PAHM Board of Directors
The Board of Directors works together with the Advisory Board to further the work and mission of the Palo Alto History Museum.
Business owner, degrees in physical anthropology and historical geology from Northwestern University. Adjunct faculty at Moraine Park Technical College, Director, Palo Alto Historical Association.
With a history degree from Stanford, Bardy studied child development and taught children at Stanford, West Valley College, and in Nairobi, Kenya. She values Palo Alto’s community support for novel ideas.
Community Banker in Palo Alto for 20 years. Former President of the Palo Alto Rotary and Board member of the Palo Alto Downtown Business and Professional Association.
An RN, and an independent travel counselor Susan has volunteered in the Palo Alto Schools, University Park Neighborhood Association, Friends of the Palo Alto Parks, and Palo Alto Stanford Heritage.
I have been involved with the PAHM since it was a project of the Palo Alto Historical Association Board. I was a long time member of the PAHA Board and once served as the president of PAHA; and I still serve as an Archives Volunteer. I am a member of the Museum of American Heritage Advisory Board, and their Exhibits Committee. I am a City appointed member of the Palo Alto City Historic Resources Board. I co-authored with Carol Murden Part One of the National Register of Historic Places nomination of the Roth Building. The Roth building was then placed on the National Register.
Former CEO of a company which pioneered the video-wall and developed controls and displays for major museums.
Award-winning photographer and video producer. Doug teaches video production skills for public-access television, local schools, and non-profits.
Psychoanalyst in practice in Palo Alto. Former member of the Palo Alto Human Relations Commission and Palo Alto Child Care Centers board.
Educator and community volunteer.
Nancy Shepherd, former Mayor, City of Palo Alto. During her term in office she championed sustainability efforts as a speaker for various organizations including the Cleantech and InterSolar conferences in San Francisco and the Smart Cities conference at Fudan University, Shanghai. Shepherd was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, holds a Masters in International Relations with a focus on development theory and international political economy, and held a 20 year career in commercial real estate as a managerial accountant.
Palo Alto City historian and librarian (retired), and Palo Alto Historical Association director. Former president of the Palo Alto History Museum.
Active community volunteer Lanie Wheeler joined the board in 2017. Boston area-bred, she received her Bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and (much later) attained her MBA in Finance from Golden Gate University. She has served Palo Alto as member of the Planning Commission, City Council and Mayor. Great with numbers, she was employed as CFO for Palo Alto Community Child Care. As a volunteer she has served numerous local nonprofits as either VP of Finance or Treasurer, including the Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto, the Palo Alto Community Fund, Chamber of Commerce, Palo Alto Partners in Education. She is currently Board Chair of the Palo Alto Housing Corporation.