Member News: Lori Foley

We congratulate our chapter secretary, Lori Foley, on her new position.  Good luck, Lori!

Lori Foley to Lead Emergency Programs at Heritage Preservation
Succeeds Jane Long after twenty years

Heritage Preservation has announced that Lori Foley, Director of Preservation Services at the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC), will become its Vice President for Emergency Programs.

Foley will succeed Jane Long, who is leaving Heritage Preservation after almost 20 years to become Preservation Program Officer at the National Archives and Records Administration.

Among her responsibilities, Foley will coordinate the activities of the Heritage Emergency National Task Force, a partnership of 41 national service organizations and federal agencies created to protect cultural heritage from the damaging effects of disasters.

She will also lead the national Alliance for Response project, which brings cultural heritage leaders and emergency responders together, as well as a tribal preparedness project in cooperation with the Department of the Interior.

   “Jane Long has provided extraordinary vision for Task Force efforts and developed innovative programs and publications that are serving the nation, and Lori Foley is her ideal successor,” said Larry Reger, president of Heritage Preservation. “Lori has demonstrated exceptional creativity and leadership in the work she has done at NEDCC, and we look forward to working with her at the national level.”

Foley currently manages NEDCC’s ongoing education and outreach activities in New England and beyond.  In recent years she has taken leadership roles in national and regional efforts regarding emergency preparedness and response for collecting institutions. She is a member of the Massachusetts Emergency Management Team; the co-chair of the Emergency Committee of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC); a member of the AIC Collections Emergency Response Team; and a member of the Alliance for Response National Advisory Committee. Ms. Foley was the project director for dPlan(tm), a free online template for creating customized disaster plans, and for the Coordinated Statewide Emergency Preparedness (COSTEP) program, a framework for model state partnerships.

Heritage Preservation is a national non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of the United States. By identifying risks, developing innovative programs, and providing broad public access to expert advice, Heritage Preservation assists museums, libraries, archives, historic preservation and other organizations, as well as individuals, in caring for our endangered heritage.

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