Erin Dougherty- Executive Director
Erin has served as the chief executive officer of HSP since February 2007. She oversees all aspects of HSP’s operation; much of her focus is expanding the organization’s master plan for operating two sites – Bainbridge House and Updike Farmstead. She develops and maintains key statewide and local relationships for the organization which impact the organization’s community profile. She serves as the chief development officer of the organization, cultivating major support for projects and our long-term expansion. In 2013-2014, the Society is engaged in a 75th anniversary campaign with a goal of $750,000. Funds raised will be invested in the Society’s long-term growth. She earned her BA at University of Michigan and her MA in Education at The College of William and Mary. She has over 20 years experience in museums, including positions at the Morris Museum, Jersey City Museum, New Jersey Historical Society, Staten Island Children’s Museum, and Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation.
Eve Mandel- Director of Programs and Visitor Services
Eve has been charged with developing and expanding HSP’s programs and partnerships, as well as providing a fun and educational visitor experience, since May 2011. She manages the Visitor Services operation at Bainbridge House and Updike Farmstead, overseeing our Admissions Associates and a very active volunteer corps of Walking Tour Guides and high school docents. She develops curriculum and teaches a wide range of education programming for schools throughout central New Jersey; in addition, she plans and teaches a menu of programs for adults and the general public at both of our sites and in the community. At Updike Farmstead, Eve administers an active Event Rentals schedule, including weddings, birthday parties, corporate and private events. She is also responsible for HSP’s community relations, managing all press, social media and public relations, as well as building collaborations with other non-profits and service organizations. Eve earned her BA at American University and her Certification for Teaching at the College of Saint Elizabeth; prior to joining HSP’s staff, she held positions at the Morris Museum and National Constitution Center.
Al Smith- Facilities Manager
Al oversees our Bainbridge House facility and Updike Farmstead facility. He also oversees on-going construction and development at the Farmstead. He is responsible for all grounds and building maintenance issues, oversees relations with municipal officials regarding construction and maintenance, and manages contracts for a variety of vendors for both sites.
Jennie Floyd- Director of Institutional Development
Jennie joined HSP’s development department in October 2011. As Director of Institutional Development, she is responsible for advancing HSP in many areas. Her responsibilities include creating and administering our annual fundraising drives; government, corporate, and foundation grant applications; and event underwriting. She coordinates all information technology areas including administering our donor, accounting, and collections databases. Jennie oversees our website and email newsletter communications, as well as the public research activities and photo procurement program. A graduate of Pomona College, Jennie holds a Master’s in the History of Art and Architecture from Harvard and a PhD in English Literature from Stanford. She worked previously as a contract cataloguer for HSP in 2009 and 2011.
Stephanie Schwartz- Research Assistant and Admissions Associate
Stephanie joined the Historical Society staff in June 2012. She responds to research requests received by mail, phone, or email; assists researchers using the library at Bainbridge House; and conducts research for HSP exhibitions, special events, and programs as needed. Stephanie earned her BA at Connecticut College.