Executive Director

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Eric F Gollannek
PhD [email protected]

Eric, who started at the Center in 2018, has a PhD in Art History from the University of Delaware. Eric and his family live in Grand Rapids.

Board of Directors

Annie Hayes

Annie Hayes

Retired and living in Saugatuck Township, Annie is in charge of volunteers, docents, and the gift shop. She also co-chairs the Events Committee.

Bill Hess

Bill Hess

Bill is a retired human resources professional and former Mayor of Saugatuck. He is the longest-serving current board member.

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Steve Hutchins

A retired Navy and airline captain, Steve lives in Douglas. He’s the Board’s president and serves as Facilities Manager.

John Kerr

John Kerr

Retired and living in Douglas, John serves as Vice President and Chair of the Garden and Landscape Committee.

Mike Mok

Michael Mok

Mike serves as secretary and Chair of the Development Committee. Retired as VP of sales for an IT company, he lives in Douglas and Palm Springs.

Mark Neidlinger

Mark Neidlinger

Mark has served on the board since 2020. He lives in Douglas and is the principal of Saugatuck Middle School and High School.
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Angela Page

A retired financial analyst who lives in Saugatuck, Angela serves as the board’s treasurer.

Gemina Petruzzelli

Gemina Petruzzelli

Gem is a semi-retired marketing professional and graphic designer who lives in Douglas. She chairs the Events Committee and managed the HerStory project.

Vern Slusar

Vern Slusar

Vern, a retired researcher and patent analyst, lives in Holland. He chairs the Collections Committee and works on the online catalog.

Committees and Working Groups

The Saugatuck-Douglas History Center has committees related to several areas of interest. each staffed by volunteers. For more information or to become involved, contact the key volunteer listed.

Archives and Collections: focuses on collecting, caring for, and organizing artifacts, photographs, and documents. Contact Sally Winthers at [email protected].

Development: solicits funds from individuals, corporations, and granting institutions. Contact Mike Mok at [email protected].

Garden and Landscape: designs and maintains gardens at the History Center and the Museum. Contact John Kerr at [email protected].

Museum and Exhibitions: conceives, designs, and produces exhibitions. Contact Eric Gollannek at [email protected]

Programming: assists with planning public lectures and programs. Contact Eric Gollannek at [email protected]

Family History: provides information and support for genealogy research.  Contact Judi Thomas at [email protected]

Technology: advises the board and other committees to ensure that appropriate technology effectively supports the SDHC mission. Contact Chris Clark at [email protected] or Frank Aiello at [email protected]