May 3, 2017


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.


Richard Green


Business owner, degrees in physical anthropology and historical geology from Northwestern University. Adjunct faculty at Moraine Park Technical College, Director, Palo Alto Historical Association.


Patricia Sanders

Vice President

Educator and community volunteer.


Bardy Wallace


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.

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Susan Beall

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.

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Beth Bunnenberg

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.


Kevin Curry

Former CEO of a company which pioneered the video-wall and developed controls and displays for major museums.

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Doug Kreitz

Award-winning photographer and video producer. Doug teaches video production skills for public-access television, local schools, and non-profits.

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Nancy Peters

Psychoanalyst in practice in Palo Alto. Former member of the Palo Alto Human Relations Commission and Palo Alto Child Care Centers board.

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Steve Staiger

Palo Alto City historian and librarian (retired), and Palo Alto Historical Association director. Former president of the Palo Alto History Museum.

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Lanie Wheeler

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.