Roanoke Island Historical Association Board of Directors

The mission of the Roanoke Island Historical Association (RIHA) is to commemorate the history of the first English colonies in North America on Roanoke Island, North Carolina. This mission is primarily accomplished by the annual production of the symphonic outdoor drama The Lost Colony, and through educationally engaging events and programs.

The Roanoke Island Historical Association (RIHA) is the producing organization of The Lost Colony. Founded on January 8, 1932 its mission statement is: “The mission of the Roanoke Island Historical Association (RIHA) is to commemorate the history of the first English colonies in North America on Roanoke Island, North Carolina. This mission is primarily accomplished by the annual production of the symphonic outdoor drama The Lost Colony, and through educationally engaging events and programs.”

Board of Directors

Officers
Chairman, Stephen B. King, Sr., Manteo
Vice-Chair, Christopher Seawell, Manteo
Treasurer, Ray Reisert, Jr., Kitty Hawk
Secretary, Bea Basnight, Manteo
General Counsel, Robert B. Hobbs, Jr., Southern Shores
Historian, lebame houston, Manteo

Directors
Matt Austin, Nags Head
Kevin Bradley, Bel Air , MD
Joseph M. Bryan Jr., Greensboro
Judith Carraway, Norfolk, VA
Oliver S. Etheridge, Elizabeth City
Susan Fearing , Manteo
Phillip Q. Foreman, Wanchese
Jamie Hatchell, Manteo
Kathy Horne, Southern Shores
Joseph Phillip Horne, Greenville
Tess Judge, Kitty Hawk
Thomasine Kennedy, Chinquapin
Myra Ladd Bone, Kitty Hawk
William P. Massey, Manteo
Brendan Medlin, Manteo

Ex-Officio Designees
Designee, Attorney General Roy Cooper, State of NC ~ Marjalene Thomas, Manteo
Designee, Superintendent of Public Instruction, June St. Clair Atkinson ~ Dr. Sue Burgess, Nags Head
Designee, Secretary of Cultural Resources, Susan Kluttz ~ Joe Schwarzer, Hatteras
Designee, Dare County Board of Commissioners ~ Robert Woodard, Kill Devil Hills
Alumni Association Representative, ~ Gail Hutchison, Manns Harbor