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, Bea Basnight, Manteo
Treasurer, Tess Judge, Kitty Hawk
Secretary, Susan Fearing , 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
Julie Daniels, Sun Valley, Idaho
Olivier S. Etheridge, Elizabeth City, NC
Jamie Hatchell, Manteo
Joseph Phillip Horne, Greenville
Lucy Inman, Raleigh
Thomasine Kennedy, Chinquapin
William P. Massey, Manteo
Brendan Medlin, Manteo
Chris Seawell, Manteo
Dr. Benjamin F. Speller, Jr., Edenton
Shelby Strother, Edenton, NC

Ex-Officio Designees
Designee, The Honorable Pat McCrory, Governor, State of NC – Carole Warnecki, Kill Devil Hills
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 ~ Dr. Kevin Cherry
Designee, Dare County Board of Commissioners ~ Robert Woodard, Kill Devil Hills
Alumni Association Representative, ~ Dennis McGinnis, Manteo