the Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission and as adjunct faculty at Marywood University. Other activities include the American Institute of Architects and the Scranton Historic Architecture Review Board.

   
Lynda Lynett

I began my education at Boston University and finished from
The University of Scranton. I teach pre-school and kindergarten at
a private Montessori school. My interest in history has been lifelong.
I am new to the board and hope to learn a lot about the LHS. I also
am looking forward to finding a spot where I can contribute best to
the future and welfare of the organization.

   
MAry JAne Memolo

Member, Daughters of the American Revolution; president of the Catherine DeLacy Roche Tent Daughters of Union Veterans, and Red Hat Queen of the Rebellious Belles!! Member of the Executive Committee of the Dunmore Historical Society. Member of Marywood University’s Institute of Lifelong Learning Advisory Board.

Serves as chair of the Program Committee of the Lackawanna Historical Society.

   
 

 

   
 

 

   
Ella Rayburn

Ella S. Rayburn is retired from the National Park Service where her most recent posting was curator at Steamtown National Historic Site from 1990 to 2004. She has been an active volunteer at the Society for over a decade, serving on the Board of Trustees as well as chairing the Collections Committee. As a volunteer, her major interest is in managing the collection, to oversee cataloging of all the objects owned by the society. Many volunteers help with bringing the collection under control and making it usable for researchers and for exhibiting.

Ella also is on the board of the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority. In her spare time, she is writing a history of her church, the Trinity Congregation Church.

Ella was named Volunteer of the Year for 2007.

   
Elaine Shepard

Elaine is a realtor with Classic Properties and is very active as a volunteer throughout the community.

She currently serves as Membership Committee chairperson and plays an active role in planning the Historic House Tour on the Hill and A Night at the Theatre.

 
 
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